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ND:Yag Laser

Overview:

Equipped with a wavelength that travels into the mid dermis, this laser safely treats fine but deep blood vessels (usually blue) and unwanted body hair in all skin types. To a small degree it can tighten skin.

Expected Results:

50-70% reduction of unwanted blood vessels with each treatment, permanent reduction of about 20-25% of unwanted body hair with each treatment, skin tightening.

Preparation:

None

Post treatment intructions:

Application of petrolatum if a scab forms. Picking is absolutely discouraged.

Time to desired results:

Variable, 2-5 treatments for blood vessels, 3-6 treatments for unwanted body hair, 3-6 treatments for skin tightening.

Contraindications:

None.

Lasting results:

Permanent for treatment of blood vessels and hair. Note: Our body will form new vessels after 5-7 years, especially in genetically determined spider veins. They may be located in the same area or away from treated areas. Even after 6 treatments for unwanted body hair, there may be residual hair in the treated area because the laser's efficacy is about 20-25% reduction of hair at each treatment. In other words, after the first treatment, 25% is destroyed, during the 2nd treatment 25 % of the residual hair and so on.

Some hair follicles are dormant for months or years and may not be affected by the laser treatment and may produce some hair in the future. Periodic maintenance treatment can be added when these hair follicles are producing hair again. During the course of the laser treatment, the residual hair typically becomes finer and lighter in color. Skin tightening is lesser compared to the gold standard of CO2 laser treatments and duration is variable.

Downtime:

Redness and swelling for 1-3 days, possible scabbing and bruising for up to 14 days (treatment of blood vessels), bruising for up to 3 months (leg veins)

How can we help you?

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Would you recommend us?

definitely
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Compare our service to other similar practices

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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

(Answers:674)

The doctor definitely has a wonderful bedside manner, so unexpected when a woman my age is dealing with aging vanity issues.

#12018-09-12

Talking with the Physician

#22019-04-02

IN ADDITION TO THE EXCELLENT ENVIRONMENT AND STAFF AND DOCTOR, THE MUSIC WAS ALSO EXCELLENT AND SOOTHING. sOME OFFICES HAVE AWFUL MUSIC STREAMING.

#32010-11-11 15:36:56

The doctor was very nice and seemed to care about the patient. She asked me many questions. Office is very clean and professional looking.

#42018-12-25

The doctor was very thorough.

#52018-08-29

Very knowledgeable and good at explaining the condition.

#62019-03-18

ON Time

#72018-12-07

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

#82018-06-16

Did not have to wait at all. Other places I would wait 4 hours or more.

#92010-11-10 08:57:14

The friendliness of the doctor and staff

#102011-01-24 15:16:37

What can we do better?

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it was a little warm in the waiting area

#12019-04-17

Everything was great

#22010-11-04 12:31:22

I would have liked to pay in cash but the receptionist had no change.

#32018-12-08

While I totally understand the late policy, unfortunately my daughter and I drove 1.5 hrs to the facility and given the weather and errorous directions, we ended up being 7 mins late. I immediately called the office while on route to explain that we were lost and sought correct directions. The receptionist was very curt, short and condesending. Upon our arrival, there was no warm greeting and very limited eye contact. Again,as a heath care provider myself, I appreciate the need to follow a schedule, however, our appointments were in direct succession and I do not think it would have had a significant impact on the work schedule, given our special circumstance.

#42011-03-24 10:10:11

No complaints at all, but since you asked, receptionist today could have been "warmer"

#52010-08-25 10:41:35

You often have a long wait time in the room for the doctor. When she does come in it is not for a very long time.

#62010-08-23 17:00:56

service wonderful!

#72011-01-03 11:45:01

I would like you to offer evening and/or Saturday hours for both dermatology and esthetician appointments.

#82010-11-04 16:32:44

Everything was great!

#92011-02-17 17:11:54

No room for improvement

#102018-11-05
Customer Rating : 4.8

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