Achieve better skin with intense pulsed light therapy in New Orleans


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Do you want better skin? Is your current skin care regimen not improving the texture and tone of the skin and are you seeking more technologically advanced solutions? If you live in the New Orleans, LA area and are ready to transform your appearance, we welcome you to our practice to discuss the benefits of therapy options such as intense pulsed light, or IPL treatment.

What is intense pulsed light?

Dr. Mary Lupo at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology understands that many patients confuse intense pulsed light as a laser therapy.While similar, it is not the same. While laser is only one wavelength of light, IPL technology uses a broad-spectrum light that is similar light energy to that of a lightbulb, but much more intense. The doctor can choose various wavelengths and combine them to target various needs in each session The different levels of wavelengths can be adjusted to reach different depths of skin. Many of the patients who undergo IPL therapy do so for skin rejuvenation.

What can intense pulsed light be used for?

Many of our patients seek IPL therapy for:
  • Rosacea
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sun spots
  • Unwanted hair
  • Redness
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Facial veins

Using intense pulsed light for skin rejuvenation

At the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, we see many patients in the area of New Orleans, LA who are ready to use this therapy for skin rejuvenation. The procedure is simple and comfortable for our patients. We use the IPL device to emit light at a specialized wavelengths and 098r70deliver energy deep within the skin. This targets melanin, which is the pigment of the skin, and breaks it down so it can either rise to the surface of the skin (as a crust that will flake away approximately one to two weeks after treatment) or be absorbed and discarded by the body’s natural lymphatic system. Patients who are using IPL for veins will see improvement as the veins are sealed off with the heat from the intense pulsed light device. In addition, this treatment will stimulate the production of collagen to enhance texture and tone.

How many treatments are required to see results from IPL therapy?

Young girl touching her face The number of treatment sessions required by patients will vary depending on the condition being treated and the severity as well as individual variability in response to the intense pulsed light. Patients coming to the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology to use IPL for pigmentation concerns may only need one to three treatments, while other patients who are interested in redness diffusion, reduction of facial veins, or elimination of unwanted hair may need 5 to six treatments. For the skin to fully recover between each session, our team recommends patients book their treatments approximately four to six weeks apart for best results.

Who is a candidate for intense pulsed light therapy?

Dr. Mary Lupo is adamant about ensuring that the patients who are considering this treatment are appropriate candidates for it. Therefore, she offers a consultation appointment and evaluation during which patients can provide their medical history and discuss their skin concerns. During this time, she can determine if patients will benefit from IPL or if they should consider alternative options. There are certain medications that patients may be taking that can make them sensitive to light, and these patients are unable to undergo treatment in this manner. We always listen to your skin concerns and can make recommendations for other treatments offered in our facility that could provide similar results without harming your skin due to the medications that may impact results.

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.

Schedule time to speak with Dr. Mary Lupo about your skin care needs

If you are considering treatments for improving the skin’s texture and tone, we encourage you to discuss options such as intense pulsed light therapy for a better appearance. New Orleans, LA area patients who are ready to undergo treatments can ask the team at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology about the advantages of this or other high-tech solutions. Call (504) 777-3047 to connect with the staff or visit us at 145 Allen Toussaint Boulevard #302.

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

Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
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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.