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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: 3952
Last updated: 6/16/2022 2:45 PM

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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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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Parking

#12022-04-19

Dr. Ringpfeil appeared concerned about me.

#22022-01-01

Beautiful offfice. Doctor was thorough but quick, which was great

#32011-04-04 11:16:27

Friendliness of the receptionist and Dr. Ringpfeil's expertise

#42021-10-17

Doctor took the time to asnswer questions; computer technology

#52021-09-22

everyone was very friendly and didn't make me feel self conscious.

#62011-06-01 18:06:14

the professionalism and everyone made me feel comfortable.

#72022-02-19

I liked the friendlyness and professionalism of the staff and the MD. I was very impressed with the thorough examination I received and the way the MD explained what she found on that exam.

#82022-06-16

It was a comphrehensive examination ..

#92021-07-23

Very well organized! Dr. Ringpfeil was very professional and thorough!

#102022-04-28

What can we do better?

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Nothing missing.

#12022-06-06

THANK YOU!

#22022-01-08

Keep me informed of specials on products that might be good for my skin.

#32011-01-05 16:01:31

I would have liked to pay in cash but the receptionist had no change.

#42021-09-28

Just continue to be as thorough and caring as my experience today. Quite like a breath of fresh air!

#52021-07-04

receptioist is a little stiff and unwelcoming, but attentive proffessional.

#62022-03-26

I think I was served most excellently. I cannot thing of anything to add.

#72022-01-27

I was feeling a bit thirsty the whole stay in the office, maybe making some water available during waiting time would make the stay more comfortable.

#82021-10-31

Cookies and Milk! Seriously, I love coming in and being seen promptly. More importantly, I like the fact that the doctor was not distracted and there was not a single interruption.

#92022-02-14

Can't think of a way to better your service; it was excellent.

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