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What to expect before, during, and after chemical peels in the New Orleans area


Patients in the New Orleans area who want to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while improving the complexion, texture, and tone of their skin are encouraged to learn more about a procedure known as a chemical peel. Chemical peels have been used for decades to enhance natural skin tone and deal with many imperfections of the skin in a more aggressive manner. Dr. Mary Lupo of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology takes the time to discuss the benefits of a chemical peel during a patient consultation. Knowing what to expect before, during, and after will help in better understanding the procedure as a whole.


Before a chemical peel, patients will want to consult with a board certified dermatologist about which peel to have completed. Dr. Mary Lupo has a wide range of peels including superficial, medium and deep peels. Superficial peels, also referred to as “lunchtime peels,” are done to address the upper layer of the skin in a less aggressive manner. Deep peels typically penetrate down into the skin and may require more healing time. Patients can decide which treatment is right for them based on the time they have available for recovery and how aggressive of a peel they are considering.


The skin is cleansed and the chemical ingredients are carefully applied to the skin. They are left on for a specific period of time to allow the best penetration, and then are removed. The skin is cleansed again to ensure the chemicals are removed and deactivated.


After a chemical peel, most patients will experience some redness. More aggressive peels will eventually lift up and cause the upper layer of the skin to become rough and peel off. Dr. Mary Lupo will educate patients on after-care to ensure they take proper care of their skin during this transformation. However, over the course of a week or more, patients will notice dramatic improvement in skin discoloration, texture, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and tone.

Interested in learning more about chemical peels? Call our practice at (504) 777-3047 today to book an appointment with Dr. Mary Lupo and her team to consult regarding chemical peels and other cosmetic and medical solutions for improving the skin.

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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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