Book
Appt
Philadelphia and Mainline Center of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

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.

How can we help you?

SKIN

Related Procedures

Body Contouring

# of surveys: 3850
Last updated: 1/27/2021 1:24 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
0.06%
very poor
0%

Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
4.89%
good
0.80%
poor
0.03%
very poor
0%

The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
93.9%
very good
4.97%
good
1.05%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
94.0%
very good
4.66%
good
1.27%
poor
0.02%
very poor
0%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
very good
4.16%
good
1.25%
poor
0.14%
very poor
0.02%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
2.18%
poor
0.11%
very poor
0.0%

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%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0.05%

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
7.23%
good
1.85%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

DR RINGPFEIL'S CLEAR OPENNESS TO QUESTIONS

#12011-01-05 15:21:33

everything is so gracious and lovely ....just add a fountain to complete ambience

#22020-03-29

THE STAFF AND THE PAINTINGS - lINDA WAS A GOOD LISTENER AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHINF IN DETAIL - SHE DID MOT RUSH ME - I LIKE THAT - ERIN WAS PLEASANT AND VERY PROFESSIONAL . I WAS A GOOD VISIT- THNKA YOU

#32011-04-01 14:05:41

Doctor was very friendly & knowledgable. I especially appreciated that she seemed unrushed and focused on me. I am hopeful that the procedure she recommended will improve my condition (facial scar).

#42020-06-03

The staff members were wonderful and very friendly. I was impressed by the doctor's expertise and professionalism.

#52020-04-05

This is one of the best medical offices that I have visited. I see doctors in the Penn and Bryn Mawr systems and this is by far much better than any of those offices. The entire staff is friendly and accommodating. Both doctors are awesome! I have recommended you to family and friends. Keep up the great work!

#62012-12-03 17:05:27

The information the doctor knew about all the medicines

#72011-01-24 14:33:36

Everything! I appreciate the fact that Dr. Ringpfeil has a great understanding of my medical condition and how it has affacted my skin. I look forward to seeing her for all my future dermatalogical needs. I really needed a wonderful dermatologist and am grateful to Dr. Sandorfi for referring me to Dr. Ringpfeil.

#82011-01-12 12:15:01

the dr was much more insightful and knowledgeable than anyone in the past

#92020-09-21

Minimal waiting time. So friendly and professional!!

#102012-10-01 11:08:39

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

Keep me informed of specials on products that might be good for my skin.

#12011-01-05 16:01:31

Everything was great

#22010-11-04 12:31:22

Nothing, Thank you so much.

#32011-03-04 10:10:02

The music in the waiting area could be a bit softer.

#42020-08-09

Ask patient if they have any pain before asking them to waiting three weeks for appointment

#52020-03-27

There was some wait between my initial interview with the medical assistantand my meeting the physician. This wait could have been shorter.

#62020-03-16

All aspects of care were remarkable--much better than I've encountered elsewhere.

#72020-10-12

keep up what your doing

#82010-09-23 14:03:13

So far so good!

#92011-01-04 10:23:13

Be on time for our appointments

#102011-11-16 13:56:14
Customer Rating : 4.5

Based on 178 ratings
Send us a message!

Enter your information, and we will text you shortly.