Dr. Lupo Give Tips on Selecting a Qualified Dermatologist

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Dr. Lupo believes that all patients, no matter their medical condition, should be treated with the finest medical care by a board certified physician. Time and time again, Dr. Lupo and her peers in the medical field come across stories from patients as well stories about “doctors” positioning themselves as fully qualified physicians, when in reality, they did not complete a residency in an aesthetic specialty and are practicing outside of their field of training.

Dr. Lupo is also concerned about the increasing number of patients coming to her office after suffering complications as a result of untrained or uncertified physicians and non-physicians performing medical procedures with injectables and lasers. Even more frightening is when those patients are treated with illegal products. Dr. Lupo believes all patients deserve to know the truth and qualifications of their treating physician and advises all patients do their homework before having any procedure done.

Choose the “Core Four” for Cosmetic Dermatology

  • Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery and Oculo-Plastic Surgery. These four medical specialties have extensive formal residency training in performing cosmetic procedures, not mere weekend courses.

Check for Board Certification and Other Credentials

  • You can verify any physician’s board certification by checking with the American Board of Medical Specialties. (www.ABMS.org).
  • In addition to training and board certification, other ways to insure you are getting superior care is to find out if your physician teaches, publishes and is invited to conduct clinical trials for approval of drugs and devices.

Always Select a Professional Medical Setting

  • Qualified physicians are trained to handle cosmetic complications.
  • Non-physicians providing cosmetic procedures in their homes such as lasers and injectables are in violation of the state laws for the practice of medicine. Report any such illegal activity to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (www.lsbme.org)
  • Physicians must follow the rules of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) when delegating cosmetic procedures and be responsible for their patients.
  • Discounted products may be diluted or illegally imported materials not subject to review by the FDA for purity and safety.

We want to ensure you that both Dr. Mary Lupo and Dr. Kate Holcomb are board certified dermatologists who have specific education and training in a number of medical and cosmetic treatments and are up to date on the latest developments in the field of dermatology.  While Dr. Lupo and Dr. Holcomb have gone through training, they are also qualified to train others.

Reverse the Signs of Aging with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler

8th -01 As part of the aging process, natural collagen breaks down diminishing facial volume, elasticity and strength – all of which diminishes the skin’s youthful, fresh appearance.  This loss in volume can cause the face to begin to sag and create wrinkles and folds, particularly the lower face.  In order to revolumize and rejuvenize the lower face, Dr. Lupo and Dr. Holcomb use RADIESSE Volumizing Filler to replenish the skin’s lost volume.

Upon injection, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about RADIESSE is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of the filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.

Radiesse is typically injected into the nasolabial folds (the folds from the nose to the corner of the mouth), the marionette folds (the folds from the mouth corner to the jaw), the pre-jowl sulcus (where the chin meets the lateral jaw line), and along the jaw line to provide lift and definition. Radiesse is the optimal filler for non-surgical enhancements and augmentations to a patient’s nose, cheeks or chin. It can also be used for lipoatrophy (localized loss of fat tissue), total face filling and to reduce the appearance of some scarring. It should not be injected in lips, as lumping is common in this area.

If you are interested in learning more about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors: (504) 288-2381.

Save $300 when you receive two 1.5cc syringes of RADIESSE during one treatment.  No pre-purchase. Must receive both syringes during the same visit. Offer expires November 28, 2014.  Don’t forget to mention that you saw this in our newsletter.

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Skin Care Product of the Month – 20% off

END OF SUMMER SUNSCREEN SPECIAL

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All La Roche-Posay Anthelios sunscreens and SkinMedica sunscreens are 20% off during the month of September 2014.  Everyone should wear a daily sunscreen throughout the year – not just during the summer!

 

Take advantage of these special savings today!  Supplies are limited so stop by today or call our office to place a phone offer: 504-288-2381.  Offer expires on September 30, 2014.  Cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Get Rid of Unwanted Hair Once and For All!

Let’s face it… no one enjoys daily or weekly shaving, plucking or waxing on any part of the body!  With today’s technology, it’s easy to get rid of unwanted hair for good.  Laser hair removal can be used on the face, underarms, bikini, legs, arms, back, buttocks, abdomen and breasts.  This easy, no-downtime treatment is one of the most popular laser procedure in the United States.

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Laser hair removal is available for most skin types as well as most hair types including lighter brown and finer hair.  The advanced cooling system allows for a comfortable treatment and even enhances the treatment’s safety and efficacy.  While laser hair removal is mostly done to stop hair growth, many women and men find it helpful to eliminate painful, unattractive ingrown hairs. Also, since the follicle is destroyed during the procedure, patients do not have to worry about stubble or dark spots at the follicle.

Since laser hair removal is very popular these days, the procedure is usually available at med spas or large laser operation centers. Dr. Lupo warns patients that these places have no physician supervision and are no place to get a medical laser procedure. At times, medical causes of excessive facial hair are being overlooked. It is better to get a consult by a qualified board certified dermatologist who will look at you as a patient first and ask the questions that will alert for possible hormonal problems.

If you are fed up with pesky prickles, now is the time to get rid of them once and for all.  Multiple treatment sessions are necessary to eliminate all of the hair as it cycle through the individual growth stages, so schedule a consultation today to get your skin smooth before next year’s bathing suit season rolls around again.

Any patient who receives a laser hair removal treatment by October 31, 2014, will receive 10% off of the first treatment for one area.  Don’t forget to mention that you saw this in online.

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Skin Care Product of the Month – 20% off

Part of Dr. Mary Lupo’s Skin Care System, the Dualistic Sunscreen SPF 50+ delivers antioxidant-August 8thrich moisture to dry skin while shielding away the sun’s harmful rays. The broad-spectrum formula includes botanical extracts of bisabolol and squalane to hydrate and nourish the skin and repair environmental damage, while zinc, ectoin and green tea polyphenols neutralize free radicals.

When you purchase the Dr. Mary Lupo’s Dualistic Sunscreen in our office, you will receive 20% off this product through August 31, 2014.  Don’t forget to mention that you saw this promotion online!

Skin Care Treatments for the Man on the Go

In recent years, technology for cosmetic treatments has become so extensive that individuals can really pick and chose a treatment that perfectly suits their lifestyle and budget.  While the majority of our cosmetic patients are women, we have definitely found that men are becoming more interested in aesthetic treatments because now they are able to find exactly what they are looking for: a non-surgical, no-downtime procedure with gradual results and little to no pain.

These days, men are caring more and more about their appearance as they hit the gym, hair salon and even nail salon!  Here at the Lupo Center, we are fully equipped to tackle the majority of men’s skin care needs.  From injectables and skin tightening to skin resurfacing and laser hair removal, we are able to help men look more rested and refreshed while helping them gain more self-confidence. Here are some of the treatments that men find most beneficial to meet their needs:

Injectables

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Injectables: Age, sun exposure and lifestyle can all take a toll on our skin, but luckily we can turn to Botox and fillers for an easy fix.  Both types of injectables have a variety of benefits on their own, but together they can really improve pre-mature aging.  Botox works to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, while fillers, such as Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra, help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, folds and volume loss.  All injectable treatments are quick and easy with very subtle results.  Our doctors use the smallest needles available as well as numbing cream on the spot of the injection so that treatments are as pain-free as possible.

Skin Tightening and Body Contouring

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Skin Tightening and Body Contouring:  Men can spend hours and hours at the gym but still find that some areas of concern cannot be fixed with just a workout.  Today, men can find help with our skin tightening and body contouring devices.  For skin tightening, we offer Exilis Elite and Ulthera to tighten, tone and lift loose skin on most parts of the body including the jowls, neck, eyebrows, abdomen, arms and thighs.  To help eliminate unwanted fat and contour the body, we offer Exilis, Vanquish, VASER Shape or SmoothShapes.  All six devices give patients different options for a fast and effective way to improve those hard to fix areas when diet and exercise alone are not working.

Skin Resurfacing

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Skin Resurfacing: Men are typically more lax than women when it comes to sun protection; therefore, they have more signs of premature aging and sun damage.  Our skin resurfacing devices help to treat texture, discoloration, brown spots, fine lines, redness and pores leaving patients with a smoother complexion and a more youthful glow.  Our no-downtime skin resurfacing devices include Laser Genesis, Excel V, IPL and Clear+Brilliant.

Laser Hair Removal

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Laser Hair Removal: Let’s face it… no man enjoys shaving, waxing or plucking!  One of the most practical luxuries you can give yourself is laser hair removal.  Laser hair removal not only helps to reduce excessive body hair but also eliminates painful ingrown hair.

For more information on each treatment, click on the links above or visit our websiteContact us today to set up a consultation to see which treatments are best for you needs and lifestyle.