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Keloids Treatment

Keloid is a type of scar that occurs spontaneously. Keloids may be hereditary and are commonly formed on areas such as the frontal midline of the body. People of Mediterranean or African descent are at higher risk of developing keloids. In our office the treatment options for active keloids include intralesional Kenalog, intralesional Kenalog combined with 5-fluorouracil, pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatments and CryoShape™.

Keloids Philadelphia - before and after

Keloids may become itchy and tender, with the degree of pain varying from person to person. Intralesional steroid injections are recommended into firm keloids to treat symptoms and to reduce these keloids. Pulsed dye laser treatments help reduce the acute inflammation and further soften the keloid. The CryoShape™ procedure utilizes a probe to freeze and destroy the scar tissue on the inside of a keloid with minimal discomfort and no pigment changes to the surrounding skin. This treatment is most appropriate for larger keloids that have been unresponsive to steroid injections.

Many physicians have performed surgical removal of keloids over the years; however, the likelihood for keloids to recur in surgically treated areas is extremely high and it is expected that any new keloid that forms is much bigger than the original one. If a keloid responds very well to intralesional steroid injections, but does not entirely flatten, surgery may be attempted if desired by the patient. Steroid injections must be performed at the time of surgery and every 2 weeks thereafter to prevent keloid formation at the site of surgical trauma. Usually 3 injections after surgery are required to minimize the risk of keloid formation.

Keloids that do not respond to intralesional steroids or are too big for meaningful injection may benefit from excision with subsequent radiation. If this is the case, we will refer you to a specialist that offers both treatments.

Keloids Philadelphia - before and after

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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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It was a comphrehensive examination ..

#12016-05-28

I ejoyed the beauty of the office-a nice place to be. I was anxious to meet the Dr.-and I found her to be great-very thouough,friendly and professional

#22016-12-17

I enjoyed being seen in a timely fashion...Left my last dermatologist because of hours long wait times. Thank you for valuing my time.

#32016-11-19

dr. ringpfiel's fabulous jewelry.

#42011-01-20 10:35:40

I was very impressed by everyone I had contact with on the staff - they were so personable as well as professional which goes a very long way with me! The office itself is also beautiful, I love the artwork and the entire atmosphere!

#52011-12-14 13:47:03

the stafff and doctor were extremely friendly

#62016-10-17

The cleanliness of the office, friendliness of the staff...I am very satisfied with my visit!

#72011-10-28 10:22:57

Clear information about treatment options which had not been offered in the past. It is possible that these treatment options are new, but it is also possible that the physician is especially knowledgeable.

#82017-04-11

Everything was great!

#92016-05-30

everything

#102017-01-26

What can we do better?

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Keep doing the same thing.

#12016-09-20

I can't think of anything else that you can do, everything was excellent.

#22017-03-13

wouldnt change nothing

#32016-12-24

more availability for appointments.

#42016-08-21

Improve the movement of the mouse on its pad.

#52016-04-26

My experience in the office today was absolutely excellent

#62016-05-25

everything was beyond my expectations . No doctor has ever given me such a complete exam

#72010-10-07 10:02:42

I'm speechless!! I make a living at answering this very question but I can't recommend anything you can do to provide better service. You deserve a high score in all aspects of the practice. One minor detail - I have not yet seen the aesthetician and I have limited experience with you. Maybe patients could complete a survey after they've had a couple of appointments and contact with others. Some valuable feedback may be provided. Oops....I just heard an administrator use the word "cancellation" with a patient. May I suggest other terms like "change in the schedule" or "we'll make time for you". Wouldn't want to give patients the idea that it's ok to cancel. :-) Can you recommend a vascular specialist closer to the area than in Center City?

#82011-06-02 14:18:32

There was some wait between my initial interview with the medical assistantand my meeting the physician. This wait could have been shorter.

#92016-11-20

Please send out paperwork in advance for pediatric patients

#102017-03-04
Customer Rating : 4.50

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