Dec 10 2014

A new, more convenient way to get slimmer with Zerona®!

Great news, recent studies show that after only four  60 minute ZERONA® sessions our patients are losing 3 1/2 to 5 inches.  So as a holiday gift to you we have  a special offer on Gilt City for Zerona® treatments. Is Zerona® right for you?  Here are some helpful  FAQs to help you make an educated decision.


How Does Zerona® Laser Work?

Zerona® uses low level (cold) laser technology that can easily target problem areas from outside the body. These lasers disrupt the stubborn fat cells that store excess fat in the body, forcing the fat to be released and naturally expelled by the body.

When was Zerona introduced?

Zerona® aesthetic laser treatments, FDA approved,  were introduced in 2009 after over 10 years of extensive research.  For nearly 5 years my patients have been losing inches painlessly.

Who is the Best Candidate for Zerona® Laser Treatments?

The best candidates for these body slimming treatments are those who lead a healthy lifestyle but need help getting rid of stubborn fat that’s often  very difficult to get rid of, even with good nutrition and regular exercise.  They are healthy individuals who are ready to commit to good habits .

Is Zerona® Laser Safe for Everyone?

Zerona® is FDA and Health Canada approved for safety and effectiveness. Zerona® laser is a  non-invasive treatment for aesthetic use. Zerona® treatments are not recommended  for pregnant women or patients who have a pacemaker. There are no known side effects with Zerona®.

How Many Treatments are Required?

After as little as 4 treatments you will see the inches disappear and with additional treatments you can continue to lose even more. A different treatment package is recommended if the Body Mass Index is over 30. Proper consultation with the doctor and certified technicians will give you a better idea of how many treatments would work best.

How Long until Results are Noticeable?

The majority of Zerona® users will have noticeable results within one week of their first treatment.

Is the Fat Loss Permanent?

Yes, the fat loss in targeted areas is permanent when weight is maintained. Everyone is reminded of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. It’s always important to have balanced nutrition and regular exercise to maintain treatment benefits.

Should Anything be Avoided Between Treatments?

It is recommended to avoid caffeine and alcohol during the treatment program. This is because they are dehydrating and the body must stay well hydrated before and after each procedure.  

Are Zerona® Laser Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Zerona® treatments are generally not covered by insurance.

Nov 05 2014

National Healthy Skin Month-November 2014

Neglect your skin, skip water in favor of lattes, or opt for bar soap versus gentle cleansers, and your elbows will rat you out. Cosmetic surgeon, skin care expert and author of Change Your Looks, Change Your Life and The Beautiful Skin Workout Dr. Michelle Copeland can assess your skin’s health by running her fingers over the small patch of skin in this telltale spot. And according to Dr. Copeland, so can you. ”Elbows are a litmus test indicating how well you take care of your body,” she said. ”Regular exercise, eating healthy foods and reducing such things as alcohol intake and caffeine consumption, all affect the quality of your skin. You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and skin is an outward reflection of the internal situation. Incorporating a healthy lifestyle into the day-to-day maintenance of your skin is a must!”

This month, we recognize November as National Healthy Skin Care Month, making it the perfect time to evaluate your skin care habits and gear up for beautiful holiday skin. Your skin is the clothing that nature gave you. If you’ve abused it (as most of us have, to some degree) then cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and sun protection are good ways to undo the damage. Daily use of a product with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C, E, or green tea, is crucial. These anti-oxidants help to keep the skin clear, healthy, and nourished.

For great-looking skin, begin with the basics-treat your body’s skin as well as you do your face. The Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care Basic Regimen provides you with everything the average person needs to keep skin healthy and looking great. If you don’t currently practice a daily skin-care regimen, this is a great place to start. The Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care Advanced Regimen begins with the Basic Regimen and then kicks it into high gear. Not only do you get the basics, you receive additional products designed to soothe, revitalize, and rejuvenate your skin. If you’re already on a skin-care program and ready to go for the next step, the Advanced Regimen is for you.

Be in the know this November about the care and needs of your skin. Your skin is the way the world sees you.


Oct 27 2014

Why the Strong Reaction to Renée Zellweger’s Face?


Last Tuesday, in a strange moment of network television-pop culture syzygy, the new ABC comedy “Selfie” included a scene in which two colleagues, Eliza and Charmonique, were discussing the movie star Renée Zellweger.

She looks great, Eliza commented. Yes, Charmonique agreed, but she “doesn’t look a damn thing like Miss Renée Zellweger.”

The episode, which judging from typical television production schedules had most likely been filmed weeks before, came a day after photographs of a radically different looking Ms. Zellweger flooded news outlets. At Elle magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood celebration last Monday night, Ms. Zellweger’s forehead was as smooth as a packed ski slope, and her eyes as crystal-blue as ever, but they appeared, in some images, wide and round as pennies. In 24 hours, it seemed, every possible news media outlet had a story or a tweet or a blog post decrying the Oscar-winning actress’s new face. Another day passed, and every possible media outlet featured a chat or post or news report defending Ms. Zellweger and her new-looking face. By Friday, we were all ashamed to still be thinking private thoughts about Ms. Zellweger, but we were. Click the below link to continue reading the full story…

Oct 23 2014

Renee Zellweger’s before and after controversy

Celebrities face scrutiny from the public with every move they make, and Renee Zellweger’s recent photographs are no exception. Renee Zellweger had a natural, girl next door quality when she first became famous, and her latest look is a big departure that is unsettling to her fans. Even though she might be happy with her new look, Renee Zellweger fans have an image of her from movies like Jerry Maguire or Bridget Jones, and it doesn’t match up with her current look. Time will tell if the public will get used to her new look.


In my opinion, she looks like she has had an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and possibly a forehead lift.  Unfortunately, instead of freshening her up, this surgery  removed that softness around her eyes.  She may also have had some tightening of her face and lifting of her cheeks, possibly with a temporary filler or fat grafting. It is possible to reduce the extra skin of the upper eyelids that worsens with age ( and can even sometimes interfere with good vision) without losing the soft contour.

The best outcome, in my opinion, doesn’t radically change your appearance.  When I talk with patients, I emphasize that cosmetic procedures should result in making you look like yourself, only better.  You want your friends to say you look well rested, not who are you. today.

Photos: Celebrity transformations

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Oct 15 2014

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Many women who have gone through mastectomy are not aware of the options available to them. Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day, occurs annually in October and is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. BRA Day USA is a collaborative effort between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons-which Dr. Copeland is a member of, The Plastic Surgery Foundation, plastic surgeons, breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate sponsors and breast cancer support groups.

Breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery is often an important step in a woman’s recovery process—and an extremely emotional one. Dr. Copeland guides the patient through this difficult time, helping her make the decisions necessary to create a beautiful, natural appearance and get on with her life.

Click here to see before and after photos


Oct 13 2014

Arm Liposuction and Thermage

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Fleshy arms can make a woman look heavy, even if she isn’t. Today, liposuction recontours the body from head to toe, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, breasts, neck, jowls, back, calves, ankles, and knees. New technology gently and quickly removes large amounts of fat and resculpts the body. Procedures are performed in Dr. Copeland’s fully accredited ambulatory surgery facility, with board-certified anesthesiologists who provide twilight anesthesia. Dr. Copeland uses state-of-the-art technology   to remove fat that collects disproportionately in certain areas of the body and a variety of the latest methods including Smart Lipo in different combinations depending on the quality of a person’s fat and the body part that is resculptured.


Pictured above is a 28  year old woman before and after arm liposuction and Thermage. New and improved Thermage®, a non-invasive (no incision!) treatment, tightens skin, renews facial contours, and stimulate your body to make healthier collagen—the building block that provides skin structure. The procedure uses radiofrequency technology called ThermaCool® that has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. Fast and easy, Thermage requires no downtime from normal activities and unlike laser treatments, Thermage can be performed on patients of all skin types. Thermage is used for sagging facial, neck, and eyelid skin and also all over the body including flabby arms, hands, and legs.


Oct 06 2014

Don’t let sweat get in the way

Are you embarrassed by wet armpits, clammy hands and feet?  Well, you are not alone.  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. We all sweat – but when heavy sweating causes embarrassment and changes the way you live your life, it may be time for action. Fortunately, this is a situation we can now treat effectively with BOTOX®.

My patients often suffer from difficulty in social situations and tell me that excessive sweating significantly interferes with their daily activities. 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.

Sep 19 2014

Dr. Copeland supports Dream Extreme to help victims of domestic violence

Dr. Copeland Skin Care products will be featured in the silent auction at The 5th Annual Dream Extreme, which starts tomorrow with  a two-day kiteboarding clinic, dinner party, and weekend of empowering activities. The event has raised raised more than $500,000 for victims of domestic violence and to help others overcome life’s challenges and live their dreams.


Sep 08 2014

Back to school skin doesn’t have to wear you thin

Almost as if the summer passed by with the blink of an eye, back to school time has returned in full swing! The perfect time for new wardrobes and clean attendance slates, it is also the time for pimples and acne to develop, just as stress levels and workloads will.

A pimple starts when the pores in the skin become clogged with a type of oil called sebum, which normally lubricates the skin and hair. Acne is common during puberty when hormones go into overdrive, causing the skin to overproduce sebum.

If you are suffering from acne, you’re not alone! Eighty percent of people experience at least one bout of this highly visible condition between the ages of 12 and 24. Of course, it isn’t only limited to the teens. Acne is not uncommon in later years, due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, use or discontinuation of birth control pills, and menopause.

The good news is that normal acne is very treatable with the right skin-care regimen, and that is where we come in. Dr. Michelle Copeland, renowned New York plastic surgeon, recommends these products for the treatment of acne.

Start with a basic regimen of cleansing and toning twice daily, followed by Advanced Acne Solution - once or twice a day. The first step to healthy skin begins here. For flare ups and acne spots, treat affected areas with:

Advanced Acne Solution - Remove excess oils and help control breakouts! – Perfect for teens and adults

  • Contains powerful azelaic acid, salicyclic acid and BSF (balanced sebum formula) for resistant acne

Blemish Corrector & Intensive Acne Spot Treatment - Formulated to dry and clear acne & blemishes reduce the appearance of  discoloration in both teens and adults.

  • Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract and Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract to promote clear, glowing skin,
  • Morus Alba Root Extract (Mulberry) and Licorice Root to help brighten and even skin tone and
  • PVP to help form a film to help seal the area, creating a smooth, even finish

Honey Almond Scrub - A weekly skin exfoliator with soothing honey promotes cell rejuvenation - leaves the skin feeling healthy and purified.

Clay Mask - Gently cleans pores and improves skin radiance with powerful antioxidants including lipoic acid, vitamin C and zinc for cell renewal without irritation.

Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Formula - A powerful brightening formula  with kogic acid, thyme and arbutin helps reduce the appearance of brown spots, sun spots, scars, under eye circles, and other discolorations without the use of irritating hydroquinone.

Aug 06 2014

Be confident and kissable with the new Lip Protector and Pink Blush Lip Enhancer

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It begins with a faint separation between two lips as they part to curve upward into the shape of a smile or round to release a hearty laugh. We like to believe that a woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. You deserve to feel confident in your smile and we have something special to  help retain moisture while protecting for your lips throughout the summer season from harmful sun rays, wind burn, and salt water.

Feel beautiful this summer with pink, plump lips. Dr Michelle Copeland Skin Care’s new  Pink Blush Lip Enhancer helps keep your  smile fashionably full, instantly. The Pink Blush Lip Enhancer contains powerful lip dilators to immediately deliver fuller, plumper lips and an anti-wrinkle complex to help erase fine lines around the lip. Added sun protection protects lips from harsh ultraviolet rays and with just a hint of rose. The Pink Blush Lip Enhancer can be used as a stand-alone gloss or with a lipstick for heightened color or paired with the Lip Protector with SPF with the powerful blend of antioxidants to reduce chapping, cracking and dryness – all while erasing fine lines around the lip. You deserve to feel as confident as you will look!  We are getting rave revues from everyone who has tried  the Lip   Protector and the Pink Blush Lip Enhancer so take advantage of our introductory offer of $25 for a limited time.

Beauty is power; a smile is powerful-Be confident; be kissable.

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