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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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Last updated: 05/18/2017 4:45 PM,

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

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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)

It is clearly evident taht Dr. Ringpfeil is genuinely motivated by listening to your full symptoms, issues and then selecting the approach that is best for you. I scheduled my appt with the hopes of undergoing pricey treatments. Rather than signing me up and taking my check, she insisted that we first address the cause of my problems. Obviously, her goal is to heal the patient, not simply select the treatments that would be most lucrative for her. Impressive.

#12017-08-06

No wait time, very efficient and easy to get in/out during work day.

#22011-09-27 12:59:17

Everyone was knowledgeable and comfortable... clean, efficient, great!

#32011-04-18 09:46:06

Friendliness of the receptionist and Dr. Ringpfeil's expertise

#42017-04-04

Everyone was very nice!

#52017-04-11

the atmosphere alomg with the professionalism of the staff.

#62016-12-28

Thorough body check.

#72011-12-20 11:18:43

Everything was great. Very prompt, attentive service. Thank you.

#82017-08-12

The speed and throughness of the visit.

#92017-01-05

I ejoyed the beauty of the office-a nice place to be. I was anxious to meet the Dr.-and I found her to be great-very thouough,friendly and professional

#102017-03-22

What can we do better?

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I am completely satisfied with the current level of service and really can't think of anything that you could improve upon. This survey is a good thing.

#12010-10-13 09:38:13

Don't know, you guys did a great job.

#22017-11-15

Service was fantastic. No suggestions.

#32011-11-29 13:58:45

please make a reminder call. I checked my cell for one and you hadn't.

#42017-09-12

I think the service provided fulfilled my expectations so at this time I do not have any suggestions for improvement.

#52017-01-19

this computer system doesnt show the full anser in some cases. and some required tabs shouldnt be required, like cell phone and work phone.

#62017-02-06

Everything was great!

#72011-02-17 17:11:54

Keep me informed of specials on products that might be good for my skin.

#82011-01-05 16:01:31

Having Lip Gloss we can give others to let others know about you.

#92016-12-19

Hard to say, this was a short visit and the service and treatment, as far as I can tell, were excellent

#102017-11-27
Customer Rating : 4.2

Based on 35 ratings