Employee of the Month Selects Product of the Month

10% off
Teoxane Skin Refiner

Employee of the Month Selects Product of the MonthAbby Lupo is our patient services coordinator, and she has been selected as our September Employee of the Month! As the Employee of the Month, Abby has been rewarded with a skincare product of her choice: Teoxane Skin Refiner. She says “after using this product for just a few weeks, I noticed a big change in my skin. I could see an improvement in my complexion’s texture and tone, and my skin looked more hydrated.” We want our patients to benefit from this product as well, so during the month of September, Teoxane Skin Refiner will be 10% off.

Employee of the Month Selects Product of the Month

Teoxane’s Skin Refiner contains an exclusive combination of Resilient Hyaluronic Acid® (RHA) and highly concentrated resurfacing ingredients, such as glycolic acid, that are visibly effective in rapidly increasing the quality of your skin.

Teoxane Cosmeceuticals’ skincare line has the same crossed-linked hyaluronic acid used in dermal-filler injections. More than the recognized properties of traditional hyaluronic acid, Teoxane’s patented RHA forms a mesh on the application zone that permits active ingredients to gradually be released.

When you purchase Teoxane Skin Refiner, you will receive 10% off this product through September 30, 2015, while supplies last.

And don’t forget…

Employee of the Month Selects Product of the Month

Men Turn to Lunch-Time Cosmetic Treatments for A Refreshed Look

1Walk into a gym on any day, and you’ll see men working out. Why? Because they care about the way they look! While exercise is excellent for both physical and emotional health, it may not be enough to provide complete rejuvenation that some men are looking for. We want to share some ways that we can help men achieve a younger, more refreshed looked while giving them an extra shot of self-confidence.

We know most men lead busy lives and don’t want to look “done,” so we want to make things as easy as possible:

  1. Quick procedures that can be done before work or during lunch
  2. Non-surgical, no-downtime procedures
  3. Gradual results with little to no pain

Here are the most common conditions men want to fix:

Love handles and belly Fat

The Solution: To help eliminate unwanted fat and contour the body, we offer Exilis, Vanquish, VASER Shape or SmoothShapes. All six devices give patients different options for a fast and effective way to improve those hard-to-fix areas when diet and exercise alone are not working.

Treatment Time: 30-45 minutes

Broken capillaries, redness and spots

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The Solution: Both Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Excel V are used to address several skin conditions including rosacea, acne, pigmentation disorders and sun damaged skin. They are used to improve the skin’s redness, texture and tone.

Treatment Time: 30 minutes

The Solution: Clear+Brilliant and Permea are gentle, yet effective treatments to give skin a youthful glow. Clear+Brilliant can help improve tone and texture while reducing fine lines and pore size, while Permea is an option for improving pigmentation seen in melasma and other skin pigmentation disorders.

Treatment Time: 30 minutes

Excessive hair growth/ingrown hair

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The Solution: Used on the face, underarms, bikini, legs, arms, back, buttocks, abdomen and chest, 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 ingrown hairs.

Treatment Time: 15-45

Sweaty underarms

The Solution: Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, severe underarm sweating is reduced in that area.

Treatment Time: 15 minutes

Sagging skin, turkey neck or double chin

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The Solution: For skin tightening, we offer Exilis Elite and Ultherapy to tighten, tone and lift loose skin on most parts of the body including the jowls, neck, eyebrows, abdomen, arms and legs.

Treatment Time: 30-60 minutes

The Solution: Kybella is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat (double chin), Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells, followed by a natural healing and elimination process to improve the chin profile. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

Treatment Time: 15 minutes

Under-eye hollows

The Solution: Fillers can be used when the under eyes become hallow causing a tired, droopy look. The filler plumps up the skin to thicken it and reduces shadows to give a refreshed look to the eye area.

Treatment Time: 10 minutes

Facial wrinkles

Cosmetic TreatmentsThe The Solution: Injectables along can treat one problematic area, but when combined, they work together for complete facial rejuvenation that leaves patients looking younger and refreshed. Neuromodulators, such as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, reduce muscle movement, which decreases lines on the face. Fillers, such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane, and Sculptra, are used to fill and lift the skin where wrinkles and folds are prominent.

Treatment Time: 10-20 minutes

Veiny or mottled hands

The Solution: Hands, just as much as the face, show signs of aging when volume is loss. Radiesse is the superior filler to plump up the back of aging hands, so that veins and tendons are less noticeable.

Treatment Time: 15 minutes

Hot Off the Press: Dr. Lupo and Dr. Holcomb Give Skin Care Tips on Exfoliation and Hair Removal

Skin Care Tips  by Dr. Lupo and Dr. Holcomb

As go-to experts in dermatology, Dr. Lupo and Dr. Holcomb appear in national and local media outlets.

  • Dr. Lupo was recently quoted on safebee.com in an article about choosing the best exfoliant for each skin type.
  • Dr. Holcomb was recently quoted on refinery29.com in an article about preventing razor bumps on the bikini line.

Click here to view past interviews and media appearances, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on their interviews.

Get UpLyfted with Natural-Looking Fullness

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As part of the aging process, the fat surrounding the cheeks and facial bone structure both begin to deteriorate causing wrinkles, sagging skin and a gaunt-looking face. Many people are now turning to Restylane® Lyft, a hyaluronic acid gel filler, to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles around the midface.

Restylane® Lyft is a nonsurgical, no-downtime cheek augmentation treatment that is the first FDA approved filler indicated to provide fullness to the midface area (cheeks) and to correct and smooth the nasolabial folds (“smile lines”), which results in a natural-looking appearance.

In a clinical trial involving 200 patients, 95% of patients treated with Restylane® Lyft reported improvement with the appearance of their midface at 2 months post procedure, and 73% of patients continued to see improvement at 12 months post procedure.

See below for Restylane® Lyft savings. To learn more or to see if you are a candidate, contact us today: 504-288-2381.

Save up to $180 and Double Your Beauty with Lyft+Lips for a Subtle, Natural Look

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Save up to $180 at your next appointment with the Lyft+Lips offer through ASPIRE Galderma Rewards Program.  Restylane® Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to provide fullness to the cheeks and to smooth smile lines. Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved treatment specifically for lips and the lines around them.

Save $180 on a treatment with two syringes of Restylane® Lyft + one syringe of Restylane® Silk or save $120 for treatment with one syringe of Restylane® Lyft + one syringe of Restylane® Silk.

To take part in this Lyft+Lips offer, patients need to be enrolled in ASPIRE Galderma Rewards. Visit ASPIRErewards.com to sign up for a free membership with exclusive rewards, bonuses and discounts on Galderma products.

The Lyft+Lips offer is valid at time of treatment between August 3, 2015, and October 31, 2015, while supplies last.  Call our office today to schedule your appointment!null

What are the different types of skin cancers and the best treatment options for care?

Skin cancer is a serious issue, and can occur anywhere on the body. However, it is most commonly noticed on areas of the skin that have been previously exposed to the sun, such as the face, the neck, the chest, the arms, and the hands.

Skin cancer can develop into one of three types, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma. All three of these types of skin cancers can be diagnosed, treated, and prevented with the help of Dr. Mary Lupo at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology.

A skin cancer diagnosis is the first step needed before treatment is planned. The type of skin cancer can be identified with a biopsy. A biopsy allows a portion of the problem area to be sent to a laboratory for testing to see if there are cancerous skin cells in the sample. If so, it is reported to the dermatologist and the dermatologist will notify the patient of the results.

Once a diagnosis has been made, patients must act quickly to avoid the spread of cancer if it is a melanoma. There may be further tests done to make sure it is not metastasizing. A patient’s prognosis will be greatly determined by many factors including the stage, type, and size of the cancer, as well as where it is on the body. Patients in good health may also have a better chance at fighting skin cancer than those who have weak immune systems or are dealing with other medical issues.

After diagnosis, the treatment is planned.  For easy basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, simple excision or topical chemotherapy are options. More severe or recurrent basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, especially those on the face, require mohs surgery.  Finally, melanoma needs an oncological or plastic surgeon to excise with wide margins and do possible lymph node dissection.

What are the best treatment options for acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that is often associated with teenagers, but many adults deal with different types of acne as well. Acne can negatively affect the appearance, texture, and health of the skin and it can be embarrassing for those who deal with it. Some acne is severe enough that patients are unable to disguise their problem with cosmetics. Those who want to put their best face forward in social situations often take the time to speak to a dermatologist at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology about the best treatment options for acne.

Acne can be addressed in a variety of ways, but this needs to be determined based on the type of acne patients are experiencing. There are many different varieties and a diagnosis can help guide Dr. Mary Lupo and her team in developing a skin care routine and treatment options that work best. The two types are inflammatory (includes papules, pustules, nodules and cysts) and non-inflammatory (comedones and milia). They can range from mild to severe with an evaluation from a dermatologist.

Once the type of acne has been determined, treatment options will be discussed. Some patients do well with the use of over-the-counter products. However, by the time they are visiting a dermatologist, many have attempted to treat the problem in this manner without any noticeable results or changes. This is when they decide to see Dr. Mary Lupo and seek additional assistance.

Treatment options for acne may include:

  • Topical creams and gels
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Hormonal therapies
  • Laser  and light therapies
  • Chemical therapies
  • Accutane

Patients in and around the area of New Orleans are often interested in speaking with Dr. Mary Lupo regarding the ways in which they can treat their acne in a safe and manageable way. If you live in the community or surrounding areas and want to seek the assistance of a quality dermatological provider such as Dr. Mary Lupo, now is the best time to contact the team of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology. We can schedule new patients into our practice for a general consultation and initial evaluation to determine how patients can improve their skin and medical conditions with our professional guidance.