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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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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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Doctor was very knowledgable.

#12021-08-28

everybody very pleasant - and the backgroud music was such a relief from the musical noise one usually hears in waiting rooms

#22022-04-22

That I was seen by the doctor and did not feel rushed.

#32022-03-19

There didn't seem to be an overload of other patients in the office, which is what I am normally used to from other offices.

#42011-01-04 15:49:01

everyone was great

#52021-12-11

the music and decor of the facility

#62021-08-21

I was very please with the service when setting up my appointment, and when I called back with questions concerning my insurance. Very pleasant and accomodating staff!

#72011-01-04 10:23:13

Dr. Ringfiel, of course.

#82021-11-13

i liked the fact the doctor acutally explianed everything to me in a way that i as a child could understand. that was the part that i really enjoyed

#92022-07-22

The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. I especially liked having a nice big clock in the waiting room.

#102022-01-01

What can we do better?

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keep doing what you did.

#12011-03-11 14:14:27

I was very happy with the care I received.

#22010-09-14 10:44:00

Tea? Just kidding! Everything was great.

#32010-10-26 10:16:13

service was excellent

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everything was wonderful

#52010-08-25 12:47:35

Nothing, my visit was great.

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#72022-05-06

I'm completely satisfied, thank you.

#82010-11-09 11:24:08

How about a smile to greet a brand new patient? How about explaining that I need to go and fill out info on the computer instead of pointing over there you need to complete things. I felt like walking out by the rudeness. The medical assistant and phys asst were extremely kind, thorough and helpful. I realized that I was here to seek help for my child and received amazing medical help. Thank you.

#92011-07-11 11:52:49

don't change a thing, you guys are the best! Please send me Real Estate Referrals, thanks

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