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Dermal Stamping

Dermal Stamping promotes cell stimulation and overall skin rejuvenation through a patented microneedling applicator that administers an individualized treatment solution into the skin. This quick and simple procedure stimulates collagen growth, improves the appearance of fine lines and increases skin moisture to the face, neck, chest and the back of hands.

The Dermal Stamping treatment efficiently delivers the desired amount of solution at a consistent, pain-free depth over a large surface area. The applicator, which is made up of 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel to prevent irritation and allergic reactions, transfers the treatment solution into the dermis through 20 microneedles that are thinner than human hair. Two things happen when the applicator penetrates the skin: 1. tiny pores are created from the microneedles and 2. a delivery trigger in the middle of the microneedle surface opens a valve allowing the treatment solution to flow through the sheaths on the microneedles into the tiny pores in the dermis. Here at the Lupo Center, the most common treatment solution is made up of botulinum toxins and hyaluronic acid fillers.

Dermal Stamping Video

Dermal Stamping Video
I’m going to start the Aqua Gold now, I don’t want to run out of time so here is my little magical med-scientist concoction. Okay so in here, is 2 CCs of sterile saline, normal saline.


I’m going to start the Aqua Gold now, I don’t want to run out of time so here is my little magical med-scientist concoction. Okay so in here, is 2 CCs of sterile saline, normal saline. 0.2 cc’s of the same Belotero that I wished together. 15 units of Xeomin and 0.3 cc’s of Lidocaine. That is my concoction. Everybody has got their own, these are little bitty micro needles and what I am going to do with this is I am going to stamp this in, all over her forehead. Now what I tell patients is they are going to see an immediate improvement, in the skin but they really- in the texture and the tone of their skins! Texture and tone of the skin, and they- what about luminosity? All of that gets better, and I think it is because of the Xeomin.
Could you use Dysport? Could you use Botox? You can use any of these so you see and I am just kind of stamping it in, and you can go in areas here where you could never go with Botox, or the neuromodulators because you would be worried about dropping a smile. Repeat the compound again that you have.
Well listen, this is by no means gospel ok, this is like Chefs in the kitchen. What I have in here is 2 cc’ of sterile normal saline, 0.2 cc’s of Belotero, 0.3 of Lido with epi and 15 units of Xeomin, and patients notice a real improvement in about 2 weeks, so you can go right up higher into the eye lash margin here for improvement of texture, and so it is a micro needling technique. You know it is different from micro needling because this is actually pumping through these. These needles are hollow, and this is a fun little procedure that I do on patients who are young, don’t need a lot – but it is also really good for those accordion lines right out here that you can’t get really good safely with neuromodulators. Also because of the neuromodulator you are going to get some nice improvement of telangiectasia. Okay so it is called Aquavit is the company and this is the Aqua Gold device.
Optimal results are achieved through a series of treatments determined during a physician consultation. Treatments are comfortable and only take between 15-30 minutes. We encourage patients to avoid direct sun exposure for a few days, although all normal activities can be resumed upon leaving our office.

To learn more about our Dermal Stamping treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our board certified dermatologists.

Dr. Lupo discusses the benefits of Dermal Stamping


Treatment said to improve skin with no downtime

Treatment said to improve skin with no downtime
While some people stay away from skin treatments because they don’t like needles or don’t want to look like they have had work done! Well now there is a treatment dermatologists can


While some people stay away from skin treatments because they don’t like needles or don’t want to look like they have had work done! Well now there is a treatment dermatologists can use that improves damaged skin without bruising or down time! Medical Reporter Meg Farris shows us how it works on tonight’s wrinkle free Friday! Lisa Ludwig makes sure her fair skin is the best it can be with topical creams, but so far she has drawn the line at having invasive procedures. I don’t mind looking my age but I like to look as good as possible! But now her dermatologist, Dr. Mary Lupo has suggested she try something recent to the market. It does not involve injections, but there are very tiny gold needles. I really don’t want to have any downtime, and I think if it is just sort of like a facial that sounds great to me!
It is called Aqua Gold. The doctor mixes a custom formula of products designed to go under the skin. Hyaluronic acid those natural fillers that plump up the face and wrinkles, along with a Botox type ingredient. It is loaded into the vile, then quickly pushed into the skin through short hollow gold needles. We use the Aqua Gold system primarily for texture, and fine lines, large pores and just an overall it is sort of like a mega, mega, mega facial. There is little or no downtime after the procedure, maybe just a little redness, but no bruising or chance of a frozen muscle look. Patients see an overall glow or rejuvenation for a few months. When you use the Botox in these smaller levels at the surface of the skin where it is not getting anywhere near a muscle, it improves the size of the pores. It shrinks the pores, it decreases redness over time and there is improvement with the acne!
It can be used in older patients along with injections of fillers of Botox, or in young patients who need nothing else! This is great for the needle phobic patient who only has fine lines and maybe does not have the time to do laser or they want to do it in addition to a laser. Lisa’s cousins who live in Atlanta and Austin, tried Aqua Gold and told her she should to. They said that the results have been fantastic, it just gave them - reduced the fine lines. It is a procedure that can be done a few times a year to get accumulative improvement. I am a believer to do less at more frequent intervals than to do a lot less frequently! Because I believe when you do less at more frequent intervals you get a more natural result. For wrinkles free Friday, I am Meg Farris.
Aqua Gold costs around 600 dollars for the entire face, the only restriction after the procedure is that you can’t wash your face for a few hours!

Dr. Mary Lupo discusses the benefits of botox

Dr. Mary Lupo discusses the benefits of botox
Belotero is my go to product, to use in the Aqua Gold system which is the micro needling system that delivers the hyaluronic acid into the papillary dermis and into


Belotero is my go to product, to use in the Aqua Gold system which is the micro needling system that delivers the hyaluronic acid into the papillary dermis and into the epidermis, to give significant hydration of the epidermis and improve very, very fine etched lines. When using the Aqua Gold micro delivery device, in addition to Belotero I will often add neuromodulator such as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin and what that does it also improves fine mimetic lines in the cheeks without dropping the smile, and in addition the action of the neuromuscular blockade at the level of the pores actually results in the pores appearing smaller for several weeks post treatment, so in my practice the Aqua Gold is an Uber facial that we use to super hydrate the skin and improve fine lines and skin texture.

Radiant skin with dermal stamping uber faical

Radiant skin with dermal stamping uber faical by Dr. Mary Lupo
Dr. Lupo explains how dermal stamping is more effective than microneedling through the infusion of specific potent fillers through fine needles. She also shows how dermal stamping can address issues in the delicate skin around the eye.


So today we are going to do some dermal stamping with the hydra needle. And the material that I am going to dermal stamp into the skin today has my combination of Belotero, a little Botox, a little bit of Lidocaine and a little bit of sterile saline. The face is thoroughly cleansed and we want to make sure that we have been feeding the little needles with the special solution. Now this is different from microneedling because microneedling, the needles are just needles and not pumping the material directly into the skin. So this the little needles are like little hypodermic needles and are actually inducing the combination into the papillary dermis. Now, the reason you can use Botox here is because it’s not going to get down to the level of the muscle. So it’s not going to affect the smile. And it’s not going to change the person’s expression or brow position or anything like that but what it will do is the anticollagenic effect of the Botox will help to shrink the pores. In addition, the hyaluronic acid and in this case, we are using Belotero, will infuse into the upper levels of the papillary dermis and super hydrate the skin. I particularly like doing dermal stamping for fine lines and crepiness underneath the eye that you really can’t correct very well using Botox or filler. You usually have to do laser there to tighten the skin. But in this case we are going to take advantage of the HA, the hyaluronic acid, the Belotero o as well as the neuromodulator, in the case the Botox to infuse into the skin to have the effect. It will also help with fine lines. So we use this for fine lines, for pores, and for crepiness and it really gives a tremondous glow to the skin. Now we do it by the eyes, we want to get as close to the eyelashes as we can. Open your eye and look up. We will do it over here. Open your eye and look up. Sometimes this is the best way to get rid of fine lines around the eyes.
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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.

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Dr. Lupo is absolutely amazing! I saw her for botox and filler before my wedding and now I am a devotee of her work. She is a master at accomplishing a natural looking and beautiful result. She has an artist's eye and a surgeon's calm hands. She is personable, kind, and funny, and I always find myself 100% at ease in her office. It is easy to be candid with her and ask for exactly what you want. She is honest and takes the time to communicate with you to make sure you're both on the same page, and you don't feel like she is running in and out of the room and rushing off to another appointment. She gives you her full attention and it makes a world of difference. I highly recommend Dr. Lupo to all my friends and family. Wonderful woman and doctor. Couldn't be happier!
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