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Patient Pictures Shown Before and After Treatments
If diet and exercise failed to trim your stubborn fat, the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology can give you the results you desire safely and efficiently with CoolSculpting – the world’s number 1 treatment for fat reduction and body contouring. Under the supervision of New Orleans board certified dermatologist Dr. Mary Lupo, a sought-after authority on nonsurgical procedures, patients can reduces fat for good in nine different areas on the face and body with CoolSculpting. The treatment contours in a way that is not invasive and, in turn, requires no demands on your time and body for recovery. More than 8 million treatment cycles have been performed worldwide since CoolSculpting was first cleared in 2010 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for nonsurgical correction of those pesky fat pockets.
Many of us have stubborn fat despite diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting effectively targets fat cells underneath the skin without damage to the skin or surrounding tissues. Treated fat cells are frozen and then die.
In the weeks that follow, the body naturally processes an eliminates these dead fat cells. Treated fat cells are gone for good!
Join the ranks of CoolSculpting’s many satisfied patients
CoolSculpting is based on research from Harvard University, which goes back at least 40 years. The well-established science revolves around the idea that controlled cool temperatures selectively target (freeze or “crystallize”) and eliminate fat cells without damaging surrounding skin and tissues. The lipids in fat freeze at warmer temperatures than water in other cell types. Cells in targeted areas of localized fat are then naturally processed by the body’s lymphatic system in the months following treatment. According to the makers of CoolSculpting, Allergan, after a single CoolSculpting treatment, the targeted fat layer is permanently reduced by 20 to 25 percent.
Today’s CoolSculpting treatments are FDA-cleared to target more areas than any other nonsurgical fat reduction technology:
Underneath the chin
WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING AND HOW DOES IT FREEZES AWAY FAT CELLS?
Patients in the New Orleans, LA area who are seeking a non-invasive alternative to liposuction should contact our team at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology about the benefits of a Coolsculpting treatment.
As with all other procedures at the Lupo Center, CoolSculpting starts with a consultation. Dr. Lupo asks about the areas that bother you most. After evaluating the areas you are most interested in improving, Dr. Lupo discusses ways to get your desired result with an individualized treatment plan. She will show you before and after photos of our successfully treated patients so you can see results using different treatment plans for each patient. But remember, each patient is unique in the amount of fat they have and the way their body metabolizes the fat after the treatment so treatments will vary. Once we have a plan in place for you, we will start with the number one most bothersome area first and address it until your needs are met - we call this approach “treat to complete.”
Many people are great candidates for CoolSculpting; however, it is not a substitute for traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. You will also want to discuss conditions such as allergies and sensitivities, which may increase your risks of complications and interfere with post-treatment results.
The Lupo Center is transparent about costs and can discuss financing options as well as promotions and savings with treatment packages.
Your appointment starts with marking the treatment area and selecting the appropriate applicator for your needs. Once the treatment site is cleansed, the applicator is attached to the body and you are put in a seated position. Once you are comfortable and relaxed, the CoolSculpting treatment begins. Patients may feel some tugging, mild pinching, cramping and intense cold at the site of treatment, due to the pressure from the vacuum applicator and the cooling from the treatment. These sensations are well-tolerated and after a few minutes the targeted area becomes numb as the applicator reached the controlled cool temperatures. Many of our patients read or even doze off during the procedure.
Afterward, the applicator is removed and the area is massaged to further enhance the breakdown of fat. Immediately following, patients may notice temporary redness, bruising, blanching, tenderness or itching.
Dr. Lupo - Treatment Related Videos
Full assessment, prep and beginning of a @coolsculpting treatment to the submental area (double chin) using the #coolmini applicator!
Worried about what the Coolsculpting procedure is like? Watch and find out how simple and straightforward the Coolsculpting procedure is at the Lupo Centre as our technician Stephanie carries out the procedure on one of our own team members!
Hi! I am Stephanie. I am the Cool Sculpting technician at the Lupo Center and today we are actually going to treat one of our staff members. Her main focus today is her double chin. She does not like it. Basically, extending from this jawline, underneath to this side. So I will do all the markings for each treatment. But we are going to start with just the submentum directly under the chin. First, I assess the area and we have already discussed what she doesn’t like, then you have to do pre-pictures which we have already taken. And now, I am going to get the drawings on. I actually have the patient tucked just like that because it helps the skin to sag and to get the actual treatment area a little bit easier. So you kind of feel around for where the jawline is and you want a decent amount of overlap. But still gets a little bit extension out to her jawline. So we will treat all of this area. We are going to do the same thing on this side. I will have you put your head back so it is really going to be one here, one directly in the center and one all the way and it is going to get firm from here to here (not clear) with the (not clear). So now you can relax back, (clear back) in position on your back, hair out of the way. So now we are going to start cleansing the area (not clear). You do this for a full minute and I can still see a slight amount of marking from the sharpie which is where we are going to actually place the applicator. And then this one is different. It is actually a gel too and the gel is going to help protect your skin from any kind of thermal burn or any kind of thermal injury. So you just rub it all over the whole area and that is going to be within the applicator. I go a little bit outside the line. Now, we turn on applicator and I have the patient tuck their chind down slightly, it helps to see exactly where we are going and you just go directly onto the chin so it seals the suction. I ask if there is any pinching along the jawline and then secure it with a strap and I don’t like this part resting on them so I put some gauze right above there. And add the movable stabilizer device. So how does that feel? It feels like it is pulling a little bit but it is not painful. And we haven’t started the (not clear). Does that feel better with the actual applicator holder? It kind of helps to take the weight off. Now we will start the coolld. Minute 1 – 3: basically the cool just progresses and it gets a little bit colder each minute. Them minute 3 to 5, you can have a tingling or a burning sensation which I try to describe to people as if you stick your hand in an ice chest. You are looking for a drink and you haven’t found your drink and it starts to burn. It’s the same exact thing. Or if you have ice for a sports injury, that little burning sensation right before it goes numb. So, I tell my patients to beep me, let me know when they are having that just so I can kind of talk them through or distract them. And then once you hit 40 minutes, you just need to relax and this will be numb.
DUAL•SCULPTING: CoolSculpting two areas at the same time to cut down on time and to cut down on fat!
With CoolSculpting, Dr. Lupo now offers dual sculpting so that you can get the best results within the shortest period by addressing two stubborn fat pockets at the same time.
One to three days afterward, we will check in on you to make sure you are feeling well and to discuss any side effects that you may have questions about. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to take after photos to track your progress. Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after a treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. The body will continue to flush out fat cells for four to six months after treatment. Based on your original assessment plan, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
While results are patient-specific, once fat cells are treated, they cannot regrow. The ability to store fat cells at the treatment site is diminished, though fat can be distributed elsewhere.
THE TREATMENT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Many patients love their CoolSculpting results so much that they are inspired to improve their diet, exercise and lifestyle choices!
CoolSculpting is based on the science of cryolipolysis, which refers to the freezing and eventual death of fat cells. CoolSculpting providers precisely plan and apply cool temperatures in a controlled manner with specialized applicators. In the months following treatment, targeted fat cells are processed by the body naturally.
HOW DOES TREATMENT FEEL?
As the applicator isolates the treatment area and applies cooling, patients may experience a tugging, pinching, and intensely cold sensation. This is temporary. As CoolSculpting goes to work, you will not feel anything. The area goes numb. Side effects are also temporary and may include blanching, redness, itching, and tenderness.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SET ASIDE FOR TREATMENT?
Depending on the size of the area to be treated, each session can take as few as 35 minutes. You may require more than one treatment session to get the results you desire. Since each patient responds differently to CoolSculpting, your provider will discuss the need for additional treatment during the follow-up visit.
CAN I TREAT ANY PART OF MY BODY?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat nine different areas of the face and body, including belly, thighs, double chin, backside, and arms. These areas are notoriously stubborn to reduce with diet and exercise alone because they often arise due to genetic and hormonal factors that have nothing to do with how well you eat or your level of physical activity.
WILL I SEE RESULTS IMMEDIATELY?
CoolSculpting is worth the wait! While results are not visible right after treatment, the process that stimulates the destruction and eventual removal of fat cells is fast. Some patients see a noticeable improvement in one month. Optimal results are typically visible in around two to three months.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
There is no single “universal” treatment for cosmetic improvement. While more than 8 million treatment cycles have been administered worldwide since 2010, individuals who have had recent surgery, or suffer from allergies, sensitivities, and conditions such as cryoglobulinemia, should discuss alternatives with their doctors. Additionally, CoolSculpting is not a substitute for weight loss techniques and procedures such as liposuction.
WILL THE FAT COME BACK?
Once the area is treated, the fat cells there are gone for good. With fat reduction through diet and exercise, cells are only reduced in size. They are not destroyed. So, CoolSculpting offers lasting results.
HOW MUCH DOES TREATMENT COST?
We encourage you to contact your CoolSculpting provider. Many factors contribute to your costs, including the number of areas to be treated, the treatment package that you purchase, and your body’s response to CoolSculpting. We are happy to discuss ways to reach your goals during a consultation.
Before and After Treatments
Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology explained by Dr. Mary Lupo.
In this video, Dr. Mary Lupo explains what makes The Lupo Center stand out. Did you know that at The Lupo Center, Coolsculpting specialist is a registered nurse who is considered a master by the company Allergan who licensed the CoolSculpting devices. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of treatments such as CoolSculpting for fighting fat bulges, call Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology today to fix your appointment.
What is it that differentiates Lupo Center from the others?
At the Lupo Center, our CoolSculpting specialist is a registered nurse. She is considered a master by the company Allergan who licensed the CoolSculpting devices.
I think that it is a differentiator for us that we have a highly trained professional to perform the treatments.
What is dual sculpting and Its benefits?
The other thing that I think that makes our practice different is that we do dual sculpting. This means we have the capability of doing two areas at the same time. The beauty of this is it cuts down on the overall treatment time to get the results.
We like to have patients look good as fast as possible, and we find that using dual sculpting techniques two at the same time makes patients see great results at a faster rate.
Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology Mary P. Lupo, 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, 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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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.