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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

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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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computerized medical record

#12019-07-18

the coutersy and attentiveness

#22018-11-23

I didn't feel rushed when asking questions - the staff took the time to explain answers well.

#32019-07-26

The staff was thorough and extremely friendly, I felt welcomed and well informed.

#42011-12-01 14:56:48

Everything was explained to me in detail; the doctor especially was very thorough both during and after her examination.

#52019-06-24

Dr. Ringpfeil took her time and was attentive to my concerns. Writing all options on paper was very helpful and will help me when I start my regimen

#62018-10-23

I liked that Dr. Ringpfoil was very through and caring.

#72019-06-13

The office is really nice. The lobby is really nice and the doctor knows what she is doing..

#82019-06-17

I liked how they wanted to know about past experiences and history and seemed to take that into account and also thought outside the box. Very personable, friendly, yet right to the point.

#92019-02-12

very professional

#102019-01-24

What can we do better?

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everything was wondurful. Thanks!

#12018-09-09

keep doing what you did.

#22011-03-11 14:14:27

Service was excellent!

#32010-09-30 13:09:12

Just keep up the good work!

#42019-08-22

Nothing I can think of

#52018-09-27

sometimes I feel the phone staff is not as helpful as it could be, but that is not reflected in the quality of services. Front office is very professional overall.

#62010-11-04 13:29:14

Everthing was excellent

#72010-10-27 13:58:55

I couldn't find any parking.

#82019-07-30

you can not top anything. this is the best run office and staff that I have ever been in.

#92011-05-26 11:49:32

uhmm.. you're office was too nice. It made me jealous.

#102019-07-09
Customer Rating : 4.5

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