Cooltouch Treatment


Acne is a persistent inflammatory skin condition that results from pores in the skin becoming clogged with debris, oil, and dead skin cells. Pores that are impacted in such a way give bacteria, which live naturally on the skin, the ideal environment in which they thrive. The result of bacteria in clogged pores is swelling and inflammation. Sometimes, pores can become infected, as well. If, as a result of inflammation, an affected follicle ruptures, or if blemishes are scratched, picked, and squeezed, discoloration and scarring may occur.

Dr. Mary Lupo is an experienced dermatologist who has been helping patients from New Orleans and surrounding areas for many years. At the Lupo Center, we offer various treatment options to address the problem of acne because we understand that each patient is different.

A laser treatment that we use for the elimination of acne and acne scars is the CoolTouch laser. This device applies gentle pulses of light energy over affected skin. This energy is absorbed in the deeper layers of skin, resulting in the shrinkage of oil glands, which decreases their ability to produce acne. The absorption of light energy by the glands, however, does not diminish the production of oil necessary for healthy skin.

Cool touch laser at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology explained by Dr. Mary Lupo

Cool touch laser at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology explained by Dr. Mary Lupo
What is Cooltouch treatment? How can Cooltouch treatment help you get rid of acne scars? Watch this video as Dr. Mary Lupo from Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology explain it all in this video.

What is CoolTouch treatment?

CoolTouch is one of the oldest lasers that we have in non-surgical rejuvenation. It is a long wave YAG laser that can be used on all skin colors and skin types.

What is the main purpose of using CoolTouch laser?

CoolTouch now is primarily used for active acne and active acne with early acne scarring.

How does CoolTouch treatment work?

Its mechanism of action is that it shrinks the oil gland, and the heating of the dermis results in collagen stimulation. This improves the damaged collagen that has been damaged from the inflammation of the acne.

Always remember to never pick any acne lesion. It is the picking which causes the severe deeper inflammation that causes greater scarring with acne.

The heat from the CoolTouch laser also sends gentle stimulation to the dermal tissue. This triggers a natural repair mechanism in which the body’s own natural collagen is replenished. Collagen is a substance produced by the body to heal wounds. With this stimulated production of collagen, blemishes and acne scars gradually disappear, leaving the skin smoother and softer.

CoolTouch laser treatments are suitable for all skin types. The energy delivered is fast acting and long lasting, with treatment taking only a few minutes in our state-of-the art dermatology practice. Following CoolTouch treatment, our patients are able to immediately return to their regular day.

We understand the immense impact that comes from chronic acne. If over-the-counter remedies have not produced the desired effect after four to six weeks, blemishes may be best treated by a board certified dermatologist. The Lupo Center offers gentle, effective treatment that alleviates the physical and emotional impact of acne. Contact us today for your consultation with Dr. Mary Lupo.

Dr. Lupo discusses the benefits of CoolTouch

Dr. Mary Lupo discusses the benefits of CoolTouch

As a board-certified dermatologist, I see a lot of acne in all ages. Sometimes patients are intolerant to medical treatments such as oral antibiotics or Accutane, or they have a medical condition that prevents me from using these medications. For those patients, we have the option of cool touch. Cool touch is an infrared laser device that deep heats the dermal layer of the skin. The heat actually shrinks the oil glands and actually stimulates new collagen production. The beauty of cool touch is it can be used on all skin types and all ethnicities. So, it is a colourblind laser, it can be used year-round and it's a very versatile and effective tool to treat acne. So, here at the loopholes centre, we try to tailor the treatment for your individual needs and the circumstances that require us to be flexible with how you get your acne treated.
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Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.

Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.

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