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Is Botox safe for New Orleans area patients?

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When patients first consider treatments to reduce the signs of aging, they may consider an injectable called Botox. It is a medical drug, which is used to keep specific muscles from contracting. These contractions on the face can cause lines, folds, and wrinkles. By eliminating this movement, the skin can become smoother.

Many patients who visit Dr. Mary Lupo ask if Botox is safe. At the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in New Orleans, we ensure that everything we do is safe and effective. Botox is made of botulinum toxin type A. However, it is safe to inject into the muscles to eliminate contractions and provide smoother, more youthful skin on the face. It is FDA-approved for use on the forehead between the eyebrows, but is used off-label for other parts of the face or body. In fact, it is approved for indications including those with chronic migraines, muscle stiffness, cervical dystonia, blepharospasms, strabismus, and hyperhidrosis.

Though there are some possible minor side effects of Botox, it is done each and every day to help patients turn back the hands of time. Most patients experience some bruising and discomfort after their injections, but this is normal and will go away quickly. Other potential side effects that can occur include swelling of the injection area, headache and neck pain, rash, tiredness, and dry mouth. If these occur, patients are urged to seek medical care.

As with any medication, there may be side effects and risks. However, the majority of Botox injections are completed with little to no discomfort or concerns. When it is used properly for the correct indications, patients can see great results in the reduction of lines and wrinkles on the face.

Dr. Mary Lupo of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology is proud to offer Botox and other injectables to transform and rejuvenate patients’ appearances. When you choose a qualified dermatologist such as Dr. Mary Lupo, you will be pleased at the positive changes that happen in both your appearance and your self-esteem. Contact her practice today at (504) 777-3047 to make an initial appointment request.


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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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Review From Anne R.
Dr. Mary Lupo and her staff performed Fraxel laser on my face and I had incredible results. The service, which is the brand Fraxel, isn't the least expensive in the city, but when done correctly by a professional like Dr. Lupo, the money is well spent. For me, I had issues with age spots and melasma, which were significantly diminished in one treatment--as well as fine lines around my eyes. My face looked young and bouncy and bright. For Dr. Lupo, this is a craft and she spends time with her patients, giving them the best results possible. I'd highly recommend her and this service to anyone.
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