Dr. Mary Lupo
Meet one of the country's leading experts in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation.
Since 1983, Mary P. Lupo, M.D., has been at the forefront of non-surgical skin rejuvenation. She realized at that time the desire for patients to look younger without the downtime and serious risks associated with surgery, as well as the importance of preventative care and maintenance of correction once it was achieved. She began using innovative combination protocols for her patients that included collagen fillers, light chemical peels, and topical products such as Retin A and alpha hydroxy acids with sun protection to make the skin look years younger. This trend is now the cornerstone of non-surgical care along with the additions of Botox to relax hyperactive muscles, newer more long lasting fillers and laser and other energy devices. Patients travel from miles away for the insight and experience that Dr. Lupo can provide to reshape and rejuvenate their face without cutting. Dr. Lupo's patients understand that it is not the use of one particular filler or laser, but rather the application of these tools in tandem that achieve the best possible result. You cannot learn the nuances of these techniques and their optimal application at a weekend course, but rather over a lifetime of experience. In addition, the years of teaching other physicians, serving on advisory boards and performing clinical trials on the latest techniques have resulted in Dr. Lupo always being on the cutting edge of non-cutting (no surgery) skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Lupo is a board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lupo received a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in biology from Newcomb College of Tulane University where she graduated summa cum laude with honors, achieving the highest four-year grade point average of the graduating class of 1976. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1980 and completed her internal medicine internship at Ochsner Foundation before entering the dermatology program at Tulane University School of Medicine where she served as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Lupo was awarded the Peterkin Award for her original research in skin lipids and inflammation in patients with atopic dermatitis. She is licensed to practice in Louisiana, Colorado, Illinois, Florida and Georgia.
Dr. Lupo is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, former committee member; American Dermatological Association; American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, former board of directors and committee member; Women's Dermatologic Society, former president and committee member; Eastern College of Health Vocations, medical advisory board; TopMD Skin Care, medical advisory board; Strathspey Crown, founding member and operating partner; Annenberg Circle of the Dermatology Foundation; and Stegman Circle of the ASDS Dermasurgery Advancement Fund. She also served as the Louisiana vice-chair for the Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society Campaign.
As director of Tulane's Resident Cosmetic Clinic, Dr. Lupo has taught fillers, Botox, sclerotherapy, chemical peels and laser therapies since 1984. As a member of the Allergan National Training Center and National Education Faculty, she teaches Botox injection techniques to other physicians. She is a founding director of The Cosmetic Boot Camp, an innovative CME program that teaches board certified core aesthetic physicians the latest techniques for aging skin correction. Dr. Lupo is the author of more than 60 published articles and book chapters, and she has been a speaker on various dermatological topics at nearly 250 national and international meetings and seminars.
Dr. Lupo was chosen to be on the advisory panel for Sculptra prior to FDA approval and is an instructor for Valeant for this filler. She has been a faculty member for the American Society for Dermatological Surgery's Filler courses and program director for Tulane University School of Medicine's Botox, Filler, Laser, and Cosmeceutical CME courses. Dr. Lupo was a faculty member for the 2007 Consensus Guidelines Update Conference to delineate optimal protocols for Botulinum Toxin Type A and Dermal fillers. Her lectures shared her expertise in the treatment of photoaging, non-surgical skin rejuvenation, sclerotherapy as well as her knowledge of cosmeceuticals. She was chosen by Inamed to be a FDA investigator in 2004 for the hyaluronic filler, Juvederm, which received FDA approval in 2006. As a clinical instructor for Allergan for Juvederm, she helped launched the product to physicians in Australia in 2007. In 1999, she was the first physician in Louisiana to perform photorejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light. She has acted as a consultant or speaker over the years for Inamed, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Playtex, Kao Brands (Jergens, Curel, Ban, and Biore), Allergan (both skin care and Botox Cosmetic divisions) Dermik, Merz, Medicis, Galderma, Stiefel, Neocutis, Ortho- Neutrogena, LaRoche Posay, L'Oreal, Philosophy and TopMD Skin Care.
In 1995, Dr. Lupo founded the Dr. Mary Lupo Skin Care System, an innovative skin care product line for all skin types. She is often quoted in national beauty magazines on various dermatological topics from acne to aging skin and from skin cancers to fillers and cosmeceuticals. She has appeared on E! Entertainment Network, the Food Network, CNN news, and The View as well as local CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX affiliates in New Orleans.
Dr. Lupo has been married to Robert E. Smith Lupo since 1980, and together they have two children, Tom and Francesca. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and Labrador retrievers, hiking, snorkeling, skiing, snow shoeing, Pilates, and cooking.
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