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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Glycolic Acid Peel

Overview:

Poly glycolic acids are derived from fruit acids and deliver a superficial peel. They effectively exfoliate and hydrate the skin.

Expected Results:

Diminished acne activity, rejuvenation, even skin pigmentation and skin tone, reduction of very fine lines and very superficial scars.

Time to desired results:

Smooth texture of the skin is noted the day after your first peel but full effects are most obvious after a series of 3-6 peels, spaced 3-4 weeks apart.

Lasting results:

Severalmonths.

Downtime:

Mild redness for several hours (you should be able to return to work immediately)

Preparation:

The effects of glycolic acid peels and the efficiency of the peel can be potentiated by starting glycolic acid products and retinoids as part of a rigorous skin care regimen for at least 2 weeks prior to your first chemical peel. The night before, however, any retinoid must be stopped and may be resumed the night after the peel. The morning of the peel, there is no necessity to apply any medicinal product other than your daily sunscreen.

Post treatment instructions:

The day of the peel, apply a gentle moisturizer (with sunscreen if sun-exposed area was treated) to the treated area several times; resume your daily skin care regimen the day after the peel.

Contraindications:

History of phenol peels, isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past six months.

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What WE DID WELL

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LIKE THE WAY WAY THE EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURE ,AND ALSO LIKE THE STAFF PATIENT INTERACTION.

#12012-10-09 10:22:11

The Dr. wanted to start with the simpliest treatment before jumping into medicated treatment.

#22021-10-16

overall professionalism of entire staff

#32021-10-10

Everyone was wonderful, kind, helpful & extremely knowledgeable

#42021-07-17

I called 6 different Dermatology offices (including 2 I had been to previously), and none were willing to fit me is as you were. Thank you for your compassion!

#52021-09-23

Doctor Ringpfeil was very friendly, interested and seemed to take a personal interest in me and my husband.

#62021-10-22

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

#72021-12-01

Dr. Ringpfeil's no nonsense (but compassionate) manner. Decisive and confident.

#82011-11-03 09:35:32

Everyone was very friendly and considerate. I did have to wait a little longer for the doctor to come in but the medical assistant was so polite and came in to offer me a magazine.

#92021-12-09

Dr. was very attentive to my needs and laid out the complete treatment plan, including what may or may not be covered by insurance.

#102021-09-11

What can we do better?

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

#12011-12-21 17:29:36

More appointment availability either early or later (before or after the normal 9-5 workday)

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Complimentary BMW with first visit

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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.

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Can't think of anything. I feel good about this visit.

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your office was just as described to me, most impressive!

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You can't improve upon excellence.

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