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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Microdermabrasion

Overview: Microcrystals are sprayed against the skin to encourage exfoliation and increase blood flow. Suction of the loosened skin particles stimulates some collagen production.

Expected results: Rejuvenation, even skin pigmentation and skin tone, melasma treatment, diminished acne activity, reduction of fine lines and shallow scars.

Preparation: The effects of microdermabrasion can be potentiated by starting sunscreens, a topical retinoid and if indicated, a hydroquinone-containing skin fading product, as part of a rigorous skin care regimen 1-2 months prior to your first treatment. The night before your treatment, any retinoid must be stopped and can be resumed the night after.

Post treatment instructions: The day of the treatment, apply a gentle moisturizer (with sunscreen if sun-exposed area was treated) to the treated area several times; resume your daily skin care regimen the day after the treatment.

Time to desired results: Smooth texture of the skin is noted the day after your first microdermabrasion but full effects are most obvious after a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart.

Duration of desired effects: Months to 2 years.

Contraindications: History of phenol peel, isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 6 months, sunburn, recent tan.

Downtime: Mild redness for up to 24 hours (you should be able to return to work immediately).

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# of surveys: 3885
Last updated: 7/21/2021 11:52 AM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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probably
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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
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The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
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The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
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Front desk performance

excellent
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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

excellent
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Parking

excellent
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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The knowledge, helpfulness, and friendliness of every person in this office has made me decide to have my daughter and me be seen here instead of by a doctor in the area in which we live (more than half an hour away). Thank you.

#12020-09-14

The office has a very relaxed setting this was the most comfort that I ever felt going to any doctors office, and also great music, you guys we here from me around the holidays and after my outcome with the other specialist!!! Thanks again!! Service AAAAA+++++++++

#22020-12-31

They were the first attentive people in the medical field I've encountered in a while. Quick and EFFICIENT visit- I appreciated everything!!!!!

#32020-08-08

Loved the doctor. She was very friendly and it was refreshing to see someone who actually enjoys their job!

#42010-11-11 09:48:40

I like that you can schedule and access info by computer. The office is beautiful, very relaxing and staff is wonderful. The nicest doctors office I have ever been too

#52011-10-19 12:56:42

Nice staff and doctor

#62021-02-03

The staff was very friendly, helpful and professional. The doctor herself is a pro, I was very impressed and will definitely recommend her to others, especially of my race. Its very hard to find a good dermatologist and I believe she is wonderful and really knows what she's doing. I am glad that I came here, thank you.

#72011-11-10 12:40:32

doctor

#82021-04-14

very professional

#92010-11-30 07:53:54

I didn't feel rushed and felt like I was really listened to and taken seriously. I didn't feel like someone was just throwing ointments at me to get me out the door. I really appreciate the care I received here. Thank you.

#102021-04-29

What can we do better?

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Excellent, no improvement needed.

#12020-09-17

Ask patient if they have any pain before asking them to waiting three weeks for appointment

#22020-08-21

I'm sending my whole family here. It's wonderful.

#32021-01-04

I think I was served most excellently. I cannot thing of anything to add.

#42021-06-25

it's a little thing, but when you enter an office and ask the receptionist attending to you how are you, she say fine, but does not inquire how you are, and is not engaging, I just think its rude.

#52020-10-05

any information on services provided for enhancing skin apperance

#62020-09-09

don't change a thing, you guys are the best! Please send me Real Estate Referrals, thanks

#72010-09-30 09:51:55

Great practice

#82011-03-14 13:52:46

that you can call the insured company ehen there's a problem

#92020-08-01

was fine

#102021-05-24
Customer Rating : 4.5

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