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

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

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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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 service was excellent. I really enjoyed my vist!

#12011-04-12 14:51:28

It was a comphrehensive examination ..

#22020-08-25

I am very self conscious about my acne but everyone made me feel very comfortable!

#32021-06-20

Dr. Ringpfeil

#42021-07-18

jenny's attention was excelent

#52011-11-30 09:16:36

Punctuality of apointment.

#62021-03-15

We liked that Dr. Ringpfeil explained everything to us and made my daugther (almost 6 yo) feel very comfortable in the office. She was very friendly, kind and professional.

#72020-12-10

Beautiful reception/waiting areas

#82011-05-27 15:59:15

I did not feel rushed. I felt I was Heard and listened to. The exam and explanations were clear .When my visit ended all of my questions,, symptoms, and diseases were addressed extensively.I am thrilled that I have found this office. I intend to refer my husband, son and friends.

#92011-05-26 11:49:32

THE ATMOSPHERE IS LOVELY AND DR. RINGPFEIL IS VERY THOROUGH AND I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HER.

#102021-06-01

What can we do better?

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Its hard to find anything that you guys didn't do correct. Keep up the good work

#12011-08-03 11:52:57

Cannot think of anyway to improve things, unless you want to serve hot tea and cappachino!

#22011-02-22 11:25:39

Nothing - excellent.

#32011-01-25 12:57:52

music mix

#42021-02-15

Don't change a thing

#52010-12-14 13:17:28

Get some better parking spaces

#62020-12-04

please change the paintings in the reception area....

#72011-02-02 11:01:42

I cant think of anything

#82020-09-14

I have a suggestion: I noticed that two of the lovely rugs pose hazards to patients using walkers or who may have other mobility issues. The large rug placed at an angle and the narrow rug placed in front of the reception desk leave no room for these individuals to safely manuveur around the reception area and are likely to contribute to fall risks. I would suggest leaving these areas clear.

#92010-10-04 12:14:56

Everything was great

#102021-07-04
Customer Rating : 4.5

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