Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil
Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil, M.D.
Address: 569 W. Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: (610) 525-5250
Website: www.ringpfeildermatology.com, www.philadelphiadermatology.com
A board-certified dermatologist with over twenty years of experience, Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil, M.D. is the founder and director of Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology - one of the leading cosmetic and laser treatment centers in the East Coast. Dr. Ringpfeil graduated with her medical degree from Dusseldorf, Germany and later completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University. She then became among some of the few doctors at the University's hospital, which is currently one of the best hospitals in Pennsylvania, to specialize in dermatology. More specifically, Dr. Ringpfeil is keen on cosmetic and pediatric dermatology, but treats a whole host of skin-related illnesses and conditions. Lastly, she has professionally written extensively about dermatology in a variety of medium and is a recipient of multiple awards. Currently, her offices are located in Haverford and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Q: Tell us a bit about your experience and your achievements.
Dr. Ringpfeil: I am an assistant professor in the department of dermatology at Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia as well as a board-certified practicing dermatologist. With over two decades in this field, I have not only learned a lot about different aspects of dermatology, but have also performed various skin procedures. I work with patients who have medical needs as well as those who are looking for cosmetic enhancements. I have also received several awards, including the very prestigious Young Investigator Award for my outstanding research work from the American Academy of Dermatology. Above everything, my team and I are dedicated to achieving excellence at our practice and delivering absolutely the best service to our patients.
Q: What should we know about your dermatology center?
Dr. Ringpfeil: Combining the years of experience my team and I possess, the state-of-the-art facility, the advanced technology we use, and the welcoming environment of our center, I believe these are just some of the reasons which makes Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology one of the best dermatological centers in this part of the country. We take special care of all of our patients by informing them about their conditions and directing them to the right procedure.
More than 93% of our 3,700+ patients have been extremely pleased with the kind of service and treatments that we have provided. Additionally, a large majority of our patients also regarded us as being on par with some of the other leading cosmetic and laser centers in the region. I believe these figures speak for themselves and tell quite a lot about how seriously we take patient satisfaction at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology.
Q: Your center has a very robust online presence. Can you tell us a little about that?
Dr. Ringpfeil: Yes, there are four main areas that really set us apart from other medical centers when it comes to how we interact with our patients online. Firstly, we have an online appointment scheduling system which allows patients to make future appointments at their convenience and at any time of the day. This is efficient for them and for us, as well. Secondly, our doctors regularly answer patients' questions directly on our website. We strive to ensure our patients receive expert advice from qualified dermatologists instead of having to rely on internet searches or other unreliable means.
In addition to the above, our website has in-depth information on many of the conditions we treat so patients and general visitors can educate themselves and get a general idea of their condition. Lastly, we also offer online consultation. Prospective patients can have their conditions diagnosed by qualified doctors in just a few simple steps and receive a treatment plan in their inbox in as little as one day. All of this without having to come in-person to the office!
Q: What are the specialties of your team? What conditions do you treat at your center?
Dr. Ringpfeil: The highly skilled dermatologists and aestheticians at our center are experts in all forms of skin, hair, and nail conditions and cater to patients of all ethnicities. To be specific, our practice can be split into two areas: medical and cosmetic. Some of the most common medical procedures we perform are related to acne, eczema, psoriasis, keloids, rashes, shingles, melanoma, and skin cancer. On the cosmetic side of our practice, we administer Botox and various dermal fillers for facial rejuvenations, remove tattoos and unwanted hair, and treat scars and rosacea. Of course, these are just some of the conditions we treat.
Q: You're the only center in Pennsylvania to use the PicoSure laser. What is this device and how does it work?
Dr. Ringpfeil: Yes, that is correct. We are the only laser center to take advantage of this innovative device. PicoSure is similar to other laser tattoo removal technologies that are widely available today. However, the major differing factor between them and PicoSure is that PicoSure generally requires fewer treatments than other devices. PicoSure releases short bursts of energy pulses that break down ink particles. The ink particles are disintegrated to such a small state that it becomes extremely easy for the body to get rid of them. The PicoSure laser is FDA-approved and very safe and effective. It can be used to treat various skin pigmentation conditions, as well.
Q: Facial rejuvenation treatments are really popular nowadays. What are some that you offer?
Dr. Ringpfeil: Indeed, cosmetic procedures have picked up greatly over the last decade and we made sure to serve those clients, too. We offer Botox, which is the top anti-wrinkle treatment today, as well as various injectable fillers including Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Artefill, just to name a few. As for the areas that we treat, our dermatologists are skilled in treating numerous types of wrinkles and creases in all parts of the face. Moreover, we also perform procedures to enhance contours of the facial features and increase volume. Lastly, we offer various acne treatments, chemical peels, and melasma as solutions to other facial conditions. I invite the readers to visit my website to learn more about us.