New Orleans area dermatologist describes atopic dermatitisBy Dr. Mary Lupo
Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory disease that results from a reaction to too many reactive inflammatory cells present in the skin. Studies have not determined what causes this, but thanks to anti-inflammatory therapies and medications, many dermatologists are able to help those suffering from atopic dermatitis to control flare-ups that may be caused by triggers. Atopic dermatitis presents itself as a red rash that can be itchy and uncomfortable. For immediate treatment, patients may be able to use prescription anti-itch products to reduce itching and help the skin heal. Preventative treatment may be suggested, as proactive therapies can eliminate flare-ups or help control them better, resulting in fewer problems from this chronic condition.
Triggers for atopic dermatitis vary, and some patients may experience this condition as a chronic problem. A dermatologist can help patients determine the source of the flare-ups, provide preventative care solutions, and offer treatments when conditions become more difficult to control. Atopic dermatitis is not contagious, but can easily start to become a lifelong problem for patients who do not grow out of it in their childhood. Many patients are diagnosed when they are infants and toddlers but outgrow the condition over time, while others are diagnosed with atopic dermatitis as adults and they deal with it for the remainder of their lives.
Patients in and around the area of New Orleans who have atopic dermatitis are invited to contact the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology to speak to a board certified dermatologist about solutions available for controlling the problem. The Lupo Center team has helped patients around the Southern Louisiana and Gulf Coast areas who are seeking quality dermatological care. Dr. Mary Lupo and her staff are dedicated to helping men, women, and children with medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions and welcome new patients into their practice.
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.