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Sebaceous Hyperplasias

Treatments: Smoothbeam laser, photodynamic therapy, CO2 laser ablation, electrofulguration, curettage.

These benign yellowish growths occur on the face anytime after the age of 30. They tend to run in families. Occasionally, they can resemble basal cell cancers of the skin and should be evaluated before treatment. Destruction of the underlying enlarged oil gland is the aim of all treatments.

The only treatments that provide results without scarring is Smoothbeam laser or photodynamic therapy because they selectively target sebaceous (oil) glands. Other modalities include ablation by CO2 laser, slow melting of the oil gland with an electric needle (electrofulguration), and scraping of the oil gland (curettage).

Depending on the size of the enlarged oil gland, one or treatments are necessary to achieve complete destruction with any of the above treatment modalities. Treatment of the existing glands cannot prevent development of new sebaceous hyperplasias at other sites.

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ambiance, music and moood of office was upbeat yet happily calm today!

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Very little wait time, which is so appreciated! Very comfortable atmosphere. Really a wonderful appointment.

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

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No waiting!

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That I was seen by the doctor and did not feel rushed.

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I didn't feel rushed when asking questions - the staff took the time to explain answers well.

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Ambiance and cleanliness of the office; informative, highly professional staff. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience.

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Dr. Ringpfeil has a great bedside manner and is very patient. Loved the art work!

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I thought everyone was fantastic and very helpful-no suggestions had a great experience

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maybe classical music on the radio? and some hunting and fishing magazines for the men. but the waiting period is so short it may not matter

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Not a lot to improve on service is already top notch.

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Maybe directions as "across from the Lexus place." Have the assistant say there may be a name recall test later, as she introduces herself.

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Parking was a little tight.

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Just keep up the good work!

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