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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

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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 made eye contact and listened to my concerns....

#12020-01-06

The ambiance, staff and physician

#22019-10-13

service

#32019-07-12

No wait time for appointment - attentiveness of PA

#42011-05-04 19:03:57

From the moment I walked in the great experience started for me.

#52019-10-29

I found the office pleasant and staff, medical assistant, and doctor very friendly, yet very efficient, well-informed, professional, and knowledgeable. A very satisfying experience!

#62019-05-09

The atmosphere of the office was warm and friendly. The staff was professional and kind.

#72019-11-30

The treatments that are on display in the lobby. Also, the fact that the dermatologist told me the truth about commercial face cleansers.

#82019-02-22

I enjoyed the fast service and great eviorment. keep up the good work!

#92019-08-05

The unhurried time spent by everyone

#102010-11-30 10:51:14

What can we do better?

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I was very pleased!!

#12019-10-26

no suggestions, you are doing a good job

#22020-01-15

receptionist should not be so quick to refuse insurance before fully understanding the the type of insurance and how it functions

#32011-09-14 09:34:31

Being able to get an appointment at the time of the outbreak.

#42019-06-23

I'm speechless!! I make a living at answering this very question but I can't recommend anything you can do to provide better service. You deserve a high score in all aspects of the practice. One minor detail - I have not yet seen the aesthetician and I have limited experience with you. Maybe patients could complete a survey after they've had a couple of appointments and contact with others. Some valuable feedback may be provided. Oops....I just heard an administrator use the word "cancellation" with a patient. May I suggest other terms like "change in the schedule" or "we'll make time for you". Wouldn't want to give patients the idea that it's ok to cancel. :-) Can you recommend a vascular specialist closer to the area than in Center City?

#52011-06-02 14:18:32

I would like to get in with the doctor. I also would like more than one option presented to me. Also, it would be nice to be offered more natural alternatives, or integrative treatments.

#62011-08-10 15:47:37

can't think of anything.

#72019-12-12

I have no suggestions. I am very pleased with ever aspect of my care

#82010-10-18 16:25:51

Cookies and Milk! Seriously, I love coming in and being seen promptly. More importantly, I like the fact that the doctor was not distracted and there was not a single interruption.

#92019-09-12

music in office was just okay

#102019-11-04
Customer Rating : 4.5

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