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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

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)

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PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
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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

excellent
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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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Beautiful offfice. Doctor was thorough but quick, which was great

#12011-04-04 11:16:27

I liked the fact that they took me in right away and everyone was very pleasant.

#22011-11-02 12:13:13

Dr took time to answer all my questions.

#32021-11-10

NO COMMENT AT THIS TIME.

#42021-07-29

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

#52011-01-25 12:57:52

Friendliness

#62011-01-03 09:55:52

The bedside manner of Dr. Ringpfeil.

#72022-01-27

Friendliness of everyone.

#82021-07-25

Fast, fun, very pretty office, excellent art works

#92010-12-07 10:07:04

The Dr. is very personable.

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What can we do better?

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Can't think of a way to better your service; it was excellent.

#12021-03-24

No room for improvement

#22021-08-29

You guys give excellent service

#32010-10-04 15:02:52

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#42021-11-07

totally satisfied with everything

#52021-06-01

Complimentary BMW with first visit

#62021-03-11

I have a suggestion: I noticed that two of the lovely rugs pose hazards to patients using walkers or who may have other mobility issues. The large rug placed at an angle and the narrow rug placed in front of the reception desk leave no room for these individuals to safely manuveur around the reception area and are likely to contribute to fall risks. I would suggest leaving these areas clear.

#72010-10-04 12:14:56

Just keep doing what the company is doing and yall will be fine. no problems at all i will refer anybody to this compnay

#82021-02-14

The service was great I don't see anything better u can do!

#92021-05-13

everything was great.

#102011-03-18 11:09:57

Customer Rating : 4.5

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