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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 also predispose 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 fractionated 1540 nm laser treatments (formerly known as Starlux 1540) and, in fair skinned individuals, to fractionated CO2 laser tightening.

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Last updated: 11/10/2022 8:45 PM

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definitely
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Compare our service to other similar practices

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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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The medical assistant was very friendly and sat with me through the registration process to ensure my computer worked properly. The clinican was very patient and provided excellent care.

#12011-05-25 13:14:40

very professional

#22010-11-30 07:53:54

The people are friendly and understand.

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A very pleasant experience

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Doctor Ringpfeil was very friendly, interested and seemed to take a personal interest in me and my husband.

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I really appreciated the friendliness and attentiveness of the doctor, medical assistants and office staff.

#62022-04-02

LIKE THE WAY WAY THE EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURE ,AND ALSO LIKE THE STAFF PATIENT INTERACTION.

#72012-10-09 10:22:11

I found this to be a very pleasant and professional appointment -- better than most .... I would absolutely recommend to others and will utilize the many services available at this office.

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The location and setting of the office.

#92021-12-15

the service, and the timely manner i was seen

#102011-03-29 10:26:45

What can we do better?

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#12021-12-07

Thank you for your help. I will definitely recommend Dr. Ringpfeil to friends.

#22022-07-31

A follow up, even if its an email, after the apt. could help!

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Being able to get an appointment at the time of the outbreak.

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I can't think of anything at this time.

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When making a first appointment ask who ther person would like to see. Doctor vs Aesthetician

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You guys give excellent service

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Be on time for our appointments

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