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IPL & Vascular Lasers

“The most popular light treatment because in 3-5 sessions, with no downtime from work or your life, the skin is brightened and lightened.”
- Dr. Lupo
Ongoing advances in the field of dermatology have brought about significant increase in treatment options. There are so many effective, non-invasive cosmetic treatments available today that it can be hard to imagine a single therapy solving multiple skin conditions. Dr. Mary Lupo believes this to be the case with IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light treatment. The first physician in Louisiana to incorporate this treatment into her practice, Dr. Lupo has consistently and successfully used IPL since 1999. Today, it continues to be one of the most popular treatment options at the Lupo Center.

There is a wide variety of skin problems that can be corrected with either IPL treatment or treatment with a vascular laser. At Lupo Center, we use the Excel V laser or IPL to target brown and red discoloration, facial veins, unwanted hair, acne scarring and more. Skin treated with IPL or vascular laser will become smoother in texture, and there will be a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, as well. Rosacea is another condition that can be significantly improved with light treatments, as medications alone rarely provide complete relief from symptoms such as redness and flushing.

IPL treatments differ from laser treatments, using broad band light energy from the visible and near-infrared light spectrum. Treatment with intense pulsed light is a safe and effective, non-invasive way to address photoaging. In fact, this form of skin rejuvenation is sometimes referred to as a “fotofacial” or “photorejuvenation.” IPL works by applying heat to tighten and shrink targeted blood vessels while simultaneously stimulating the production of new collagen for improved skin texture.

IPL & Vascular Lasers at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology

IPL & Vascular Lasers at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
If you are looking at ways to improve the redness of your skin and get rid of brown spots, the IPL and Vascular lasers at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology can help. Watch the video as Dr. Mary Lupo explains all about it.


What is IPL & Vascular Laser, and how do they work?

IPL & Vascular lasers are energy-based devices that help improve skin redness, flushing, and inflammation. They also reduce broken capillaries and larger veins on the face and the legs.

They work by targeting the hemoglobin in the blood vessel, causing the blood vessel to spasm and shrink.

IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. That means that it's a broadband of wavelength light that improves the redness and often brown spots and overall rejuvenation of the skin by stimulating collagen production.

The vascular lasers are precise to one wavelength, we use the Excel V, a 532-nanometer laser, and we use it for Rosacea, redness, and sun damage.


Is there any downtime after treatment?

IPL & Vascular lasers are considered no downtime treatments. You may have a little bit of redness and puffiness, but it is inconsequential and normal activities can be continued.

Most people need a series of 3 sessions spaced 3 - 4 weeks apart for optimal long-term results.

Please feel free to contact us if you need further information.


The gentleness of IPL and vascular lasers in the care of skin conditions allows patients to immediately return to their normal routine. There is no downtime and no side effects to either type of treatment, which may be performed on the same day as an important event or even during your lunch hour. It is possible to apply makeup immediately following a treatment session.

IPL and vascular laser treatments are ideal for many of our patients. We recommend that a good skin care program be instituted after treatment so that optimal results may be maintained for a longer period of time.

Dr. Mary Lupo has the precise training and experience to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact the Lupo Center for your consultation today.

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Precise treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions with excelV+ pen

Precise treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions with excelV+ pen
Dr. Lupo offers the exceIV+ pen for precise treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions. Watch the appearance of veins fade with a few flashes of the pen!


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Farewell to discoloration and hello to collagen with IPL treatments

Non Invasive Fillers and Devices for Rejuvenation of the Eyes by Dr. Mary Lupo


Dr. Lupo has been offering Intense Pulsed Light treatments since 1999 and it continues to be a favorite! See how IPL treatments can address discoloration stimulate collagen production to create a refreshed and youthful appearance.

Beat summer sun damage with IPL treatments

Beat summer sun damage with IPL treatments by Dr. Mary Lupo


Dr. Lupo is a fan of IPL treatments. She herself gets an annual treatment after enjoying the sun and the sands over the summer!

Zap away discoloration with excelIV!

Zap away discoloration with excelIV!


With excelIV discoloration from sun damage and even skin texture issues can be easily zapped away. With no downtime, Dr. Lupo assures that you can see results within 3 treatments over just 2 months!

excelV pen precisely treats cherry angiomas

excelV pen precisely treats cherry angiomas - Dr. Mary Lupo


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Erasing redness and brown spots one zap at a time with excel V laser

Erasing redness and brown spots one zap at a time with excel V laser - Dr. Mary Lupo


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Dr. Lupo discusses the benefits of PhotoRejuvenation

Dr. Mary Lupo discusses the benefits of PhotoRejuvenation
In 1999 I was the first position in Louisiana to perform a procedure called photo rejuvenation. Photo rejuvenation refers to a technique utilizing intense pulse light that improves


Photo-rejuvenation
Dr. Mary Lupo
Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology

In 1999 I was the first position in Louisiana to perform a procedure called photo rejuvenation. Photo rejuvenation refers to a technique utilizing intense pulse light that improves the appearance of the skin with no down time. With intense pulse light, the target in the skin that is heated are blood vessels and pigment cells and when they absorb the laser energy, heat is generated and that heat stimulates a healing response. When the response occurs, the skin is tightened the pores are improved and the skin is made more luminesce because red and brown spots fade. In addition to the intense pulse light we also use a vascular laser called the Excel V. The Excel V is a laser as opposed to intense pulse light and we use this laser for more intense beam for more distinct and deep blood vessels that are located on the face and on the legs, so here at the Lupo center we have the spectrum of treatment that can be best suited to whatever your individual needs are!

145 Robert E. Lee
Suite, 302
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-288-2381

Erase tiny red vessels with excelV + pen

Erase tiny red vessels with excelV + pen


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Welcome Video

Welcome Video
The Cutera Excel V Laser has fit beautifully in my practice. I pride myself on buying equipment that is state of the art, and what I have to have is something that makes


Why do you prefer to use Excel V Laser than other lasers on the market?

The Cutera Excel V Laser has fit beautifully in my practice. I pride myself on buying equipment that is state of the art, and what I have to have is something that makes business sense for me as a practicing dermatologist but it has to work for my patients, and give me a level of efficacy and safety that I can give to my patients, what I like about the Excel V is I think it has all of the benefits, of a pulsed dye laser as far as efficacy without a lot of the negatives, the disposable dye pack costs and the somewhat skittish maintenance issues with pulses dye lasers. So from a business stand point I have been very, very happy with the Excel V

Dr. Mary Lupo
Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
145 Robert E. Lee
Suite, 302
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-288-2381

IPL Treatment - Photorejuvenation (Video 1)

IPL Treatment - Photorejuvenation (Video 1)


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IPL Treatment - Photorejuvenation (Video 2)

IPL Treatment - Photorejuvenation (Video 2)


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IPL Treatment - Photorejuvenation (Video 3)

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Meet one of the countrys leading experts in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation.

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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Success Stories

Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
Review From Phuong N.
The best dermatologist in all of the Louisiana easily. She’s is very knowledgeable and can help you with your skin conditions. Make sure you tell her everything and don’t be shy because she moves fast, and you may forget to tell her something. But all in all I highly suggest her.
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