Our Experts

Weíre very grateful to the distinguished experts who have contributed their knowledge to Ayla. Here are their bios: as youíll see, itís an amazing group, and itís an honor to be able to share their insider tips with you.

THE DERMATOLOGISTíS PERSPECTIVE

Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD
Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas, who holds a BA, MD, and PhD from Harvard, is a Diplomate of both the American and European Boards of Dermatology and Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. She runs a dermatology, laser surgery and research center in Manhattan and a lab-based skin care research company. Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas has numerous publications and discoveries in the fields of basic science, dermatology and laser surgery. Her practice and academic work are focused on topical dermatologic anti-cancer and anti-aging therapies, laser technology and skin rejuvenation.

Jeannette Graf, MD
Jeannette Graf, MD is a Board Certified, Clinical and Research Dermatologist with a private practice in Great Neck, New York. While at the NIH, Dr. Graf was one of the first doctors to work with peptides; she continues to research innovative technologies and has been published in several scientific journals. Widely respected for her expertise and objectivity, she is regularly called upon by a number of leading drug and skincare companies to conduct independent clinical studies and forecast trends, and sheís a frequent guest on TV programs like The Early Show. Dr. Graf is also the author of the best-seller Stop Aging, Start Living.

Elizabeth K. Hale, MD
Elizabeth is a Board Certified Dermatologist and a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, where she received the Surgical Attending of the Year Award in 2008. She specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery. Dr. Hale has lectured extensively on the detection and treatment of skin cancer, and she has published numerous articles and chapters in the field of dermatology. She has been quoted in top print and TV outlets, including Good Morning America.

Debra Jaliman, MD
Debra is a Board Certified Dermatologist, spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology, and Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She treats actors, models, and newscasters at her private practice in Manhattan, where she is always at the forefront of the latest skincare news, clinical updates, and emerging trends. An authoritative source in dermatology, Dr. Jaliman is frequently quoted in top print publications and featured on national TV shows including 20/20, Dateline, CBS News, NBC News, FOX News, and BBC News.

Peter Kopelson, MD
Peter Kopelson, MD is a Board Certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic procedures and laser treatments. He has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1993, where he is known for his loyal following of both male and female Hollywood A-listers. Peter is well-respected by his peers for his extensive training and experience and valued by his patients in the entertainment business for his trust and discretion. Dr. Kopelson has been featured in top print publications including Menís Health, Womenís Health, and W.

Amy Wechsler, MD
Amy Wechsler, MD is one of only two physicians in the country board-certified in both dermatology and psychiatry. She is well known for her unique approach - administering traditional practices only after thoroughly understanding her patientsí emotional state of mind and the impact it is having on the outer surface. Equally respected by her peers and her patients, Dr. Wechsler is the author of The Mind-Beauty Connection and is frequently called upon by the media to demystify complicated dermatological topics. She's been featured on the Today Show and the Dr. Oz Show, as well as extensively in print publications.

THE NUTRITIONISTíS PERSPECTIVE

Ian Marber
Ian is one of the most respected and best-known nutrition experts in the UK. He founded The Food Doctor, a nutritional consultancy that quickly became a top nutrition practice in London and developed a best-selling range of healthy foods. He has published 11 books on the subject of nutrition and is a frequent contributor to Britainís leading magazines, newspapers, and radio stations. He also appears frequently on television and has his own series on the Discovery Health channel.

THE FACIALISTíS PERSPECTIVE

Julia March
Julia is a skin care therapist who specializes in facials exclusively. From June 2000 until July 2002 she was the senior aesthetician at one of the most prestigious salons in NYC, where she offered treatments to celebrities, models and editors including Brigitte Hill, Eva Herzigova, Liv Tyler, and Miranda Brooks. She began her own practice in Soho in September 2002. Her philosophy of beauty reduces to one principle: beauty is a process of de-stressing and rejuvenation that covers the whole being, including the body, the mind, and the soul. When all three aspects are in harmony, the client looks good on the outside and feels good on the inside, resulting in skin that glows with renewed radiance.

Lori Anderson
Lori, an aesthetician who has had her own skin care practice since the late 1990s, has been widely reviewed as one of the best facialists in San Francisco. Her approach is one that balances science and common sense: Lori's medical background as a paramedic helps to inform her choices and philosophy towards skin care. She prides herself on providing her clients with customized facials and an experience that is completely comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable.