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Ezine 81 August 2009

Skin Care Tip:

Sulfate-Free Is Safer!

Look for a sulfate-free shampoo because it is a safer way to go. Most mainstream shampoos contain sulfates to make them lather and therefore more appealing to the consumer. It turns out that great lather may be bad for your hair and your health as well as the environment. Sulfates will be listed on shampoo bottles as “SLES” and “SLS” which are harsh chemicals that can cause skin and eye irritation. They strip the hair and scalp of essential oils and that can be very damaging to the hair follicle.

Many new organic shampoos like the all natural Neaclear use glycerine and glucosides from corn and sugar, surfactants derived from coconut and palm oils, honey, linoleic and hyaluronic acids. So next time you are shopping for your shampoo try a sulfate-free product.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Take 5 Minutes For Yourself Each Day!

Many of us are so busy in life nowadays that we forget to stop and smell the roses. Taking five minutes for yourself daily can do wonders for your health. If you can relax for five minutes a day, you can enjoy a lower overall heart rate, blood pressure and even decreased stress levels.

To relax yourself, remember a time that brought a happy moment in your life and daydream about it. Just surrendering to five minutes of daydreaming each day will help you leave the stress of the current situation behind. When you return, you will feel much more calm, energized and refreshed. So take five minutes for yourself today!

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Hyperhidrosis & Botox Treatment

Sweating is a normal, bodily function that helps to maintain proper body temperatures. However, when excessive sweating is present, it can impact one’s life. Having sweaty armpits, feet and/or hands is not only embarrassing, but it can cause stress in one’s career and social activities. This condition is called Hyperhydrosis - excessive sweating beyond what is necessary to maintain proper body temperature. Hyperhydrosis is a common condition, beginning in late childhood or adolescence, where the nervous system stimulates excessive sweat production in response to daily anxiety

Botox is derived from a group of related toxins. Botox works by binding the parasympathetic nerve membranes so no sweating occurs for about 6 months. Botox temporarily helps to block these neurotransmitters that stimulate sweat production. Botox is approved for use on the underarms, palms and soles of the feet.

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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 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. When considering a cosmetic surgeon, you should also make sure your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). A call to ASAPS (1-888-272-7711) or visiting the ASAPS website ( can help you verify your plastic surgeons membership.

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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