Acne Awareness Month

June is Acne Awareness Month, so let’s go over the types of acne and ways we can treat breakouts.

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 a treatment protocol, which can include a combination of topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or retinol) and oral medications (antibiotics, Accutane®, spironolactone, low-dose contraceptives). Additional state-of-the-art procedures such as chemical peels, dermal infusion, resurfacing, and laser therapy can efficiently alleviate even severe breakouts.

Acne can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing. Luckily with today’s medicines and devices, no one has to suffer from acne. To schedule a consultation for acne, please contact us at 504-777-3047 or info@drmarylupo.com.

Ask for “The Designer Filler”


Many people want to look younger but are often hesitant to try anti-aging treatments because they are afraid of looking fake or stiff. I never want my patients to look “done,” so that’s why I individualize treatments with the best injectable products. Nicknamed “The Designer Filler,” the RHA Collection is only available in select practices with a reputation for providing exceptional patient care. This line of fillers is the first and only with resilient hyaluronic acid (RHA) designed to adapt to the dynamic movement of the face so that results look beautiful at rest and natural in motion. 
 
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is naturally produced by the body to help the skin retain water, structure and volume, but with age, HA diminishes and our skin begins to look wrinkled and crepey. With three formulations of filler, the RHA Collection re-volumizes the skin to provide the best results for an individual patient and their unique needs.
 
When the FDA approved the RHA Collection in the United States, I was selected as one of the founding practices to evaluate the products prior to market launch. I’ve been injecting the whole line for over a year now, and as you can see from these patients’ results, we are loving these fillers!

To learn more about the RHA Collection of fillers, contact us today to schedule a consultation: 504-777-3047 or info@drmarylupo.com.

June Product of the Month

QYK Sonic Zoe Bliss, June Product of the Month

Our June Product of the Month is QYK Sonic Zoe Bliss. The Zoe Bliss is made of medical-grade silicone and has soft cleansing touchpoints on the front and medium-hard touchpoints on the back. The front is suited for facial cleansing, for all skin types, while the back is used for an anti-aging massage and to help product application and penetration. The egg-shaped device has 15 levels of pulsation intensities. Higher levels of intensities suit cleansing, while lower levels are for anti-aging and massaging. The intensity of pulsations may be adjusted to suit each skin type.

When you purchase QYK Sonic Zoe Bliss, you can receive 15% off through June 30, 2021. For in-office purchases, please mention this promo at checkout. For online purchases, please use the promo code “POM15“.

A Very COOL Giveaway!

A Very COOL Giveaway!

We’re looking for our next CoolSculpting Model! One lucky winner will be chosen for a COOL transformation and will be given a full CoolSculpting treatment! 

Registration is going on now! To enter, follow us on Instagram or Facebook for all of the details!

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.

Don’t delay… registration ends on April 16, 2021. Contact us today to schedule your CoolSculpting assessment: 504-777-3047 or info@drmarylupo.com.

Product of the Month: 15% off!

Revision Skincare's BodiFirm

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“.

Product of the Month: 15% off!

Do You Know About QWO Cellulite Treatment?

QWO Cellulite Treatment

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!

If you are interested in QWO, contact us to schedule a consultation: 504-777-3047 or info@drmarylupo.com.

Rosacea Awareness Month

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.

If you are bothered by chronic redness, you may have Rosacea. Contact us today to be properly diagnosed and treated: 504-777-3047 or info@drmarylupo.com

Detect Melanoma with a Sticker!

Detect Melanoma with a Sticker!

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!

Contact us today to schedule your skin check with Dr. Lupo or Dr. Farnsworth: 504-777-3047 or info@drmarylupo.com.

Product of the Month: 15% off!

15% off Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar

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“.