“Radiesse stimulates collagen production and thickens the dermis of the skin that has been damaged and thinned by aging and sun exposure. Radiesse is an excellent choice for patients who have lipoatrophy from weight loss, illness or from genetic predisposition. Radiesse is a firmer product than HA fillers and gives more correction per syringe. It is an excellent option for aging hands.”
- Dr. Lupo
There are some benefits to be gained from a good home skin care regimen that includes moisturizers, serums, and creams. The daily application of such products can keep skin looking better by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and minimizing discoloration. There are limitations to topical products, however. They cannot replenish volume that is lost with time. With age comes a decrease in the production of collagen and the subsequent loss of facial volume and elasticity, the effects of which may make you look older than you feel on the inside.

In order to successfully reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it is necessary to replenish what has been lost in terms of volume. The Radiesse Volumizing Filler provides the lift needed to reduce the common signs of aging that result from volume loss. This addition of volume is achieved with tiny calcium microspheres that comprise the Radiesse filler.

Dr. Mary Lupo recommends Biodegradable FDA approved Dermal Fillers

Dr. Mary Lupo recommends Biodegradable FDA approved Dermal Fillers
Biodegradable FDA approved dermal fillers have various advantages. Unlike permanent fillers, you will not face situations where you are stuck with a result you don't like and it will help to keep a more natural appearance as you age. Dr. Mary Lupo of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in New Orleans LA, explains in detail the fillers her patients most commonly use and the precise details she pays attention to when carrying out the procedure to ensure that all clients are satisfied at every stage.

What types of fillers do you use?

I use every FDA approved filler in my practice. Except for Bellafill which is a permanent filler.

The other fillers are all biodegradable, meaning that your body over time breaks it down so if you don't like the results and more importantly, as your face changes as you age you can accommodate the changes and keep a more natural look.

Why do you recommend biodegradable fillers?

Everyone is aware of how ridiculous and horrifying some of the long-term cosmetic results from silicon which is a permanent filler can cause. Distortion and over the course of a lifetime because of the facial changes it doesn't look natural anymore.

Therfore, I prefer the biodegradable fillers and I use the Juvederm family.

What are the most favorite fillers that you like to use?

I am a particular fan of Sculptra and Radiesse. And use them in some patients who have a very gaunt look because those are dermal stimulating devices.

These fillers aren’t just facial fillers they actually have been found to stimulate your body's production of your own new innate collagen. So I use the spectrum of fillers that are out there.

How do you use these fillers?

The analogy I would give you is it's like an artist picking different colors on the pallet of their paint is how I use fillers. For example, there are some fillers that I use more superficially that are thinner and I use them because they are less likely to cause any lumping/bumping because of their lower viscosity and their tendency to collect with each other or be cohesive or lumping.

Then I’ll use other fillers deeper. Voluma is a good example of a filler if anybody needs to be injected deeper. Typically, Sculptra and Radiesse are injected a little bit deeper. Whereas Volbella, Refine and Beletero and the thinner form of Juvéderm called Juvéderm Ultra as opposed to Ultra plus these are used more superficially.

Can any dermatology treat a patient?

The board-certified doctor has the experience and the knowledge of the science behind the filler so that they can choose the appropriate filler for the patient's age, skin thickness, the depth of the line, are you treating a line or a fold or are you recontouring.

So all of those are the things that help me to decide which filler I'm going to use in a patient. And most patients I must say are very young and need a combination of fillers, a deeper one and a more superficial one.

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The uniqueness of Radiesse lies in what this filler accomplishes beneath the skin. Upon injection, the calcium microspheres rebuild the structural support needed for healthy facial contours. At the same time, the product stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen for continued improvement. Over the course of several months, Radiesse continues to work within the skin, maximizing the results accomplished from just one treatment. The results that Dr. Lupo achieves in many of her patients last a year or more.

Radiesse in administered with a very fine needle and gentle technique directly into wrinkles and folds on the face for a lifted, more defined appearance. For enhancement in the chin, cheeks, and nose, Radiesse is the ideal non-surgical treatment. This filler is also sometimes used to minimize the appearance of certain types of scarring, and to plump areas on the back of the hands to diminish the appearance of tendons and veins.

Unlike some other dermal fillers, Radiesse cannot be dissolved. The characteristics of this filler are optimal in many situations, but not all. For instance, Radiesse should not be used to augment the lips or fill small lines around the mouth. This means that application is vital to the desired outcome. The experience of the injector is important. Dr. Mary Lupo has served as an educator for dermal filler technique for many years. She understands the proper depth for injections, and helps her patients experience beautiful, natural results.

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All you need to know about Radiesse explained by Dr. Mary Lupo

All you need to know about Radiesse - Dr. Mary Lupo
Are you looking for a filler to get rid of the wrinkles on your hands? Then Radiesse from Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology is the one you should select. Watch this video to learn more as Dr. Mary Lupo explains all about Radiesse filler.

What is a Radiesse filler?
Radiesse is a gel filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). Radiesse can be hyper blended with lidocaine to make it a thinner product and almost a liquid product similar to Sculptra.

How does Radiesse filler work?
Like Sculptra, Radiesse is a bio stimulatory filler that causes your body to make additional collagen.

What is the best use of the Radiesse filler?
This filler is FDA approved to use in the hands as it masks and conceals the noticeable tendons and veins that we get as we age.

What are the areas Radiesse filler cannot be used?
Radiesse can be used anywhere in the face except for the lip area and very close to the eyes.

Contact us today to book an appointment and to learn more about Radiesse.

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Worried about the appearance of your chin? Get that soft, beautiful and angular chin with injectable fillers such as Radiesse. Dr. Lupo walks us through procedure of receiving a filler in your chin.

And you definitely want to get that tip of the chin because with a female you definitely want, you don’t want to square off the chin. You want it to be very angular. And we are going to go back to the other side. So I’ll send both videos and they’ll put them together. And again, final pass. Now you can choose any one of a number of fillers to do this particular procedure. You can use Radiesse which is what I am using now. You can use (not clear). You can use Voluma. And you can also use Juvederm Ultraplus, if you want to have a softer augmentation, the fillers go around. Now you see we have that improved contour. Now we are going to go and we are going to do our neuromodulator. Now, as far as neuromodulator goes, in these areas, I really do like precision. What I mean by precision is I don’t want to have a lot of migration of product. So, in my practice, I typically either use Botox or Jeuveau or Xeomin in this area. Now give me your banding grimace please. We just want to give her a little injection along that band. I usually do it about every centimeter or so and then very important for her. Give me another little grimace. A little bit over here and a little bit right here. But the most important thing is to give that mentalis for her. So we are going to do two sticks and for good measure I always put a little near that submandibular salivary gland because I think it shrinks it a little bit and that is finished.

Hype around Chin Augmentation

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Dr. Lupo breaks down the hype about chin augmentation and talks about her chin augmentation experience over the last one and half decades.

So there’s a lot of talk on Instagram these days about chin augmentation and that’s because two new products have been recently FDA approved. All FDA approval means that the companies that make the products can advertise it to the consumer. But we in dermatology and plastic surgery have been doing chin augmentation for many many years. I myself have been doing chin injections for projection and shaping since 2007. And believe me if it’s done right all you need is a syringe. So just swipe to see some of my results.

Radiesse injectable non-invasive neck lift

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Are you looking for a neck lift but a little concerned about radiofrequency devices? If so, Dr. Lupo can give you a quick neck lift with hyper blended Radiesse.

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Injectable fillers like Radiesse can plump up the back of the hands giving a more youthful appearance

Injectable fillers like Radiesse can plump up the back of the hands giving a more youthful appearance

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Dr. Lupo discusses the benefits of Radiesse

Dr. Lupo discusses the benefits of Radiesse

Radiesse –
Mary P. Lupo, M.D
Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology.

One of the fillers we use in our practice is Radiesse. Radiesse is an FDA approved filler made of calcium hydroxyl appetide. In my practice I primarily like Radiesse to define the jaw line and to improve deep marionette lines. I find that Radiesse is particularly good in men and people with thicker and more sebaceous skin. We also use it in acne scars. We also use Radiesse in the hands so that the veins and tendon are not as noticeable. So Radiesse is one of the options we use. We always individualize every patient’s treatment and try to pick the right filler for the right indication.

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Radiesse for Hands

Radiesse for Hands

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Define the Jaw Line with Radiesse Treatment (Video 1)

Define the Jaw Line with Radiesse Treatment (Video 1)

Using the Radiesse to define the jaw line and it gives a lift to the lateral face as we age, sometimes the jaw line and the neck become poorly defined, that makes us heavier than we actually are and less youthful

Define the Jaw Line with Radiesse Treatment (Video 2)

Define the Jaw Line with Radiesse Treatment (Video 2)

Using the cannula to give more definition to the jaw line and to add volume to the chin to give more projection.

Define the Jaw Line with Radiesse Treatment (Video 3)

Define the Jaw Line with Radiesse Treatment (Video 3)

Using the cannula to improve what is called the pre jowl area, and we are also putting some of the filler into the chin area, to give her a more defined chin because the chin and jaw line are critical to a youthful face.

Radiesse injected with a cannula can turn back the hands of time

Radiesse injected with a cannula can turn back the hands of time

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Avoid these medications for at least two weeks prior to injections: Aspirin or Ibuprofen, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, “G” supplements (ginko, ginseng, garlic), St. John's Wort and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Celebrex, as they may cause thinning of the blood.
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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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