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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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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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What WE DID WELL

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

#12011-04-18 09:46:06

I was pleased that the Dr acknowleged my children and was patient with them during the visit.

#22020-09-29

I particularly appreciated the medical assistant's general demeanor, affability and professionalism.

#32020-05-17

The office ambiance is exceptional! Since I am a musician, I really enjoyed the soothing, classical music playing softly in the background. The fresh flowers also add a nice touch. I was extremely impressed by the cleanliness of the facilities and the professional and thorough treatment I received by Dr. Ringpfeil. The technological efficiency of the office was also very impressive!

#42019-12-07

the service, and the timely manner i was seen

#52011-03-29 10:26:45

It's great that you're using electronic means to capture patient information. Everyone is very friendly and competent and the doctor was wonderful to talk to.

#62020-01-19

The people are friendly and understand.

#72020-06-25

It is very impressive and comforting the way that Dr. Rignfeil listens to what you say. I also appreciate her "holistic" approach to issues which effect your body.

#82011-05-04 12:13:25

The attention Dr. Abraham gave to me.

#92012-07-24 12:29:37

Great Dermatologist!

#102019-10-23

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#12019-12-18

I was more than pleased with my first visit; a very warm and professional office

#22011-03-09 09:12:38

If it's not broke don't fix it...everything was handled very well

#32019-11-04

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

#42010-09-27 14:45:03

There is a problem with availability of parking during busy week days.

#52019-11-04

The service is wonderful nothing needs to be changed.

#62020-06-25

can't think of anything.

#72020-10-18

Just do the same good job

#82020-08-08

All aspects of care were remarkable--much better than I've encountered elsewhere.

#92020-02-07

The experience was very pleasant, and relaxed. I would not recommend changing anything!

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