What New Orleans, LA patients need to know about laser hair removalBy Dr. Mary Lupo
Better lasers for better resultsLaser hair removal is more popular than ever, and with very good reasons. When the technology was initially developed, it was ideal for only a very small percentage of patients. Through advances in laser technology, the procedure has evolved to the point that nearly anyone is a good candidate.
Coarse, dark colored hairs are most responsive to laser energy, and generally require fewer treatments. However, even fine or light colored hairs can be treated, as long as there is at least a small amount of pigment. During your consultation, we will discuss the expected number of sessions and outcome of treatment. For patients with grey or completely white hairs, we will discuss alternatives.
Safety of laser hair removalThe effectiveness of treatment relies on the fact that pigment readily absorbs laser energy, causing a reaction in the hair follicle. Unfortunately, it can also affect skin pigment, which may lead to burns. In early versions of the technology there was no good way to selectively target follicles.
Modern laser technology is capable of treating any skin type and color safely. However, the secret to success lies in the extreme precision and sophisticated adjustability of today’s devices. Therefore, safe and effective treatment requires the skills of a trained and experienced dermatologist. Dr. Lupo has invested in the latest technology for all skin types and all ethnic populations for safe, effective and comfortable hair reduction. Quality conscious residents of New Orleans turn to the trusted expertise of Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology. Contact us at (504) 777-3047 and schedule your appointment today.
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, clinical 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.