A: Bruising is the most consistent adverse event that can occur from filler injections. Even if a blunt cannula is used, bruising is always possible because a needle must be used for the insertion point of the cannula. In addition, some fillers can result in delayed bruising the next day. We always apply immediate pressure after each stick, but bruising is a complication that is impossible to prevent 100% of the time. In our practice, we have found that the Excel V 532 laser, when done 1-2 days after bruising shortens the duration and improves the severity of bruises.
Q: I have been noticing that my skin is dull and blotchy and my pores seem to be getting larger. I am 42 years old and I always thought my skin was pretty good. Do you have an option for someone like me?
A: This is a common complaint for the 35-45 year old set. Cumulative sun damage is catching up to you. You need a comprehensive overview of your skin and a plan. As a board certified dermatologist, I can individualize a program for you and your needs. You have so many options at my office. Clear and Brilliant, Fraxel Dual, IPL, chemical peels just to name a few. One of my favorite laser devices is my Excel V laser with the micro-pulsed 1064nm Laser Genesis hand piece. This is often my go to laser for those in your age range with the beginnings of the signs of sun damage. It is painless, but in order to be effective, must be done weekly or every 2 weeks for 5-6 sessions. This laser energy can be used on all skin types and it improves the blotchy discoloration of redness and brown while stimulating collagen repair that helps minimize the openings of the pores. There is no pain, no downtime and the glow of radiant skin is your reward for the series. It even helps mild acne because it inhibits the sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin that are pumping oil into the pores and dilating them resulting in bacterial overgrowth and acne blemishes.
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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.