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Skin Brightening Peel

Highlights

  • Most effective treatment for Melasma
  • Skin lightening
  • Treats hyperpigmentation effectively
  • Improves skin texture
  • $850 / treatment
  • To maintain results - patient must adhere to post treatment instructions

Overview: The Gloss peel is a superficial chemical peel designed to refresh stressed skin with a unique synthesis of cell turn-over enhancers and Vitamin A. The Gloss peel will help to restore your youthful glow with minimal effort by using pain-free TCA. The Gloss peel is applied during an office visit, and there is no pain and little-to-no irritation during the application.

The peel is complemented with a take-home product, Melanage 2 cream, a combination of tretinoin and hydroquinone, tailored to maximize the results of your treatment.

Expected results: The results will vary, but generally patients will see smoother skin texture, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots. Your skin will restore a polished, more youthful appearance. 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, sunless tanning, spray tanning, or UV free tanning, depilatory creams, laser hair removal treatments, cosmetic facials, Botox, 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. No strenuous exercise for the next 24-48 hours after the peel. Wait until the peeling is complete before having any other facial procedures including facials, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, laser hair removal, Botox, or injectable fillers.

Downtime: Possible peeling and redness could occur for up to 2-5 days.

Price: $300/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

How can we help you?

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# of surveys: 3921
Last updated: 1/13/2021 4:54 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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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

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

excellent
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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No waiting!

#12012-09-06 10:30:16

DR RINGPFEIL'S CLEAR OPENNESS TO QUESTIONS

#22011-01-05 15:21:33

The office is really nice. The lobby is really nice and the doctor knows what she is doing..

#32021-02-14

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

#42021-11-01

The friendlyness

#52021-08-12

The information provided by the physician was very helpful and useful. I would gladly do what she recommended.

#62021-08-23

The doctor's exam was thorough and gentle. The music was pleasant and soothing.

#72022-01-22

The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. I especially liked having a nice big clock in the waiting room.

#82021-02-03

The time spent with the doctor....I always feel she cares and will take the time with you.

#92021-07-28

I am very impressed with Dr. Ringpfeil. She took the time to answer all my questions. I never felt rushed. I would recommend her to everyone I know.

#102021-01-29

What can we do better?

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no recommendations necessary

#12021-12-25

Everything was outstanding

#22011-11-18 16:18:36

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

#32011-07-28 15:11:23

Complain to the insurance industry that they cove too little, complain to the product manufactures that they truely charge too much for the products. I feel that the industry in general is very slow to treat because of insurance allowances. Patients have busy work schedules and pay for monthly coverage that covers too little. In one hour or less could do what multiple appointments do to remove or treat small skin defects require many visits. Should provide payment better incentives.

#42010-11-10 12:28:11

I really am not sure how you could improve. The visit was actually relaxing.

#52021-09-03

that you can call the insured company ehen there's a problem

#62021-09-09

Keep up the good work

#72021-03-12

A little warmer temperature.

#82010-09-09 16:03:32

couldnt be any better

#92021-11-08

don't think you could!!

#102021-03-22

Customer Rating : 4.5

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