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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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What WE DID WELL

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Everything even your choice of music.

#12020-01-15

The doctor was very friendly and made everything relaxing.

#22019-12-05

The doctor was very clear and extremely thorough along with being pleasant. She makes her patients comfortable.

#32020-09-02

New options! Every dermatologist I've gone to says and does the same things. I'm happy to be trying something new since those other methods didn't work.

#42011-05-19 10:14:50

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

#52011-10-19 17:13:56

interaction with staff

#62020-04-02

That was the most thorough appointment I have had in a very long time. I was given numerous options that were tailored for my skin needs.

#72011-12-06 10:16:06

I like the dermatologist's bed side manner and I get the impression she keeps up with the latest treatment options.

#82020-06-12

ON Time

#92020-06-29

It is very impressive and comforting the way that Dr. Rignfeil listens to what you say. I also appreciate her "holistic" approach to issues which effect your body.

#102011-05-04 12:13:25

What can we do better?

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website access to new patients more visable on site

#12020-01-25

It was a perfect experioence, I wouldn't change a thing!

#22020-03-29

Can't think of anything right now.

#32010-10-21 15:50:32

No recommendations - very satisfied/pleased with everything about the visit and the office and the Doctor and her assistants. thank you to everybody for makinng me feel so comfortable (i was verrrrrry nerous)!!

#42020-10-10

I was feeling a bit thirsty the whole stay in the office, maybe making some water available during waiting time would make the stay more comfortable.

#52020-04-07

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

#62020-10-20

Everything is just great!

#72020-07-05

this computer system doesnt show the full anser in some cases. and some required tabs shouldnt be required, like cell phone and work phone.

#82020-08-11

I am completely happy with my needs being met here.

#92010-08-23 16:52:07

It would be helpful to have some later evening hours, but the early morning hours work for me too!

#102020-10-19
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