Laser Surgery - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
Please feel free to use the blog below to share information about Laser Surgery or to ask Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil a question that might be of interest to others.
Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil has been specializing in cosmetic surgery and laser surgery at top cosmetic surgery centers in the U.S. and Germany for over twenty five years.
At Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology she put together a highly qualified team and built an advanced surgery center to provide you with the best cosmetic services available in afordable price.
All our aestheticians participate in a weekly training session with Dr. Ringpfeil
Here is a recording of one of these sessions, talking about Basic Skin Care
|Skin maintenance and aging|
|Cosmetic consultation||Complimentary with our aestheticians. $150 with one of our dermatologists|
|Glycolic acid peel||$100 / $25 for for face / hands - $500 / $500 for a package of 6|
|Rosacea peel + kit||$150 - for rosacea|
|Post melasma peel + kit||$390 - for rejuvenation or maintenance after melasma treatment|
|Melanage peel + kit||Call for price - for melasma, freckles or other brown marks|
|Gloss Peel||$390 - for rosacea|
|TCA peel||$550 for full face, $150 for limited area|
|Laser peel||$500 / $300 / $600 for face / neck / chest|
|Micro peel||$220 full face or full chest|
|Microdermabrasion||$120, $600 for a package of 6|
|Laser for brown spots, angiomas or sebaceous hyperplasias||$105 for the first spot, $20 for any additional
$400 /$600 / $300 for full face / full chest / hands, 1-3 needed
|Photodynamic therapy||$650 / treatment|
|CO2 laser resurfacing (ActiveFX & DeepFX)||$3000 - full face | $1000 - eyes | $750 - upper lip|
|Hand rejuvenation||$1100 - both hands (Radiesse + a laser treatment for brown spots)|
|Acne Facial Extraction||Covered by most insurances (read note 1 below).|
|Glycolic acid peel||$100, $500 for a package of 6|
|Salicylic acid peel||$40|
|Blue / red light treatments||$40|
|Laser treatment||$250 for full face|
|Botox / Xeomin||$16 / unit|
|Belotero||$680 / ml syringe|
|Juvederm (Ultra / Ultra Plus)||$680 / 1 ml syringe|
|Juvederm Voluma||$880 / 1.0 ml syringe|
|Juvederm Volbella||$750 / 1.0 ml syringe|
|Juvederm Volbella (Half Syringe)||$480 / 0.55 ml syringe|
|Juvederm Vollure||$750 / 1.0 ml syringe|
|Radiesse||$750 / 1.5 ml syringe|
|Restylane||$600 / 1.0 ml syringe|
|Infini||$550 / treatment, 2-4 needed|
|fractional ablative (CO2)||$550 / treatment|
|non-ablative laser||$550 / treatment, 2-4 may needed|
|TCA Peel||$550 / treatment|
|Subcision||$550 / treatment|
|Infini Skin Tightening||Face/Neck/Combined $1200/$700/$1500|
|Fractional non-ablative||Face/Chest/Neck/Hands $550/$600/$300|
|Laser for rosacea/facial blood vessels||$400 / treatment, 2-4 needed|
|Sclerolaser for leg veins||$150-$700 / treatment, price depends on area|
|Sclerotherapy by injection||$150-$700 / treatment, price depends on area|
|Ear lobe repair||$480 simple tear, $750 gauged ear lobe repair|
|Skin tag removal||$120 for up to 15, $70 each additional 10|
|IPL Treatments||Face $400
Shoulders and Arms $500
note 1: Price varies by insurance. A prior medical consultation and an explicit recommendation by the medical provider (not by an aesthetician) for Acne Facial Extraction treatments is required. Please check the specific rate, your deductible, coinsurance, and co-pay on this procedure with your insurance using ICD10 code L70.0 or L70.1.
Hello – For cosmetic improvement, IPL photo facial treatments are everywhere, but I feel like I’ve heard that they aren’t for everyone and not all dermatologists really like them. It’s hard to find information on that in general reading. It sure seems like an pretty amazing way to improve the look of facial/chest skin pretty quickly and easily. Is there a downside to this treatment? Why wouldn’t I come in and get one tomorrow with a well-trained, safe practitioner?
You should really have a consultation with a professional before you engage in cosmetic treatments. If color correction is your goal, you might choose a consultation with an aesthetician. If IPL is the right choice for you, you should learn about the benefits and side effects that pertain to you. Our office avoided IPL for many years,. However the technology has evolved and the devices that are available in the past 5 years have really been game changers. They work really well in the right person.
Do the providers in this office perform the Infini treatment? I have done some research and it looks like the correct needle depth must be used to prevent damage to the skin. How is the correct setting determined for this treatment? If not delivered by providers, which aestheticians in the office are the most experienced with Inifi and what is their average number of Infini procedures performed?
Your research is correct. Succes of fractionated radiofrequency (Infini and now also Vivace) largely depends on reaching the target, namely the depth of the scar where the “pull” is highest. We use algorithms and our experience to customize treatment and all our technicians are trained in this. This allows us to treat shallow box scars, deep box scars and rolling scars effectively. Infini is one of our most popular procedures, and we take scar treatment very seriously. We have used Infini for the past 6 years with great success and have carried out over 2000 procedures. Bao in our Center City office and Dana in the Haverford office have operated the Infini device the longest.
I recently had a consultation with Dr. TO. I decided to go forward with Botox and Lip Injections. I could not be happier with the results. Dr. Ho took her time explaining all of my options and listened to my concerns and answered everyone of my questions. She had a wonderful bedside manner and was careful to make sure I was comfortable with each procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Ringpfeil and would not hesitate to use her in the near future.
We very much appreciate your feedback. Thank you!
I am almost 59 years old and have a bit of mild wrinkling under my eyes, a bit less tautness to my skin, and overall lack of brightness to my complexion. After battling acne and oily skin since the age of 10, I also have some somewhat enlarged pores on and around the nose. What type of treatment in terms of chemical peels or lasers would you recommend for the face and neck?
I recommend in-person consultation for best answer to your concerns.
Hello I have some dermatosis papulose nigra on my face, neck and chest compliments of my mother. I want them removed but I have seen some African Americans look worst after getting them removed. Is there a technique to avoid lightening or scaring from them being removed especially from my face. My face is not covered from them but I’m nervous about getting them removed. Can you help?
Scarring with removal of dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) is uncommon when performed properly. Some people hyperpigment with any wounding, and this can take one year to clear. Those of our patents who are prone to hyperpigmentation will have to use a fading cream 4 weeks before the procedure. It is also important to use sun protection 4 weeks before and 3 months after DPN removal. If you are hesitant, I recommend that you have one spot removed, see how you heal, and then proceed with the others.
I have my chin that has gray/white chin hair. Do you have a laser that specializes in removing grey hair? thank you
Unfortunately, there is no laser yet for grey hair. Permanent treatment for grey hair on the chin is currently restricted to electrolysis. The most gently non-permanent treatment for chin hair is threading.
Due to TRT (testosterone Replacement treatment), i have developed severe acne on my back and chest. I am 50. As a teenager I had sever cystic acne and I believe i am prone t this form of acne. Is PDT an option for me?
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) will reduce the number of oil glands that can produce excessive amounts of oil/sebum in response to androgens. In my experience, however, it takes any non-hormonal treatment longer than average to get hormonally driven acne under control, especially when external androgens play a role. It is often difficult to estimate how many treatments it takes in this scenario. If there is no significant reduction after 3 treatments, we will typically recommend not to pursue it further.
I think I need some sort of chemical peel. My nose peels even in the winter dry patches especially around the nose and behind the ears. Any suggestions. Worried about some of the over the counter peels since my skin is sensitive.
Glycolic acid peels are great for this purpose as they exfoliate and rehydrate skin. Daily topical hyaluronic acid fragments (Neutrogen Hydroboost gel cream) and other hyaluronic acid topicals (Bionect) can help as well.
hey iam a 38 year old light skinned african american male and i have pockmarks on both sides of my face ,really bad!Ive heard that these lasers are not very good for my darker skin tone.I would like to know the best route to take to reduce my scarring and pockmarks and do u have alot of experience dealing with darker skin.thanks
Safe treatment options for deep scars on dark skin have become available over the years. There are in fact many lasers that are not considered safe because the heat that they emit can cause discoloration when you have abundant pigment in your skin. However, fractionated radiofrequency (Infini) is currently the best treatment for improvement of deep scars related to past acne and is colorblind. Lasers that do not emit heat (picosecond lases) are also safe on dark skin color. As you see on our website, we treat patients of all ethnic derivations and offer more scar treatment options than many other practices because we feel strongly about treating them. Please schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists.
I would like to have my infants ears pierced at a dermatologist and I see that is one of your services.
At what age is it recommended? Are their risks to piercing at a young age (6 months)?
Where did your staff get trained/certified? Is this employee a nurse?
Do I purchase earrings separately? Thanks so much!
Ear piercing in our office is carried out by our aestheticians. Our aestheticians were personally trained by me and they operate under my supervision. Ear piercing does not require certification but all our aestheticians hold a current Pennsylvania state license. We pierce patients age 7 or older. Surgical studs are placed at the time of piercing, and need to remain for about 2 months. The site must be cleansed daily. We provide these surgical studs. We do not offer ear piercings for infants although I am unaware of any risks associated with piercing at 6 months of age.