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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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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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Office was comfortable, and staff was extremely friendly and informative.

#12011-01-25 12:57:52

The Dr. and assistant were both very professional and efficient. Everything was done quickly and smoothly. Also, patient and friendly with my 2 1/2 yr old. Thank you.

#22020-08-27

I liked the friendlyness and professionalism of the staff and the MD. I was very impressed with the thorough examination I received and the way the MD explained what she found on that exam.

#32020-11-24

The medical assistant was very helpful.

#42020-04-06

Friendliness of the receptionist and Dr. Ringpfeil's expertise

#52020-10-30

I liked that Dr.Ringpfeil answered all of my questions, and spent time with me going over all the problems.She is very helpful and knowlegable.

#62020-08-04

aNDREA AND DR RINGFEIL WERE ABS0LUTELY TERRIFIC AND VERY FRIENDLY

#72020-03-02

Doctor's thoroughness and bedside manner (and great blue eyes).

#82020-05-06

Nice staff and doctor

#92020-06-19

Information provided by doctor.

#102021-01-07

What can we do better?

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?water cooler in the waiting room?

#12020-06-17

Everything is just great!

#22020-10-21

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

Keep it up!

#42020-11-13

Thank you

#52011-02-23 17:11:29

I can't think how anything could have been better.

#62020-12-08

Everything was great!

#72011-02-17 17:11:54

Keep it up!

#82020-03-06

Good the way it is.

#92020-06-17

Nothing!

#102020-03-25
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