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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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PATIENT RATINGS

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

#12020-12-20

everyone was superb

#22021-10-21

This is one of the best medical offices that I have visited. I see doctors in the Penn and Bryn Mawr systems and this is by far much better than any of those offices. The entire staff is friendly and accommodating. Both doctors are awesome! I have recommended you to family and friends. Keep up the great work!

#32012-12-03 17:05:27

It was a very good experience in all - see you next year!

#42020-10-22

The doctor was very attentive.

#52010-12-08 09:37:02

The friendliness of the entire staff

#62021-08-10

friendly, quick, thorough

#72021-05-01

Having Alana accompany me from start to finish of the appt. It was comforting.

#82011-04-28 17:24:05

The help desk (reseptionist/m.a) was phenomenal!

#92021-08-04

I didn't have to wait at all to be shown to the back. The physician anticipated all of my questions and was very nice.

#102021-07-17

What can we do better?

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Excellent, no improvement needed.

#12021-10-18

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

#22021-05-06

Almost too methodical - thought of one more 15 second type question after Dr. left re one spot not noted - would have waited some time to have her look at it. Told no time until lunch.

#32011-11-03 10:28:10

Always laugh at my jokes.

#42021-09-14

Everything was great! and everyone was very nice.

#52010-10-19 10:16:48

you can not top anything. this is the best run office and staff that I have ever been in.

#62011-05-26 11:49:32

If you continue the same level of care that I received today, I will be thrilled.

#72021-08-17

Maybe some more magazines for the guys. I`ll bring a few in...

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smile more

#92010-09-09 10:34:11

Can't think of anything. I feel good about this visit.

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