Apr 14 2014

Get a summer glow – now


Don’t let spring showers drive you to a tanning salon in hopes of getting some color before summer swimsuit season. The dangers of tanning beds are well documented, and even a little suntan can increase risk for skin cancer in addition to aging skin. It’s possible to have a healthy glow without exposing yourself to harmful cancerous UV rays with my Sunless Tanning Bronzer. It is the only sunless tanning product with SPF-15, antioxidants and vitamins to leave your skin smooth and supple. You can achieve radiant skin within an hour that will last approximately one week. Here’s a tip to achieve a smooth, even appearance: use AHA Body Smoothing Lotion to exfoliate prior to applying Sunless Tanning Bronzer.

And remember to always use sunscreen!

Apr 10 2014

Rewind Eye to the rescue for spring allergies!

Got this email from one of my patients:

“I’ve always loved your products but want to let you know that your Rewind Eye Cream has been a lifesaver the past few days. My eyes have been so itchy and red and puffy from allergies, but after eye drops I’ve been using your Eye Cream to soothe the area around my eyes. The puffiness and dark circles have gotten better and I am much more comfortable.”

Spring allergies can irritate the eyes, and while there are OTC remedies for itching and tearing, many of my patients get “allergy shiners” – puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.  I recommend using Rewind Eye Formula andAgeless Skin Under Eye Concealer to help decrease swelling and eliminate dark circles.  Both products are effective at treating the delicate eye area.

The concealer is unique because it not only gives the eyes a lift by covering dark circles but also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It’s formulated to go on smoothly and doesn’t cake or flake after application. This 1-2 combination will help you get through pollen season and will improve the skin around your eyes throughout the year.

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Apr 09 2014

Molecular Diagnostics Are Leading the Way to Personalized, Precision Medicine

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®), the leading voice on research into the biological sex differences between women and men, is proud to announce a public awareness campaign focused on “Transforming Science: Innovations in Molecular Diagnostics.”

Diagnostics are an important part of every stage of health care, with 70 percent of medical decision-making influenced by these tests. Molecular diagnostics detect specific genetic sequences and proteins to help diagnose and monitor disease, assess risk for disease, and decide which treatments work best for individual patients.

SWHR also will focus on the impact of molecular diagnostics at a series of events this year before the medical community, health care advocates and policymakers on Capitol Hill and the administration. On May 13, SWHR will host a Congressional briefing that will feature several presentations and speakers highlighting the advances in molecular diagnostics, particularly through the patient experience.

On September 12, SWHR will host a breakfast and panel discussion on molecular diagnostics at TEDMED in Washington, D.C. TEDMED is an annual conference that brings together leading innovators and investors from the global community who share an interest in science, medicine and research. The panel of nationally recognized experts will discuss various topics related to molecular diagnostics, including the history of the field, current and future innovations, and the value of molecular diagnostics in medicine and health care.

“The Society for Women’s Health Research is the national leader in advocating for greater understanding into how diseases and conditions affect women and men differently. SWHR believes in the promise of molecular diagnostics and its ability to shape the future of health care for men and women alike,” said Phyllis Greenberger, SWHR president and CEO. “Molecular diagnostics are changing the way we diagnose and treat disease, and are helping health care professionals make individualized, more effective medical decisions for patients. These revolutionary tests are leading the way to personalized, precision medicine.”

Check out SWHR’s resource page on molecular diagnostics at SWHR.org.
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Apr 07 2014

Are you ready to bare your arms?

Get rid of your flabby arms in time for summer! Fleshy arms can make a woman look heavy, even if she isn’t. Lifts and tightening on this famously wobbly part –known familiarly as “Hi Janes” or “Bingo” arms- are particularly popular. Heavy and even moderately droopy arms can be recontoured effectively with a combination of Smart Lipo using laser beams and traditional liposuction through a tiny incision near each elbow. For a non-invasive option, Thermage® can also tighten the skin with no downtime.  Thermage® can be used not only for sagging facial, neck, and eyelid skin; but also all over the body, including flabby arms, hands, and legs. Feel confident this summer in your tank tops and strapless dresses with toned arms.


Mar 31 2014

Peachy Deegan & Whom You Know visit Dr. Copeland

A timely reminder from Peachy Deegan on the importance of annual skin cancer screenings, featured on Whom You Know:

Back in 2010, we were raving about the products by Dr. Michelle Copeland.  

 A Harvard-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Copeland has a flourishing Manhattan practice that has treated thousands of people worldwide, including many celebrities. Dr. Copeland practices a full range of plastic and reconstructive surgery for both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Copeland is a member of the teaching faculty at Mt. Sinai Medical School. In addition, she serves on the Medical Health Advisory Board for the Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research, advising Congress on health issues affecting women.  Peachy Deegan is not considering plastic surgery, but if you are, clearly Dr. Copeland is among the best.  We visited her recently because we’re catching up with our favorite brands that we featured earlier in our history, and we talked about skin cancer.  Though Dr. Copeland’s practice covers more complex issues, we feel this is relevant as finally, finally, finally this year the sun comes out and it becomes spring. 
When you do your skincheck for skin cancer, you should look for any markings that seem suspicious.  You should be especially vigilant if you have a family history, and note any changes in pigment, and once you pick this up yourself, of course you should go to your doctor.  Brown spots are warning signs particularly on fingertips and toes, and like all cancers, early detection is key.  Peachy once thought whoever is the tannest, wins, and was very dark coming back to school in September; however she abandoned that philosophy long ago.  It’s been a few years since we covered Dr. Copelands top product line but we hope to feature her again in that context and an interview as well.  
Mar 24 2014

Botox and depression

From the Sunday New York Times:

New research suggests that it is possible to treat depression by paralyzing key facial muscles with Botox, which prevents patients from frowning and having unhappy-looking faces.

In a study forthcoming in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, Eric Finzi, a cosmetic dermatologist, and Norman Rosenthal, a professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School, randomly assigned a group of 74 patients withmajor depression to receive either Botox or saline injections in the forehead muscles whose contraction makes it possible to frown. Six weeks after the injection, 52 percent of the subjects who got Botox showed relief from depression, compared with only 15 percent of those who received the saline placebo.

More research is needed to know if the link between Botox use and depression will make it an effective treatment, but in the meantime it adds to the tried and true wisdom that says looking good leads to feeling good.

Mar 18 2014

Are you ready for spring?

It is hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner and it will be time to shed the extra layers of clothing. Are you ready?


A great option to jump start your weight loss is ZERONA®, an FDA cleared alternative to liposuction, that reduces inches with no pain, no surgery and no downtime. My patients lose between 3.5 and 5 inches in 2 weeks and some have lost as much as 14 inches in just 4 weeks.  Give yourself the boost you deserve by losing inches in time for the warm weather and spring fashion. And, Zerona is more affordable than ever thanks to our great offer on Groupon.

Mar 10 2014

Celebrities and out of control cosmetic surgery

With so much commentary about cosmetic surgery that has gone too far, it’s important to emphasize a balanced approach to improving one’s appearance. For every celebrity who is over-Botoxed, there are many who have aged gracefully with just the right amount of cosmetic intervention.   As I discuss in my book, Change Your Looks, Change Your Life, Quick Fixes and Cosmetic Surgery Solutions for Looking Younger, Feeling Healthier, and Living Better, cosmetic surgery is an art and a science:  it is one thing to change an aspect of yourself that you don’t like, but it is another to look distorted from what is normal.


Mar 05 2014

Go Red for Women 2014

Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.  One in three women suffers in silence, and almost one woman dies every minute of this largely preventable disease.  Together, we can bring a voice to this silent killer to help save lives.  Make it your mission to speak up about heart disease.  Save lives using the power of your own voice.

The 2014 Go Red for Women Luncheon celebrates New York City women joining together to raise awareness and funds to support education and research programs specifically targeted to address heart disease and stroke in women—their No. 1 and No. 3 killers.

I participated in a panel discussion of the media and women’s heart health, and then our luncheon featured Chelsea Clinton on the Clinton Global Initiative’s efforts to support cardiac health through education on childhood obesity. Over 1,300 people attended this important event which raises awareness and funds to a great cause.

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Mar 03 2014

“Frozen” looks at the Oscars

Every year, the Oscar awards present some interesting examples of good and bad cosmetic intervention. Is it possible to have cosmetic surgery and still not look “done”? The answer is yes! We can all recognize the hallmarks of the oft-nipped-and-tucked; the eyebrows arched in perpetual surprise, the pinched nose, the waxy skin, the taut neck, the wisps of hair carefully plastered in front of the earlobes to hide the telltale scars. This is a result of two things: an insistent patient with unrealistic dreams of youth, and a surgeon less interested in a natural-looking result. Of course we want to look better, but we also want to look like ourselves, not like a different person. Plastic surgery is an art and a science. As I discuss in my book, Change Your Looks, Change Your Life, Quick Fixes and Cosmetic Surgery Solutions for Looking Younger, Feeling Healthier, and Living Better, it is one thing to change an aspect of yourself that you don’t like, but it is another to look distorted from what is normal. A patient can come every year with a procedure in mind to improve their appearance, and that is OK. But if you are still never satisfied with what you look like  your results can completely change your look. When considering plastic surgery, the changes that you make to your face or body should still look natural, but give you that self-confidence boost. In short, you must know- realistically- what you are starting with, as well as what you want to look like when surgery is done.

Choosing a procedure to fix a long-term problem that has negatively affected how you feel about yourself and interact with the world- to my mind, that’s the definition of good mental health. There’s nothing “cosmetic” about that, or vain, or neurotic. It’s practical, constructive, forward-moving, pro-active, and self-affirming.

What you are is what you are; cosmetic surgery just improves on what nature has given you.

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