Next Step to a Beautiful, Healthy Skin

Are you nervous about taking the next step to beautiful, healthy skin? In this video from the Plastic Surgery Channel, Dr. Lupo explains how she individualizes each patient’s skincare regime based on their needs and lifestyle, and she always eases patients into new treatments. Next Step to a Beautiful, Healthy Skin If you are curious about how our skincare procedures and products can benefit you, schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists today. Now is the time to take corrective and preventative measures to benefit you for years to come.

Share Your Selfies with Us Securely!


TouchMD Stat is a mobile app that lets you share photos with our doctors, view your before and after photos and learn more about the procedures recommended to you during your consultation all from the convenience of your smartphone or iPad.

Due to new privacy regulations, we are not allowed to send or receive photos via email. By downloading the TouchMD Stat app, you can use a secure portal to send photos of any concerning skin conditions to us. You can also use the portal to view photos taken during your consultation.

Download TouchMD Stat
Simply visit the following link and select your device:

Sign In to TouchMD Stat
Sign in to TouchMD Stat using your secure login information.  If you need your account information, please contact our office at 504-288-2381.

TouchMD Stat Features


Use the “Camera” feature to send us your photos.

  1. Click the camera icon
  2. Take the picture(s)
  3. Click the back arrow in camera mode
  4. Click the cloud download in the upper right corner
  5. Send us an email ( to let us know you added a photo to your TouchMD gallery.

Use the “Visits” feature to view specific topics recommended to you by your physician.

Use the “Topics” feature to learn about our office and the treatments and skincare products that we offer.

Use the “Gallery” feature to browse through photos that were taken during your consultations or photos that you uploaded to your account.

Contact our office if you have any questions or if you would like to set up your first consultation with myTouchMD by your side.

Medical Moonlighting: Doctors Learning Cosmetic Procedures to Make Cash

Botox training for dentistsRecently The Today Show highlighted the fact that an increasing number of family practitioners, gynecologists, dentists and spas are performing cosmetic procedures simply by taking a few weekend courses. These weekend courses are not nearly as comprehensive as the three years of training during residency that board certified dermatologists complete after medical school.

Patients should always do their research before seeing a new physician especially when they are interested in cosmetic procedures.  Concerns should arise when these unqualified doctors or spas are offering deeply discounted prices for cosmetic procedures because this typically means the technician is undertrained or using illegal products.

We want to ensure our patients that both Dr. Mary Lupo and Dr. Kate Holcomb are board certified dermatologists who have specific education and training in medical and cosmetic dermatology and participate in continuing-education programs to stay up to date on the latest procedures.  Dr. Lupo is an internationally recognized teacher and lecturer at respected meetings and is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Dr. Holcomb is also board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and she is a clinical professor at Tulane University School of Medicine and trains residents in the Tulane Resident Cosmetic Clinic.

Click here to read Dr. Lupo’s Tips on Selecting a Qualified Dermatologist.

Please share this information with your family and friends!

Employee of the Month Selects Product of the Month

Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System

Employee of the MonthCeleste Albaral is our Cosmetic Coordinator, and she has been selected by her peers as our Employee of the Month! As the Employee of the Month, Celeste has been rewarded with a skincare product of her choice: the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System. Celeste says she loves to use the Clarisonic on a daily basis because it gives her a deeper clean than just a regular wash. She also likes how smooth her skin feels after each cleansing. We want our patients to benefit from this product as well, so during the month of March, the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System will be 10% off for all patients.

The Clarisonic uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the brush gently, yet thoroughly removes six times more makeup and two times more dirt and oil than manual cleansing alone (see below). Removing these impurities has been shown to allow a 61% better absorption of Vitamin C and better prepares skin for other products.

Without proper cleansing, pollutants, oil and bacteria accumulate on the skin, which can lead to damaged, unhealthy skin, clogged pores, blackheads, blemishes and dullness.

Before After cleansing

When you purchase a Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System in our office, you will receive 10% off this product through March 31, 2015, while supplies last. 

Get Your Ideal Lips with Restylane Silk


Everyone’s facial structure is different including their lip shape and size. “Ideal lips” are proportionate to one’s overall facial structure, where the ideal upper lip is usually about 40% of the total height of the lips and the ideal bottom lip is about 60% of the total height. In order to achieve ideal lips, some people may benefit from lip enhancement with Restylane Silk.

Restylane Silk is the first and only FDA-cleared product to enhance the mouth area by increasing the volume of patients’ lips and smoothing wrinkles.

Restylane Silk Video

On February 4, 2015, Dr. Lupo appeared on WWL to discuss the benefits of this new lip enhancer, which helps patients look younger in a subtle, natural way.

As a leader in the aesthetic dermatology community for more than 30 years, Dr. Lupo was selected by Galderma, the makers of Restylane Silk, as one of the few physicians in the country to use their new FDA-cleared injectable filler at this time. In this pre-launch phase, Dr. Lupo is using the Restylane Silk product to train other physicians and to provide feedback to the company.

To learn more about Restylane Silk, click here, or contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lupo.