CoolSculpting technology delivers precisely controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. In the weeks and months following the procedure, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells forever. Patients may start to see changes as quickly as four weeks after a treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after three months.
Our April Product of the Month is Revision Skincare’s BodiFirm. This award-winning product firms, lifts and tightens the skin on the arms, elbows, knees, thighs, button and abdomen. BodiFirm is clinically-proven to restore the skin’s youthful density by improving the look of sagging, crepey skin and providing a visibly firmer, slimmer and more sculpted appearance.
When you purchase Revision Skincare’s BodiFirm, you can receive 15% off through April 30, 2021. For in-office purchases, please mention this promo at checkout. For online purchases, please use the promo code “POM15“.
Last month we introduced you to QWO (pronounced like “whoa”), the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for cellulite in women. And now we are excited to begin treating patients with this breakthrough technology!
Many people think that cellulite is caused from excess fat, a poor diet or lack of exercise. When really it’s none of the above. It’s the genetic makeup of the fibrous bands under the skin, and when these bands have a strong pull on the skin it causes the dimpling appearance that we call cellulite. It is very common, in fact, 9 out of 10 women will have cellulite.
During the treatment, Dr. Lupo injects the product directly into the cellulite dimple with a very tiny needle. The product destroys the bad fibrous bands, and the fat is remodeled under the skin for a smoother appearance. QWO is a quick procedure (as little as 10 minutes) and very tolerable. A full treatment is 3 sessions spaced 21 days apart.
While this is the first treatment of its kind, QWO has been studied in more than 1,800 women. Dr. Lupo was a principal investigator in the FDA clinical trial a few years ago, so she is excited to finally offer this product to her patients!
April is Rosacea Awareness Month, so now is the time to become better educated about the signs and symptoms of this common skin condition affecting more than 16 million Americans. Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that may be easily mistaken for acne, eczema or a rash by the untrained eye. There are four subtypes of rosacea: 1. facial redness, 2. bumps and pimples, 3. enlargement of the nose, and 4. eye irritation. Some patients may be affected by more than one subtype. It is important to have a diagnosis by a board certified dermatologist, because without treatment or with incorrect care, rosacea can worsen and leave scarring.
An individualized skin care protocol is needed to treat rosacea. Treatments include oral medication, topical products and/or laser and light therapy. Our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Excel V devices are highly effective and safe treatments for redness and vascular dilatation seen in rosacea that is not improved by topical and oral medications. These devices are also used to improve the skin’s texture and tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Patients find these procedures to be very tolerable with visible improvement after a series of three to six treatments. There is no downtime after an IPL or Excel V treatment and makeup can be worn immediately after.
Every day at the Lupo Center is skin cancer awareness day – day in and day out, we are checking for suspicious spots even if you’re visiting us for a cosmetic treatment! In the past, the only way to test for melanoma was to biopsy the mole.
Now, Dr. Mary Lupo and Dr. Neil Farnsworth offer a quick, painless and scalpel-free method: DermTech Smart Sticker! Yep, it’s as easy as putting a sticker on your skin and pulling it off!
The proprietary adhesive on the DermTech Smart Sticker is strong enough to pull 1.5 milligrams of tissue from the top layers of your skin (where its genomic information can be accessed), but not so strong that it would cause pain, bleeding or damage to the site. The adhesive lifts the genomic material from the suspicious spot, which is then sent to the DermTech’s Gene Lab for examination.
Unlike a biopsy, which evaluates only 1-2% of the mole, DermTech Smart Sticker captures cells from 100% of the mole’s surface and is 99% accurate in detecting melanoma.
Step 1 – Skin Prep
We rub the spot to turn up the skin cells.
Step 2 – Sticker Applied
The DermTech Smart Sticker is pressed onto the spot, lifted off and placed on a collection strip. This is repeated three more times on the same spot.
Step 3 – Lab Testing
We send the collection strip to the lab and results are provide to us in about three business days. If the results detect atypical cells, we will discuss a treatment plan.
Easy as 1, 2, 3 and scalpel free! So don’t put off your annual skin exam any longer. When melanoma is detected early, the survival rate is 99%. But it drops to 25% once it spreads distantly. These new Smart Stickers can save your life!
Our March Product of the Month is ALASTIN Skincare’s Regenerating Skin Nectar. This anti-aging product contains a proprietary blend of active peptides and botanicals specifically engineered to work with the skin to clear out old collagen and elastin proteins that have been damaged by sun exposure and aging, while also supporting the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin.
The gentle yet powerful formula can be used on all skin types (oily, combination or dry) as part of a daily skin care routine, but it is especially beneficial for patients who receive cosmetic treatments. Using Skin Nectar before a procedure helps prep the skin to improve the responsiveness to a treatment and using the product after a procedure helps speed up recovery time leading to healthier-looking skin sooner.
When you purchase ALASTIN Skincare’s Regenerating Skin Nectar, you can receive 15% off through March 31, 2021. For in-office purchases, please mention this promo at checkout. For online purchases, please use the promo code “POM15“.
QWO (pronounced like “whoa”) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for cellulite in women.
This injectable treatment breaks down the bad fibrous bands under the skin that are causing the dimpling effect that we call cellulite. Once these bands are destroyed, the fat is remodeled under the skin for a smoother appearance.
Dr. Lupo was a principal investigator in the FDA clinical trial a few years ago, so she is excited to finally offer this product to everyone!
Since 2007, Dr. Lupo has been innovating with the following non-surgical methods to improve the appearance of the chin for overall facial balance:
Fillers – helps with projection and reshaping
Neuromodulators – help with chin dimpling
Fat reduction and skin tightening – help define the chin and jawline
Acne Are you looking for a new dimension in your skin care routine? Our Morpheus8 treatment uses microneedling plus radiofrequency technology to volumize tissue under the skin for wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and textural correction.
During the treatment, microscopic needles puncture tiny channels into the skin and deliver mild electricity known as radiofrequency. The microneedling technology targets tissue deep below the surface to reach wrinkles where they originate. The delivery of radiofrequency energy into the deep skin tissues stimulates the reproduction of collagen in multiple layers of the dermis and helps rebuild the protein matrix for a smoother, more refined appearance.
Dual handpieces allow us to customize treatments on the face and body. Since the treatment is targeting tissue below the surface, it is safe for all skin types and there is little risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). There is minimal downtime after the treatment and mild results can be seen as quickly as 1 week. However, collagen will continue to build for 4-6 weeks with improvements being seen as long as 6 months after the treatment.
To schedule a consultation for Morpheus8, contact us at email@example.com or (504) 777-3047.