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Philadelphia and Mainline Center of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

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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?

definitely
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
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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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everybody smiles

#12011-12-16 09:57:55

ON Time

#22022-02-20

The consultation with the doctor. She was able to diagnose the problem, which is most appreciated.

#32021-12-11

best waiting room decor ever enjoyed talking to doctor

#42011-01-12 08:19:57

Very good service

#52022-06-25

Staff was very friendly. The office is beautiful, organized, and very clean. I am very happy with my choice to see Dr. Ringpfeil!

#62021-08-25

dr was very nice and easy to talk with

#72021-12-28

The atmosphere of the office was warm and friendly. The staff was professional and kind.

#82022-03-02

I really liked all aspects of my visist. I feel as though I have finally found a dermatologist. She and her staff were willingly to listen and give me their professional opinion and hopefully find a treament that will work longterm.

#92022-03-27

Dr. Ringpfeil's professionalism as well as her wonderful bedside manner.

#102022-04-11

What can we do better?

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I really can't think of anything to add

#12010-11-24 09:41:39

I cannot think of a thing that would make the visit any better.

#22010-11-03 15:36:43

When making a first appointment ask who ther person would like to see. Doctor vs Aesthetician

#32021-10-25

Friday appointments with Dr. Ringpfiel

#42011-01-17 16:36:22

Appointments on Fridays

#52010-09-27 09:26:48

everything was fine

#62011-02-24 15:01:34

No suggestions

#72022-04-27

less waiting time for follow up appointments

#82021-09-24

nothing just keep up the good work.

#92021-11-26

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