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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
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probably
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not likely
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no
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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

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

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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)

Did not have to wait long.

#12021-07-18

Nice staff and doctor

#22021-05-05

I have been extremly impressed with this practice.

#32011-04-13 12:25:11

Jennifer was very helpful and professional. I really appreciated her advice on my skincare.

#42011-10-19 17:13:56

I like the doctor and how careful and thorough she is.

#52021-02-10

Just friendliness.

#62011-01-05 14:23:47

Dr. Ringpfiel was very attentive; she explained very clearly different treatments and their outcomes and gave me some alternatives I could choose from. I was extremely pleased by the Dr's professionalism, excellence, kindness and attention. Definitely one of the best services I have received! I am bringing my son in 3 weeks!

#72020-10-18

everyone seemed genuinely friendly.

#82021-08-27

I loved the office space. Very friendly and the decor was very nice. I also appreciated the opportunity to do documentation on the computer.

#92021-06-11

I think the doctor is very thorough in her evaluations and explanations and the staff is extremely professional and friendly. Definitely 5 star service!

#102011-09-22 13:13:46

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

everything was beyond my expectations . No doctor has ever given me such a complete exam

#12010-10-07 10:02:42

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

#22011-05-26 11:49:32

smile more

#32010-09-09 10:34:11

this computer system doesnt show the full anser in some cases. and some required tabs shouldnt be required, like cell phone and work phone.

#42020-10-09

If you continue the same level of care that I received today, I will be thrilled.

#52021-09-14

website access to new patients more visable on site

#62021-03-06

super happy with visit

#72020-12-14

everything was wondurful. Thanks!

#82021-02-26

Everything was great!

#92021-03-18

This was my first visit and although i was uncomfortable with my problem which was addressing I was truly happy with everything else.

#102011-07-28 15:11:23
Customer Rating : 4.5

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