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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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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

excellent
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Aesthetician performance

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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

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This was the fastest (in a positive way) medical appointmenet I've had since moving to this area.

#12011-01-05 08:38:17

I felt at ease and well informed.

#22011-01-27 16:47:12

Seeing Dr. Ringpfeil again!

#32021-08-13

The knowledge, helpfulness, and friendliness of every person in this office has made me decide to have my daughter and me be seen here instead of by a doctor in the area in which we live (more than half an hour away). Thank you.

#42021-01-26

Excellent staff who seem to like what they are doing! (A rarity in many offices!)

#52011-11-17 12:08:50

Cute babes that worked in the office.

#62021-04-14

everyone was very kind and helpful! and a nice atmosphere.

#72021-05-22

Everyone seem to be knowing what they are doing and loving to take the time to assure you that they care and can assit you..

#82011-04-19 09:23:01

Dr. was very informative. Everyone was very nice. Please give all the ladies here a raise..

#92021-06-13

Everything was good. I like this place.

#102021-09-07

What can we do better?

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my visit was great

#12021-08-30

This was my first visit and although i was uncomfortable with my problem which was addressing I was truly happy with everything else.

#22011-07-28 15:11:23

can't think of anything

#32011-12-12 10:13:47

I would like to get in with the doctor. I also would like more than one option presented to me. Also, it would be nice to be offered more natural alternatives, or integrative treatments.

#42011-08-10 15:47:37

no complains

#52021-06-07

Have the patient internet working

#62011-09-08 11:08:45

Well basically there is no need because your doing a very good job.

#72010-10-04 16:54:13

more availability for appointments.

#82020-09-22

Provide some written information for questions asked. I can't remember everything said.

#92020-12-29

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

#102010-11-03 15:36:43
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