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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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# of surveys: 3921
Last updated: 1/13/2021 4:54 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
93.1%
probably
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maybe
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not likely
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
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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

(Answers:674)

It is clearly evident taht Dr. Ringpfeil is genuinely motivated by listening to your full symptoms, issues and then selecting the approach that is best for you. I scheduled my appt with the hopes of undergoing pricey treatments. Rather than signing me up and taking my check, she insisted that we first address the cause of my problems. Obviously, her goal is to heal the patient, not simply select the treatments that would be most lucrative for her. Impressive.

#12021-11-02

the cute scrubs:-) knowledge of the dr. and staff.

#22022-01-20

the Dr

#32021-11-15

The Dr. is very personable.

#42021-01-30

I thought the staff and the Doctor was extremely proffesional and courteous. I had a positive first experience and will continue to visit.

#52022-01-21

Technologically advanced office made it much easier to register all information as a new patient.

#62021-04-15

Dr. Ringpfeil was excellent.

#72022-01-26

everything is so gracious and lovely ....just add a fountain to complete ambience

#82021-03-05

the staff is terrific....

#92021-04-06

Love the technology. Dr. listened well to my concerns and was attentive.

#102022-01-10

What can we do better?

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

#12022-01-11

I really am not sure how you could improve. The visit was actually relaxing.

#22021-09-23

No room for improvement. You have a first-rate, exceptional staff Dr. Ringpfeil! Everyone especially Linda Heckman is so professional. Jessie makes a great first impression and is an asset to your team!

#32010-12-15 19:35:32

do not change a thing

#42021-10-01

The service was excellent as is.

#52021-08-05

keep up the good work. you have an excellent service and your office is great

#62022-01-01

it's a little thing, but when you enter an office and ask the receptionist attending to you how are you, she say fine, but does not inquire how you are, and is not engaging, I just think its rude.

#72021-08-25

This was my very first visit; as a result, some of the questions above jump the gun a bit. However, the initial visit was a pleasant experience.

#82021-07-30

?water cooler in the waiting room?

#92021-08-01

fantastic service

#102021-12-27

Customer Rating : 4.5

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