New Orleans area Dermatologist describes the benefits of VariLite laser treatmentBy Dr. Mary Lupo
The VariLite laser uses a dual laser system to generate laser light directly onto the area of treatment. This light is absorbed by the bright red blood cells and the pigmentation of the skin (melanin). The heat generated from the laser light breaks down the targeted tissue while leaving the healthy cells intact.
One of the benefits of VariLite laser treatment is the short downtime. While some patients may experience redness of the skin and some possible swelling, this is often minor and will typically subside within a few hours of treatment. Some patients may also experience post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, itching, redness, and poor healing which should be concern for a follow-up treatment with Dr. Mary Lupo. Most patients resume their daily activities immediately following their appointment with minimal interruption.
To address the most common skin concerns, some patients may need to undergo several VariLite treatments scheduled several weeks apart. Most lesions and vessels will respond to treatment after one to three session.
Dr. Mary Lupo speaks with her patients to educate them on all the risks and benefits of treatment and any side effects they should expect immediately following their session. However, the treatment is relatively safe and many patients love the results they can achieve. Patients in and around the New Orleans area who are interested in undergoing treatment should speak with the professionals at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology to schedule a consultation visit and examination.
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.