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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Deep FX - Fractional CO2 Laser

A carbon dioxide laser delivers accurate removal of minute, deep columns of skin with the highest degree of skin tightening available today. Fractionating this proven technique drastically reduces downtime compared to the traditional method as the skin surface is barely altered.

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Expected results:

Skin tightening, elimination or softening of wrinkles, treatment of acne scars.

Preparation:

Vigorous regimen of daily sunscreens and night time retinoids for several months, no alcohol and aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure, vitamin C 1000 mg daily starting 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Topical anesthesia is unnecessary.

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. Skin care in the immediate postoperative period includes the use of a very gentle non-soap cleanser, petrolatum until skin renewal sets in (1-2 days), oral medications to prevent herpes reactivation and bacterial super infection. Topical retinoids can be resumed when scabbing subsides (1-2 days after treatment).

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Time to desired results:

Up to 3 days for healing, up to 6 months for skin tightening (maximum collagen production).

Contraindications:

History of phenol peel, isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months, coumadin and other blood thinners. This treatment is highly efficient in all skin types.

Duration of desired effects:

Lines may recur within 10 years. This treatment can be paired with Botox injections and fillers in order to extend results. One to 2 treatments are usually sufficient to achieve these results.

Downtime:

3-6 days for skin renewal, gradually diminishing pinkishness for about 3 months.

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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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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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What WE DID WELL

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I appreciated that Dr. Ringpfeil took the time to thoroughly explain everything we spoke about. She did not simply provide a professional opinion, she provided her opinion and supplemented it with an explanation that made everything clear to me. I felt like I was listened to and interacted with, rather than just spoken at (which has often been my experience with other dermatologists). Thank you!

#12018-08-29

I especially liked the friendliness of the staff and doctor. Also, this office is beautiful. I've never seen a doctor's office that compares with this one.

#22019-06-20

The visit went smoothly, and the physician answered my questions directly.

#32019-03-27

Jenny took the time to address all my concerns and gave me great advice. She was very professional, very knowledgeable, and friendly

#42011-05-27 09:49:17

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

#52019-03-14

the music and decor of the facility

#62019-05-23

I appreciated having a conversation with the Physician, as well as developing a plan together. Accentuating the positive when there is so much negative really helps in enthusiastically executing the plan.

#72018-12-02

The office is beautiful and the Dr. and MA was very attentive

#82011-04-25 09:15:09

I liked the modern office look, and how the doctor was very friendly and listened to everything I said.

#92018-10-29

Dr was very approachable and answered all questions and didn't seemed rushed as so many are these days.

#102019-05-11

What can we do better?

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Everything was delightfully pleasant and comforting.

#12011-03-28 09:42:42

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

#22019-06-12

Can't think of a thing

#32019-06-12

frankly, everything was excellent

#42011-08-01 16:26:25

Do no change

#52010-08-19 14:48:13

My advice would be to continue doing exactly what you are presently doing. I had a very good first impression of Dr. Ringpfeil and the practice. Thank you.

#62011-02-07 10:50:14

More chairs in the waiting room. More parking spaces.

#72010-09-15 12:08:01

clear directions to facility

#82019-06-12

Having Lip Gloss we can give others to let others know about you.

#92018-09-24

more than adequate service!

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