ROSACEA AWARENESS MONTH

Do you suffer from unexplained facial redness, pimple-like bumps or dry, flaky skin? Millions of people are suffering from Rosacea without knowing it because their symptoms are often diagnosed as acne, eczema or a rash. As board certified dermatologists, Dr. Lupo and Dr. Holcomb can correctly diagnose Rosacea and help patients understand the common triggers that cause flare-ups as well as ways to treat this common skin condition. Without treatment or with incorrect care, Rosacea can worsen and leave scarring.

Some common triggers of Rosacea:

  • Certain foods including spicy food, cheese, chocolate, beans, citrus fruits and sweets
  • Beverages including alcohol, hot chocolate, coffee and tea
  • Emotional changes including additional stress and anxiety
  • Physical exertion including exercising and lifting
  • Temperature changes including hot baths and saunas
  • Weather-related changes including cold, sun, winds, and humidity
  • Medications including vasodilators and topical steroids such as hydrocortisone
  • Certain skin care product ingredients including witch hazel, alcohol, and acetone

The Lupo Center offers a variety of treatments for Rosacea:

  • Laser treatments
  • Topical therapies with medicated creams and gels
  • Retinoid therapies
  • Oral antibiotic pills
  • Use of gentle cleansers and moisturizers on the skin

Dr. Lupo was interviewed by New Orleans Fox News to help bring awareness to Rosacea.

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Employee of the Month Selects Product of the Month

TNS Essential Serum

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TNS Essential SerumKristi Catoire is our laser technician, and she has been selected by her peers as our Employee of the Month! As the Employee of the Month, Kristi has been rewarded with a skin care product of her choice: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. Kristi says she loves to use TNS Essential Serum because it improves texture and softens fine lines around her eyes. She also likes it because it’s a serum and doesn’t feel heavy under her sunscreen. We want our patients to benefit from this product as well, so during the month of April, TNS Essential Serum will be 10% off for all patients.

TNS Essential Serum:

  • Features two anti-aging formulas
  • Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lightens and brightens age spots
  • Repairs damage, reduces inflammation, and fights against environmental damage
  • Combines growth factor serum with potent antioxidants, peptides and other anti-aging ingredients to regenerate your skin

TNS Essential Serum Before and After Photos:

TNS Essential Serum Before and After Photos

When you purchase a TNS Essential Serum in our office, you will receive 10% off this product through April 30, 2015, while supplies last. 

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!

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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: www.touchmd.com/stat

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

CAMERA

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 (info@drmarylupo.com) to let us know you added a photo to your TouchMD gallery.

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

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

GALLERY
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.

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