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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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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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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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What WE DID WELL

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How kind and attentive both Linda and Jenny were. I did not feel rushed and I did not feel pushed into buying products, which were two reasons I left the last practice I was using.

#12011-04-14 11:05:49

Dr. Ringpfeil's professionalism as well as her wonderful bedside manner.

#22019-06-03

ON Time

#32019-01-27

STAFF VERY FRIENDLY!

#42019-04-25

Friendliness

#52011-01-03 09:55:52

It was a very good experience in all - see you next year!

#62019-05-16

Having Alana accompany me from start to finish of the appt. It was comforting.

#72011-04-28 17:24:05

Everything was great!

#82018-12-05

original paintings are wonderful

#92010-12-15 11:34:02

The medical assistant and the doctor listen and the doctor explains the procedure and different options very well and explains what to expect from different options or procedure.

#102019-05-15

What can we do better?

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My experience in the office today was absolutely excellent

#12019-05-08

I would like you to offer evening and/or Saturday hours for both dermatology and esthetician appointments.

#22010-11-04 16:32:44

shorter wait time for new patient appointment.

#32019-05-27

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

#42011-09-07 11:57:29

I think that you should just mkae the vists a little bit quicker, and thats all.

#52010-10-27 08:46:34

couldnt be any better

#62019-06-14

Just don't change what you're doing

#72019-03-07

Always laugh at my jokes.

#82018-11-15

Just continue to be as thorough and caring as my experience today. Quite like a breath of fresh air!

#92018-11-25

WINE AND CHEESE WOULD BE NICE IN THE WAITING AREA

#102011-02-09 12:32:20
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