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Anti-aging treatment in New Orleans: Injection or surgery?

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Anti-aging treatment in New Orleans Doing by Dr Mary Lupo
There was a time when looking younger meant going under the knife. However, those days are in the past, thanks to minimally invasive solutions such as Juvéderm, Sculptra and Restylane. Many of our New Orleans patients ask if an injection, or series of injections, will yield the same results as plastic surgery. Comparing a “liquid facelift” with a surgical procedure is not as simple as you may expect, because they are very different techniques.

Is a “liquid facelift” actually a facelift?

The term is very popular, and somewhat misleading. Liquid facelift means one or more injectable products used to reduce wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance. Although that is the same goal as a surgical procedure, the techniques, risks, and benefits are entirely different.

Injectable treatments:

  • Replace lost volume or relax muscles
  • Are completed in a matter of minutes
  • Have little to no downtime
  • Are usually reversible or non-permanent
  • Usually last from several months to a couple of years, depending on the product
  • Can be refreshed and enhanced with a few touch-up injections

Surgical procedures:

  • Remove or reposition tissue (surgery does not generally add volume unless it is an implant)
  • Are usually a lengthy or multi-phase procedure, often performed under general anesthesia
  • Typically have significant downtime, and healing may be uncomfortable or painful
  • Are usually nonreversible, though new wrinkles and sagging skin will eventually appear due to the natural aging process
When you visit us for a consultation, we will answer your questions and explain the pros and cons of each option. If you have severe excess skin, or you want to make dramatic changes in your appearance, we may recommend seeing a surgeon. However, the vast majority of patients simply want to look younger and look better, which can be accomplished beautifully with minimally invasive treatments. Call us at (504) 777-3047 to schedule a consultation.


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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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Review From Anne R.
Dr. Mary Lupo and her staff performed Fraxel laser on my face and I had incredible results. The service, which is the brand Fraxel, isn't the least expensive in the city, but when done correctly by a professional like Dr. Lupo, the money is well spent. For me, I had issues with age spots and melasma, which were significantly diminished in one treatment--as well as fine lines around my eyes. My face looked young and bouncy and bright. For Dr. Lupo, this is a craft and she spends time with her patients, giving them the best results possible. I'd highly recommend her and this service to anyone.
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