Laser Hair Removal - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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|Brazilian Bikini - $220|
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We offer you the fastest, safest and most cost-effective hair removal.
At Ringpfeil dermatology, we believe that every patient is unique and deserves a tailored treatment plan. We offer a variety of lasers to treat different skin types so that we can ensure you're getting the most effective treatment possible for your individual needs.
Plus, with a dermatologist on staff and our experienced team, we can use the most aggressive setting for faster results without any increased risk to you.
So come see us today for all your laser treatment needs!
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Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology offers the safest, most cost-effective laser hair removal services in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil, a board-certified and internationally renowned dermatologist, leads the team at Ringpfeil Dermatology in seeking out safer, more effective laser techniques to better serve their clientele. Over the years, Ringpfeil has helped clients become hair-free by employing the latest in laser techniques and equipment.
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. It offers a safe and effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair, with each treatment destroying an average of 20-25% of hair follicles. This translates to a 90% reduction in hair growth after just three sessions. Clients also report a noticeable reduction in the thickness and density of hair growth after undergoing a single procedure. Laser hair removal is the most cost-effective method of permanent hair removal available, making it a great choice for those looking for long-term results.
What sets Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology apart is their continued commitment to providing the best service for their clients. In order to deliver top professional results, they use two different state-of-the-art lasers: the Candela Gentle-Lase Alexandrite Laser for light skin and the Candela ND: Yag for African American, Indian, and other dark-skinned clients. This allows Dr. Ringpfeil to provide laser hair removal to a wide range of clients in Philadelphia.
Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology is committed to safety, quality, and client satisfaction. They use top-of-the-line laser equipment and have a well-trained team to deliver professional hair removal results with fewer treatments. Furthermore, Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology offers the lowest prices among medical spas in Philadelphia, the Main Line, and Delaware. Clients are not locked into multiple-treatment packages because hair removal experts understand that not everyone needs multiple treatments.
At Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, we have helped over 10,000 clients enjoy a hair-free experience through laser hair removal. If you are considering this treatment, it is important to note that you should avoid waxing or plucking the hair in the treatment area for 4-6 weeks prior to your appointment. Additionally, post-treatment care includes avoiding direct sunlight on the treated area for 6 weeks. By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that you get the most out of your laser hair removal treatment.
At Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, our highly trained dermatologists are always on-site to ensure patient safety and satisfaction with every procedure. Our well-trained team assists clients from the initial appointment to the recovery period. If you are looking for the best laser hair removal center in Philadelphia, look no further than Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology. Book an appointment today to speak with Dr. Ringpfeil and her team about how you can finally get silky smooth, hair-free skin.
Risks Associated With Laser Hair Removal
When performed by a certified specialist, laser hair removal is safe. However, side effects may include temporary discomfort, skin irritation, redness, or swelling. If you experience any of these side effects, please contact your specialist.
People with light skin and dark hair typically lose 40%-50% of their hair after each treatment. However, over 90% of the hair is usually eliminated within 4-6 treatments. People with darker skin and dark hair generally require additional treatments.
Using the Nd: YAG laser, 6-8 treatments are typically needed to remove 90% of the hair when the skin is darker and the hair is dark.
Facial hair, compared to hair on other parts of the body, is usually finer and easier to treat. For light skin types, 2-4 treatments using an Alexandrite or diode laser are often sufficient. For darker skin types, 4-6 treatments using an Nd:YAG laser are usually sufficient.
Maintenance treatments, which may be needed every 6 months to 3 years, help keep some of our hair follicles in a dormant state. In this state, the laser cannot damage the follicle as it does not contain pigment.
Treatments: Alexandrite laser, Nd:YAG laser, diode laser, IPL, Electrolysis.
It's no secret that many of us suffer from unwanted hair growth on our face, neck, and body. This can be due to heredity, hormones, or certain medications. No matter the cause, unwanted hair can be frustrating and embarrassing.
There are times when hair growth is unwanted, such as on a woman's upper lip or chin. Other times, it may be desired, such as on the head or arms. If you're considering reducing the amount of hair on your body permanently, there are a few options available to you, both temporary and permanent.
Temporary methods of hair removal work by either depilating (removing the hair above the skin's surface) or epilating (removing the entire hair). Depilation typically refers to methods like shaving and creams that chemically dissolve the hair. Epilation, on the other hand, usually refers to methods like tweezing and waxing. These methods can remove unwanted hair for a period of a few weeks.
Laser hair removal is the most effective method of permanent hair reduction. It works well on dark hair in people of all skin types, with each treatment destroying 20-25% of hair follicles permanently.
On average, this leads to a 50-70% reduction after three treatments and an 80-90% reduction after six treatments. The hair then becomes progressively finer and lighter with each treatment. Some hair follicles, however, can remain dormant and produce hair at a later stage.
For near-complete hair removal, periodic maintenance treatments may be necessary.
If you are planning to undergo permanent laser hair reduction, you must avoid plucking or waxing your hair for four weeks prior to treatment.
Once the treatment is done, you should also avoid long periods of direct sunlight exposure for six weeks.
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After reading many reviews and side affects of laser hair removal, I have a few questions. I am an Indian womon, I have dark dark and fair-medium skin. I am interested in laser hair removal on my chin/upper lip. The questions i have are:
1) Is hyperpigmentation common in this area? How long does it take to appear after a treatment? How long does it last? What about hypopigmentation? I have dark spots and scars from acne as a teen, so I am concerned about this issue and if i would be prone to it.
2) I have read that some women develop hair growth in the adjacent areas to the chin/lip. Why does this happen and is it common? This actually happened to my sister a few years ago.
3) I read that some women get burns from laser hair removal, but the only images i have seen were on the legs and abdomen. Can this happen on the face or chest? What is the followup if this happens?
4) lastly, what type of laser is most suitable for my skin and hair type? dark hair/fair-medium skin color.
These are the questions I thought of after I already had my consultation. Thank you!
1) Hyperpigmentation is not common on the upper lip and chin. If it occurs, it is usually visible within 5-7 days. A history of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation puts you at risk of future hyperpigmentation and we adjust our laser settings to prevent this.
2) Hair growth immediately adjacent to the treated area can occur when heat spills sideways. According to most reports, it can affect a couple of centimeters next to the treated site. The risk is highest in the Mediterranean population. I have not yet seen it other than on photos – we have not had this side effect in our practice.
3) Burns with laser treatment are even less likely than hyperpigmentation. A burn can theoretically happen anywhere on the body. Foreign material that was not removed from the skin or hair that was not trimmed are the most likely causes. As with any burn, ice should be applied immediately after a burn and kept on for 30 minutes. Sun protection, a topical steroid and fading cream is needed after that for several days and would be prescribed according to the findings by our dermatologist.
4) Nd:YAG laser.
I tried laser treatment in the past and would like to start again but because I have so much hair that grows on my neck and chin, I have to pluck every day. I cannot imagine letting the hair grow in-between treatment especially being in pubic and at work. Is there an alternative treatment in between treatment that helps with the seeing the hair that grows?
Shaving, bleaching, and depilatories are acceptable techniques to keep the hair from the surface of the skin while preserving it in the follicle where the laser can target it.
I like to know if you do nose hair? thanks
We do not remove hair on the inside of the nose. It is not accessible by laser or electrolysis.
what would be the cost for electrolysis of the back of my neck (elevate hairline)?
also, is there a current laser technology that will remove grey/white hair?
We do not perform electrolysis only on the face. Please check with a Lucy Peters Salon. They might be offering electrolysis on the back of the neck. There is no laser hair reduction for grey or white hair yet.
I have age related white/grey hair which i color. I’d like to elevate my hairline at the neck. Will this type of hair lend itself to laser removal? If not, what are my options? Thank you.
The only lasting option is electrolysis.
I am interested in laser hair removal for my bikini area. I suffer from terrible ingrown hairs, any where from 2 to 6 cysts at a time. I am fair skinned and have dark brown curly hair. I have waxed for years and it seems more recently the ingrown hairs have gotten worse! Generally how many treatments will it take and is the price listed above per treatment? Also how long in between treatments? I also noticed the list of Medical Insurance listed below, is this something that could be covered? And do you offer any financing? I am desperate for some relief and to resolve this once and for all…..Thank You!
Your description is that of pseudofolliculitis or even a mild variant of hidradenitis suppurativa. Destruction of the hair follicles through laser assisted hair removal is extremely helpful, if not curative. Most people will notice reduction in their symptoms after 1-2 treatments. It takes about 6 treatments 6-8 weeks apart to reduce 90% of the hair in the affected area. Any discoloration from repeated inflammation will resolve simultaneously while going through laser treatments. The price listed on our website is per treatment, We offer financing through Care Credit. While I believe that insurance should cover the first 3 treatments, the reality is that insurance coverage is next to impossible to obtain even with repeated appeals. Please schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists before you start treatments if you would like to submit your receipts to your insurance. Most of our patients will use their flex spending account for these procedures.
My daughter has been experiencing pustules under her arms. She rows which generates a lot of sweat & is often not able to shower for a while after exercising.
She has dark, course hair.
Would laser hair removal help reduce the pustules? I’m beginning to wonder if it is Hidradenitis Suppurative. She has also experienced pustules in her bikini area.
Pustules under on the skin of the underarms suggest bacterial infection. Repeated sterile abscesses or cysts in the underarms are a sign of hidradenitis suppurativa. Laser hair removal is very helpful in hidradenitis suppurativa. Good hygiene is important to reduce bacterial infection. I recommend that she be evaluated by a dermatologist to make the proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options.
I also wanted to inquire as to the prices for hair removals for full body parts:
How much for:
Full back? Does this include shoulders?
Back of neck?
Brazilian Bikini? What does brazilian bikini hair removal include?
You find our current price list at https://www.ringpfeildermatology.com/laser-hair-removal.php
It contains all of the areas you are looking for. For upper an lower back, please combine their cost and for shoulders please add cost of shoulders to arrive at the total. Brazilian bikini refers to complete removal of hair around the genitals but does not include perianal area or buttocks.
Hi, I have a history of melanoma running in my family but would love to get laser hair removal on my legs. I am really concerned about safety; Is there a link between laser use and cancer? Thanks
Laser treatment of skin is not considered unsafe with a history of melanoma or a family history of melanoma. Laser treatment of moles is still
controversial and here in the United States is not considered safe practice due to lack of sufficient data. If any mole were in the area of laser hair removal, we would spare the mole. This would be the case regardless of melanoma history.
I am currently undergoing treatment for a keloid, first one I have ever had which was a result of a piercing on the ear, which includes getting kenalog injections. I am interested in getting laser hair removal on my face. Would this history of having a keloid or currently undergoing kenalog injections not make me a good candidate? Do I need to finish my treatment first or can I start my laser while still getting the injections?
You do not need to complete your keloid treatment before starting laser hair removal. In general, laser hair removal will not create keloids because it does not wound thec cells in the second layer of the skin (fibrocystes) that are responsible for keloid formation.