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Fractionated Erbium

Expected Results:

Removal of brown/age spots and uneven pigmentation, smooth texture of the skin.

Preparation:

Sun protection for several weeks prior to the treatment. Vigorous regimen of daily sunscreens and if the face is treated, night time retinoids for several months, no alcohol and aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure, vitamin C 1000 mg daily starting 2 weeks prior to the treatment. There is no need for any anesthesia.

Post treatment instructions:

Rigorous sun avoidance/protection for 3 months. Avoid aspirin for 10 days, continue vitamin C 1000 mg daily for 3 months. Skin care in the immediate postoperative period includes the use of a very gentle non-soap cleanser, petrolatum the night after the procedure, oral medication to prevent herpes reactivation if the face is treated. Topical retinoids can be resumed when scabbing subsides (7-10 days after treatment).

Time to desired results:

3-4 treatments, 3-4 weeks apart.

Contraindications:

Recent tan, skin types that never burn (Mediterranean and some Asian skin types can be treated), isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 6-12 months).

Duration of desired effects:

Permanent with proper and vigorous sun protection of the treated areas. Future sun damage can be prevented by sun avoidance and use of a broad spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen for life.

Downtime:

Sunburn-like redness for 24-48 hours, scaling and flaking for up to 10 days. Note: Brown spots and freckles are accentuated after the treatment until skin has flaked off.

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PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

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Compare our service to other similar practices

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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

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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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The doctor was a good listener and gave clear answers

#12019-04-13

We liked everything. Great experience, and we've been to many dermatologists in the past. You are the best!

#22011-05-26 09:34:01

Nice staff and doctor

#32019-02-02

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!

#42018-11-30

Dr very friendly and made me comfortable.

#52019-09-20

Friendliness of all staff.

#62019-02-08

Very well organized! Dr. Ringpfeil was very professional and thorough!

#72019-01-14

The doctor was very explainative and very friendly and precise.

#82010-11-22 10:46:33

Quiet, on time, attentive, professional, organized, convenient, reasonably priced compared with others in the area.

#92011-01-31 10:42:48

Everyone was cordial and very attentive. Will definitely come back.

#102019-04-30

What can we do better?

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Everything was wonderful - no complaints at all!

#12019-08-10

was fine

#22019-07-18

all good

#32010-10-14 12:21:49

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#42019-04-04

we are okay

#52018-12-17

I wish there is a more flexible schedule for the morning visit.

#62010-12-16 12:15:00

sometimes I feel the phone staff is not as helpful as it could be, but that is not reflected in the quality of services. Front office is very professional overall.

#72010-11-04 13:29:14

Information for patients to take on latest findings/research in the field

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#92019-07-02

I wish there is a more flexible schedule for the morning visit.

#102010-12-16 12:15:00
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