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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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Office comfort

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What WE DID WELL

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as a man and coming in to see a doctor is usually awkward especially a female doctor to look over your entire body. The staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Thanks so much.

#12024-05-11

Knowledgable and friendly staff.

#22023-11-07

every one was extremely friendly and helpful, loved the doctor

#32023-07-26

Dr Ringpfiel is clearly extremely knowledgable, and dhe took the time to listen completely to me about my condition. I really appreciated the time she took with me, and I am confident she is on the right path for treatment.

#42023-09-21

on a very short notice was able to squeeze in an appointment for my daughter...thank you

#52024-05-04

the Dr

#62024-03-07

The doctor was very thorough and pleasant. Having Melissa take notes was an excellent strategy for covering so much information in a short amount of time.

#72023-09-25

Dr. Ringpfeil listened patiently and explained treatment and diagnosis thoroughly

#82024-06-03

The staff was wonderful. They were knowledgeable, professional and personable. The office beautiful, even the music was great.

#92024-02-07

The decor was really nice. It is a very warm and welcoming office. Not intimidating or over the top either. Nice in-between.

#102010-11-29 13:43:41

What can we do better?

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I have no suggestions. I am very pleased with ever aspect of my care

#12010-10-18 16:25:51

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

#22023-07-27

While I totally understand the late policy, unfortunately my daughter and I drove 1.5 hrs to the facility and given the weather and errorous directions, we ended up being 7 mins late. I immediately called the office while on route to explain that we were lost and sought correct directions. The receptionist was very curt, short and condesending. Upon our arrival, there was no warm greeting and very limited eye contact. Again,as a heath care provider myself, I appreciate the need to follow a schedule, however, our appointments were in direct succession and I do not think it would have had a significant impact on the work schedule, given our special circumstance.

#32011-03-24 10:10:11

Coffee, Tea? only kidding. Hope I gave the reader a smile today.

#42011-02-21 10:56:55

The lock on the door of the unisex bathroom is a little challenging in that you don't know whether it is locked or not. This was a little unnerving.

#52010-10-28 10:21:25

Being able to get an appointment at the time of the outbreak.

#62024-06-07

everything was beyond my expectations . No doctor has ever given me such a complete exam

#72010-10-07 10:02:42

I think that you should just mkae the vists a little bit quicker, and thats all.

#82010-10-27 08:46:34

Magazines in the examining room to read while I waited for the doctor (I get bored easily).

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