What effective skin cancer treatments are available with our dermatologist in New Orleans, LA?

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Dr. Mary Lupo provides treatment for skin cancer because it can be easily utilized and because continued monitoring of the area can be performed.
A diagnosis of skin cancer can be a scary moment for any patient. Luckily, skin cancer can be easy to detect early enough for successful intervention. Dr. Mary Lupo is a board-certified dermatologist in the community of New Orleans, LA who works with patients to screen, prevent, diagnose, and treat skin cancer. One of the most effective skin cancer treatments available in her office is that of excision.

What is excision?

Excision is the surgical removal of the area of cancerous skin cells, and it is performed right in the dermatologist’s office. Dr. Mary Lupo provides this treatment for skin cancer because it can be easily utilized and because continued monitoring of the area can be performed. Skin cancer doesn’t always require invasive treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy. This is more often done for recurring or larger, more late-stage cancers. However, small cancers that are found early with skin cancer screenings can be excised by our team during a simple appointment.

Who is a candidate for excision?

Most patients with first-time skin cancer that is diagnosed early enough may be proper candidates for a simple excision with Dr. Mary Lupo. Our professionals work with patients to help them determine if this is the best option. Other treatments that are not available at her practice that can be used for treating skin cancer include:
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
If patients are better suited for one of these options, Dr. Mary Lupo can make a trusted referral to a professional in the area of New Orleans, LA who provides these services.

What can I expect during my excision procedure?

Patients who choose to have their skin cancer excised are welcome to book their procedure with Dr. Mary Lupo. The treatment area is properly cleansed and dried, and then a local anesthetic is injected into the area to numb the skin and ensure patients are comfortable. Our dermatologist will then remove the area of concern and some of the skin surrounding it to ensure all areas of cancer have been removed. The area is then sutured and patients are given aftercare instructions when they leave the office. When patients closely follow their aftercare instructions, they can greatly reduce the risk of infection and increase the chances of having less scarring on the skin from the procedure. Scarring will often be determined based on the size of the cancerous mass removed from the skin—the larger the mass, the more likely a scar will be present.

How can I prevent skin cancer?

Image of a Lady free from skin cancer Skin cancer is a cancer that can often be prevented. Patients should take great care in protecting their skin from the sun’s rays with the use of dual-band high SPF sunscreen on a daily basis. Patients are advised to avoid being outdoors during midday when the sun’s UVA and UVB rays are the highest and to wear long sleeves whenever they are out during that time. Patients should also visit the dermatologist at least once a year for a skin cancer screening to be more proactive about diagnosis. If patients notice any changes to their skin such as a mole that changes in shape, size, and color, or a wound that will not heal properly, they are advised to visit their dermatologist as soon as possible to have the area assessed. Skin cancer is often easy to spot by a trained professional and biopsies can be performed to get a positive confirmation that cancer cells are present. Patients are advised to also avoid exposing themselves to unnecessary ultra-violet rays through tanning beds.

Effective skin cancer treatment with excision

Many patients who visit the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology will find that excision is one of the fastest and most effective solutions for skin cancer. If you have received a diagnosis of skin cancer and want to discuss excision with a board-certified dermatologist, we encourage you book an appointment with Dr. Mary Lupo by calling (504) 777-3047. Her practice, located at 145 Robert E. Lee Blvd, provides this and many other treatment options for patients who want to improve the health and beauty of their skin and body. Don’t be embarrassed by skin cancer—be proactive and seek immediate treatment with a New Orleans, LA area professional today!


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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.