Many patients are bothered by a double chin, especially now in the days of Zoom calls, FaceTime or selfies! Most think of a double chin as a fat problem, but really there are different factors that contribute to this area of concern:
Age, weight and lifestyle all play a part in changes to the above anatomy. Thus, every person has a different reason for their lower face heaviness, fullness or sagging. Careful consideration of an individual’s anatomical deficits is key to formulating a personalized treatment plan for best results! Click on Dr. Hartman’s video above to learn about the solutions we have for a double chin, sagging neck, or jawline depletion.
We pride ourselves on individualizing patient protocols with the latest and safest cosmetic treatments and our newest laser fits the bill perfectly!
UltraClear is the world’s first cold ablative fractional fiber laser! It’s unique technology offers comfortable treatments for a variety of skin conditions.
With one device, we can customize procedures for all skin types (light to dark) and all skin concerns (mild pigmentation to deep scars). For example, in one patient, we can treat the whole face on a mild rejuvenation setting, then go back using a deeper setting to target stubborn scars or pigmentation.
UltraClear is clinically proven to promote the growth of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid – rejuvenating the skin from the inside out while targeting:
The mildest treatment (aka 3DMIRACL) requires no numbing, while the deeper treatments are very tolerable with numbing. Downtime differs for each custom setting, which is discussed during the consultation. Most patients show significant improvement after only ONE treatment, but a series may be needed depending on the level of correction.
Adding this laser to our plethora of devices gives our patients yet another option for a tailored treatment with different downtimes and tolerance levels.
As many of you know, Dr. Nina Hartman will be having a baby this month (our office staff pictured above celebrating baby Hartman!). We are thrilled for Dr. Hartman and her husband, and we want to assure her patients that there will be no lapse in care during her absence. While Dr. Hartman is on maternity leave, we will have Dr. Lauren Payne available to treat all patients with medical dermatology concerns.
Dr. Payne received her medical doctorate from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha, and went on to complete her medical internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and dermatology residency training at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at both George Washington University School of Medicine and Howard University Hospital. Dr. Payne’s dermatology interests include medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, with special training focused on skin of color. She has also been published in several medical journals and book chapters and presented at the National American Academy of Dermatology Conference. Dr. Payne is chairperson to the Board of Directors of Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program, a national non-profit organization geared towards mentoring and providing support for minority students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and healthcare. When she’s not working, Dr. Payne enjoys staying active and spending time with her family and friends.
We are so pleased to have Dr. Payne here while Dr. Hartman spends time with her new baby. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to schedule with Dr. Payne.
Our newest topical product to reduce the appearance of discoloration is Isdin’s Melaclear Advanced pigment-correcting serum. Before we brought on this product, we tested it in our office and you can see the amazing results below. Daily use reduces dark spots and redness for notable results as early as two weeks and remarkable results within 12 weeks.
Not only does it reduce the amount and size of existing spots, Isdin’s Melaclear Advanced promotes skin renewal, evens skin tone and increases hydration and luminosity with long-lasting results. It can be used daily on all skin types, including sensitive skin. And as always, use a high-protection daily SPF to protect the skin from forming new discoloration.
Have you tried Upneeq? It’s an eyedrop that we are very excited about!
Upneeq strengthens the muscle that lifts the eyelid, so you see more of the iris (colored part of the eyeball). It’s great on its own to give a more alert/awake look. However, using it in conjunction with injectables or devices provides total rejuvenation for more youthful-looking eyes.
Just 1 drop in each eye – results are seen within 10 mins of application and last 8 hours. Contacts can be worn 15 mins after applying the drops. Can be used daily or for special occasions.
Ready to start the new year with brighter eyes? Ask us about Upneeq prescription eyedrops today!
Happy 2023! We’re excited to introduce you to Daxxify – the newest neuromodulator to reduce the appearance of wrinkles! Dr. Lupo participated in the FDA clinical trial, so she knew firsthand the best practices for this injectable as soon as it was available for our patients in December.
Daxxify is the first neuromodulator to use peptide-powered technology to stabilize the product and allow for a stronger and more efficient interaction with the muscle receptor. This innovation provides longer-lasting results! Conventional neuromodulators like Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport and Xeomin last on average 3-4 months. In the clinical trials for Daxxify, the median length of duration was 6 months with most patients achieving at least 6-8 weeks of increased duration compared to other neuromodulators on the market.
Because of Dr. Lupo’s participation as a Principal Investigator in the FDA clinical trial, the Lupo Center was chosen to be one of the first practices in the United States to offer Daxxify as another treatment option. With so many innovative products available, Dr. Lupo and Dr. Hartman are able to customize treatments for each patient’s needs, lifestyle and budget.
If you aren’t satisfied with the duration of your current toxin or you’re too busy to get treated every 3-4 months, then Daxxify may be right for you. Call us today: 504-777-3047.
According to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, approximately 7 out of 10 consumers are bothered by submental fullness (aka double chin). Submental fullness can affect both women and men of all ages and weight, and it is often resistant to diet and exercise. Thankfully we have a non-surgical solution to help destroy a double chin – Kybella!
Kybella is a patented formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells, followed by a natural healing and elimination process to improve the chin profile. Once destroyed, the treated cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
For optimal results, patients receive Kybella in a series of treatments spaced about six weeks apart. Many patients experienced visible results in two to four treatments but up to six treatments may be needed. Once the desired result is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.
For patients who want a non-surgical neck lift, we can combine Kybella with dermal fillers and/or skin tightening devices for a dramatic improvement to the jawline.
Dr. Lupo participated in the FDA clinical trial for the approval of Kybella in 2015. She has been using the product in the office since then and our patients have been loving it!
We are excited to welcome Dr. Nina Hartman, board certified dermatologist, to the Lupo Center! She comes with a wealth of knowledge, training and experience to practice the full range of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. Dr. Hartman will be a great fit at the Lupo Center because she values innovative, effective, and ethical skin care to make each person look and feel their personal best.
During her medical training at the esteemed Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Hartman established a great respect for and strong foundation in medical dermatology. Most recently she completed an ASDS-accredited cosmetic dermatologic surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Cosmetic Laser Dermatology clinic in California.
Dr. Hartman is a well-rounded dermatologist and approaches every patient in a holistic manner with their health and happiness as the ultimate priority. She has a compassionate nature and works with each patient to provide a natural aesthetic outcome using her artistic eye and gentle touch. She enjoys developing long-lasting relationships with her patients and truly loves helping them gain confidence through their self-image.
Dr. Hartman and her husband, who works for the New Orleans Pelicans, are both from Washington, DC, and are excited about their new chapter in the South! Dr. Hartman looks forward to meeting new and existing patients of all ages and all skin conditions.
Call or text us today to schedule with Dr. Nina Hartman: 504-777-3047.