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Melanage

melasma treatment with melanage before and after

Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Highlights

  • Most effective treatment for superficial and medium depth melasma
  • Skin lightening
  • Treats hyperpigmentation effectively
  • Improves skin texture
  • $850 / treatment
  • To maintain results - patient must adhere to life time post treatment instructions

Overview:

The Melanage Skin Lightening System is a superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyperpigmented skin. The peel involves a medicated masque and at-home regimen. There is no pain and little-to-no irritation during the application of the mask, and the irritation level on the following days is like a sunburn.

The mask is applied during an office visit, and removed by the patient at home after a required length of time, which will be designated by the Doctor. Patients are then responsible for following an easy, at-home regimen, which involves the application of several Melanage products which will be provided during the office visit. This complimentary take-home product kit is tailored to maximize the results of your treatment.

Conditions

  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Texture

Frequency

  • 6 months or more

Pros

  • All skin types
  • Minimal down time

Cons

  • Not effective for wrinkles

Not for

  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Active Rosacea
  • Active cold sores
  • History of warts
  • Accutane users (6 months off)
  • Expected results
    • Results vary, but generally patients will see a significant improvement in the appearance of pigmented areas. Dark spots will dramatically lighten and skin texture and tone will improve. Each treatment can be performed no sooner than 6 months, no more than two treatments per year is recommended.
  • Preparations
    • One week before the treatment, we ask you to refrain from electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams, laser hair removal treatments, cosmetic facials, Botox, etc. Two to three days before the treatment, we ask you to avoid using any Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, retinols, alpha hydroxyl acids, beta hydroxyl acids, benzoyl peroxide, or any other exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating.
  • Post treatment instructions
    • It is imperative that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and avoid direct sunlight for at least 1 week. Best results will be obtained with regular daily use of such sunscreen.
  • Downtime
    • Peeling and redness could last up to 7-10 days
  • Price
    • $850/treatment
  • Contraindications
    • Patients with active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea, history of herpes simplex, pregnant or breast feeding (lactating) women, patients currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation, patients who have been on Accutane within the past year.

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PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
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maybe
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not likely
0.08%
no
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
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good
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Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
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The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
93.9%
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The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
94.0%
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
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5.69%
good
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Front desk performance

excellent
85.6%
very good
10.2%
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poor
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very poor
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Aesthetician performance

excellent
88.6%
very good
7.61%
good
3.39%
poor
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very poor
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Office comfort

excellent
90.9%
very good
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good
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Parking

excellent
66.4%
very good
14.4%
good
15.7%
poor
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very poor
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

excellent
90.9%
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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

Linda was very informative, very responsive to my questions. I felt very comfortable with her advice

#12011-05-26 10:18:40

I followed the Dr. from Jefferson - Philadelphia. Dr. Ringpfeil is the best dermatologist I have had... and as a psoriasis patient I have had a few of them. For the first time, my skin reacts to treatment. Thank you!

#22018-09-15

overall professionalism of entire staff

#32018-08-14

Overall friendliness of the staff. Atmosphere was very comfortable.

#42018-12-28

the professionalism and everyone made me feel comfortable.

#52018-08-31

Staff was friendly, attentive and polite. Dr Ringpfeild is the first Dr I seen that has been able to provide a viable resolution for my condition

#62018-11-24

Office atmosphere was wonderful, which made the experience that much better. It was nice to see Dr. Ringfeil in a not so hectic setting (like Jefferson Dermatology!)

#72019-04-02

The doctor was friendly and very thorogh -- I didn't feel rushed.

#82018-07-15

Very efficient!

#92018-11-08

I love the Edith Piaf music being piped in - that was an awesome touch.

#102019-02-25

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

Medical newsletters or updates are helpful and informative. If it is advisable to have an annual mole check, for example, friendly reminders are always appreciated.

#12018-12-29

Just keep doing what the company is doing and yall will be fine. no problems at all i will refer anybody to this compnay

#22018-05-07

my visit was great

#32018-10-23

Keeping me from dying of skin cancer would be good (I will behave and do the checks and annual exam to help out!!!)

#42010-11-29 11:47:11

Just do the same good job

#52018-09-30

Overall excellent service. Friendly front desk staff. A very small suggestion would be to have someone immediately identify themselves as the person to register a new patient and direct where to go when someone enters the waiting room. With a big waiting room and three people at the front desk, it is a lot to take in and not know to whom to speak. Having had negative experiences with doctors' receptionists where all three of the three people at the front desk have ignored me until I called out and forced a response, I am sensitive to the issue and imagine others have had this experience as well.

#62011-01-31 10:42:48

Not a lot to improve on service is already top notch.

#72010-09-30 11:25:20

No suggestions

#82018-08-08

The service was excellent as is.

#92018-07-15

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

#102010-08-23 16:38:55
Customer Rating : 4.8

Based on 4 ratings