New Orleans area dermatologist offers laser treatment for permanent hair reduction and removalBy Dr. Mary Lupo
Laser hair removal has gained significant attention over the years. This method of addressing unwanted hair on the body has been a wonderful way for men and women to enjoy hair-free skin. Common treatment areas include the legs, underarms, bikini line, face, chest, and back. Patients often ask Dr. Mary Lupo how the process works and how many appointments are necessary for permanent removal.
Laser hair removal does require several treatments. This is due to the way hair grows on the body. Hair growth occurs in cycles. When the hair is in the active growth phase, it can be targeted by the laser. This means that only a fraction of the hair on the treatment area can be addressed with a single treatment. This does provide a reduction of hair, but not permanent removal. Patients are urged to book several appointments weeks apart in order to target all the hair in the treatment area and enjoy optimum results. Appointments are relatively short, depending on the areas being treated, and patients are often comfortable throughout their session. Many patients say the experience feels like the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. Topical numbing cream can be used to make patients more comfortable, and Dr Lupo has the latest device that has optimal skin cooling. Patients do not need to arrange for downtime or recovery with laser hair removal treatments and can go about the rest of their day without interruption.
Patients in and around the community of New Orleans are welcome to contact a board certified dermatologist at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology by calling (504) 777-3047. Dr. Mary Lupo and her team of professionals welcome new patients into the practice and can help individuals in achieving healthier, more attractive looking skin with services such as laser hair removal treatment.
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.