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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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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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What WE DID WELL

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Everything -- quiet, understated

#12019-03-22

Beautiful Office and Wonderful Staff!

#22019-01-13

Everyone was very nice!

#32019-06-14

The doctor made me feel very comfortable when I was asking questions.

#42018-11-26

Friendly, curteous service from all I was in contact with.

#52019-08-25

Everyone was very attentive and I didn't feel rushed. Soothing atmosphere and even the temperature in the office and waiting room was perfect! The doctor exceeded my expectations - wonderful experience!

#62011-06-02 11:41:01

good service

#72011-04-19 10:17:20

Was able to get an appointment on the same day. Staff worked deligently to assist with my referral

#82011-05-27 10:56:18

Dr took time to answer all my questions.

#92018-11-29

Quiet, on time, attentive, professional, organized, convenient, reasonably priced compared with others in the area.

#102011-01-31 10:42:48

What can we do better?

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I wish the aesthetician was available earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon to accomodate working women.

#12019-02-21

music mix

#22019-04-07

beethoven & mahler symphonic music pumped N2 waiting area* squash magazine & velonews & roleur periodical*(my wish list JK)

#32018-10-27

Cannot think of anyway to improve things, unless you want to serve hot tea and cappachino!

#42011-02-22 11:25:39

clear directions to facility

#52019-07-23

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

#62019-01-01

I am new here, so I don't have any suggestions at this time

#72019-08-13

it was a little warm in the waiting area

#82019-01-18

Everything was wonderful - no complaints at all!

#92019-04-07

let people know about opportunity for free consultation with Jill(?) when making appointment.

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