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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) Peel

Overview: Various concentrations of this synthetic compound achieve a superficial to medium depth peel.

Expected results: Reduction of fine and intermediate lines, skin tightening, even skin pigmentation and removal of some sun spots, removal of shallow acne scars, removal of precancerous conditions.

Preparation: The effects of a trichloroacetic acid peel and the efficiency of the peel can be potentiated by starting sunscreens and a retinoid as part of a rigorous skin care regimen several weeks prior to your peel. The night before the peel, any retinoid must be stopped and may be resumed several days after the peel when the refreshed skin is visible. The morning of the peel, there is no necessity to apply any medicinal product other than your daily sunscreen.

Post treatment instructions: The day of the peel, apply a gentle moisturizer (with sunscreen if sun-exposed area was treated) to the area several times; resume your daily skin care regimen the day after the peel with the exception of a retinoid that may be restarted after several days.

Time to desired results: 5 days (surface smoothing) to 3months (collagen production)

Contraindications: Use of isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months, history of phenol peel.

Downtime: 5-7 days of mask-like exfoliation of the treated area

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PATIENT RATINGS

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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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Very relaxed and comforting environment. This was my first visit with a dermatologist and am quite happy with the experience.

#12021-03-04

Everyone was cordial and very attentive. Will definitely come back.

#22021-03-03

The doctor was very friendly and made everything relaxing.

#32021-11-21

I go away feeling like my concerns have been heard and taken seriously. I liked the music too. Good choices!

#42021-10-18

Everything -- quiet, understated

#52021-03-08

I like the dermatologist's bed side manner and I get the impression she keeps up with the latest treatment options.

#62021-11-15

jenny's attention was excelent

#72011-11-30 09:16:36

Very professional and thorough.

#82021-12-19

Friendliness of the satt and theri attentiveness. Also thoroughness of the questions

#92021-06-27

Having Alana accompany me from start to finish of the appt. It was comforting.

#102011-04-28 17:24:05

What can we do better?

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any information on services provided for enhancing skin apperance

#12021-08-29

If you continue the same level of care that I received today, I will be thrilled.

#22021-03-24

Have an accessible examining table!!!

#32011-08-31 14:28:17

Ask patient if they have any pain before asking them to waiting three weeks for appointment

#42021-04-07

service was excellent

#52021-12-03

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#62021-05-09

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

#72022-01-10

receptioist is a little stiff and unwelcoming, but attentive proffessional.

#82021-12-15

No suggestions

#92021-09-07

It was a perfect experioence, I wouldn't change a thing!

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