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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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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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What WE DID WELL

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Everyone very freindly. That's important.

#12021-09-27

I liked all rthe art work that was hanging up in the hallways. I also liked how friendly everyone was. It seemed as though they all wanted to be here. Some times at otjher places the people at the counter can be disrespectful. Not here. The or was very caring and explained the treatment in terms that we could understand.

#22022-05-11

the dr was much more insightful and knowledgeable than anyone in the past

#32021-12-12

I am extremely impressed. Felt comfortable and confident in the doctor's treatments. the staff was very professional yet kind and very helpful. The doctor's knowledge of medical condition

#42022-02-23

The friendlyness

#52022-02-25

Seeing Dr. Ringpfeil again!

#62021-12-01

Dr. Ringpfeil was very friendly & took time to answer all my questions. Very attentive & knowledgable!

#72021-10-30

The people are friendly and understand.

#82022-02-25

frendliness of entire staff doc is terrific

#92022-06-11

The office staff is extremely friendly and make you feel very comfortable, along with Dr. Ringpfeil.

#102011-05-05 14:42:55

What can we do better?

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Everything was wonderful - no complaints at all!

#12022-07-31

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

#22022-01-18

I do not believe there is a need to improve.

#32010-11-01 14:00:26

I have zero complaints--top notch service from booking of appointment to treatment to checkout.

#42011-07-26 14:19:25

Everything was wonderful - no complaints at all!

#52022-04-08

I wasn't aware that you can register online as a new patient. Can you guys make new patience aware

#62011-07-12 14:35:20

Nothing, Thank you so much.

#72011-03-04 10:10:02

Everything is just great!

#82021-12-29

I am a little annoyed that I called to say I was on my way and I was told that I may not get here in time and will probably have to reschedule. Then when I got here, I filled out the paperwork then had to wait 20 minutes to be seen. It would be nice to know the receptionist's name so I know who I am calling when I have questions. It would be nice to have WiFi available during the wait.

#92011-06-22 17:06:20

My only complaint is that I work and live (1 mile from) Center City, PA and I wish the office (Dr. Ringpfield) had weekend or later hours. Dr. Heckman was great but she cannot assist me with my cosmetic issues. Overall - like the office and professionalism.

#102011-08-10 18:44:27

Customer Rating : 4.6

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