Fraxel Dual

“We utilize the new Fraxel Dual technology which improves both irregular pigmentation and skin texture with minimal downtime.”
- Dr. Lupo
Most adults, at some point, wish that the effects of aging could be slowed, or maybe even reversed at least a little bit. At Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, Dr. Mary Lupo helps men and women address the various skin concerns that come with age using proven technology and a gentle manner. We are happy to offer Fraxel laser treatments as part of our anti-aging protocol. This form of laser therapy can rejuvenate the appearance of skin by reversing visible signs of aging naturally, helping patients look as young as they feel. The changes that come from Fraxel treatment in our New Orleans dermatology practice are not scary or drastic, they are simply a younger version of you.

Here at the Lupo Center, we use the Fraxel Restore Dual Wavelength System for the most advanced treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, Actinic Keratosis, sun damage, and surface scarring. This system has been chosen out of many options because we want to serve our patients with technology that has a high safety rating as well as proven results for various skin types. An additional benefit to Fraxel treatment is that the patient experiences only minimal disruption in their normal level of activity.

The benefits of the Fraxel Dual resurfacing device - Dr. Mary Lupo

The benefits of the Fraxel Dual resurfacing device - Dr. Mary Lupo
Fraxel Dual Laser Resurfacing Device is one of the most popular devices in the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology new Orleans, LA. In this video Dr. Mary Lupo explains the reasons for Fraxel Dual to be a vital device in her practice.

Do you use a Fraxel Dual device at your practice?

Fraxel Dula is one of the most popular devices in my practice.

The reason is because of the consistency of the results and the science behind the Fraxel technology.

Is it better than the rest?

Fraxel is so good that as the other fractional lasers came out a lot of people thought they were getting Fraxel at a Spa or something, but they weren’t getting Fraxel they were getting another fractional resurfacing device.

Who is an ideal candidate?

  • Patient who has sun damage
  • Who wants a re-texturizing/brightening/ firming of the skin surface
  • Wants an improvement of finer lines, finer wrinkles, pores, and for discoloration, brown spots, dullness of the skin
Those are the patients who are the best candidates for Fraxel Dual.

Why is it called Dual?

It is called Dual because it is two lasers. One that works primarily at the surface and breaks up the pigmentation and one that penetrates a little bit deeper that's better for lines and acne scars.

For photo rejuvenation, we use both lasers. If someone doesn't have photoaging and superficial discoloration, and I am treating acne scars I am going to use one of the two lasers.

What is best about Fraxel Dual?

The beauty of Fraxel Dual is like Botox and Fillers it is doctor dependent in understanding the technology and picking the optimal settings and depth, the number of passes, etc. to give the patient the best possible result.

Laser treatments are a wonderful way to rejuvenate the skin. Contact the Lupo Center for your visit with Dr. Mary Lupo.

For patients who want to feel good about how they look, who want real results without extensive downtime or drastic changes in their appearance, Fraxel is a great option. This non-invasive laser treatment is designed around each patient, as we have the ability to adjust the level of intensity in each case. Depending on need, Fraxel may provide superficial, moderate, or deeply penetrative treatment of particular skin concerns. The results that can be achieved in a series of treatment sessions are typically dramatic, with skin looking younger, brighter, and smoother in the most natural way.

Fraxel laser treatment may be applied on face, neck, chest, and hands for overall improvement in skin tone and texture. Full face treatment in our office takes only about thirty minutes, though we may schedule additional time to cleanse and anesthetize the skin beforehand. Patients report feeling mild prickling or heat sensations as laser energy is applied. After treatment, the skin may feel slightly sunburned for a few days.

Laser treatments are a wonderful way to rejuvenate the skin. Contact the Lupo Center for your visit with Dr. Mary Lupo.

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Dr. Lupo offers Fraxel Dual for getting rid of dark spots. Watch how she uses this gold standard in laser resurfacing to address discoloration on the hands!

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Fraxel Dual - Top Choice for your Skin Concerns!

Fraxel Dual - Top Choice for your Skin Concerns! by Dr. Mary Lupo
Find out why Fraxel Dual is Dr. Lupo's top choice for your skin concerns!

Today I would like to talk to you about the Fraxel Dual. It happens to be one of my favorite devices in my practice. The reason it is one of my favorites is because it has the most peer reviewed studies that have shown both its safety and its efficacy. I also like it because it allows me to individualise person’s treatment. There are many many settings to use on this device. It is a very sophisticated device and every patient’s treatment can be tailored to them. I love the fact that I can treat a diverse skin population as well as a diverse skin disease problem. I can treat global ageing of the skin. I can treat acne scars. And I can treat significant discoloration. So, if you want the best, if you want the one that’s been around a long time and still delivering results, Fraxel Dual is your choice!

Dr. Lupo Discusses Fraxel Dual, the gold standard for non-invasive laser resurfacing

Dr. Lupo Discusses Fraxel Dual

So today we are doing a procedure that our employee of the month – Celeste has chosen, to be her procedure for the month. Celeste has chosen to do another Fraxel – she has had a Fraxel before, so why don’t you tell us what you noticed when you had Fraxel a few years ago?

When I had Fraxel a few years ago I noticed that my pore sizes were smaller, I also noticed that my texture got better and it helped to reverse the sun damage that I had from previous years.

So you noticed an improvement in the brown spots?

Yes I did

So what we use is the Fraxel Dual, the Dual means that you are actually getting 2 laser treatments at the same time, the 1550 nanometer portion of the laser goes deeper into the skin and what that does is it stimulates collagen production. When you stimulate collagen production you improve many things. You can improve acne scars, you can improve lines, you can improve pores, so it gives you an overall improvement of your texture and is rejuvenating. The second laser we use is a 1927 nanometer laser. It is a thulium laser, and this addresses more of the pigment. In addition the thulium lasers has been found to prevent skin cancer so to at least decrease your risk of future skin cancers if you have had a lot of sun, so Celeste has been with me for 23 years and she has taken advantage of many of our devices over the years in order to talk to patients about it and explain to them what are the benefits are – how long they’ll be red or swollen or dry of flaky and this month – January is a great one to do Fraxel because you don’t want to get a lot of sun after you get a Fraxel treatment – so since the sun is less intense in January, it is a good time to do it. Plus we find that the social calendar kind of slows down a little bit between Christmas and mardi gras – here in New Orleans so January is a great time to do your Fraxel.

Ok alright! So we are going to put some eye shields on. So we are going to start with the deeper laser first and my oh my - your eyelashes look great from the Alphaeon Eye lash serum Celeste!

Thank you!

I don’t often appreciate how pretty your eye lashes look. Now there are some things that we recommend to pair in order to get the optimal result so we recommend that you use some sort of exfoliator before; it can be a retinol it can be a retinoid, it can be a retinae it can be a Taseract and in sensitive skin patients we use the Restorecy pro serum, but the most important thing is to also use things that stimulate collagen production, and improve pigmentation so the revision C plus correcting lotion is a great product to pair with this – it helps with red and brown. A very good SPF 45 to 50 sunscreen that is chemical free , is important to pair with this so we like the Isdin, Eryfotona Angelis, we also like the Revision Intellishade and then we also recommend Peptides or both factors to help stimulate more repair so the products we like are Revision DEJ, which is a peptide product for the moderately young patients, and for older patients we love the Rubic Skin MD and it is important always to pair procedures with products in order to get optimal results both before and after your treatment. Fraxel is a scanning laser and that increases the precision of the application of the laser and remember fractionate lasers don’t treat all of the skin whether it is treatment so that affords rapid healing when you get this treatment. If you like the results of the Fraxel we usually recommend that you do a Fraxel every 2 to 5 years, depending on your level of sun damage and how careful you are about getting new sun damage. So Celeste can you tell us when was your last Fraxel?

It was probably about 3 to 4 years ago.

Ok we can look it up.


And Celeste can you tell us on a pain scale of 0 no pain at all and 10 excruciating pain, what number would you give this procedure?

It depends on where she is at – it is a 3 to 4, on the bony areas it is a little bit more of a 4, the cheek was about a 3.

So the forehead is a 4?


We find that the forehead and jaw line are usually the most painful areas, but you would describe 4 being a little painful to tolerable?


Now we did use a really good numbing cream on you and you had it on for at least an hour before hand.


And we found that, that makes a huge difference in the tolerance of this with patients. So after we finish these we will do the 1927, and we will probably take pictures of Celeste in a day and we will post them so you can see what she looks like as far as redness and swelling.

Dr. Lupo’s Top Products for Resurfacing Treatments

Dr. Lupo’s Top Products for Resurfacing Treatments

Now we are going to talk a little bit more about products that compliment procedures and specifically today I want to talk about resurfacing procedures. This can include deeper chemical peels, but also Fraxel and C02 resurfacing and radio frequency micro needling. The products I like for this are first of all is the Cicalfate by Avene and the Straticell because both of these products help to hydrate the skin and keep it lubricated so that it heals faster. The dryness of the skin and any scabbing can actually slow in the healing process for these resurfacing procedures. Finally both before and 1 week after your resurfacing procedures is the time to use your retinoid. I particularly like Altreno – because Altreno has added Glycerin and hydrolyzed collagen which helps to prevent it from being as drying as many retinoid can be. I particularly like Altreno if you are going to be getting Fraxel to reverse acne scarring. Sometimes if you are acne prone, resurfacing can result in an exacerbation of your acne so using Altreno both before and then after the procedure will help diminished the risk of an acne flair.

Rejuvenate Your Hands with Fraxel Dual Resurfacing Laser Treatment

Dr. Mary Lupo discusses Fraxel Dual resurfacing laser improves

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Fraxel Dual Resurfacing Laser Improves Sun Damaged Skin

Fraxel Dual Resurfacing Laser Improves Sun Damaged Skin

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Dr. Lupo discusses the benefits of Fraxel Dual

Dr. Mary Lupo discusses the benefits of Fraxel Dual

Fraxel Restore Dual Wavelength System

Mary P. Lupo, M.D

Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology.

Fraxel is the gold standard in non-ablative resurfacing of the skin. At the Lupo center we have Fraxel restore and the Fraxel dual. The dual is actually 2 lasers in one, one of the laser energies goes deeper into the skin in order to stimulate collagen repair while the other helps to ablate surface skin that is discolored usually from photo damage or sunlight. Melasma is another condition that can be treated with the Fraxel dual. We have found this to be one of the most effective and safe treatments that can be used in virtually all skin types. Here at the Lupo center we try to have the equipment that matches the patient’s needs so that we can individualize everyone’s treatment so they can get the best possible treatment for them.

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How To Erase Photo Damage/Sun Damage

How To Erase Photo Damage/Sun Damage

Hi I am Dr. Mary Lupo and I would like to talk to you about something called photo damage. Photo damage means sun damage and it is caused by the cumulative damage of ultra violet light over your lifetime. It is worsened every time you go out in the sun without a sun screen. You get additional exaggerated damage if you go in tanning beds. These things increase your chances of skin cancer so make sure you get a yearly body check to look for changes in moles and growths, but sun damage also causes cosmetic changes to the skin that you are not going to like. We are talking about wrinkles, folds, brown spots and skin sagging. Here at the Lupo center for aesthetic and general dermatology we take the war against sun damage seriously and we can offer you not just fillers but lasers to improve the texture and colour of your skin we have lasers that will also improve scars both from acne as well as trauma – so please, ask us about all the innovations that are available here at the Lupo center. We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the best technology available, we hope we can help you and help you skin looks its best - thank you!

Fraxel Dual Treatment (Non-Invasive) - Laser Technology For A Younger Looking 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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