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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

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

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Linda was very thorough and took time with me rather than rush me like she couldn't wait to get to the next patient. I've had that experience before so I appreciated that.

#12011-06-02 14:59:00

Everyone was so nice! I've never been to a doctor's office where everyone is so pleasant and the service is so quick! I didn't wait at all! You guys are great!

#22011-10-05 11:53:28

Beautiful offfice. Doctor was thorough but quick, which was great

#32011-04-04 11:16:27

Very efficient!

#42020-08-05

Was able to get an appointment on the same day. Staff worked deligently to assist with my referral

#52011-05-27 10:56:18

Receptionist friendly and helpful and cheerful {shawna}. Emily was very friendly and professional and cheerful and puts patient at ease. Dr. was very thorough and explained everthing on patients level and also cheerful. I will definately reccomend to friends!

#62012-12-10 09:51:20

I'm impressed with the office layout & decore + like the classical music played.I continue to be impressed by Dr. Ringpheil, who is also treating my son.

#72020-08-11

The entire staff was friendly and attentive to my childs needs. Thank you!

#82020-11-04

nice music!

#92020-09-11

The doctor took a lot of time explaining my treatment and making sure I was comfortable.

#102020-07-09

What can we do better?

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Later evening hours and/or weekend hours.

#12011-05-27 15:59:15

Everything was excellent.

#22020-10-16

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.

#32011-11-03 10:28:10

Good the way it is.

#42020-11-28

more relaxing music

#52021-05-26

No major suggestions. I got all the answers I needed.

#62020-07-06

Not a lot to improve on service is already top notch.

#72010-09-30 11:25:20

your office was just as described to me, most impressive!

#82011-09-07 11:57:29

Everyone and everything is excellent!

#92011-03-23 10:51:26

nothing everything is fine as is.

#102020-10-11
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