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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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Dr. Ringpfeil's no nonsense (but compassionate) manner. Decisive and confident.

#12011-11-03 09:35:32

Friendly treatment from all personal

#22020-08-06

There is an open, respectful friendliness about the practise.

#32020-09-05

Everyone was friendly, office was nice and bright, bathrooom was clean.

#42021-01-24

Everyone was so pleasant,and nice.

#52020-08-05

The friendliness of the doctor and staff

#62011-01-24 15:16:37

Doctor took the time to asnswer questions; computer technology

#72020-06-28

NO COMMENT AT THIS TIME.

#82020-06-24

I like that everything was fully explained to me than before from previous doctors.

#92020-10-20

The people are friendly and understand.

#102020-06-15

What can we do better?

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Lollipops if I don't cry.

#12020-07-03

I'm completely satisfied, thank you.

#22010-11-09 11:24:08

I have zero complaints--top notch service from booking of appointment to treatment to checkout.

#32011-07-26 14:19:25

Only the 30 minute wait time really should be shortened.

#42021-01-26

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.

#52010-10-13 09:38:13

Everything was wonderful

#62021-03-05

Everyone and everything is excellent!

#72011-03-23 10:51:26

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#82020-09-23

maybe offering a bit more evaluation of options -that I haven't already thought of or asked about- for skin care and amelioration, as I am not certain what exists

#92021-03-22

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.

#102010-08-23 17:00:56
Customer Rating : 4.5

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