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Treating wrinkles and scars in New Orleans with Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy

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Smooth, fresh, youthful looking skin is supported by a strong network of collagen fibers beneath the surface. The passage of time, sun exposure, smoking, and environmental pollution break down collagen, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Acne, at any stage of life, can leave scars that further mar the complexion. Dr. Mary Lupo, board certified dermatologist at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, offers a solution for patients in the New Orleans area – fractional CO2 laser therapy.

Laser therapy has long been used for aesthetic skin treatment. However, new fractional laser systems greatly reduce risk and recovery time, with improved results in wrinkle and scar treatment.

Common questions about CO2 fractional laser therapy

Q – What is the science behind CO2 fractional laser therapy?
A – A fractional laser breaks the focused stream of laser light into thousands of tiny beams that penetrate deep skin layers. These minute holes spare surrounding cells in the epidermis (visible skin layer), while stimulating change from within.

Q – How does treatment change the condition of skin?
A – The carefully controlled "injury" from the laser beams triggers the production of fresh collagen bundles beneath the surface. Over the course of several weeks or months, depending on your unique physiology, collagen builds forming a firm foundation that softens wrinkles on the surface. Fractional CO2 laser therapy works in a similar manner for scar revision, first breaking up scar tissue, and then triggering new collagen to smooth the outer layer of skin.

Q – Is CO2 fractional laser therapy convenient?
A – Yes. Treatment is performed on an outpatient basis at our office. There is short downtime. You can experience redness, minor swelling and crusting for a few days.

Q – How many treatments are needed?
A – Dr. Mary Lupo may recommend one-two sessions for maximum improvement in wrinkles or scarring.

Q – Does fractional CO2 laser therapy replace other treatment methods?
A – It works well as a standalone treatment or in combination with other procedures as part of an individualized skin rejuvenation program.

Q – Why should I trust the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology with my skin?
A – The most important factor in fractional CO2 laser therapy is not the technology – it is the skill, experience, and natural artistry of the clinician performing treatment. Dr. Mary Lupo has performed CO2 laser since 1995. Their safety record is impeccable, and you can see their results in some of the most beautiful faces in the greater New Orleans area.

With an office located in the New Orleans area, the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology makes fractional CO2 laser wrinkle reduction and scar revision a convenient reality. Call us today to schedule a consultation.


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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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