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What is the Varilite laser used for in New Orleans, LA?


Patients who want to address vascular and pigmented lesions on the skin can consider the quick, comfortable, and effective benefits of the VariLite laser offered by Dr. Mary Lupo in New Orleans, LA. This medical device is used to produce intense beams of light for precision laser therapy. The light deconstructs unwanted skin cells while leaving healthy cells intact.

Patients may consider VariLite laser because this non-invasive treatment offers fewer complications, is safe and effective, and provides same day surgical treatment of specific lesions. The VariLite laser has received FDA clearance for the use in treating vascular and pigmented lesions on the skin.

Vascular Lesions
Vascular lesions are formed by large or multiple blood vessels located underneath the surface of the skin. They are visible and may give a red, unwanted appearance of veins on several areas of the face.

Pigmented Lesion
Pigmented skin may be caused by melanin that is present on the skin and is commonly produced by melanocytes. These lesions may appear as flat or slightly raised. VariLite is considered the optimal laser for a common condition called Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra (DPN).

During the VariLite laser treatment, patients may experience a warming sensation and a gentle pricking that is considered comfortable and tolerable. Treatment sessions typically last approximately fifteen minutes, depending on the area being treated. Many patients have their treatment done during the day and return to their normal activities.

After a treatment, patients may experience some redness, swelling or crusting in the treated area which should go away within a day or two. Minimal postoperative care is needed, and anti-bacterial ointment may be recommended for use on the area to avoid infection. Patients are also encouraged to reduce exposure to the sun after treatment, as their skin may be more susceptible to long-term sun damage after a VariLite treatment.

Before a patient can undergo VariLite laser treatment, they will want to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Mary Lupo, of Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, to determine if they are a proper candidate.

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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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If you submit an online appointment request, we will contact you to schedule the date and time. All new-patient appointments must be scheduled over the phone.

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Review From Anne R.
Dr. Mary Lupo and her staff performed Fraxel laser on my face and I had incredible results. The service, which is the brand Fraxel, isn't the least expensive in the city, but when done correctly by a professional like Dr. Lupo, the money is well spent. For me, I had issues with age spots and melasma, which were significantly diminished in one treatment--as well as fine lines around my eyes. My face looked young and bouncy and bright. For Dr. Lupo, this is a craft and she spends time with her patients, giving them the best results possible. I'd highly recommend her and this service to anyone.
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