Skin Tightening

With age and exposure to the sun’s harmful rays and environmental pollutants, collagen and elastin break down quicker leading to wrinkles, folds and sagging skin. Our skin tightening treatments can reverse the signs of aging from the thin delicate skin around the eyes to loose, uneven skin on the body that diet and exercise can’t get rid of.

Skin tightening technology has been available at the Lupo Center since 2004, and since then, we have upgraded our devices to provide our patients with the safest and most effective technology on the market. Our skin tightening treatments use radiofrequency, which allows the body to rebuild its own collagen for a natural renewal process without surgery or downtime. The radiofrequency technology works below the skin’s surface to target aging at its core without damaging the top layer of skin.

At the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, patients have seen great results from our skin tightening treatments:
  • Eyes – hooding, fine lines and uneven brow lines can be treated to create a more youthful and rested appearance
  • Face – “turkey neck”, loose jowls and sagging skin can be tightened and smoothed for a healthier, younger look
  • Body – crepey, sagging skin and unwanted bulges and dimples are smoothed out for a toner looking midsection, arms or legs
A skin tightening treatment is a great option for patients in their 40's who want to reverse early skin changes in order to postpone or prevent the need for surgery as well as for women whose bodies didn’t bounce back after childbirth. It’s also a great option after liposuction to tighten any ridges or ripples.


Skin Tightening Treatment explained by Dr. Mary Lupo

In this video Dr. Mary Lupo from Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology New Orleans, LA explains what are the products used for Skin Tightening Treatments at their practice.

To know more about skin tightening treatments and how it works call Dr. Mary Lupo at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology New Orleans, LA today to fix your appointment.


How does skin tightening work?
Skin tightening is usually done with devices that bypass the top layer of the skin and penetrate to a deeper level to stimulate deeper collagen stimulation and tightening of the skin.

What are the products that you use for skin tightening procedures? The ones that we use in our office are the Thermage, the Exilis pro, the radiofrequency micro-needling device, so we use three that’s primarily for tightening.

The Thermage and the Exilis Pro are the most popular and the reason is there is absolutely no downtime with either of those.

The radiofrequency micro-needling, there is a bit of downtime with that, but Thermage and Exilis there is none.

Are the procedures safe and affordable?
The difference is it is kind of like, the Fraxel is more aggressive, than the Clear and Brilliant and you have to do a series of Clear and Brilliant, the Thermage is a more intense treatment, you do one and then wait three months for the results. Exilis, you do a series of them every couple of weeks over that three-month period to achieve the results.

The Exilis per treatment is less expensive, so it is sort of like a layaway plan, you pay on it as you go. And I think the Exilis hurts a little bit less than the Thermage because its intensity is less.

Are treatments optional?
We try to work with the patient and understand. If we have a working woman, she might want to go with Thermage, because she doesn't have the time to come here every two weeks just for 46 treatments.

Some people, don't work, and like the idea of coming in and the treatment been less expensive, and they sort of pay as they go if you will. To see if skin tightening is right for you, please contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Lupo, (504) 777-3047.

To see if skin tightening is right for you, please contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Lupo, (504) 777-3047.

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Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
Mary P. Lupo, M.D. | Skylar A. Souyoul, M.D. - Connect on Linkedin

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.

Dr. Skylar Souyoul practices the full range of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. During her dermatology training, she worked closely with Dr. Lupo to learn the “Lupo Process” for cosmetic injections and laser procedures. She works with her patients to create a skin care regimen, which may include in-office procedures as well as over-the-counter cosmeceutical or prescription treatments depending on the patient’s needs. Dr. Souyoul continues to remain current on the most cutting-edge treatments so she can provide her patients with individualized treatments and optimal results. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

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