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Plasma

Overview:

The fourth matter, plasma (not gas, liquid or solid), can be delivered through the epidermis into the deeper layers of the skin where collagen production is stimulated. Not harming the surface of the skin, this device can achieve results with minimal and multiple treatments. With high energy setting, results may be seen with one treatment and may apprximate results of fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing without any ablation of the skin's surface.

Expected results:

Treatment of photo damage and sun spots, reduction of fine and intermediate lines, improvement of scars. Treatment is not limited to the face.

Preparation:

Vigorous regimen of daily sunscreens (for all areas to be treated) and nighttime retinoids for several weeks to months (for treatment of face), no alcohol and aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure, vitamin C 1000 mg daily starting 2 weeks prior to the treatment.
Local anesthesia is necessary for high energy Plasma treatments. Low energy treatments do not usually require numbing.

Post treatment instructions:

Rigorous sun avoidance/protection for 3 months. With high energy plasma treatments, refrain from alcohol consumption for 2 weeks after the treatment, avoid aspirin for 10 days, continue vitamin C 1000 mg daily for 3 months. Application of ice once an hour for 2-3 days may provide additional comfort. There is no need for dressings even with high energy treatments as the surface of the skin is unaltered.
Skin care in the immediate postoperative period includes the use of a very gentle non-soap cleanser, petrolatum until skin renewal sets in (3-6 days), oral medication to prevent herpes reactivation or bacterial super infection. Topical retinoids can be resumed when flaking subsides (1-2 weeks after treatment).

Time to desired results:

High energy Plasma: 1-3 treatments about 3-6 months apart. Low energy Plasma: about 6-8 treatments 3 weeks apart.

Duration of desired effects:

Several years (exact duration is unknown at this time)

Contraindications:

Isotretinoin in the past 6-12 months, Recent tan, History of phenol peels, skin types that never burn.

Downtime:

High energy Plasma: Redness and flaking for 7-14 days. Low energy
Plasma: Redness for 1-3 days, flaking for 7-10 days. Note: Brown spots and freckles are accentuated after the treatment until skin has flaked off.


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What WE DID WELL

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Linda was very informative, very responsive to my questions. I felt very comfortable with her advice

#12011-05-26 10:18:40

Very nice office, everyone was very friendly and helpful

#22010-11-29 15:16:15

The friendliness of the staff, their attitude, their orange uniform..yessssss.

#32017-08-29

The people are friendly and understand.

#42017-08-28

not a crowded office

#52017-02-13

everyone was very kind and helpful! and a nice atmosphere.

#62017-07-28

Friendliness of all staff.

#72017-05-01

Parking

#82017-09-30

Staff was friendly, attentive and polite. Dr Ringpfeild is the first Dr I seen that has been able to provide a viable resolution for my condition

#92017-09-17

Everyone was friendly, yet professional

#102017-09-04

What can we do better?

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I was dissapointed when my appointment was cancelled because of the snow. I had to wait 6 weeks to get another appointment. I wish that I could have been worked in sooner.

#12011-03-11 14:29:03

I can't think of anything.

#22010-08-25 14:18:06

I recommended this practice to a family member but they showed up 15 mins late to their first appt. due to traffic and were turned away (after traveling over an hour to get here). I would suggest on the first visit to allow more leeway for late appointments (try to fit them in) and then explain the late policy for all appointments moving forward.

#32011-09-21 14:47:49

The experience was very pleasant, and relaxed. I would not recommend changing anything!

#42016-12-25

THANK YOU!

#52016-12-20

everything was wondurful. Thanks!

#62017-10-14

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.

#72017-06-03

All my concerns were addressed, I was pleased.

#82011-03-11 11:53:21

A little warmer temperature.

#92010-09-09 16:03:32

No recommendations - very satisfied/pleased with everything about the visit and the office and the Doctor and her assistants. thank you to everybody for makinng me feel so comfortable (i was verrrrrry nerous)!!

#102017-03-20
Customer Rating : 4.3

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