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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Sculptra

Collagen is deposited around a backbone of polylactic acid that is injected in areas of volume loss and remains for a minimum of 2 years. This treatment is not for someone who desires immediate results.

Expected Results:

Volume correction on the lower and mid face, elimination of intermediate and deep lines.

Preparations:

Avoidance of aspirin and ibuprofen for 10 days. Topical anesthetic is applied in the office prior to the procedure.

Post treatment instructions:

Avoidance of aspirin or ibuprofen for 3 days.

Time to desired results:

2-4 injections are usually necessary to achieve desired results spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Duration of desired effects:

2 years or longer.

Contraindications:

Allergy to polylactic acid (extremely rare)

Downtime:

1-2 days of swelling, up to 7 days for bruising (may be covered easily).

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Last updated: 5/3/2021 12:54 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
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maybe
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not likely
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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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poor
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Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
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The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
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The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
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4.16%
good
1.25%
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
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poor
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Front desk performance

excellent
85.6%
very good
10.2%
good
3.66%
poor
0.31%
very poor
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Aesthetician performance

excellent
88.6%
very good
7.61%
good
3.39%
poor
0.24%
very poor
0.08%

Office comfort

excellent
90.9%
very good
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Parking

excellent
66.4%
very good
14.4%
good
15.7%
poor
2.49%
very poor
0.9%

Friendliness of the staff during appointment

excellent
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good
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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

I rea;;y appreciated how soon I was given an appointment and also how friendly all of the staff are. The office is beautiful.

#12020-08-13

No wait time, very efficient and easy to get in/out during work day.

#22011-09-27 12:59:17

dr was very nice and easy to talk with

#32021-03-02

the cute scrubs:-) knowledge of the dr. and staff.

#42021-01-08

Appt hours are great for early morning. Great staff!

#52021-02-20

The doctor's way of explaning everything.

#62020-08-24

Dr. Ringpfeil appeared concerned about me.

#72020-11-29

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

#82020-07-20

informative and efficient

#92012-09-05 09:52:41

Dr. Ringpfeil was my second opinion and I felt much more at ease with the time she took to understand my issues and explanation for solutions.

#102011-01-04 09:06:32

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

Shorter wait, but not much else.

#12020-10-20

I would have liked to pay in cash but the receptionist had no change.

#22020-05-24

WINE AND CHEESE WOULD BE NICE IN THE WAITING AREA

#32011-02-09 12:32:20

Maybe directions as "across from the Lexus place." Have the assistant say there may be a name recall test later, as she introduces herself.

#42010-12-07 10:07:04

Top rate service. A great total experience.

#52021-03-14

Just keep up the good work!

#62021-03-18

?water cooler in the waiting room?

#72020-10-25

Nothing, Thank you so much.

#82011-03-04 10:10:02

Everything was great!

#92020-09-18

nothing everything is fine as is.

#102020-09-19
Customer Rating : 4.5

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