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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Stretch Marks

Treatments: Massage and exercise, pulsed dye laser (PDL) for redness, picosecond laser for dark color, 1540 nm laser or CO2 laser for texture.

Stretch marks are caused by rapid expansion of the skin through a growth spurt or rapid weight gain. Long term treatment with oral and topical steroids may also predispose people to stretch marks.

Twice daily massaging of the affected area with any moisturizer paired with toning exercises prevents stretch marks in most individuals. If you are pregnant, please check with your obstetrician if toning exercises are safe for you.

Although several devices have been approved for the treatment of stretch marks, not all results are fully reproducible. Redness in fair skinned individuals can reliably be reduced by a short series of pulsed dye laser treatments. Darkness in stretchmarks might respond to picosecond laser toning regardless of ethnicity. Texture may respond to non-ablative fractional 1540 nm laser treatments (formerly known as Starlux 1540) and, in fair skinned individuals, to fractional CO2 laser tightening.

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# of surveys: 4187
Last updated: 1/02/2024 11:10 AM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
6.16%
maybe
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not likely
0.08%
no
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
87.9%
very good
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good
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poor
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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
92.0%
very good
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poor
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Front desk performance

excellent
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very good
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good
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very poor
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Aesthetician performance

excellent
88.6%
very good
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very poor
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Office comfort

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Parking

excellent
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very good
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good
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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

(Answers:674)

I liked the staff and the doc!

#12023-09-17

Ability to use computer to fill in info

#22024-03-14

The friendly people who work here are great. Probably the best thing, though, is the timeliness of service. Most physicians make me wait far past my appointment time. I appreciate on-time service immensely!

#32024-03-21

Office looks great!

#42023-08-10

Friendly, curteous service from all I was in contact with.

#52024-02-15

I enjoyed the French music in the reception area.

#62023-07-13

the doctor and the staff were excellent and very attentive.

#72024-01-09

The music and the abience in the office was superb!

#82023-11-13

Very relaxed and comforting environment. This was my first visit with a dermatologist and am quite happy with the experience.

#92024-03-23

knowledge and friendly

#102023-10-18

What can we do better?

(answers:373)

I can't think of anything else that you can do, everything was excellent.

#12024-01-13

Nothing, my visit was great.

#22023-07-15

Friday appointments with Dr. Ringpfiel

#32011-01-17 16:36:22

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.

#42011-01-31 10:42:48

I can't think of anything at this time.

#52023-09-01

No recommendations - very satisfied/pleased with everything about the visit and the office and the Doctor and her assistants. thank you to everybody for makinng me feel so comfortable (i was verrrrrry nerous)!!

#62023-07-30

keep up what your doing

#72010-09-23 14:03:13

I would like you to offer evening and/or Saturday hours for both dermatology and esthetician appointments.

#82010-11-04 16:32:44

watercooler in waiting room.

#92024-01-07

n/a

#102023-09-16

Customer Rating : 4.6

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