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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

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: 3959
Last updated: 7/27/2022 4:52 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
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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

Very Professional and Friendly. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

#12022-01-02

Little to no waiting

#22012-09-19 10:54:21

no waiting

#32022-04-17

Ability to use computer to fill in info

#42021-11-27

The doctor made me feel very comfortable when I was asking questions.

#52021-08-22

Friendly staff and doctore

#62021-11-02

I enjoyed being seen in a timely fashion...Left my last dermatologist because of hours long wait times. Thank you for valuing my time.

#72022-03-15

I was pleased that the Dr acknowleged my children and was patient with them during the visit.

#82021-11-01

Thorough body check.

#92011-12-20 11:18:43

The unhurried time spent by everyone

#102010-11-30 10:51:14

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

n/a

#12021-12-10

Service was outstanding!

#22021-09-13

I was very pleased!!

#32022-07-16

keep on what you are doing because you are doing a good job

#42022-06-12

less waiting time for follow up appointments

#52022-06-17

Everything was perfect today

#62010-10-05 10:42:21

this is my first time so will let you know as time progresses

#72010-11-02 11:02:24

I was impressed with every step of making the appointment to seeing the physician.

#82010-12-16 12:26:48

Maybe some more magazines for the guys. I`ll bring a few in...

#92022-05-06

don't think you could!!

#102021-12-18

Customer Rating : 4.6

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