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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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It was very timely

#12018-06-02

Everyone was very nice!

#22018-10-23

everybody very pleasant - and the backgroud music was such a relief from the musical noise one usually hears in waiting rooms

#32018-02-06

The openness and friendliness. The doctor was very careful to make sure I understood. Thanks. The fact that you urged me to come back for an annual exam I consider very kind and caring.

#42010-11-29 11:47:11

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!

#52018-09-29

Everything -- quiet, understated

#62018-10-01

the staff is terrific....

#72018-11-02

the service, and the timely manner i was seen

#82011-03-29 10:26:45

The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. I especially liked having a nice big clock in the waiting room.

#92018-04-05

easy to get appointment,great docs,great staff.

#102012-09-04 13:02:42

What can we do better?

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?water cooler in the waiting room?

#12018-05-14

WINE AND CHEESE WOULD BE NICE IN THE WAITING AREA

#22011-02-09 12:32:20

Nothing!

#32018-09-23

It was a very good visit! Thank You!

#42018-06-28

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.

#52010-08-23 17:00:56

I think I was served most excellently. I cannot thing of anything to add.

#62018-03-03

It's a little warm in the office.

#72018-11-27

Maybe some more magazines for the guys. I`ll bring a few in...

#82018-06-08

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

#92010-09-27 14:45:03

Everything was excellent

#102018-02-08
Customer Rating : 4.8

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