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Pulsed Dye Laser

Overview:

Pulsed dye lasers have been used for many years for vascular birthmarks, angiomas, and enlarged capillaries (telangiectasias), and present an extremely effective, safe, non-scarring treatment. The newest pulsed dye lasers are equipped to prevent bruising, thereby minimizing downtime for most cosmetic treatments. Some birthmarks, however, are still treated with bruising settings.

Expected results:

Removal of unsightly vascular structures and redness.

Pretreatment:

Sunscreen, sun avoidance. In addition, for the treatment of facial blood vessels in rosacea, avoidance of alcohol for 2 weeks prior and 4 weeks after the procedure is recommended.

Post treatment instructions:

Sun avoidance for 3 months. Vigorous use of sunscreens. Avoidance of alcohol for 4 weeks with treatment of facial blood vessels in rosacea. The night following the treatment avoid sleeping face down to minimize swelling.

Time to desired results:

Flat angiomas typically respond to a single treatment. Thick angiomas require more than 1 treatment. Facial veins including those in rosacea as well as leg veins require 2-4 treatments. Birthmarks (strawberry hemangiomas, Port Wine Stains) require many treatments. Treatments can be rendered 4-6 weeks apart.

Duration of desired effects:

Most angiomas will be corrected permanently. In few instances, the body will form new vessels after 5-10 years. Such conditions include rosacea, genetically determined spider veins and blood vessels in certain connective tissue disorders. Port Wine Stains may stay away for life if treated in infancy. Those treated in adulthood may require periodic maintenance treatments.

Contraindications:

History of bleeding or clotting disorder, diabetes, certain auto-immune conditions.

Downtime:

Redness for 1-2 days, swelling for up to seven days, possible bruising for up to fourteen days (treatment of angiomas, birthmarks, and larger facial blood vessels), bruising for up to three months (leg veins).

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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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Everything was good. I like this place.

#12018-10-27

Friendliness and professionalism

#22018-09-16

I didn't have to wait at all to be shown to the back. The physician anticipated all of my questions and was very nice.

#32018-09-10

Didn't have to wait long to see to get into the room, or for the doctor to come in. The doctor & medical assistant took the time to explain the medications, when I should take them, how much I should use and what they would do to my skin.

#42018-12-19

Overall friendliness of the staff. Atmosphere was very comfortable.

#52018-11-17

Dr. was very attentive to my needs and laid out the complete treatment plan, including what may or may not be covered by insurance.

#62019-06-20

I thought the doctor was very thorough in explaining the procedures I need to take care of my skin problem

#72018-09-25

I am very impressed with Dr. Ringpfeil. She took the time to answer all my questions. I never felt rushed. I would recommend her to everyone I know.

#82018-12-24

Very knowledgeable and good at explaining the condition.

#92019-02-03

taken promptly for appointment

#102010-11-08 14:14:51

What can we do better?

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Can't think of a thing. I was very impressed.

#12010-09-27 14:45:03

Nicer chairs in office

#22011-01-24 14:33:36

Evening hours

#32018-11-28

receptioist is a little stiff and unwelcoming, but attentive proffessional.

#42019-03-27

more relaxing music

#52019-03-07

So glad I came. Always liked Dr. Kern and Ann Watson. He'd be so pleased with your entire professional setup

#62019-07-11

Almost too methodical - thought of one more 15 second type question after Dr. left re one spot not noted - would have waited some time to have her look at it. Told no time until lunch.

#72011-11-03 10:28:10

Tea? Just kidding! Everything was great.

#82010-10-26 10:16:13

can't think of anything.

#92018-09-22

I was feeling a bit thirsty the whole stay in the office, maybe making some water available during waiting time would make the stay more comfortable.

#102019-08-08
Customer Rating : 4.5

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