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Smoothbeam Laser

acne treatment with smoothbeam before and after

Overview:

This non-ablative diode laser selectively destroys sebaceous glands.

Expected results:

Destruction of sebaceous hyperplasias. While not first line treatment for acne, the Smoothbeam laser offers an effective treatment option in recalcitrant inflammatory acne.

Preparation:

None

Post treatment instructions:

Sun protection x 6 weeks

Time to desired results:

1-3 treatments about 3-4 weeks apart may be necessary to eradicate sebaceous hyperplasias, acne treatment is variable and may require between 1-5 treatments.

Contraindications:

None. Safe on all skin types.

Duration of desired effects:

Permanent. Note: sebaceous hyperplasias are genetically determined and new growths may form in other areas. The Smoothbeam laser does not prevent this genetic tendency.

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Downtime:

Redness and possible blister formation for up to 3 days.

How can we help you?

SKIN

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# of surveys: 3863
Last updated: 3/31/2021 3:06 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
6.16%
maybe
0.58%
not likely
0.08%
no
0.02%

Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
10.1%
good
1.8%
poor
0.06%
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0%

Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
4.89%
good
0.80%
poor
0.03%
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The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
93.9%
very good
4.97%
good
1.05%
poor
0.05%
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The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
94.0%
very good
4.66%
good
1.27%
poor
0.02%
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
very good
4.16%
good
1.25%
poor
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
2.18%
poor
0.11%
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Front desk performance

excellent
85.6%
very good
10.2%
good
3.66%
poor
0.31%
very poor
0.08%

Aesthetician performance

excellent
88.6%
very good
7.61%
good
3.39%
poor
0.24%
very poor
0.08%

Office comfort

excellent
90.9%
very good
6.93%
good
2.08%
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0.05%
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Parking

excellent
66.4%
very good
14.4%
good
15.7%
poor
2.49%
very poor
0.9%

Friendliness of the staff during appointment

excellent
90.9%
very good
7.23%
good
1.85%
poor
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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

Everything is very efficient!

#12020-08-17

I liked that the doctor was well informed about the proper medicines to help me with my acne, and also was well informed about my medical condition, and was able to prescribe medication to help both!

#22020-05-05

Information provided by doctor.

#32021-01-06

I appreciated having a conversation with the Physician, as well as developing a plan together. Accentuating the positive when there is so much negative really helps in enthusiastically executing the plan.

#42020-09-02

I liked that Dr.Ringpfeil answered all of my questions, and spent time with me going over all the problems.She is very helpful and knowlegable.

#52020-05-04

Dr. Ringpfeil is extremely professional and thorough. I appreciated her manner and knowledge and will definately refer her to friends and family.

#62020-07-26

choice of music - French, Brazilian, etc appreciated being called when a cancellation opened up an appointment for me that was sooner than my originally scheduled appointment

#72020-05-03

I felt at ease and well informed.

#82011-01-27 16:47:12

I liked the staff and the doc!

#92021-01-09

Dr. Ringfiel, of course.

#102021-03-13

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

I cant think of anything

#12020-06-04

keep up the good work. you have an excellent service and your office is great

#22020-10-02

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

#32011-07-12 14:35:20

More convenient office hours for those who work during the day. Perhaps one evening?

#42011-03-16 11:16:24

excellent service

#52020-07-09

you can not top anything. this is the best run office and staff that I have ever been in.

#62011-05-26 11:49:32

I would like to get in with the doctor. I also would like more than one option presented to me. Also, it would be nice to be offered more natural alternatives, or integrative treatments.

#72011-08-10 15:47:37

Keep doing what you're doing.

#82020-07-01

service was excellent

#92021-04-02

nothing

#102010-09-13 14:34:51
Customer Rating : 4.5

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