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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Fraxel

Overview:

Improved appearance through delivery of heat to layers of the skin where collagen production is stimulated. Not harming the surface of the skin, this laser is indicated for those who cannot afford the downtime of a traditional CO2 laser treatment with multiple treatments, results approximate those of a CO2 treatment.

Expected results:

Treatment of photo damage and sun spots, reduction of fine and intermediate lines, improvement of scars, reduction of melasma. Treatment is not limited to the face.

Preparation:

Vigorous regimen of daily sunscreens (for all areas to be treated) and night time retinoids for several weeks to months (for treatment of face), no alcohol and aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure, vitamin C 1000 mg daily starting 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Local anesthesia is applied prior to treatment.

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. Application of ice once an hour for 2-3 days may provide added comfort. There is no need for dressings. Skin care in the immediate postoperative period includes the use of a very gentle non-soap cleanser, broad spectrum sunscreens and oral medication to prevent herpes reactivation. Topical retinoids can be resumed after 1 week.

Time to desired results:

4-8 treatments about 3-4 weeks apart.

Duration of desired effects:

Several years (exact duration is unknown at this time)

Contraindications:

Isotretinoin in the past 6-12 months. This laser is safe on all skin types.

Downtime:

1- 6 days of redness and swelling.

How can we help you?

SKIN

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# of surveys: 3959
Last updated: 7/27/2022 4:52 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
6.16%
maybe
0.58%
not likely
0.08%
no
0.02%

Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
10.1%
good
1.8%
poor
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Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
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good
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poor
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The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
93.9%
very good
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The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
94.0%
very good
4.66%
good
1.27%
poor
0.02%
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
very good
4.16%
good
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poor
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very poor
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
2.18%
poor
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Front desk performance

excellent
85.6%
very good
10.2%
good
3.66%
poor
0.31%
very poor
0.08%

Aesthetician performance

excellent
88.6%
very good
7.61%
good
3.39%
poor
0.24%
very poor
0.08%

Office comfort

excellent
90.9%
very good
6.93%
good
2.08%
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Parking

excellent
66.4%
very good
14.4%
good
15.7%
poor
2.49%
very poor
0.9%

Friendliness of the staff during appointment

excellent
90.9%
very good
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good
1.85%
poor
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What WE DID WELL

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It is very impressive and comforting the way that Dr. Rignfeil listens to what you say. I also appreciate her "holistic" approach to issues which effect your body.

#12011-05-04 12:13:25

I was very happy to be able to get an appointment so quickly. The doctor was very thorough.Also, now I know what do do the next time my problem reappears and know that it can be taken care of.

#22022-03-22

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

#32021-12-22

The entire staff was extremely pleasant and I appreciate being able to see the doctor on such short notice. Everything was top notch!

#42022-02-16

Dr. Ringpfeil is wonderful. I must say i've visited various dermatologist in the past and this is the first doctor that has touched my face. Very important to me so that was big believe it or not. Also very easy to talk to and you dont feel rushed.She explains well. i'm very satisfied with my visit.

#52021-10-05

I was very impressed that Dr. Ringpfeil took the time out to talk to me and treat me like an individual. I am completely comfotable here and I will be coming here for my treatment.

#62011-05-04 14:47:50

The dr spent a lot of time answering my questions.

#72011-10-17 16:10:34

I liked the staff, the office, decor, music and the overall atmosphere. I felt comfortable. I will definitely recommened this practice in the future.

#82021-09-04

The help desk (reseptionist/m.a) was phenomenal!

#92021-10-12

The staff were very professional and service was above those i have had in the past.

#102011-03-29 09:40:00

What can we do better?

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I am completely satisfied with the current level of service and really can't think of anything that you could improve upon. This survey is a good thing.

#12010-10-13 09:38:13

Top rate service. A great total experience.

#22021-10-25

don't change a thing!

#32021-10-18

Get some better parking spaces

#42022-05-04

I am completely happy with my needs being met here.

#52010-08-23 16:52:07

I think I was served most excellently. I cannot thing of anything to add.

#62022-03-27

everything was great.

#72011-03-18 11:09:57

not sure yet

#82022-04-14

Don't change anything

#92022-04-17

Waiting time in reception area was too long.

#102022-07-02

Customer Rating : 4.6

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