Tune in to QVC tomorrow for Super Saturday Savings!

Dr. Copeland will appear on QVC’s broadcast from Super Saturday 14 to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research. Tune into QVC at approximately 2:15 pm Eastern time to see Dr. Copeland and have the opportunity to purchase her newest product, Emerge Facelift Cream with Lavender, at incredible savings, and for a great cause!

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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Nova’s Ark Project
Water Mill, New York
Noon-6 PM

Join Dr. Copeland in the fight against ovarian cancer this Saturday!

Did you know more women in the US die from ovarian cancer than any other gynecological cancer? But when it’s discovered and treated early on, the five year survival rate is greater than 92%! We want to get that important message out, and more, with this video featuring Kim Kardashian <http://www.facebook.com/KimKardashian> . “Like,” share, forward, and tweet this video – let’s put an end to this terrible disease!

Super Saturday 14 is this Saturday!

A Big Win for Domestic Violence Advocates

Dr. Copeland applauds the IMPORTANT win today for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the landmark recommendation that all women should have access to screening for domestic and intimate partner violence as part of their health coverage. This is one of the biggest advances in women’s health and  and a landmark   health policy improvement for domestic violence. The new recommendation allows for routine screening, help for women who have been abused, and prevention of  future violence. It’s taken several years to get to this point but thanks to the work of  advocates pushing for this health policy, we have this important  landmark win!


Q&A with Dr. Copeland?

I’m olive-skinned and tan easily. Do I really need to use high-level SPF?


All skins are different. A woman with very pale skin, of Irish heritage, for example, may last only a minute or two before her bare skin turns pink, so an SPF 30 would give her 30 minutes before she needed to reapply. Her Latina friend, on the other hand, could perhaps go two hours or more before her unguarded skin became tender. The same SPF 30 lotion would extend that time even more.  SPF, however, measures only the ability to block UVB rays. UVA rays are the ones that break down elastin and collagen – no matter how much melanin is there naturally or how hard it is for a person to burn. Even highly pigmented skin can be damaged by UV light. A woman with a deeper complexion can end up with pigment variation , usually mottled, from sun exposure. It doesn’t matter what your skin tone  is, if you don’t want the effects of aging, you need to guard yourself from UVA light. And, skin cancer should be the concern of every man, woman and child on the planet Earth.


The Heat Wave is On! Botox Can Help!

The heat wave is on! Are you embarrassed by wet armpits, clammy hands and feet?  My patients often suffer from difficulty in social situations and tell me that excessive sweating significantly interferes with their daily activities. Hyperhidrosis,  a condition where you produce much more perspiration than you  need to keep your body cool, affects more than a million people in the US alone Yesterday Discovery Health spoke about ways to stop excessive underarm sweating.

We all sweat – but when heavy sweating causes embarrassment and changes the way you live your life, it may be time for action. A treatment made famous for fighting wrinkles can also provide relief for this uncomfortable condition – BOTOX®.  BOTOX® injections block the chemical signals sent from the nerves that control sweating, an essentially safe solution for excessive perspiration. The substance relaxes muscles associated with the sweat glands – a positive effect on a patient’s quality of life.


Pregnancy and Skin Care

Help is here for new moms

Pregnancy can wreak havoc on the skin. Hormonal changes and weight gain can cause hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and accelerated skin growth. There are steps you can take during pregnancy and immediately after to counter some of these side effects:

Stretch marks: I tell my patients  to moisturize their growing bellies so the skin’s collagen and elastin layers stay healthy and resist thinning. After pregnancy, AHA Body Smoothing Lotion and Rewind Age- Defying Cream can help exfoliate and restore skin. Thermage and laser treatments can also help tighten stretch marks, and of course, tummy tucks can be done for severe sagging and scarring. Wearing a supportive bra will help reduce sagging, and keep breasts moisturized to keep skin healthy.

Pregnancy “mask”:  Hormones during and after pregnancy can boost pigment production resulting in melasma – brown patches on the face. AHA and Pigment Formula can reduce the brown patches and even skin tone.

Skin tags: Hormones rev up cell production and can result in growth of tiny flaps of skin, which can be easily removed by a surgeon.

Hair: Although hair often gets a boost during pregnancy, immediately and for several months post-partum it is typical to experience hair loss. Rewind Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner is formulated with botanical anti-oxidants to restore thin, dull and brittle hair.


Enjoy the Fabulous Weather- But Don’t Forget Suncare

This weekend’s forecast looks very promising for perfect outdoor activities, whether it’s lounging at the pool, gardening, or barbequing. Make sure to protect yourself from the harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. Not only protecting your face and body is important but so are your lips. Dr. Copeland shares lip protection advice with iVillage:

People are much more in tune now with protecting their skin, but they often forget about their lips, says Dr. Michelle Copeland, a board-certified plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon based in New York City. “Lips need to be protected just like the rest of your skin, as they are susceptible to skin cancer and aging,” she explains. In fact, she says, the lines that can develop from sun damage can be some of the most difficult to correct (and in her line of work, she should know!).

The best defense, beyond avoiding direct sunlight, is to protect your lips by swiping on a protector that contains SPF, she says. Here, Dr. Copeland provides some guidelines for choosing a quality lip protector:

Read More http://www.ivillage.com/pucker-and-kiss-sun-damaged-lips-goodbye/5-a-356619#ixzz1Q1aEKHs6

NEW FDA Guidelines for Breast Implants

Diamonds are forever, however silicone implants are not. The FDA has come out with new guidelines for  silicone breast implants. The FDA wants consumers to know that these are not lifetime devices and women with silicone implants should have them removed every 8-10 years. The FDA issued new guidelines to monitor   breast implant integrity and this includes  getting MRI’s to check for leakage or rupture.

The benefit of saline implants are its sterile water, the same fluid you used to clean your contact lenses. If an implant ruptures, there are no health consequences, because the body harmlessly absorbs saline. Silicone implants are FDA approved for augmentation in women over the age of 22 and for reconstruction in women of any age.  Make sure to have an a good open line of communication with your surgeon when considering breast implants and discuss risks and benefits of implants.