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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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Last updated: 11/5/2019 8:26 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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probably
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
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Front desk performance

excellent
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Aesthetician performance

excellent
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Office comfort

excellent
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Parking

excellent
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

Friendliness of the satt and theri attentiveness. Also thoroughness of the questions

#12019-02-01

Nice & freindly staff, very pleasant.

#22011-01-17 15:00:26

very informative about everything

#32019-03-01

I admired the advanced technology used by the office. I am all for the use of technology.

#42011-05-05 10:59:36

everyone seemed genuinely friendly.

#52019-05-30

They were the first attentive people in the medical field I've encountered in a while. Quick and EFFICIENT visit- I appreciated everything!!!!!

#62019-09-08

the doctor and assistant were very nice and the doctor very inormative and clear

#72019-06-26

Friendly staff and atmosphere

#82010-11-15 14:39:37

The staff was wonderful. They were knowledgeable, professional and personable. The office beautiful, even the music was great.

#92019-05-19

I ejoyed the beauty of the office-a nice place to be. I was anxious to meet the Dr.-and I found her to be great-very thouough,friendly and professional

#102018-11-27

What can we do better?

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n/a

#12019-05-29

You can't improve upon excellence.

#22019-06-19

no complaints

#32019-03-20

everything was great, i don't have any suggestions

#42010-10-25 11:08:34

Today I had to wait 45 min. to see the Doctor. I understand that sometimes other appointments run over but I took time off work to come here and I felt like I spent most of my time here waiting to see her.

#52019-05-19

smile more

#62010-09-09 10:34:11

No room for improvement. You have a first-rate, exceptional staff Dr. Ringpfeil! Everyone especially Linda Heckman is so professional. Jessie makes a great first impression and is an asset to your team!

#72010-12-15 19:35:32

Please send out paperwork in advance for pediatric patients

#82019-02-10

I do not like waiting long periods of time in either the reception area or exam room fort he Dr to come in. The exam with the Dr should be relatively close to the appointment time

#92019-10-03

When making the initial appointment and then calling to try to get it moved up (our of fear that I had a melanoma), I didn't think that one of the booking person(s) was particularly helpful or reassuring.

#102019-04-25
Customer Rating : 4.5

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