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Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

Treatments: topical medication, laser hair reduction

Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a genetically-determined condition that prevents hair from growing out properly after being shaved too close to the skin's surface. It more commonl affects people with thick curly hair.

Eventually, the natural recoil of the hair after shaving leads to inflammation in the hair follicle and may result in scarring. Medical treatment is available to treat inflammation (early bumps). Avoidance of close shaving was the only preventative measure for years, yet laser hair reduction now provides another effective approach.

Lasers that target hair do not only permanently reduce the hair but also assure that residual hair is less coarse. Both the beard area and the hairline above the neck can be treated.

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PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
6.16%
maybe
0.58%
not likely
0.08%
no
0.02%

Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
10.1%
good
1.8%
poor
0.06%
very poor
0%

Overall doctor performance

excellent
94.2%
very good
4.89%
good
0.80%
poor
0.03%
very poor
0%

The doctor listened to you attentively

excellent
93.9%
very good
4.97%
good
1.05%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

The doctor took time to answer your questions

excellent
94.0%
very good
4.66%
good
1.27%
poor
0.02%
very poor
0%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
94.3%
very good
4.16%
good
1.25%
poor
0.14%
very poor
0.02%

The doctor explained treatment options

excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
2.18%
poor
0.11%
very poor
0.0%

Front desk performance

excellent
85.6%
very good
10.2%
good
3.66%
poor
0.31%
very poor
0.08%

Aesthetician performance

excellent
88.6%
very good
7.61%
good
3.39%
poor
0.24%
very poor
0.08%

Office comfort

excellent
90.9%
very good
6.93%
good
2.08%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0.05%

Parking

excellent
66.4%
very good
14.4%
good
15.7%
poor
2.49%
very poor
0.9%

Friendliness of the staff during appointment

excellent
90.9%
very good
7.23%
good
1.85%
poor
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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

Patience and Politiness

#12020-03-24

the doctor was very nice and all the staff was very nice and answered all my questions i had.

#22019-07-14

dr. ringpfiel's fabulous jewelry.

#32011-01-20 10:35:40

Friendliness

#42011-01-03 09:55:52

being seen promptly

#52019-10-30

Everything was very quick which I like, plus I got all the information I needed in that short amount of time.

#62012-09-04 12:31:55

the Dr

#72019-11-19

The professionalism was awesome.

#82012-07-03 15:04:31

The doctor and medical assistant took time to explain all of my treatment options and to answer all of my questions completely and honestly.

#92019-12-01

Did not have to wait at all. Other places I would wait 4 hours or more.

#102010-11-10 08:57:14

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

Great practice

#12011-03-14 13:52:46

I was feeling a bit thirsty the whole stay in the office, maybe making some water available during waiting time would make the stay more comfortable.

#22020-03-20

I recommended this practice to a family member but they showed up 15 mins late to their first appt. due to traffic and were turned away (after traveling over an hour to get here). I would suggest on the first visit to allow more leeway for late appointments (try to fit them in) and then explain the late policy for all appointments moving forward.

#32011-09-21 14:47:49

move closer to home

#42010-11-08 09:51:29

The lock on the door of the unisex bathroom is a little challenging in that you don't know whether it is locked or not. This was a little unnerving.

#52010-10-28 10:21:25

Can't think of anything. I feel good about this visit.

#62010-09-09 11:47:56

Can't think of a way to better your service; it was excellent.

#72019-04-29

Foodcoffe

#82019-06-08

Information for patients to take on latest findings/research in the field

#92019-04-13

before prescribing a very expensive treatment, inform the patient you are doing so.

#102019-11-18