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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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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.

#12021-11-28

Everyone was very nice! Thankyou for all your help!

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jenny's attention was excelent

#32011-11-30 09:16:36

Doctor is extremely efficient and knowledgeable, and even discussed treatment for another condition -- my oral canker sores -- which nobody had ever mentioned previously. Also, the office is really lovely with nice music, rather than pical office music.

#42021-09-17

Everyone was helpful. The appointment time was met and the service was wonderful.

#52012-12-04 12:12:44

appreciated the thorough explanation from the doctor and the instant research on a product I wanted to know more about

#62021-04-22

I'm impressed with the office layout & decore + like the classical music played.I continue to be impressed by Dr. Ringpheil, who is also treating my son.

#72021-07-01

The Dr. listened and was patient. I was nervous!

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I like the doctor and how careful and thorough she is.

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I am a little annoyed that I called to say I was on my way and I was told that I may not get here in time and will probably have to reschedule. Then when I got here, I filled out the paperwork then had to wait 20 minutes to be seen. It would be nice to know the receptionist's name so I know who I am calling when I have questions. It would be nice to have WiFi available during the wait.

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This was my first visit and although i was uncomfortable with my problem which was addressing I was truly happy with everything else.

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I'm completely satisfied, thank you.

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Everything was good

#92011-03-08 15:22:54

receptionist should not be so quick to refuse insurance before fully understanding the the type of insurance and how it functions

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