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Skin Care Tip:

Avoid Aggressive SunBathing!

We all love it when summer time finally comes around. Sunshine not only makes everything look better it makes us feel good too, but too much sun and UV rays from the sunlight can damage your skin cells. You should do everything you can to avoid getting burnt by the sun, because over time small amounts of sunburn damage build up. This may lead to the development of skin cancer, sun damage and more aging. If you have pale skin, red or fair hair, and freckles you have the type of skin that burns most easily. Take extra steps to take care of your skin by avoiding the sun as much as possible when it is the strongest between the hours of 11am to 3pm. Wear wide-brimmed hats to protect the face and neck. Wear sunglasses that provide protection from UV light. Always apply sunscreen of at least sun protection factor SPF 30 and make sure it also has high UVA protection.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Feed Your Skin Vitamin E!

Vitamin E is a great way to keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy inside as well as outside. When skin is exposed to UV light, smoke, and pollution it produces free radicals and other molecules that damage collagen. Vitamin E helps to fight these effects by neutralizing the free radicals. Vitamin E helps skin stay moisturized and is a great antioxidant and helps to fights inflammation. Eating foods high in Vitamin E and taking Vitamin E supplements can help prevent premature aging. Taking Vitamin E long term can even reduce sunburns from exposure to UVB radiation.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Scar Revision Surgery

Scar revision is a surgery to improve, reduce or reorient the appearance of scars. It also restores function and corrects skin changes caused by injuries or a wound. Depending on the extent of the surgery, scar revision can be done with a local anesthesia where the patient is awake. After the procedure a light dressing is applied and stiches are usually removed after 3 to 4 days. Most patients can resume normal activities soon after surgery. It is best to avoid activities that stretch and may widen the new scar.

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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 www.plasticsurgery.org. 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 (www.plasticsurgery.org) 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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