New Orleans dermatologist describes laser resurfacing treatmentsBy Dr. Mary Lupo
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a treatment option for patients who are interested in a more aggressive approach to their aging, discolored skin. This treatment uses a specialized laser that can remove the upper layer of the skin while also stimulating collagen production and new skin cells for a healthier appearance. This treatment is used for combating the sings of aging including fine lines and wrinkles and reducing the appearance of scarring and pigmentation issues.
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is an aggressive procedure and it should be treated as such. Patients need to speak to their dermatologist to fully understand the process and learn what they can expect for healing and recovery afterwards. Most patients who undergo this treatment will need to take approximately seven days off for downtime. This is because the skin will be red and swollen over the course of several days. It may need extra care and attention, and patients should avoid sunlight during their recovery period. Patients will not be able to cover up their healing skin sufficiently with cosmetics, so downtime from work and outside activities should be factored in before undergoing procedures such as this.
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can rejuvenate the skin in a way no other treatment can. Dr. Mary Lupo and her team may suggest this treatment for patients who are serious about addressing tired, dull, discolored skin affected by the signs of aging, scarring, or sun damage. At the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, we are pleased to provide this and many other solutions for patients seeking more attractive, healthier skin.
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.