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Philadelphia and Mainline Center of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

IPL

Overview:

A range of non-laser light sources are used to target red and brown discoloration of the skin and to deliver heat into the skin at negligible downtime. Collagen production is minor.

Expected results:

Highly variable degrees of diminished facial, neck and chest redness, reduction of brown spots (sun spots), and firmer skin.

Preparation:

Daily use of sunscreen.

Post treatment instructions:

Daily use of sunscreen. Your normal skin care regimen can be resumed the night of the treatment.

Time to desired results:

4-8 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart.

Duration of desired effects:

Several months to a year.

Contraindications:

Recent tan, skin types that never burn (including Mediterranean and Asian skin), isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 6 months, history of phenol peel.

Downtime:

Sunburn-like redness for less than 24 hours

How can we help you?

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# of surveys: 3897
Last updated: 9/15/2021 5:01 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)

Very efficient, quiet, and clean.

#12021-06-05

Everyone was very kind and helpful.

#22021-04-14

Explanation by both DR. and assistant Thanks!

#32021-08-17

Once in the examining room, I was treated professionally by both individuals whom I saw.

#42011-06-01 16:55:08

I was particularly impressed with the doctor and her exam...more thorough than I had previously experienced elsewhere.

#52021-01-24

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

#62011-11-03 09:35:32

Everyone was very nice! Thankyou for all your help!

#72020-10-22

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!

#82021-01-05

I didn't feel rushed and felt like I was really listened to and taken seriously. I didn't feel like someone was just throwing ointments at me to get me out the door. I really appreciate the care I received here. Thank you.

#92021-09-10

Jennifer was very helpful and professional. I really appreciated her advice on my skincare.

#102011-10-19 17:13:56

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

Keep doing the same thing.

#12021-06-09

this is my first time so will let you know as time progresses

#22010-11-02 11:02:24

Just don't change what you're doing

#32021-05-12

Be on time for our appointments

#42011-11-16 13:56:14

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

#52010-10-27 08:46:34

The experience was very pleasant, and relaxed. I would not recommend changing anything!

#62021-04-16

More chairs in the waiting room. More parking spaces.

#72010-09-15 12:08:01

It's a little warm in the office.

#82021-06-11

before prescribing a very expensive treatment, inform the patient you are doing so.

#92021-09-09

I am very satisfied now.

#102021-03-08
Customer Rating : 4.5

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