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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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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 loved how friendly and nice everyone was. It was the greatest doctore visit I have ever had.

#12021-04-28

The knowledge, helpfulness, and friendliness of every person in this office has made me decide to have my daughter and me be seen here instead of by a doctor in the area in which we live (more than half an hour away). Thank you.

#22021-05-31

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

#32011-05-24 14:13:45

Punctuality of apointment.

#42021-05-13

The doctor and medical assistant took time to explain all of my treatment options and to answer all of my questions completely and honestly.

#52021-03-19

I thought the staff and the Doctor was extremely proffesional and courteous. I had a positive first experience and will continue to visit.

#62021-07-04

Every one is very nice and attentive!!! The doctor and the assistent took their time to explain my options and answer my questions and concerns...Thanks a lot....

#72010-12-01 14:40:20

the doctor and the staff were excellent and very attentive.

#82021-08-08

I was very impressed by everyone I had contact with on the staff - they were so personable as well as professional which goes a very long way with me! The office itself is also beautiful, I love the artwork and the entire atmosphere!

#92011-12-14 13:47:03

The music and the abience in the office was superb!

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What can we do better?

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more sample products

#12011-06-02 14:59:00

No room for improvement

#22021-07-07

Keep doing what you are doing now..make sure no one slips, then I will make sure I write about it.

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THANK YOU!

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Not a lot to improve on service is already top notch.

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I think you have done a great job.

#72011-02-21 16:01:23

N/A. Everything was great!

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The service is wonderful nothing needs to be changed.

#92021-10-08

Later evening hours and/or weekend hours.

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