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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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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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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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What WE DID WELL

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Clean, bright, well appointed office

#12019-01-28

The waiting room was very pretty

#22018-11-11

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

#32019-06-08

filling out the patient form on the computer is excellent and much better than the paper forms usually used for doctors; extremely efficient interaction with the staff and doctor; gorgeous waiting room!

#42011-12-14 08:52:39

Everything was good. I like this place.

#52018-07-10

The doctor was extremely attentive and I did not feel rushed at all. This is by far the best experience I have had at the dermatologist

#62018-08-11

everything was wonderful.

#72019-05-13

Didn't have to wait long to see to get into the room, or for the doctor to come in. The doctor & medical assistant took the time to explain the medications, when I should take them, how much I should use and what they would do to my skin.

#82018-07-17

It was very timely

#92018-11-28

The cleanliness of the office, friendliness of the staff...I am very satisfied with my visit!

#102011-10-28 10:22:57

What can we do better?

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I think the service provided fulfilled my expectations so at this time I do not have any suggestions for improvement.

#12018-07-23

Everything was great! and everyone was very nice.

#22010-10-19 10:16:48

please make a reminder call. I checked my cell for one and you hadn't.

#32018-10-08

Everything was great! and everyone was very nice.

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#52019-04-15

Thank you for your help. I will definitely recommend Dr. Ringpfeil to friends.

#62019-06-03

Today I had to wait 45 min. to see the Doctor. I understand that sometimes other appointments run over but I took time off work to come here and I felt like I spent most of my time here waiting to see her.

#72019-01-10

more availability for appointments.

#82018-10-11

Don't change anything, it's excellent.

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