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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Active FX (Fractionated CO2 laser)

skin rejuvenation before and after

A carbon dioxide laser delivers accurate removal of skin layers and the highest degree of skin tightening available today. Fractionating this proven technique drastically reduces downtime compared to the traditional method as skin regenerates quicker from tiny islands of remaining epidermis.

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Expected results:

Removal of fine, and intermediate lines, skin tightening, even pigmentation, removal of brown spots (sun spots), smooth texture of skin.

Preparation:

Vigorous regimen of daily sunscreens and 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. Topical anesthetics is applied one hour prior to the procedure for maximum comfort.

Post treatment instructions:

Rigorous sun avoidance/protection for 3 months, refrain from alcohol consumption for 2 weeks after the treatment, 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 until skin renewal sets in (3 days), oral medications to prevent herpes reactivation and bacterial super infection.

The hours following the treatment, ice should be applied for fifteen minutes every hour. That night, avoid sleeping face down the avoid swelling. Topical retinoids can be resumed when scabbing subsides (3-5 days after treatment).

Time to desired results:

Up to 5 days for skin renewal, up to 6 months for skin tightening (maximum collagen production).

Contraindications:

History of phenol peel, isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months, coumadin and other blood thinners, recent tan. This treatment is highly efficient in fair skin types but all skin types can be treated. It is currently restricted to the face, neck and chest.

Duration of desired effects:

Even pigmentation is 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. Lines may recur within 10 years. This treatment can be paired with Botox injections and fillers in order to extend results. One to 2 treatments are usually sufficient to achieve these results.

Downtime:

3-6 days for skin renewal, gradually diminishing pinkishness for about 3 months.

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Last updated: 1/13/2021 4:54 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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probably
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not likely
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no
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
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very good
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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

excellent
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Front desk performance

excellent
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Aesthetician performance

excellent
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Office comfort

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Parking

excellent
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

The doctor's knowlegde of our needs & her eagerness to help get things treated quickly.

#12021-04-29

DR RINGPFEIL'S CLEAR OPENNESS TO QUESTIONS

#22011-01-05 15:21:33

Attention by all staff.

#32021-02-27

Thoroughness of exam.

#42011-01-12 12:33:33

I didn't feel rushed and felt like I was really listened to and taken seriously. I didn't feel like someone was just throwing ointments at me to get me out the door. I really appreciate the care I received here. Thank you.

#52021-04-22

I actually look forward to my doctor's visits! Been a patient of Dr. R's since she was in Center City and have referred family and friends to her!

#62010-11-24 09:41:39

I liked the relaxing atmosphere, and the service. All the women were wonderful, and the doctor- especially- was friendly, and very helpful. I did not feel at all uncomfortable or nervous, as I normally do at a doctors visit. The assistant was wonderful, and they worked great as a team. The visit was painless, quick, and very easy. Thank you! I'll certainly be back and recommend this office to my friends and family as well. :)

#72021-12-10

This was an emergency appointment, and you all took wonderful care of me!!! Thanks so much!

#82021-04-21

Very impressed by the Doctor and staff.

#92021-05-08

After meeting the doctor I felt very comfortable. When I first came in I was very nervous

#102021-02-10

What can we do better?

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Nothing, my visit was great.

#12021-11-21

Get some better parking spaces

#22021-12-31

u r awesome, make everything FREE!, haha jk, worth every penny!

#32011-12-21 17:29:36

You were great. No suggestions

#42021-04-30

Too Early

#52021-05-30

everything was great! as always nothing i can say to improve on! jill is always attentive and very thorough:)

#62010-10-27 12:20:56

do not change a thing

#72021-06-19

Keep up the great work!

#82011-03-03 11:57:42

I had an appointment for a consulation for sun damage. Unfortunately, I need to see either a doctor or PA for my issue and this was not included in my appointment, so I need to make another trip. It is difficult for me to carve time out of my work day to take care of personal needs, so this is creating an inconvenience for me. I would have preferred to had the complete consultation done in one appointment.

#92011-02-14 14:14:53

no complaints

#102021-07-25

Customer Rating : 4.5

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