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Facial Treatment in Philadelphia

Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Dermaplaning - Facial Treatment

Dermaplaning is an advanced method of mechanical exfoliation, which helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells through a controlled scraping.

The actual process involves using a #10 surgical scalpel and #3 surgical blade handle to take off the epithelial tissue of the stratum corneum, with no pain or downtime. This treatment effectively stimulates and rejuvenates the skin tissue, as well as removes fine facial hair that can trap excess dirt and oil, making the skin feel smooth and looking brighter. The hair will grow back over time but will not be courser as many believe. Dermaplaning refines the skin, allowing for better absorption of topical ingredients.

At Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, we often use Dermaplaning as a stand-alone treatment, or to "boost" some of our most common treatments, such as chemical peels. The treatment costs $130.

"light duty" skin rejuvenation with the following benefits:

  • no pain/downtime
  • skin feels smoother
  • (temporary) facial hair removal

Dermaplaning can be used to treat a multitude of skin imperfections and can be used on most skin types safely and effectively. An ideal candidate is anyone with pigmentation irregularities, or dull, clogged skin. It may be preferred by some patients who are not candidates for chemical exfoliation or microdermabrasion as well as ethnic skin because it is less likely to produce extreme changes and contrast in skin color.

Dermaplaning is an effective procedure in particular for women over 35 years old whose skin has lost some of the hydration capability they used to have in younger age. Performing this treatment on men is not recommended due to the histology of their facial hair. We recommend that Dermaplaning only be done by a trained professional as an in-office procedure. The standard interval for a Dermaplaning treatment is once a month for 3-4 months, and as needed thereafter.

Who can benefit?

  • all skin types
  • usually women over 35 years old
  • anyone with pigmentation irregularities / dull / clogged skin
  • anyone who is not a candidate for chemical peels

Dermaplaning has been featured on several media outlets, such as Real Housewives of NYC and The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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What WE DID WELL

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The doctor definitely has a wonderful bedside manner, so unexpected when a woman my age is dealing with aging vanity issues.

#12021-09-19

politeness

#22021-12-17

My visit was very professional. I walked in and was assisted with emmediately. I am very happy with the service that was given to me today. I will gladly return.

#32022-06-02

I was particularly impressed with the doctor and her exam...more thorough than I had previously experienced elsewhere.

#42021-07-15

Everyone was very kind and helpful.

#52022-02-02

I enjoyed the fast service and great eviorment. keep up the good work!

#62021-12-24

Everything -- quiet, understated

#72021-10-03

The professionalism yet friendliness of the entire staff

#82021-12-08

very comfortable, pleasant office setting

#92022-02-07

Staff & Doctor were very friendly.

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What can we do better?

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I would have liked to pay in cash but the receptionist had no change.

#12021-07-16

All aspects of care were remarkable--much better than I've encountered elsewhere.

#22022-01-05

Keep it up!

#32022-06-30

can't think of anything

#42011-12-12 10:13:47

Everything was great! The only thing I would say is when I called to make an appointment for sun spot treatment to let me know that I should limit my sun exposure and wear sunblock.

#52011-05-05 13:30:08

I do not believe there is a need to improve.

#62010-11-01 14:00:26

More chairs in the waiting room. More parking spaces.

#72010-09-15 12:08:01

Medical newsletters or updates are helpful and informative. If it is advisable to have an annual mole check, for example, friendly reminders are always appreciated.

#82021-12-06

Overall excellent service. Friendly front desk staff. A very small suggestion would be to have someone immediately identify themselves as the person to register a new patient and direct where to go when someone enters the waiting room. With a big waiting room and three people at the front desk, it is a lot to take in and not know to whom to speak. Having had negative experiences with doctors' receptionists where all three of the three people at the front desk have ignored me until I called out and forced a response, I am sensitive to the issue and imagine others have had this experience as well.

#92011-01-31 10:42:48

Tea? Just kidding! Everything was great.

#102010-10-26 10:16:13

Customer Rating : 4.6

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