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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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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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What WE DID WELL

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Doctor made eye contact while talking - this is truly the sign of a caring person. Thank you.

#12018-08-28

Ambiance and cleanliness of the office; informative, highly professional staff. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience.

#22019-01-03

everything is very thorough and comprehensive

#32011-11-02 11:42:46

I liked that Dr. Ringpfoil was very through and caring.

#42018-11-06

colors and plants

#52010-12-13 11:23:03

Beautiful reception/waiting areas

#62011-05-27 15:59:15

The reception was warm and welcoming. I felt like I had been here before and it was the first time.

#72019-01-01

The aesthetician was great, very straight forward and running on time!

#82011-05-05 13:30:08

appreciated the thorough explanation from the doctor and the instant research on a product I wanted to know more about

#92018-09-16

There was no option to thank Andrea, but she also did a lovely job.

#102011-12-20 08:37:39

What can we do better?

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Medical newsletters or updates are helpful and informative. If it is advisable to have an annual mole check, for example, friendly reminders are always appreciated.

#12019-04-04

uhmm.. you're office was too nice. It made me jealous.

#22018-09-04

I have an unusual challenge getting to and from the office. Your practice is doing a great job; I will deal with the transportation issues.

#32011-03-21 10:03:43

Everything was great

#42010-11-04 12:31:22

I think that you should just mkae the vists a little bit quicker, and thats all.

#52010-10-27 08:46:34

Everything was well above my expecatations.

#62018-04-22

nothing everything is fine as is.

#72018-10-18

everything was wonderful

#82010-08-25 12:47:35

While I totally understand the late policy, unfortunately my daughter and I drove 1.5 hrs to the facility and given the weather and errorous directions, we ended up being 7 mins late. I immediately called the office while on route to explain that we were lost and sought correct directions. The receptionist was very curt, short and condesending. Upon our arrival, there was no warm greeting and very limited eye contact. Again,as a heath care provider myself, I appreciate the need to follow a schedule, however, our appointments were in direct succession and I do not think it would have had a significant impact on the work schedule, given our special circumstance.

#92011-03-24 10:10:11

I'm completely satisfied, thank you.

#102010-11-09 11:24:08
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