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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Laser(Alexandrite and ND:Yag)

Overview: Long pulsed lasers are used for the permanent reduction of unwanted body hair and are safe for all skin types. A series of treatments is needed to achieve the degree of reduction a person feels comfortable with.

Expected results: Permanent reduction of unwanted body hair (except eyebrows). Residual hair will be finer and lighter.

Preparations: Hair must not be plucked or waxed for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Hair should be shaved or clipped to the skin level on the evening before the treatment. Bleaching is permitted.

Post treatment instructions: Strict sun avoidance for 6 weeks.

Time to desired results: After three treatments, 50% reduction of the hair is visible; 90-95% reduction of hair is often achieved in 6 treatments.

Duration of desired effects: Permanent. Note: Even after 6 treatments, there may be residual hair in the treated area because some hair follicles are dormant for months or years. Periodic maintenance treatment can be added when these hair follicles are producing hair again. During the course of the laser treatment, the residual hair typically becomes finer and lighter in color.

Contraindications: White or red hair. Recent tan in fair skinned individuals, none in darker skin types. If an endocrinologic abnormality is detected, laser treatment and concomitant treatment by the endocrinologist will provide best results.

Downtime: Depending on the hair density, downtime can vary from several hours to 3 days.

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SKIN

# of surveys: 4187
Last updated: 1/02/2024 11:10 AM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
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maybe
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not likely
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no
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
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Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
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The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
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The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
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Front desk performance

excellent
85.6%
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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

excellent
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Parking

excellent
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good
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poor
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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The doctor was very clear and extremely thorough along with being pleasant. She makes her patients comfortable.

#12023-09-05

The openness and friendliness. The doctor was very careful to make sure I understood. Thanks. The fact that you urged me to come back for an annual exam I consider very kind and caring.

#22010-11-29 11:47:11

The thorough exam that Dr. Ringpfeil gave me. The professionalism of the entire staff. Everything from the ambience to the music.

#32024-04-25

the service, and the timely manner i was seen

#42011-03-29 10:26:45

Medical Assistant was really friendly.

#52024-01-03

I appreciated that Dr. Ringpfeil took the time to thoroughly explain everything we spoke about. She did not simply provide a professional opinion, she provided her opinion and supplemented it with an explanation that made everything clear to me. I felt like I was listened to and interacted with, rather than just spoken at (which has often been my experience with other dermatologists). Thank you!

#62023-12-13

Information provided by doctor.

#72024-01-23

Friendliness and comfort

#82012-09-27 14:38:45

How great the Doctor was

#92023-11-26

as a man and coming in to see a doctor is usually awkward especially a female doctor to look over your entire body. The staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Thanks so much.

#102024-06-03

What can we do better?

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Evening hours

#12023-12-28

no suggestions

#22024-05-26

was fine

#32023-08-16

Please send out paperwork in advance for pediatric patients

#42023-09-03

just continue listening which is so important

#52023-09-25

keep on on trying to do your best

#62023-08-04

Improve the movement of the mouse on its pad.

#72023-07-16

I think you have done a great job.

#82011-02-21 16:01:23

My experience in the office today was absolutely excellent

#92023-09-17

My next appointment could not be scheduled for 6 weeks. I wish I could be seen sooner!

#102010-12-16 10:06:03

Customer Rating : 4.6

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