Dr. Lupo Give Tips on Selecting a Qualified Dermatologist

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Dr. Lupo believes that all patients, no matter their medical condition, should be treated with the finest medical care by a board certified physician. Time and time again, Dr. Lupo and her peers in the medical field come across stories from patients as well stories about “doctors” positioning themselves as fully qualified physicians, when in reality, they did not complete a residency in an aesthetic specialty and are practicing outside of their field of training.

Dr. Lupo is also concerned about the increasing number of patients coming to her office after suffering complications as a result of untrained or uncertified physicians and non-physicians performing medical procedures with injectables and lasers. Even more frightening is when those patients are treated with illegal products. Dr. Lupo believes all patients deserve to know the truth and qualifications of their treating physician and advises all patients do their homework before having any procedure done.

Choose the “Core Four” for Cosmetic Dermatology

  • Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery and Oculo-Plastic Surgery. These four medical specialties have extensive formal residency training in performing cosmetic procedures, not mere weekend courses.

Check for Board Certification and Other Credentials

  • You can verify any physician’s board certification by checking with the American Board of Medical Specialties. (www.ABMS.org).
  • In addition to training and board certification, other ways to insure you are getting superior care is to find out if your physician teaches, publishes and is invited to conduct clinical trials for approval of drugs and devices.

Always Select a Professional Medical Setting

  • Qualified physicians are trained to handle cosmetic complications.
  • Non-physicians providing cosmetic procedures in their homes such as lasers and injectables are in violation of the state laws for the practice of medicine. Report any such illegal activity to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (www.lsbme.org)
  • Physicians must follow the rules of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) when delegating cosmetic procedures and be responsible for their patients.
  • Discounted products may be diluted or illegally imported materials not subject to review by the FDA for purity and safety.

We want to ensure you that both Dr. Mary Lupo and Dr. Kate Holcomb are board certified dermatologists who have specific education and training in a number of medical and cosmetic treatments and are up to date on the latest developments in the field of dermatology.  While Dr. Lupo and Dr. Holcomb have gone through training, they are also qualified to train others.

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