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Ezine 55 June 2007

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Skin Care Tip:

Tanning Beds Are Still Bad for You

Tanning salons often advertise that the newest technology is safe for clients. However, there is still much data that the effects of tanning beds can be detrimental. The fact is that tanning beds give off 50% more ultraviolet radiation than the sun. Keep in mind UVA rays do not burn the skin in the same way that UVB rays do. UVB rays actually permeate the skin even deeper, thus causing more significant and permanent damage. Now, consider even the top of the line tanning beds still emit some degree of UVB rays and you can imagine the long-term devastation to the skin as well as the cornea of your eyes. .

Unfortunately, exposure over a long period of time causes irreversible damage. Therefore, the next time you want to get a suntan, you should consider all the possible effects to determine if you are willing to put yourself at risk simply for a dark, golden tan.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Stress Accelerates Aging

For the first time, research now shows that stress accelerates the aging process by harming DNA. Have you ever known someone under so much stress they aged right before your eyes? It seems to happen to US presidents after a term or two, and maybe you have noticed something similar in your own mirror up.

Now, for the first time, a medical study has proven what we have all suspected: Stress speeds up aging. It does this by reaching all the way down into your cells and damaging your DNA. In a sense, chaos is crunching your chromosomes. But do not stress out yet because there is a way to prevent the damage. Research has shown that if you let the stress consume and overpower you, then it will be sure to show up on your face as fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. The good news - if you try your hardest to keep a good mind set, you can actually be helping your cells to a longer life span. So even people with high levels of stress can help prevent it from showing by keeping a positive attitude!

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Due to the new policies of the following companies, we are not allowed to advertise our discounts for them online. For all our loyal customers, we are very proud to offer the opportunity to still receive great discounts. Simply type the following coupon code during checkout on any of the following product lines:

Obagi - "obagi" - 10% off

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SkinCeuticals - "skinceuticals" - 10% off

Cellex-C - "Cellex-C" - 10% off

Revivogen - "Revivogen" - 10% off

These offers DO NOT have an expiration date. These offers CANNOT be combined with any other coupons.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Scar Revision Surgery

Scars, whether they are caused by accidents or by surgery, are unpredictable. The way a scar develops depends as much on how your body heals as it does on the original injury or on the surgeon's skills.

Many variables can affect the severity of scarring, such as the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and color of your skin, and the direction of the scar. How much the appearance of a scar bothers you is a personal matter. While no scar can be removed completely, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon can often improve the appearance of a scar. The Plastic Surgeon can make it less obvious through the injection, or application of certain steroid medications, or through a surgical procedure known as a scar revision.

If you are considering scar revision, this editorial gives you a basic understanding of the most common types of scars, the procedures used to treat them, and the results you can expect. It cannot answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon if there is anything about the procedure you do not understand.

During your consult with Dr. Speron, the patient will discuss their desired goals on an individual level. Then they will further discuss the course of treatment and potential complications at the appointment time. Please check out the wealth of information on our site by clicking here.

Make sure you chose a board certified plastic surgeon. A call to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ASAPS or ASPS at 1-888-4-PLASTIC (ie. 1-888-475-2784) can tell you which doctors are legitimate plastic surgeons with outstanding qualifications. You can also visit the ASPS web site at The ASPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body.

To help you in making your decision, please click here to check out the 7 critical questions to ask any plastic surgeon before letting them touch you!

By far, the most important factor in the success of your procedure is the surgeon you choose. So please choose wisely...

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