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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: 3878
Last updated: 6/16/2021 3:32 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%
very poor
0%

Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
4.89%
good
0.80%
poor
0.03%
very poor
0%

The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
93.9%
very good
4.97%
good
1.05%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
94.0%
very good
4.66%
good
1.27%
poor
0.02%
very poor
0%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
very good
4.16%
good
1.25%
poor
0.14%
very poor
0.02%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
2.18%
poor
0.11%
very poor
0.0%

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%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0.05%

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
0.05%
very poor
0%

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!

#12021-04-13

Office was very nice, comfortable atmosphere.

#22020-06-29

Punctuality - Perfect Sense of humor of staff

#32020-10-20

Doctor was very pleasant and informative.

#42020-06-30

I have to say this was the most comfortable experience at any doctor office I have ever been to in my life. Dr. Ringpfeil is incredibly nice and compassionate. Lauren was super. The receptionists are very friendly. I now have a new dermatologist. Thanks!

#52012-12-13 10:14:16

comfortable setting, nice office, helpful/polite staff

#62020-09-13

everything is very thorough and comprehensive

#72011-11-02 11:42:46

NO WAITING,THANK YOU !

#82020-12-04

The waiting time for the appointment and in the office was very quick!!!

#92020-08-22

start to finish it was a perfect experience, i found the reception area very heplful and understanding,

#102021-04-06

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

A follow up, even if its an email, after the apt. could help!

#12010-08-23 16:38:55

Nothing, Thank you so much.

#22011-03-04 10:10:02

Don't change anything

#32020-11-23

watercooler in waiting room.

#42021-04-21

Better parking?

#52020-12-29

The service was excellent as is.

#62021-05-14

Keep it up!

#72021-02-16

Can't think of anything right now.

#82010-10-21 15:50:32

no complains

#92021-03-30

I'm sending my whole family here. It's wonderful.

#102021-02-15
Customer Rating : 4.5

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