Acne is a common skin condition that is surrounded by many questions. Though millions of people have, at some point, experienced acne, the general consensus may be that acne is a teenage problem. In addition to who may be affected by acne, there are also myths about the potential causes of acne, how acne can be treated, and where on the body acne may develop.
The truth is that a person may develop acne at any age. From one person to another, acne may appear on different areas of the body, and will look different, as well. Blemishes may develop as pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, papules, or nodules. Though many people may find an adequate solution to blemishes in over-the-counter facial cleansers and creams, there are instances in which acne requires medical treatment for correction.
If skin does not respond to over-the-counter remedies within about a month of use, or if skin becomes irritated from such products, professional treatment should be sought. Acne not only has a negative emotional impact, but can also lead to scarring if the follicles affected by blemishes rupture. Dr. Mary Lupo is a New Orleans dermatologist with years of experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions. Acne is a common problem for which the Lupo Center has several solutions.
One popular acne treatment we offer uses laser technology. Isolaz is an effective acne treatment that uses broadband light in conjunction with a vacuum to cleanse the pores and fight bacteria. The vacuum in Isolaz loosens and extracts excess oil, dirt, and blackheads from deep within the pores. The broadband light targets acne-causing bacteria, destroying these microorganisms while also reducing facial redness caused by inflammation. The last step of an Isolaz treatment, Profusion, is designed to nourish the skin and aid in the absorption of topical acne treatments.
Administered in our comfortable office, Isolaz can:
- Reduce the number of acne spots
- Remove debris, oil, and blackheads
- Reduce pore size
- Improve the texture of skin
Isolaz is a comfortable, easy acne treatment that is suitable for all skin types. There is no downtime associated with this treatment. You can return to work or your normal routine immediately following treatment. Leaving our office, our patients feel refreshed and enjoy a healthy, radiant glow.
Break free from acne. Contact the Lupo Center for your visit with Dr. Mary Lupo.
Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
Mary P. Lupo, M.D. | Skylar A. Souyoul, M.D. - Connect on Linkedin
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, clinical 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.
Dr. Skylar Souyoul practices the full range of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. During her dermatology training, she worked closely with Dr. Lupo to learn the “Lupo Process” for cosmetic injections and laser procedures. She works with her patients to create a skin care regimen, which may include in-office procedures as well as over-the-counter cosmeceutical or prescription treatments depending on the patient’s needs. Dr. Souyoul continues to remain current on the most cutting-edge treatments so she can provide her patients with individualized treatments and optimal results. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.