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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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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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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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the doctor was comprehensive, concerned and frank

#12020-02-01

The electronic registration.

#22020-02-20

Friendly, clean, and helpful.

#32010-11-29 14:01:40

the coutersy and attentiveness

#42020-11-15

Everything was great.

#52010-11-10 10:00:27

The atmosphere was comfortable, people were curtious, friendly, and helpful.

#62020-04-27

Receptionist friendly and helpful and cheerful {shawna}. Emily was very friendly and professional and cheerful and puts patient at ease. Dr. was very thorough and explained everthing on patients level and also cheerful. I will definately reccomend to friends!

#72012-12-10 09:51:20

the swiftness and kindness of the staff, felt very comfortable

#82020-12-31

appreciated the thorough explanation from the doctor and the instant research on a product I wanted to know more about

#92020-05-27

Everything was very quick which I like, plus I got all the information I needed in that short amount of time.

#102012-09-04 12:31:55

What can we do better?

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keep up the good work. you have an excellent service and your office is great

#12020-04-02

I am completely happy with my needs being met here.

#22010-08-23 16:52:07

no suggestions, you are doing a good job

#32020-05-03

sometimes I feel the phone staff is not as helpful as it could be, but that is not reflected in the quality of services. Front office is very professional overall.

#42010-11-04 13:29:14

Everything was great! No further suggestion at this time.

#52020-10-15

My only complaint is that I work and live (1 mile from) Center City, PA and I wish the office (Dr. Ringpfield) had weekend or later hours. Dr. Heckman was great but she cannot assist me with my cosmetic issues. Overall - like the office and professionalism.

#62011-08-10 18:44:27

I am very satisfied now.

#72020-04-15

Can't everything was excellent!!!

#82011-12-06 11:22:30

Only the 30 minute wait time really should be shortened.

#92021-01-12

just keep up the good work

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