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acne scar treatment before and after

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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PATIENT RATINGS

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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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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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Everybody was polite and understanding. I will definetly be coming back.

#12011-05-24 14:13:45

Physician was very excellant in explaining treatment and cause of skin problem.

#22020-11-22

dR. WAS WONDERFUL vERY FOCUSED AND CARING

#32010-12-07 13:49:45

taken promptly for appointment

#42010-11-08 14:14:51

The doctor was very attentive.

#52010-12-08 09:37:02

Office was comfortable, and staff was extremely friendly and informative.

#62011-01-25 12:57:52

I was extremely impressioned with the professionalism of the entire staff and the uplifing atmosphere of the office as it made me feel relaxed and welcomed. I love the color scheme of the office too!

#72021-03-19

I am very self conscious about my acne but everyone made me feel very comfortable!

#82021-03-06

Both the doctor and medical assistant were very knowledgable.

#92010-11-09 10:53:55

Everyone was very friendly and considerate. I did have to wait a little longer for the doctor to come in but the medical assistant was so polite and came in to offer me a magazine.

#102021-01-27

What can we do better?

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I'm sending my whole family here. It's wonderful.

#12020-11-22

Don't know, you guys did a great job.

#22020-10-16

Keep up the good work!

#32021-01-11

More chairs in the waiting room. More parking spaces.

#42010-09-15 12:08:01

excellent service

#52021-04-25

There is nothing I can even think of! Wonderful Staff!!

#62011-09-09 15:04:20

Please send out paperwork in advance for pediatric patients

#72020-12-20

Just do the same good job

#82021-08-22

I do not believe there is a need to improve.

#92010-11-01 14:00:26

Provide some written information for questions asked. I can't remember everything said.

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