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Psoriasis Treatment

Localized Psoriais (less than 10% of skin area) - Treatment Options

scalp face/ neck/ ears/ genital palms/ soles remainder
Narrowband UVB - Pharos excimer laser effective effective effective effective
Glycerin lotion cream lotion/ cream
Almond oil yes yes
Retinoid gel/cream
Taclonex solution ointment ointment
Dovonex/ Vectical solution (cream) ointment Cream/ ointment
Topical steroid lotion cream/ointment ointment Cream/ointment
Tar shampoo cream cream/ solution
Protopic/ Elidel +
Salicylic acid Solution/ oil ointment Gel/ cream

Dr. Ringpfeil: " If I had psoriasis I would remove all elements in my immediate environment that contribute to inflammation. Specifically, I would avoid animal protein and fat, as well as highly refined carbohydrates. I would also avoid

  • Smoking
  • Caffeine (Coffee, black tea, chocolate)
  • Alcohol (except an occasional glass of red wine) and
  • Stress (yoga, meditation, bio feedback, exercise are good for dealing with stress)
Reduce animal protein and fat in your diet! "

Pharos excimer laser

psoriasis treatment before and after

" My experience shows that when you suffer from psoriasis you can enjoy long lasting relief after just a series of short treatments. The laser treatment is safe and effective in removing skin plaques that may not respond to gels or creams, which carry the risk of harmful side effects.

Here are a few benefits that I find in the Pharos excimer laser:

  • Treats scaly skin plaques quickly and effectively in about 12 twice weekly treatments.
  • Treats effectively the scalp, legs, arms, and other skin areas.
  • Delivers a carefully focused treatment that spares the surrounding skin and therefore minimizes side effects.
  • Provides long lasting relief for up to 6 months.

Please note... this laser technology might not be the best solution if you have wide spread psoriasis over the entire body or if your psoriasis gets worse with sun exposure.

The excimer laser treatment is covered by most insurance plans after precertification. Our staff will be happy to communicate with your insurance to issue the precertification for you. "

Franziska Ringpfeil, MD.

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SKIN

# of surveys: 3748
Last updated: 09/08/2016 3:05 PM,

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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probably
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maybe
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not likely
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no
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
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good
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Overall doctor performance

excellent
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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

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

excellent
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

I thought the waiting room was very nice and all the employees were very kind and took their time during the appointment. Our last dernatologist that we visited for the first time made us wait an hour and a halve for a five minute appoitment.....so we were pretty happy this time!

#12016-02-18

The Dr. was very kind, compassionate and respectful as well as knowlegeable of alternative ways. She is a real doll. Happy to have her as my doc and would recommed her to clients at Arrowroot Health Food Store.

#22016-08-25

You LISTEN AND YOU HEAR

#32016-06-14

Quiet, on time, attentive, professional, organized, convenient, reasonably priced compared with others in the area.

#42011-01-31 10:42:48

everyone is wonderful, nice, accommodating, and awesome. Great customer service overall.

#52011-12-21 17:29:36

The time and attention from the Doctor....

#62016-10-18

Bright cheerful offices.

#72011-03-28 15:28:21

The friendliness of the doctor and staff

#82011-01-24 15:16:37

the coutersy and attentiveness

#92016-03-29

good service

#102011-04-19 10:17:20

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

uhmm.. you're office was too nice. It made me jealous.

#12016-03-10

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

#22016-05-11

Magazines in the examining room to read while I waited for the doctor (I get bored easily).

#32016-05-14

Always laugh at my jokes.

#42016-05-08

I was feeling a bit thirsty the whole stay in the office, maybe making some water available during waiting time would make the stay more comfortable.

#52016-11-02

Thank you for your help. I will definitely recommend Dr. Ringpfeil to friends.

#62016-04-17

i work from 7:30 to 4:30, and i am very disappointed that you have no night hours......

#72010-10-12 12:10:30

How about a smile to greet a brand new patient? How about explaining that I need to go and fill out info on the computer instead of pointing over there you need to complete things. I felt like walking out by the rudeness. The medical assistant and phys asst were extremely kind, thorough and helpful. I realized that I was here to seek help for my child and received amazing medical help. Thank you.

#82011-07-11 11:52:49

THANK YOU!

#92016-03-15

can't think of anything.

#102016-02-19
How to treat psoriasis effectively - By Franziska Ringpfeil, Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil specializes in the treatment of psoriasis and offers her services in Philadelphia and the Mainline PA. She talks here about how to reduce the factors that trigger psoriasis and how to treat psoriasis effectively. Balanced low animal protein diet, daily exercise, stress management, and other life style factors are crucial for controlling the condition.
Customer Rating : 4.96

Based on 3748 ratings
1516 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.545.5458
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