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What can New Orleanspatients expect before and after Varilite laser treatments?


When patients are complaining of different lesions and skin conditions on their face, they may be the perfect candidate for skin rejuvenation with the 532 nm Varilite laser. This treatment is used in a variety of situations, and it can help reduce problems such as:
  • Freckles
  • Sun spots/age spots
  • Skin tags & DPN
  • Rosacea
  • Port wine stains (birth marks)
  • Spider veins
  • Keratoses
Patients who are introduced to laser skin resurfacing, may want to learn more about what they can expect before, during, and after treatment.


Before patients can undergo treatment with the 532 nm Varilite laser, they must first be deemed appropriate candidates. This includes undergoing a thorough physical examination and allowing Dr. Mary Lupo to review any past and present medical concerns and history. Patients of all skin types can address lesions and pigmentation problems with this laser therapy. Once patients have decided to undergo laser skin resurfacing, an appointment is made for treatment.


The Varilite devices administer special laser wavelengths, which help target areas of pigmentation. Patients experience mild discomfort, though local anesthetics are not necessary. Treatment time is relatively short, often within 20 minutes. Patients can treat their face, neck, or décolleté with the Varilite laser.


After treatment, many patients may experience some redness. However, this is short-term and can be covered with cosmetics if necessary. Most individuals return to work or their daily activities with no interruption.

Patients interested in improving their appearance with the 532 nm Varilite laser can contact the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in the New Orleans area to learn more about this treatment and determine if it is right for their skin concern needs. It can be an affordable, effective way to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and lesions that may otherwise be considered bothersome or embarrassing.

If you are located in or around the New Orleans area and want to learn more about laser skin resurfacing or any of the other treatments, contact Dr. Mary Lupo today to schedule your and consultation appointment now!

Meet one of the countrys leading experts in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation.

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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