Chemical Peels

“Chemical peels are still one of the best options for patients wanting to improve the color and texture of the skin. There are peels for everything from acne and rosacea to photoaging.”
- Dr. Lupo
One of the treatment options offered at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in New Orleans is the chemical peel. This form of treatment has been shown beneficial for a wide range of patients. Because chemical peels are customizable and range in strength from mild to deep, they are complementary to a variety of complexions and skin types. Whether you want to correct blemishes or wrinkles, or just want to refresh your healthy glow, Dr. Lupo can customize a chemical peel to meet your needs.

A chemical peel is a way to gently resurface the skin by removing the top layers using a mild to moderate chemical solution as opposed to mechanical or heat resurfacing such as microdermabrasion or laser treatment. The laying down of new skin makes pores appear smaller, and can greatly diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne, and discoloration.

Ideal for the correction of several skin concerns, chemical peels are designed around each patient. Your experienced dermatologist will manipulate the various aspects of your treatment to produce the greatest effect. The variables of chemical peel treatment include the strength and type of acid used, and the amount of time an acid solution remains on the skin. Through precision planning and application, Dr. Lupo achieves beautiful results.

Chemical peels at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology

Chemical peels at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
What are chemical peels? Are they safe? Chemical peels can be done for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Watch this video to learn more as Dr. Lupo from Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology explains it all.

What are chemical peels?
Chemical Peels have been around dermatology for decades. It remains a highly effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, both medical and cosmetic.

What kind of chemicals are used in this procedure?
Some chemicals are extremely effective because they act as an anti-inflammatory agent to decrease rosacea and acne inflammation.

This would include salicylic acid and mandelic acid. Also, salicylic acid peels can be highly effective for melasma. We also use chemical peels, such as trichloroacetic acid, for photorejuvenation.

How safe are chemical peels?
Chemical peels remain one of the most popular and safe options for patients when performed by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who understands the physiology of skin healing.

A chemical peel may produce virtually no flaking, or may require a few days of recovery based on the type and strength of the resurfacing solution. Standard glycolic peels tend to be quite mild, allowing the patient to resume normal activities while practicing adequate sun protection. Stronger peels will likely cause the skin to peel and flake for a few days, during which time it is even more important to stay out of the sun.

Dr. Mary Lupo has been treating the signs of aging for several years. In our office, we maximize the potential of chemical peel treatment by designing a suitable pre- and post-peel skin regimen before any treatment takes place. We may recommend Botox as a pre-treatment to chemical peels, so that treated skin heals smoother.

Post-treatment, it is important to keep the skin moist in order to prevent hyperpigmentation, infection, and redness. Sunscreen should be applied daily, and flaking skin should never be picked. Because optimal results are achieved by sun avoidance after treatment, the winter months may be the ideal time to schedule chemical peels at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology.

Performed properly by a highly trained professional, a chemical peel is safe and effective with little to no side effects. Contact our office today to schedule your skin rejuvenating treatment.

Dr. Lupo discusses the benefits of Chemical Peels

Dr. Lupo discusses the benefits of Chemical Peels
In spite of all the lasers we have at the Lupo center, we still do some of the old fashioned things that work. We still do chemical peels! Chemical peeling is when a chemical is applied

Chemical Peels
Dr. Mary Lupo
Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology

In spite of all the lasers we have at the Lupo center, we still do some of the old fashioned things that work. We still do chemical peels! Chemical peeling is when a chemical is applied to the skin and at a certain depth it will remove certain layers of the skin. What we try to achieve with peeling is to gauge the depth of the peel to the need of the patient. If a patient is a very darker skin type we typically do more superficial or lighter peels that are safer with darker skin. We do a lot of peels for acne, not only does Salicylic acid improve the active acne, but it will improve the redness that can be residual after acne is healed as well as some of the pigmentation that is seen after acne. So chemical peeling whether it is superficial middle or deep is an option that is available here for our patients who prefer chemical peeling over laser treatments to improve their skin.

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Benefits of Salicylic Acid Peels for All Skin Types

Benefits of Salicylic Acid Peels for All Skin Types
Salicylic Acid provides a host of benefits and is suitable for all skin types. Dr. Lupo explains in detail why she loves Salicylic Acid peels and why you will love it too!

Hi! Merry Christmas everyone! It is the Monday after Christmas and we have Seema who is getting her glowy skin giveaway from back in November and she is getting a salicylic acid peel. And the reason we chose this on her is because she has some active acne, she is also a skin type 3 and salicylic acid is particularly safe in people with darker skin complexions. You can do this skin peel if you are olive complexioned, if you are African American, if you are Asian, if you are Hispanic and of course if your skin type is 1 and 2, as well. Now, skin types 1 and 2 have a lot more variety, you can do more aggressive TCA peels on them and maybe some aggressive glycolic peels. But the reason I like salicylic acid on darker skin is you can’t get a hot spot, it is a self-neutralizing peel which makes it much safer and salicylic acid, unlike glycolic acid which is somewhat pro-inflammatory, to get your improvement, but this is anti-inflammatory. So we use it for active acne, active rosacea. It helps mute some of the redness and helps dry up some of the active blemishes. We recommend that the patient discontinue any exfoliation at home, 5-7 days before and that they not restart any prescription retinoids for 7 days after the peel. We are going to do a series of 3 on Seema and she will come in, once a month, so this is number 1. And the level of discomfort varies from person to person. Seema what would your say your discomfort level is? It is like 0. Well you are tougher than most people. Lot of people say that this may feel like about a 3 on them. If you open your eyes now and keep your head still and look up, we will do a little bit under her eyes, just to help a little bit with some of her under eye discoloration.
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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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