Skin Cancer Awareness

The ABCDEs of Detecting Melanoma

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. The good news is that if skin cancer is caught early, we can treat it with little or no scarring and high odds of eliminating it entirely. Often, we will even detect a growth at a precancerous stage before it becomes a full-blown skin cancer or penetrated below the surface of the skin. 

The Skin Cancer Foundation Recommendations

    • Seek the shade, especially between 10am and 4pm.
    • Don’t get sunburned.
    • Avoid tanning, and never use tanning beds.
    • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
    • Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
    • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.
    • Keep newborns out of the sun. Use sunscreen on babies over the age of six months.
    • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month and see a dermatologist if you notice a change.
    • See a dermatologist at least once a year for a professional skin exam.

Get REAL Beauty Sleep

Get REAL Beauty Sleep

Want to prevent wrinkles while you sleep? Then sleep ON YOUR BACK! When you sleep on your side or stomach, your face is squished, and you will wake up with lines and puffiness!
 
Follow my three steps to train yourself to sleep on your back:

1. Put a pillow under your knees to support your lower body and back
2. Use side bolstering pillows to keep you from rolling
3. Invest in the AULA pillow from Sleep & Glow

The AULA pillow by Sleep & Glow is a beauty training pillow to promote sleeping on your back. The pillow comfortably holds your head in place to prevent side sleeping, which reduces wrinkles on your face, neck and chest. I’ve been using it for a few months now, and I absolutely love it!
 
The Sleep & Glow AULA Pillow is a great investment for:
• better sleep
• refreshed appearance in the morning
• long-term prevention of wrinkles, puffiness and neck pain
 
Sleep & Glow is offering all of my patients $10.00 off with promo code: DRLUPO.

They also have a 30-day trial period – if you are not completely satisfied, they will refund your entire purchase.

Sweet dreams!

Rewrite History with Nectifirm Advanced

“The last thing you want to do is use a face cream, which is designed to plump skin, to the neck area, which is already jowly”

says Dr. Lupo on aarpethel.com

Revision Skincare launched Nectifirm in 2005 as the first physician-dispensed neck product, and with updated formulas, it is still the best-selling neck product on the market and in our practice!

Nectifirm Advanced is clinically proven to improve:
– skin texture and lift of the neck
– clarity and radiance of the jawline
– the look of firmness and crepiness of the neck
– the appearance of jawline contour

Nectifirm Advanced contains a superior formula that features:
– 8 peptides to visibly firm and reduce the appearance of lines on the neck
– 5 ingredients that visibly slim and contour to reduce the appearance of adipose tissue in the neck and jawline
– THD Ascorbate (Vitamin C) and Microbiome technology for advanced visible brightening
– Formula without retinol, alcohol or parabens

To purchase, shop in our online store.

Pretty Legs for Summer

Sclerotherapy injectable treatment

Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment that eliminates unsightly, superficial spider veins. When the vein is destroyed, blood is rerouted to other healthier veins without disrupting blood flow.

Foam sclerotherapy is a specialized form of sclerotherapy that is best utilized for blue feeder (reticular) veins that feed smaller spider veins. Asclera is the only FDA-approved detergent sclerosant that can be foamed to achieve greater destruction of dilated veins. Dr. Lupo has been treating with sclerotherapy since 1983 and her results have been published in dermatology journals.

We offer two treatments for bothersome leg veins: injectable sclerotherapy and laser treatment. For patients with dark skin, Dr. Lupo only does sclerotherapy because the laser could cause hyperpigmentation. Other benefits of sclerotherapy vs laser in all skin types is that sclero is more cost effective and painless. Newer FDA-approved sclerosants do not sting.

To schedule a consultation for sclerotherapy, contact us at info@drmarylupo.com or (504) 777-3047

Acne Awareness Month

Acne Awareness Month

Growing up, we always heard that acne only affects teenagers, but now as adults, we wonder why these blemishes have stuck with us through our 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. The fact is that anyone at any age can suffer from acne, and it can look different from one person to the next. Blemishes can appear in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules (pimples), cysts or nodules on the face and body.

There are many causes of acne including hormones, diet, genetics, lifestyle, products and even things like your cellphone and pillowcase!

Acne should never be left untreated because it can lead to dark spots and/or permanent scars. While over-the-counter washes and ointments can control some people’s breakouts, others have to seek medical help for more stubborn or severe cases. After a thorough skin analysis and consultation to understand your medical situation and lifestyle, we customize an acne treatment protocol.

If your at-home protocol isn’t clearing up your skin, give us a call to schedule an acne consultation: 504-777-3047

Save 15% on Gift Certificates for Men

Top “Male-Approved” Cosmetic Treatments

These days, men are caring more and more about their appearance as they hit the gym, hair salon and now cosmetic offices! Here at the Lupo Center, we are fully equipped to tackle men’s skin care needs. From injectables and body contouring to skin resurfacing and laser hair removal, we are able to help men look more refreshed while giving them an extra shot of self-confidence.

  • An easy regimen to improve and protect the skin
  • Quick procedures that can be done before work or during lunch
  • Gradual results with little to no pain
  • Non-surgical, no-downtime procedures

Here are a few of our top “male-approved” treatments:

Laser Hair Removal
Used on the face, back, chest, abdomen, arms or buttocks, laser hair removal is the most popular laser treatment in the United States. While it eliminates the need to shave, pluck or wax, it also helps to prevent painful ingrown hairs.

Body Contouring & Skin Tightening
Eating right and hours at the gym don’t always give you the body you desire. We offer fat reduction and skin tightening treatments to complement a healthy lifestyle when you can’t do it alone. 

Injectables
Age, sun exposure and lifestyle can all take a toll on the 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 improve wrinkles, folds and volume loss.

Skin Resurfacing 
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 appearance. 

To purchase a gift certificate for your favorite man at 15% off, call us at 504-777-3047. Promo expires 6/17/2022

Take Your Facial to the Next Level

Re+glo Restorative Laser Facial

DIAMOND GLOW + LASER GENESIS

Re+glo Restorative Laser Facial

JUNE PROMO

$500 off a package of 6 re+glo facials

limited space – call to reserve (504) 777-3047

Combining two of our most popular resurfacing treatments, our re+glo restorative laser facial transforms dull, damaged skin into a luminous complexion with lasting results. Customized for each patient, this dual treatment can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, redness, hyperpigmentation, and/or acne.

STEP 1: Diamond Glow

Diamond Glow combines microdermabrasion exfoliation, extraction and infusion of medical-grade condition-specific serums into the top layer of the skin; leaving it deeply nourished and prepped for the next step.

STEP 2: Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis’ targeted energy reaches deeper layers of the skin to stimulate new cell growth and new collagen production, which results in tighter, brighter, smoother, clearer skin.

Our re+glo facial is safe for all skin types and can be done while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Take your skin to the next level with our soothing re+glo restorative laser facial. Call today (504) 777-3047 to take advantage of our June promo: $500 off a package of 6 re+glo facials. Limited space!

Re+glo Restorative Laser Facial

BOO-Tox is Back!

Limited Space – Contact Us Today!

504-777-3047

info@drmarylupo.com

Botox and Jeuveau are injectable treatments that relax muscle movement to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As an expert injector, Dr. Lupo also uses these products to lift the brows and to reduce a gummy smile, jowls or neck banding. Dr. Lupo has not only treated thousands of men and women with Botox and Jeuveau over the years, but she is also a certified trainer for both brands!

Call us today to reserve a spot for Boo-Tox savings! 504-777-3047

Please mention this promo when scheduling your appointment and at checkout. 

Featured Products – 15% off

Many have heard of Revision Skincare’s DEJ products, but do you know what “DEJ” means?

DEJ, or Dermal-Epidermal Junction, is the area of tissue that connects the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and the dermis (inner layer of skin), and it helps to support the skin’s structure. 

Dr. Lupo has been quoted calling the Dermal-Epidermal Junction “the spine of the skin.” When proteins in the Dermal-Epidermal Junction break down because of age, lifestyle or environmental factors, there is loss of adhesion and wrinkles can form. 

Revision’s DEJ products are uniquely formulated to restore the components of the Dermal-Epidermal Junction and improve the smoothness and firmness of the skin. 

DEJ Face – a daily advanced skin-renewing moisturizer that firms, lifts and smooths the skin utilizing a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind formula to deliver clinically-proven results. (use AM and/or PM)

DEJ Night – an intensive nighttime moisturizer that features a unique combination of time-released 0.25% retinol and plant-based Bakuchiol in a hydrating, antioxidant-rich formula that minimizes irritation and can be used on all skin types to rejuvenate and reveal new, younger-looking skin while you sleep. (use PM only)

DEJ Eye Cream – a comprehensive eye treatment inspired by the Dermal-Epidermal Junction (DEJ) that is clinically-proven to rejuvenate the total eye area and target drooping eyelids, under-eye crepiness and crow’s feet fine lines and wrinkles. (use AM & PM)

The three DEJ products benefit all skin types. ​

When you purchase any of the DEJ products, you can receive 15% off now through October 31, 2021. For in-office purchases, please mention this promo at checkout. For online purchases, please use the promo code “POM15“.