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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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PATIENT RATINGS

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

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Pretty, Friendly Ladies up front!

#12011-01-13 11:13:22

location conveinent

#22022-04-06

I liked the fact that I could enter my information on a computer and I was not asked to provide the same more than once on the informational forms!

#32022-01-09

Seeing Dr. Ringpfeil again!

#42021-12-07

I like the doctor and how careful and thorough she is.

#52022-04-06

I really appreciated how knowledgeable the doctor was about my condition. I also felt that she listened well and considered my opinion. Great job! Cant wait to come back.

#62012-06-14 15:35:48

VERY NICE EXPERIENCE

#72022-02-07

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

#82021-12-15

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

#92021-12-08

The decor was really nice. It is a very warm and welcoming office. Not intimidating or over the top either. Nice in-between.

#102010-11-29 13:43:41

What can we do better?

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you cannot serve me any better than I was served today

#12021-09-20

not sure yet

#22021-10-28

no complaints

#32022-07-30

It was a perfect experioence, I wouldn't change a thing!

#42021-08-30

Have some toys or children books in the waiting room

#52021-08-21

My first time experience was great and there are no improvements that I can suggest at this time.

#62021-08-31

Everything was excellent

#72022-06-22

Appointments on Fridays

#82010-09-27 09:26:48

No room for improvement. You have a first-rate, exceptional staff Dr. Ringpfeil! Everyone especially Linda Heckman is so professional. Jessie makes a great first impression and is an asset to your team!

#92010-12-15 19:35:32

This was my first visit and although i was uncomfortable with my problem which was addressing I was truly happy with everything else.

#102011-07-28 15:11:23

Customer Rating : 4.6

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