Avocados: rich in hair-restoring nutrients

Rewind Revitalizing Shampoo is loaded with botanical anti-oxidants to restore thin, dull and brittle hair. Developed to address the concerns of the millions of men and women affected by hair loss and dull, thinning hair. The Rewind Revitalizing Treatment Shampoo also provides essential vitamins and nutrients like coconut oil, niacin, copper, and peptides so hair visibly appears thicker, fuller and more vibrant and is specially formulated to gently and effectively cleanse without irritation or drying of the hair and scalp. Avocado extract is a key ingredient, and provides  vitamins B, C and E, as well as a multitude of minerals: iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and calcium.

Avocados are a great addition to your diet: though high in fat, the fats are monounsaturated and help lower total cholesterol. Avocados also contain more potassium than bananas which is vital for muscle building and reducing blood pressure.

Tightening up the skin after weight loss

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve managed to drop the extra pounds weighing you down. You are exercising and feeling good, but the hanging skin is irritating and depressing. Often  after severe weight loss you are left with unsightly stretch marks or sagging skin. Fortunately, there are nonsurgical options for tightening up that drooping skin .  One of the best is  Thermage®.  Approved by the FDA for both skin tightening and improving cellulite  it can be used on the arms, tummy and thighs as well as the face.  Unlike surgery Thermage® requires virtually no downtime.  Sometimes, however, the only solution to hanging skin is surgery where the excess skin is removed.  These procedures have been improved and refined and often can be performed as an outpatient without the need for general anesthesia.  In her book,  Change Your Looks, Change Your Life,  Dr Copeland discusses the various options  for looking your best after weight loss.




Running and aerobics may protect against psoriasis

Vigorous physical activity – particularly running and aerobics – appears to protect women against developing psoriasis, according to a report published online May 21 in the Archives of Dermatology.

In what the researchers described as the first prospective study to examine the association between physical activity and the onset of psoriasis, women who reported participating in at least 20.9 MET (metabolic equivalent)–hours per week of vigorous exercise – the equivalent of 105 minutes of running or 180 minutes of swimming or playing tennis – showed a 25%-30% lower risk of incident psoriasis, compared with women who reported no vigorous exercise, said Hillary C. Frankel of the department of dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and her associates.

In this study, women who reported participating in at least 20.9 MET hours per week of vigorous exercise showed a 25%-30% lower risk of incident psoriasis.


Physical activity has been associated with a decreased risk of several disorders that are characterized by systemic inflammation, including type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, coronary artery disease, and breast cancer. Until now, only a few cross-sectional studies have examined the role of physical activity in psoriasis, and those have yielded inconsistent results.

At home spa treatments

No need to visit the spa?  Get great results with these excellent at-home treatments.

Did you know topically applied grape juice delivers high levels of antioxidants that help wage war against free radicals that attack your skin and cause premature aging? A great product with grapeseed extract is Dr. Copeland’s Rewind Eye Formula that refreshes tired eyes, decreasing puffiness, lines and wrinkles.  Another great at-home treatment is Dr. Copeland’s Honey Almond Scrub with vitamin C. Honey is a natural humectant with antibacterial properties, so it helps reduce the appearance of blemishes without drying your skin.



Introducing our new Lip Protector with SPF-15!

Developed by renowned New York Plastic surgeon, Dr. Michelle Copeland, the Lip Protector with SPF provides a powerful blend of antioxidants to prevent chapping, cracking and dryness – all while erasing fine lines around the lip. Plus, it’s SPF-15 protects lips from harsh ultraviolet rays. Now available in a lipstick tube for easy application! And, a special introductory discount makes it the perfect time to stock up on this  essential item for summer.

Support AIDS Walk New York tomorrow

Dr. Copeland supports AIDS Walk New York, taking place in Central Park tomorrow. In its 27 years, AIDS Walk New York has inspired nearly 845,000 people to walk, and millions more to donate, raising more than $122 million to combat HIV and AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline that sustains GMHC’s prevention, care, and advocacy programs for the thousands of men, women, and families affected by the disease in the tri-state area. AIDS Walk New York is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world. There is still time to get involved in tomorrow’s walk, or to sponsor a walker.

Young people are not heeding advice about sun danger

Despite the documented increased use of sunscreen and protective clothing in recent years, up to 66% of young adults are still getting sunburned at least once a year.

The use of tanning beds also continues, according to the May 11 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Report. A review of the National Health Information Survey found that up to 44% of women reported using the devices in 2010, and that those who tan indoors do so up to 28 times each year.

It’s alarming to see that young people are not getting the message about the dangers of sun exposure. Tanning beds are particularly dangerous and have been conclusively linked to skin cancer. I advise patients to wear sunscreen every day, and wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure as much as possible. Our special offer on sun care products is a good place to start.