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Philadelphia and Mainline Center of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

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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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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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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I ejoyed the beauty of the office-a nice place to be. I was anxious to meet the Dr.-and I found her to be great-very thouough,friendly and professional

#12020-10-25

Friendly!

#22021-05-01

I appreciated having a conversation with the Physician, as well as developing a plan together. Accentuating the positive when there is so much negative really helps in enthusiastically executing the plan.

#32020-12-08

I liked the office, very nice and clean. The doctor and doctor assistant were very nice and very concerened with my problems and answered my questions very well. Thank You agian

#42020-09-28

The med assistant and the doctor were very pleasant and I feel like I can leave knowing that I am ok and had an excellent exam

#52021-01-06

as a man and coming in to see a doctor is usually awkward especially a female doctor to look over your entire body. The staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Thanks so much.

#62020-12-31

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#72021-03-27

I felt at ease and well informed.

#82011-01-27 16:47:12

THE DOCTOR WAS GREAT. REALLY EXPLAINED THINGS WELL AND LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS.

#92021-05-30

The friendly people who work here are great. Probably the best thing, though, is the timeliness of service. Most physicians make me wait far past my appointment time. I appreciate on-time service immensely!

#102021-04-19

What can we do better?

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Everything was great thanks!

#12011-02-25 11:46:15

I checked off compimentary consultation with aesthetician on the intake forms, but it wasn't mentioned and I forgot to ask during the examination.

#22020-11-09

Service was excellent, keep up your service as is.

#32021-09-09

All fine

#42021-08-14

don't change a thing, you guys are the best! Please send me Real Estate Referrals, thanks

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Don't change anything, it's excellent.

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I can't think of a single thing to make it better!

#72021-09-12

Loved all the options for appointments, very appreciative. Thank you

#82011-02-23 17:51:48

I recommended this practice to a family member but they showed up 15 mins late to their first appt. due to traffic and were turned away (after traveling over an hour to get here). I would suggest on the first visit to allow more leeway for late appointments (try to fit them in) and then explain the late policy for all appointments moving forward.

#92011-09-21 14:47:49

u guys r great here ,very professional, n kind .love coming here ...

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