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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

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

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# of surveys: 3847
Last updated: 1/12/2021 12:30 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
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maybe
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not likely
0.08%
no
0.02%

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%
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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
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
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Front desk performance

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

excellent
88.6%
very good
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good
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poor
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very poor
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Office comfort

excellent
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very 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
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good
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What WE DID WELL

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The doctor definitely has a wonderful bedside manner, so unexpected when a woman my age is dealing with aging vanity issues.

#12020-12-07

This is an amazingly professional as well as patient-oriented practice. Thank you! I will highly recommend your practice to everyone.

#22012-08-31 09:32:27

Doctor was incredibly well spoken and informative.

#32020-11-29

The doctor took a lot of time explaining my treatment and making sure I was comfortable.

#42020-11-21

The office has a very relaxed setting this was the most comfort that I ever felt going to any doctors office, and also great music, you guys we here from me around the holidays and after my outcome with the other specialist!!! Thanks again!! Service AAAAA+++++++++

#52020-03-08

ambiance, music and moood of office was upbeat yet happily calm today!

#62020-08-12

The doctor was very personable, she explained each procedure in detail and answered all my questions. Dr. Ringpfeil has a very pleasant and reasurring mannaer, here staff is very efficent and welcoming.

#72020-06-16

aNDREA AND DR RINGFEIL WERE ABS0LUTELY TERRIFIC AND VERY FRIENDLY

#82020-09-12

Friendliness and professionalism

#92020-06-29

DR RINGPFEIL'S CLEAR OPENNESS TO QUESTIONS

#102011-01-05 15:21:33

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

JUST THE WAY YOU SERVE ME NOW...........WITH GREAT RESPECT AND i REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

#12010-11-11 10:41:38

give me choices of what type of medicines that i can take

#22020-11-18

Can't think of anything, all was excellent.

#32011-05-03 10:51:30

Don't change anything

#42020-05-30

no complains

#52021-01-04

I am completely satisfied with the current level of service and really can't think of anything that you could improve upon. This survey is a good thing.

#62010-10-13 09:38:13

move closer to home

#72010-11-08 09:51:29

Service was excellent, keep up your service as is.

#82020-06-21

do not change a thing

#92020-05-10

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

#102020-06-17
Customer Rating : 4.5

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