Laser & Dermatology Institute of California (LDI)

★★★★☆
We see many patients that are frustrated with their search to clear their acne and acne scars. Not everyone specializes in treating acne, acne scars, and brown or red spots like us. We have the right equipment and experience. In fact, LDI will likely be your last stop with acne and acne scars. It will be a new change in your life. Many of our patients express their gratitude by telling us what a relief it is to have clear skin.
  • 246 W. College Street 3rd Floor

    Covina, CA 91723

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  • 626-915-1911

About Laser & Dermatology Institute of California (LDI)

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I have an old tattoo that I now regret. I wanted a girly wrist tattoo and ended up with something completely different then what i had imagine. I've now learned that if you really want a tattoo, its better to pay the extra bucks to get it done by a professional tattoo artist.
Well I've looked around at various tattoo removal options and searched the internet for needless hours to find the right place for me and settled on a place in Irvine CA named Laser and Dermatology Institute. Let me start by saying that absolutely love this place! The staff is super friendly make you feel welcome. My tattoo is relatively small. I've had 3 treatments so far and my tattoo is almost gone. I have one more treatment left and it's almost completely gone. I couldn't be happier with my results and I recommend LDI to anyone looking for a tattoo removal place.
The treatments have been great.
The staff at LDI is super friendly and very helpful they've answered all of my questions. I highly recommend it to everyone looking to remove a unwanted tattoo.
I'm just so thrilled about my experience with LDI and wanted to share my tattoo removal journey with all of you! :) thanks for taking the time to read my review!

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I have an old tattoo that I now regret. I wanted a girly wrist tattoo and ended up with something completely different then what i had imagine. I've now learned that if you really want a tattoo, its better to pay the extra bucks to get it done by a professional tattoo artist.
Well I've looked around at various tattoo removal options and searched the internet for needless hours to find the right place for me and settled on a place in Irvine CA named Laser and Dermatology Institute. Let me start by saying that absolutely love this place! The staff is super friendly make you feel welcome. My tattoo is relatively small. I've had 3 treatments so far and my tattoo is almost gone. I have one more treatment left and it's almost completely gone. I couldn't be happier with my results and I recommend LDI to anyone looking for a tattoo removal place.
The treatments have been great.
The staff at LDI is super friendly and very helpful they've answered all of my questions. I highly recommend it to everyone looking to remove a unwanted tattoo.
I'm just so thrilled about my experience with LDI and wanted to share my tattoo removal journey with all of you! :) thanks for taking the time to read my review!

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Yesterday I had a free consultation appointment at the Laser & Dermatology Institute in Covina, Ca. The reason for me visiting the Institute is I have sebaceous hyperplasia that is caused by having very oily skin. The condition causes a donut-type lesion. I met with Dr. Rispler & his associate Judson Hamlin to discuss my condition and what could be done to eliminate these lesions. I was welcomed by a pleasant professional knowledgeable staff making me feel very comfortable. I was given my options which will be a laser procedure. After I chose to proceed I filled out the necessary paperwork and had a test spot performed. So far I am pleased.

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Yesterday I had a free consultation appointment at the Laser & Dermatology Institute in Covina, Ca. The reason for me visiting the Institute is I have sebaceous hyperplasia that is caused by having very oily skin. The condition causes a donut-type lesion. I met with Dr. Rispler & his associate Judson Hamlin to discuss my condition and what could be done to eliminate these lesions. I was welcomed by a pleasant professional knowledgeable staff making me feel very comfortable. I was given my options which will be a laser procedure. After I chose to proceed I filled out the necessary paperwork and had a test spot performed. So far I am pleased.

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I am very very lucky to have found this place. I would rate it 5 stars. All my adult acne, it's unbelievable. It went away within 3 treatments only. I am very very lucky. I just can't blieve it.

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I am very very lucky to have found this place. I would rate it 5 stars. All my adult acne, it's unbelievable. It went away within 3 treatments only. I am very very lucky. I just can't blieve it.

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My last option. Laser. Too expensive.
The conclusion: Don't wait any longer.
Especially for me, I realized not to waste my time and just do it. I am glad I didn't wait any longer.
I did the laser, it is amazing. It is not expensive afterall.
I love my new face. I look amazing.

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My last option. Laser. Too expensive.
The conclusion: Don't wait any longer.
Especially for me, I realized not to waste my time and just do it. I am glad I didn't wait any longer.
I did the laser, it is amazing. It is not expensive afterall.
I love my new face. I look amazing.

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I am West Indian, so usually we have really nice skin. However, I am one of the few that have too much sweat glands, therefore I am always sweating from my face, and also, my pores are enlarged because of it. In the recent years, I found that due to hormonal activity, the pores would get trapped by sebum, and therefore, I would get severe acne patches. LaserHQ, I heard on the radio, and they said no matter what skin condition, and to come in for a free consulation. So of course I tried them out. Well, its been 4 and a half months, and its impossible that was me just a couple of months ago. I have no more excessive sweating. My pores are not even there anymore. I didn't ever dream it was this simple. Anywayz this is really the place to go for, for your skin conditions. I wholeheartedly believe in them. Thank you LaserHQ.

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I am West Indian, so usually we have really nice skin. However, I am one of the few that have too much sweat glands, therefore I am always sweating from my face, and also, my pores are enlarged because of it. In the recent years, I found that due to hormonal activity, the pores would get trapped by sebum, and therefore, I would get severe acne patches. LaserHQ, I heard on the radio, and they said no matter what skin condition, and to come in for a free consulation. So of course I tried them out. Well, its been 4 and a half months, and its impossible that was me just a couple of months ago. I have no more excessive sweating. My pores are not even there anymore. I didn't ever dream it was this simple. Anywayz this is really the place to go for, for your skin conditions. I wholeheartedly believe in them. Thank you LaserHQ.

Pros: great for west indian skin

Cons: wish it was 1000.00 cheaper

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First Class, Laser Dermatologist Facility. I've been to Laser Center's around the world, and none of them could get to the root source, as Dr. Rispler was quick to identify. He knew immediatley I have a rare skin condition. My brown spots keep growing on my face and they never stopped. It looks like I have a mask on my face. However, the previous laser facilities I've been too, seem to be quick fixes and painful. The major difference between LDI I noticed, was the treatment procedure, the way in which it was conducted, and the aggressive treatment approach Dr. Rispler was not afraid to use. He does have state of the art lasers, I was surprised because I searched for this particular laser, and tracked it down here next to my actual city. I have been flying all over the world to get treatments, and if I just looked here, I would've found it earlier. I have completed all of my treatments except for one. And my face has never looked so clean. It is a milky white, no brown spots, no masks. Dr. Rispler said I won't need another laser treatment for 10 years after this. I am ecstatic, and want everyone to know the kind of service I have received. Excellent service, excellent dermatologist, great value.

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★★★★★

First Class, Laser Dermatologist Facility. I've been to Laser Center's around the world, and none of them could get to the root source, as Dr. Rispler was quick to identify. He knew immediatley I have a rare skin condition. My brown spots keep growing on my face and they never stopped. It looks like I have a mask on my face. However, the previous laser facilities I've been too, seem to be quick fixes and painful. The major difference between LDI I noticed, was the treatment procedure, the way in which it was conducted, and the aggressive treatment approach Dr. Rispler was not afraid to use. He does have state of the art lasers, I was surprised because I searched for this particular laser, and tracked it down here next to my actual city. I have been flying all over the world to get treatments, and if I just looked here, I would've found it earlier. I have completed all of my treatments except for one. And my face has never looked so clean. It is a milky white, no brown spots, no masks. Dr. Rispler said I won't need another laser treatment for 10 years after this. I am ecstatic, and want everyone to know the kind of service I have received. Excellent service, excellent dermatologist, great value.

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After my divorce settlement, I was bed ridden for quite a few months. I decided to go on jenny Craig, and get a face lift. I discovered lasers are pretty painless, and less cost than an actual face lift. So I tried LDI, because they were all over the freeway on my way to work. I just can't believe what a new person I looked like. I look atleast 15 years younger. It took 3 treatments, and I met my ex last week, and he was shocked. I told him that it was because we divorced that I felt rejuvanated. I think that did it.

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After my divorce settlement, I was bed ridden for quite a few months. I decided to go on jenny Craig, and get a face lift. I discovered lasers are pretty painless, and less cost than an actual face lift. So I tried LDI, because they were all over the freeway on my way to work. I just can't believe what a new person I looked like. I look atleast 15 years younger. It took 3 treatments, and I met my ex last week, and he was shocked. I told him that it was because we divorced that I felt rejuvanated. I think that did it.

Pros: gets back at exes!

Cons: Pricey, but worth every penny

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okay, I just left other reviews, I know I went to irvine location, and covina location once... I didn't know they had other locations lol! anyway here is my personal review of LDI

My mom forced me to Dr. Rispler's office, and I was terrified. I thought for sure, it would not help at all. I tried all the infomercial products, when all the teens looks so beautiful within a week after trying the product. Well, nothing was good for me. In fact, in just kept getting worse.
I was really mortified for a while, feeling really really hopeless. I just want to say, that not only did Dr. Rispler help identify my bad habits, that exacerbate my acne, but he even lasered off my acne scars. It took 30 days, and that is no time, compared to the products I bought that never worked.
I think this will be one of the most memorable things, my mom has ever done for me. And mom if you are reading this, it would be great to have a set of wheels too! LOL but I won't push it.

So mom, thank you, I love you! And thank you Dr. Rispler, and all of LDI staff!

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okay, I just left other reviews, I know I went to irvine location, and covina location once... I didn't know they had other locations lol! anyway here is my personal review of LDI

My mom forced me to Dr. Rispler's office, and I was terrified. I thought for sure, it would not help at all. I tried all the infomercial products, when all the teens looks so beautiful within a week after trying the product. Well, nothing was good for me. In fact, in just kept getting worse.
I was really mortified for a while, feeling really really hopeless. I just want to say, that not only did Dr. Rispler help identify my bad habits, that exacerbate my acne, but he even lasered off my acne scars. It took 30 days, and that is no time, compared to the products I bought that never worked.
I think this will be one of the most memorable things, my mom has ever done for me. And mom if you are reading this, it would be great to have a set of wheels too! LOL but I won't push it.

So mom, thank you, I love you! And thank you Dr. Rispler, and all of LDI staff!

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Da Bomb! Nurses rocked, Doctor Risp rocked, all his staff was da bomb! Growing up with severe cystic acne was the worst thing that ever happened to me. I even went to church for prayer, but the prayer request guy took one look at me, and told me he wasn't going to pray for me! Why? He said it was a punishment! In your face! I went to LaserHQ, and my face is so smooth, people have been giving me compliments all over the place! I believe in miracles now, but you have to be proactive about it! LaserHQ ROCKS!

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Da Bomb! Nurses rocked, Doctor Risp rocked, all his staff was da bomb! Growing up with severe cystic acne was the worst thing that ever happened to me. I even went to church for prayer, but the prayer request guy took one look at me, and told me he wasn't going to pray for me! Why? He said it was a punishment! In your face! I went to LaserHQ, and my face is so smooth, people have been giving me compliments all over the place! I believe in miracles now, but you have to be proactive about it! LaserHQ ROCKS!

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Okay, so first my auntie is the one who bought me a package for my congratulatory college gift. I must admit, I was very embarrassed at first, and shocked. Long story short, a guy just doesn't walk in a laser dermatologist, unless he is forced to go. I guess. I went a series of 6 times. Each time getting better than the next. My scars are completley gone, it's amazing. The pock marks are completely gone. The funny thing is, in the card written from my aunt, it obtrusivley said "Greg, time to get your first girlfriend." Well, now I HAVE MY FIRST LOVE!!!!!! So it isn't so obtrusive anymore! LOL! My dad said #$%# we shoulda taken you sooner! I seriously wish so! I am completely free of acne and acne scars! Come to think of it, it is pretty sick... to have all those spots on your FACE.
I LOVE YOU AUNTIE! I WILL REPAY YOU BACK as soon as i finish college. I PROMISE!
Dr. Rispler is the bomb! I can't thank him enough.
He truley knows what he is doing. He used atleast 5 different lasers on me, NO PAIN, and ALL GAIN!

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★★★★★

Okay, so first my auntie is the one who bought me a package for my congratulatory college gift. I must admit, I was very embarrassed at first, and shocked. Long story short, a guy just doesn't walk in a laser dermatologist, unless he is forced to go. I guess. I went a series of 6 times. Each time getting better than the next. My scars are completley gone, it's amazing. The pock marks are completely gone. The funny thing is, in the card written from my aunt, it obtrusivley said "Greg, time to get your first girlfriend." Well, now I HAVE MY FIRST LOVE!!!!!! So it isn't so obtrusive anymore! LOL! My dad said #$%# we shoulda taken you sooner! I seriously wish so! I am completely free of acne and acne scars! Come to think of it, it is pretty sick... to have all those spots on your FACE.
I LOVE YOU AUNTIE! I WILL REPAY YOU BACK as soon as i finish college. I PROMISE!
Dr. Rispler is the bomb! I can't thank him enough.
He truley knows what he is doing. He used atleast 5 different lasers on me, NO PAIN, and ALL GAIN!

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Hi everyone! My name is K.Knight. I have been reading the reviews for Dr. Rispler, and I cannot even imagine the patients who rate him without trying any of his treatments! I noticed that people who write the good reviews are actually real patients who underwent treatment at his facility. I was disturbed when people complained about price. This is a major medical procedure. Of course it is not going to cost the same as a facial at a spa! I never thought it would when I first went in, so I actually thought it was very very fair. I signed up with my mom, I guess we have the same genes. We agree 100% with the positive reviews. Who can deny Dr. Rispler's talent? No wonder why he is well known! My mom looks so young, it's ridiculous. She gloats about it to all her 5 sisters! I had severe scars, and the Dr. even got rid of my freckles. He even got rid of my brow burns (long story, someone lit my face on fire)! Not funny at all. Anyhoo, I am really disturbed at the bad reviews, I mean... don't you actually have to be a real patient to write a review! Shame on those people hot tempered because they couldn't afford it! Don't expect it to be spa prices. To me, it was very very affordable!

THANK YOU LDI!

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Hi everyone! My name is K.Knight. I have been reading the reviews for Dr. Rispler, and I cannot even imagine the patients who rate him without trying any of his treatments! I noticed that people who write the good reviews are actually real patients who underwent treatment at his facility. I was disturbed when people complained about price. This is a major medical procedure. Of course it is not going to cost the same as a facial at a spa! I never thought it would when I first went in, so I actually thought it was very very fair. I signed up with my mom, I guess we have the same genes. We agree 100% with the positive reviews. Who can deny Dr. Rispler's talent? No wonder why he is well known! My mom looks so young, it's ridiculous. She gloats about it to all her 5 sisters! I had severe scars, and the Dr. even got rid of my freckles. He even got rid of my brow burns (long story, someone lit my face on fire)! Not funny at all. Anyhoo, I am really disturbed at the bad reviews, I mean... don't you actually have to be a real patient to write a review! Shame on those people hot tempered because they couldn't afford it! Don't expect it to be spa prices. To me, it was very very affordable!

THANK YOU LDI!

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I SWEAR BY LDI! As prudent as I am, I had to go to the laser center that had only fda approved lasers. After watching many youtube videos, and before and afters, the fda lasers are the only real ones that work. I chose Dr. Rispler LDI, and I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH MY SKIN LOOKS SOOOOO REFRESHED! Like I dropped 15 years! I look like I am 22! I can't believe it. Every time I see myself in the mirror, I smile now! Before, I used to look away, and pretend like every day it was okay. But I was depressed for years! I AM SOOOO EXCITED! IT's like a have a new life again. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT! you have to try ldI, You WILL NOT REGRET IT!

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I SWEAR BY LDI! As prudent as I am, I had to go to the laser center that had only fda approved lasers. After watching many youtube videos, and before and afters, the fda lasers are the only real ones that work. I chose Dr. Rispler LDI, and I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH MY SKIN LOOKS SOOOOO REFRESHED! Like I dropped 15 years! I look like I am 22! I can't believe it. Every time I see myself in the mirror, I smile now! Before, I used to look away, and pretend like every day it was okay. But I was depressed for years! I AM SOOOO EXCITED! IT's like a have a new life again. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT! you have to try ldI, You WILL NOT REGRET IT!

Pros: no side effects!

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This is the other location I had an appointment! I like the Irvine one better, but this one was amazing to have anyway, just as good as the irvine one too. I had another appointment set for irvine, but I had to change my schedule because of work, and ended up in Covina, they just switched me to that location, and i was literally there for only 15 minutes and out! :D two thumbs up at this location too!

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This is the other location I had an appointment! I like the Irvine one better, but this one was amazing to have anyway, just as good as the irvine one too. I had another appointment set for irvine, but I had to change my schedule because of work, and ended up in Covina, they just switched me to that location, and i was literally there for only 15 minutes and out! :D two thumbs up at this location too!

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I still remember when I arrived for the first time at LDI. I was very nervous and excited at the same time. I remember my mom's voice in my head saying" true test is to see the staff, and their skin." I looked carefully at each staff member, and was extremely surprised at Dr. Rispler when he came in the door. I think he is almost 70? He doesn't look a day over 47. I couldn't believe it. It has been 4 months now. I am completely done with all my treatments. I am so happy about my results. I never would've imagined that I would get such dramatic results. I am surprised more.. that people don't know much about this co2 laser. It really took 12 years off my face, and it just keeps getting better day by day.
I am truley blessed, and thank my self all the time, for getting it done right the first time around.
The way it should be.
I urge you, if you are considering doing laser treatments. go to the people that have the best most advanced lasers and go to one where there is an actual doctor to complete the diagnoses. It makes a huge difference.

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I still remember when I arrived for the first time at LDI. I was very nervous and excited at the same time. I remember my mom's voice in my head saying" true test is to see the staff, and their skin." I looked carefully at each staff member, and was extremely surprised at Dr. Rispler when he came in the door. I think he is almost 70? He doesn't look a day over 47. I couldn't believe it. It has been 4 months now. I am completely done with all my treatments. I am so happy about my results. I never would've imagined that I would get such dramatic results. I am surprised more.. that people don't know much about this co2 laser. It really took 12 years off my face, and it just keeps getting better day by day.
I am truley blessed, and thank my self all the time, for getting it done right the first time around.
The way it should be.
I urge you, if you are considering doing laser treatments. go to the people that have the best most advanced lasers and go to one where there is an actual doctor to complete the diagnoses. It makes a huge difference.

Pros: Most advanced lasers, co2 fractionated laser is the bomb

Cons: nothing at all

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I too have been here for treatments. Excellent treatments and customer service. I paid only $3,000 for my entire package so I don't know what people are talking about. Maybe they just had really really super bad skin. I am totally clear of my zits and I will be going back for some more laser treatments. I checked out their skin resurfacing lasers online and decided that the lasers they have are less painful and looks like it achieves much better results so I will going back for those to clear some scarring. I did 3 laser treatments and some topical ointments. I got clear literally in 2 weeks. Lucky for me I got it fast before I got too many scars. I found out that Asian skin scars really bad, but the good news is that Dr. Rispler told me that Asian people are less likely to get skin cancer. I feel great and my skin has never looked better. I chose LDI because no one else had all the advanced medicine and lasers. I needed real professional help from a dermatologist. Also, the price is right. The other consultations I went to did the same thing. Most places talked to me about pricing upfront to see if it was something I could afford because you have to fork the bill. My parents have great insurance and even they said that zits aren't covered by them...in their words "acne is not a deadly disease." Ummm...yeah, then why does it make you so sad and depressed. Don't get me started on that. I also went to other dermatology offices that don't tell you how much anything costs and tell you that it will be an ongoing process which means a ton of doctor visits. Who's got time for that? DO THE MATH. Well, I rather know how much this whole thing is gonna cost and that the Doctor visits are all included. Plus those simple type of dermatologists didn't have any lasers. Lasers are good and I got quick results. I have read online that other meds take up to a year to work. No thanks...I got school soon and I need to look good.

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I too have been here for treatments. Excellent treatments and customer service. I paid only $3,000 for my entire package so I don't know what people are talking about. Maybe they just had really really super bad skin. I am totally clear of my zits and I will be going back for some more laser treatments. I checked out their skin resurfacing lasers online and decided that the lasers they have are less painful and looks like it achieves much better results so I will going back for those to clear some scarring. I did 3 laser treatments and some topical ointments. I got clear literally in 2 weeks. Lucky for me I got it fast before I got too many scars. I found out that Asian skin scars really bad, but the good news is that Dr. Rispler told me that Asian people are less likely to get skin cancer. I feel great and my skin has never looked better. I chose LDI because no one else had all the advanced medicine and lasers. I needed real professional help from a dermatologist. Also, the price is right. The other consultations I went to did the same thing. Most places talked to me about pricing upfront to see if it was something I could afford because you have to fork the bill. My parents have great insurance and even they said that zits aren't covered by them...in their words "acne is not a deadly disease." Ummm...yeah, then why does it make you so sad and depressed. Don't get me started on that. I also went to other dermatology offices that don't tell you how much anything costs and tell you that it will be an ongoing process which means a ton of doctor visits. Who's got time for that? DO THE MATH. Well, I rather know how much this whole thing is gonna cost and that the Doctor visits are all included. Plus those simple type of dermatologists didn't have any lasers. Lasers are good and I got quick results. I have read online that other meds take up to a year to work. No thanks...I got school soon and I need to look good.

Pros: Totally Cleared My Zits

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STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!!!
The will make unreasonable promises that will NEVER EVER come true.
I am a real LDI customer who spent thousands of dollars on there treatments...here's my story.
I signed up for four laser treatments in 2008 at a whoping 8K which according to them is a deal...when I tried to cancel they said I had signed a contract and owed them $1500 for a lousy 30 second treatment that they have you do intially so that in case you do decide to back out they can charge you for it plus another $1500 administration fee. It got to the point where there Beverly Hills lawyer got involved and forced me to either go thru with the treatments or pay them 3K.
In protest, I went thru with all treatments which were extremely painful and cost me several days of work after every treatment because you look like s BURN VICTIM(seriously). It would take forever to heal and now after over a year my skin is back to what is was...with very little to no improvements(oily skin, breakouts, pimples, etc.)
Save your money and consult with your doctor who will recommend you to a a dermatologist..it will save you money and the results will be better because your given alternatives instead of LASERS that rip your skin off and do not heal anything except for minor scars.
If you have acne the four treatments WILL NOT help you...believe me and everyone on this site. This place will treat you like the cats meow when you first arrive...after they scam you of your money, your nothing but a pain in there BEHIND and they can't wait to kick you out the door.......BUT NOT before you spend more money on there medicines, lotions, creams, sun blocks and hair gels which may I remind you are NOT INCLUDED in the expensive contract......OF COURSE!!!
You are a FOOL if you subscribe to there theory that lasers will be the solution to all your problems...I call BS!!!!
LDI DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THERE CUSTOMERS AND WILL MAKE YOU SIGN WHAT IS CALLED "ARBIRATION FORM" BECAUSE THEY KNOW FULL WELL THAT MOST IF NOT EVERYONE OF THERE CLIENTEL WILL NOT BE SATISFIED WITH THERE OVERPRICED SERVICES AND LOUSY STAFF...THIS WAY THEY WIN BECAUSE YOU END UP IN A COURT WERE THEY SAY YOU SIGNED A CONTRACT WHICH, ACCORDING TO THEM, CLEARLY STATES THERE IS ONLY A 20-30% IMPROVEMENT IN SCARS....BUT THEY WILL NEVER MENTION THE FACT THAT YOUR SKIN WILL BE BACK TO IT'S OLD SELF AFTER A YEAR DURING THERE SALES PITCH BECAUSE IT IS NOT TO THERE BENEFIT.
LDI ARE A BUNCH OF MONEY HUNGRY SWITCH AND BATE CON'S!!!
SOME DAY DR RISPLER(or ripper as in rip you off) AND HIS STAFF WILL GET THERE'S...IF THERE IS A HELL, IM SURE THEY WILL ALL BE THERE

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STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!!!
The will make unreasonable promises that will NEVER EVER come true.
I am a real LDI customer who spent thousands of dollars on there treatments...here's my story.
I signed up for four laser treatments in 2008 at a whoping 8K which according to them is a deal...when I tried to cancel they said I had signed a contract and owed them $1500 for a lousy 30 second treatment that they have you do intially so that in case you do decide to back out they can charge you for it plus another $1500 administration fee. It got to the point where there Beverly Hills lawyer got involved and forced me to either go thru with the treatments or pay them 3K.
In protest, I went thru with all treatments which were extremely painful and cost me several days of work after every treatment because you look like s BURN VICTIM(seriously). It would take forever to heal and now after over a year my skin is back to what is was...with very little to no improvements(oily skin, breakouts, pimples, etc.)
Save your money and consult with your doctor who will recommend you to a a dermatologist..it will save you money and the results will be better because your given alternatives instead of LASERS that rip your skin off and do not heal anything except for minor scars.
If you have acne the four treatments WILL NOT help you...believe me and everyone on this site. This place will treat you like the cats meow when you first arrive...after they scam you of your money, your nothing but a pain in there BEHIND and they can't wait to kick you out the door.......BUT NOT before you spend more money on there medicines, lotions, creams, sun blocks and hair gels which may I remind you are NOT INCLUDED in the expensive contract......OF COURSE!!!
You are a FOOL if you subscribe to there theory that lasers will be the solution to all your problems...I call BS!!!!
LDI DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THERE CUSTOMERS AND WILL MAKE YOU SIGN WHAT IS CALLED "ARBIRATION FORM" BECAUSE THEY KNOW FULL WELL THAT MOST IF NOT EVERYONE OF THERE CLIENTEL WILL NOT BE SATISFIED WITH THERE OVERPRICED SERVICES AND LOUSY STAFF...THIS WAY THEY WIN BECAUSE YOU END UP IN A COURT WERE THEY SAY YOU SIGNED A CONTRACT WHICH, ACCORDING TO THEM, CLEARLY STATES THERE IS ONLY A 20-30% IMPROVEMENT IN SCARS....BUT THEY WILL NEVER MENTION THE FACT THAT YOUR SKIN WILL BE BACK TO IT'S OLD SELF AFTER A YEAR DURING THERE SALES PITCH BECAUSE IT IS NOT TO THERE BENEFIT.
LDI ARE A BUNCH OF MONEY HUNGRY SWITCH AND BATE CON'S!!!
SOME DAY DR RISPLER(or ripper as in rip you off) AND HIS STAFF WILL GET THERE'S...IF THERE IS A HELL, IM SURE THEY WILL ALL BE THERE

Pros: NONE

Cons: SALES PITCH CON-MEN, OVER-PRICED, RUDE

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I have to agree with all the 5 star and positive reviews. LDI offers an amazing service. I too have been a victim of the dreadful acne and remnants of the scars caused by it. After 5 laser treatments, I am almost 100% clean and clear. Acne was a constant battle for me. I have no regrets coming to LDI and I do not agree that it is an expensive service. It is priced within reach and the benefits are worth a tremendous amount more. LDI has a great staff that is attentive and professional. Doctor Rispler truly pays attention to your treatment regimen and customizes to the tee based on what seems to be a plethora of experience. LDI is a paradigm of the true medical laser clinic. It is not a mom and pop shop that buys a laser and says it works. You would be putting yourself in great hands at LDI. I can stand by that statement 100% and would refer all my friends and family to the best treatments for acne and acne scars in the world.

Not to sound all positive and such, I too have a complaint in regards to the hours of operation of this office. They do not open on the weekend. It is kind of annoying because I work all week and the only time I really have is the weekends. It's like going to Chick Filet and they are closed on Sundays. I hope LDI you read this and decide to open on Saturdays at least. I am sure a lot of people would love to be able to come in on the weekends and you can definitely increase your traffic, not that you need it. Just a suggestion.

Nonetheless, I greatly appreciate that Doctor Rispler is always on top of the whole dermatology world. I would not want to trust my skin to anybody else. Thank you to the staff at LDI and a very warm thank you to Doctor Rispler.

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★★★★★

I have to agree with all the 5 star and positive reviews. LDI offers an amazing service. I too have been a victim of the dreadful acne and remnants of the scars caused by it. After 5 laser treatments, I am almost 100% clean and clear. Acne was a constant battle for me. I have no regrets coming to LDI and I do not agree that it is an expensive service. It is priced within reach and the benefits are worth a tremendous amount more. LDI has a great staff that is attentive and professional. Doctor Rispler truly pays attention to your treatment regimen and customizes to the tee based on what seems to be a plethora of experience. LDI is a paradigm of the true medical laser clinic. It is not a mom and pop shop that buys a laser and says it works. You would be putting yourself in great hands at LDI. I can stand by that statement 100% and would refer all my friends and family to the best treatments for acne and acne scars in the world.

Not to sound all positive and such, I too have a complaint in regards to the hours of operation of this office. They do not open on the weekend. It is kind of annoying because I work all week and the only time I really have is the weekends. It's like going to Chick Filet and they are closed on Sundays. I hope LDI you read this and decide to open on Saturdays at least. I am sure a lot of people would love to be able to come in on the weekends and you can definitely increase your traffic, not that you need it. Just a suggestion.

Nonetheless, I greatly appreciate that Doctor Rispler is always on top of the whole dermatology world. I would not want to trust my skin to anybody else. Thank you to the staff at LDI and a very warm thank you to Doctor Rispler.

Pros: Treatments Worked

Cons: Hours of Operation

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If you are reading these reviews, then you are like me. I wanted to make sure that this company was good before I went in for their free consultation. LET ME SAVE YOU THE TIME AND MONEY. At their consultation, I didn't like their pricing and thought that they were ripping me off. Let me tell you what is really a rip off; getting services that don't work. I was like you shopping around and I bought services from 2 different places: one place claimed to be a dermatologist and another was a MEDSPA. I wasted a ton of money on those places to find that there is a major difference between laser treatments and lasers. The real waste of time and money was committing to 6 months of time and 8 laser treatments from a company that pretends to have comparable laser. Oh yes, the other places were really nice people until your last treatments they can't wait to kick you out the door. I know the treatments were sub par now because my acne scars were not reduced or improved at all. Who cares about great customer service when you still have acne scars. I would rather have results.

I came back to these people to get it done from them and yes my acne scars improved with only 4 treatments. You will see for yourself when you go to the other places. Let me warn you that other places are using their name to sell you sub grade services and lasers at even a cheaper price and that is what you are getting; a cheaper laser treatment.

If you ask me, I can see for myself that a few negative reviews were written by those other places to fool you and me.

By the way, I was not the only one that went here to fix what the other places screwed up. During my visits, I have heard of several people coming from other places complaining about their services from even the places that I have visited. I am not an unusual case. Those other places are just scam.

Look, do you go to a DENTIST to FIX YOUR EYES? Then why would you go to anybody else besides a dermatologist to fix your skin? It just makes sense right? For me NOW it does. I didn't think before and I was screwed. So don't get screwed. And if you want laser treatments, you have to go to a place that specializes with lasers.

Honestly, the treatments are not that cheap. If you can't afford it right now, then don't go to the free consultation. Even if you want to finance the treatments, you have to know that it is really what you want and ready to make payments every month to pay off your treatments. My credit is good and so I did the financing and I am finally happy with my treatments.

So really do your research about these companies. You will see what I am talking about. Good Luck!

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★★★★★

If you are reading these reviews, then you are like me. I wanted to make sure that this company was good before I went in for their free consultation. LET ME SAVE YOU THE TIME AND MONEY. At their consultation, I didn't like their pricing and thought that they were ripping me off. Let me tell you what is really a rip off; getting services that don't work. I was like you shopping around and I bought services from 2 different places: one place claimed to be a dermatologist and another was a MEDSPA. I wasted a ton of money on those places to find that there is a major difference between laser treatments and lasers. The real waste of time and money was committing to 6 months of time and 8 laser treatments from a company that pretends to have comparable laser. Oh yes, the other places were really nice people until your last treatments they can't wait to kick you out the door. I know the treatments were sub par now because my acne scars were not reduced or improved at all. Who cares about great customer service when you still have acne scars. I would rather have results.

I came back to these people to get it done from them and yes my acne scars improved with only 4 treatments. You will see for yourself when you go to the other places. Let me warn you that other places are using their name to sell you sub grade services and lasers at even a cheaper price and that is what you are getting; a cheaper laser treatment.

If you ask me, I can see for myself that a few negative reviews were written by those other places to fool you and me.

By the way, I was not the only one that went here to fix what the other places screwed up. During my visits, I have heard of several people coming from other places complaining about their services from even the places that I have visited. I am not an unusual case. Those other places are just scam.

Look, do you go to a DENTIST to FIX YOUR EYES? Then why would you go to anybody else besides a dermatologist to fix your skin? It just makes sense right? For me NOW it does. I didn't think before and I was screwed. So don't get screwed. And if you want laser treatments, you have to go to a place that specializes with lasers.

Honestly, the treatments are not that cheap. If you can't afford it right now, then don't go to the free consultation. Even if you want to finance the treatments, you have to know that it is really what you want and ready to make payments every month to pay off your treatments. My credit is good and so I did the financing and I am finally happy with my treatments.

So really do your research about these companies. You will see what I am talking about. Good Luck!

Pros: Right Treatments

Cons: None

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I have been to other so called dermatology offices and let the truth be told that I never saw a dermatologist, not even a doctor in sight. I was catered to by aestheticians and all sorts of other types trying to sell me dermabrasion services and other beauty services like that. I didn't want that stuff...I wanted laser. I didn't feel like a person there. At the Laser & Dermatology Institute of California, I felt like a patient of a prestigious medical practice. They have a lot of patients, but it never felt crowded. I see bad reviews and I'm kinda glad that they never became a patient or that the Laser & Dermatology Institute have strict guidelines or criterias or whatever you want to call it to accept patients or decide to kick them out. Honestly, I think you would have to be an outrageous person to get kicked out of a medical office and then complain about it on review sites when you're not even a patient. It makes me feel comfortable that they are not just trying to grab your money because they could surely cheapen their price and take everybody in. I personally would not have liked that.

2
★★★★★

I have been to other so called dermatology offices and let the truth be told that I never saw a dermatologist, not even a doctor in sight. I was catered to by aestheticians and all sorts of other types trying to sell me dermabrasion services and other beauty services like that. I didn't want that stuff...I wanted laser. I didn't feel like a person there. At the Laser & Dermatology Institute of California, I felt like a patient of a prestigious medical practice. They have a lot of patients, but it never felt crowded. I see bad reviews and I'm kinda glad that they never became a patient or that the Laser & Dermatology Institute have strict guidelines or criterias or whatever you want to call it to accept patients or decide to kick them out. Honestly, I think you would have to be an outrageous person to get kicked out of a medical office and then complain about it on review sites when you're not even a patient. It makes me feel comfortable that they are not just trying to grab your money because they could surely cheapen their price and take everybody in. I personally would not have liked that.

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True story! I started off using an eyelash serum not mentioning any names, but the serum started changing the color of my iris, and then my skin! I didn't know what to do, so I opted for laser. no joke, I am so glad this happened, because I ended up getting the laser for my skin as well because I had such good experience with the laser getting my skin back to normal after using the eyelash serum. Now I look better than ever, and threw away the eyelash serum. Hard lesson learned, but turned out to be a success. Thank you to the Doctor!

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★★★★★

True story! I started off using an eyelash serum not mentioning any names, but the serum started changing the color of my iris, and then my skin! I didn't know what to do, so I opted for laser. no joke, I am so glad this happened, because I ended up getting the laser for my skin as well because I had such good experience with the laser getting my skin back to normal after using the eyelash serum. Now I look better than ever, and threw away the eyelash serum. Hard lesson learned, but turned out to be a success. Thank you to the Doctor!

Pros: Lasers Work

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I went for a "FREE" consultation and almost went running out the door, I have a few freckles from sun damage I mean only 3 or 4 and the 90210 doctor gave me an estimate of 8,000 thousand dollars I couldn't believe my hears I went to others spas where doctors do the ipl procedures and It was something like 200 dlls a session I need about three so do the math. If you want to do an Ipl laser treatment you have to look around and do your homework
good luck.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went for a "FREE" consultation and almost went running out the door, I have a few freckles from sun damage I mean only 3 or 4 and the 90210 doctor gave me an estimate of 8,000 thousand dollars I couldn't believe my hears I went to others spas where doctors do the ipl procedures and It was something like 200 dlls a session I need about three so do the math. If you want to do an Ipl laser treatment you have to look around and do your homework
good luck.

Pros: none

Cons: really expensive unprofessional

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I just wanna say that LDI is GREAT. They are very friendly and very professional. I think that they do some really good work with the lasers and treating people with acne and acne scars. I will tell everybody I know how good they are. They did a really good job for me and for my sister.

2
★★★★★

I just wanna say that LDI is GREAT. They are very friendly and very professional. I think that they do some really good work with the lasers and treating people with acne and acne scars. I will tell everybody I know how good they are. They did a really good job for me and for my sister.

Pros: Friendly People, Good Doctor

Cons: Nothing

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After searching on the internet for many grueling days...sob...sob. I couldn't make a decision on what to do or where to go, but I wanted to get lasers done on my face really bad...ahhhh my face was horrible. The reviews for this place was like so mixed up all over the place on so many different reveiw sites like this. I first heard their ad on the radio and then I saw their ad on the billboard and then I searched on the Internet and found their ads here too. Okay is this like way overkill or what? It must cost a lot to advertise all over the place. So I said yes, they must be making a lot of money. I asked myself okay who has been treating people the longest, is the Doctor actually there, and why are they making a lot of money. Then I saw some of the comments they wrote about some of these bad reviews and I read some weirdo remarks from like weird people and I couldn't believe what I was seeing...a bunch of haterz. Beware people others are trying to get you and force you to go see them by writing bad reviews. WOW! I don't know what to say. I just went to LDI to see for myself. I saw the guy there that everybody has been writing about and I don't know why, but my palms began to sweat. I guess because I believed all that c**p other people were saying. Let me tell you that he is exactly opposite then what people are saying. I think you have to be nice and respectful and people will act the same. I don't like people that think they are always right or have a chip on their shoulder. Especially one guy who wrote on here that he knows better because he is Doctor. Buhahaa. Just my take on that. But really no problems and he was very professional. I almost like s**t a brick when he told me how much it would cost to clear up my acne and acne scars. I knew that a girlfriend told me that it would cost a lot. So I decided to pony up and go for it. When I look back it was literally the best decision I have ever ever made. I invested in myself and I feel great and I think I look great. heeheehee *blush. My advice for all of you reading this review is don't believe what anybody says. My momma always said if you have nothing good to say about people...then don't say it all.

2
★★★★★

After searching on the internet for many grueling days...sob...sob. I couldn't make a decision on what to do or where to go, but I wanted to get lasers done on my face really bad...ahhhh my face was horrible. The reviews for this place was like so mixed up all over the place on so many different reveiw sites like this. I first heard their ad on the radio and then I saw their ad on the billboard and then I searched on the Internet and found their ads here too. Okay is this like way overkill or what? It must cost a lot to advertise all over the place. So I said yes, they must be making a lot of money. I asked myself okay who has been treating people the longest, is the Doctor actually there, and why are they making a lot of money. Then I saw some of the comments they wrote about some of these bad reviews and I read some weirdo remarks from like weird people and I couldn't believe what I was seeing...a bunch of haterz. Beware people others are trying to get you and force you to go see them by writing bad reviews. WOW! I don't know what to say. I just went to LDI to see for myself. I saw the guy there that everybody has been writing about and I don't know why, but my palms began to sweat. I guess because I believed all that c**p other people were saying. Let me tell you that he is exactly opposite then what people are saying. I think you have to be nice and respectful and people will act the same. I don't like people that think they are always right or have a chip on their shoulder. Especially one guy who wrote on here that he knows better because he is Doctor. Buhahaa. Just my take on that. But really no problems and he was very professional. I almost like s**t a brick when he told me how much it would cost to clear up my acne and acne scars. I knew that a girlfriend told me that it would cost a lot. So I decided to pony up and go for it. When I look back it was literally the best decision I have ever ever made. I invested in myself and I feel great and I think I look great. heeheehee *blush. My advice for all of you reading this review is don't believe what anybody says. My momma always said if you have nothing good to say about people...then don't say it all.

Pros: Lasers Worked and Service Great

Cons: Expensive

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I received treatment for acne scars here and they were great. I had 4 treatments for my acne scars. My pores shrank and my acne scars are gone. They did a great job. Thanks.

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★★★★★

I received treatment for acne scars here and they were great. I had 4 treatments for my acne scars. My pores shrank and my acne scars are gone. They did a great job. Thanks.

Pros: Laser are wonderful

Cons: expensive

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I went to LDI seeking a solution to my stretch marks. I heard about them through the radio like everyone else in LA since they practically advertise on every radio station in town. During high school, I had gone through a growth spurge in which I grew so quickly not only in height but also in width....LOL. I ended up with stretch marks on my butt and the side of my thighs. The consultation was handled by a tall good looking middle age man who had just had IPL treatment on his face. As I was talking to him, I showed him my problem areas. He said since my skin was of olive tone and I was young, my skin would handle the procedure quite well. He said it should be pretty easy to get rid of the stretch marks. I was sold. Damn, what a bad decision!~ $4000 down the drain plus topical creams ($60/each). Because of my inexperience with this type of places, I never thought of asking whether the procedure was going to be done by the Dr or not. Each visit, the Dr would come in to the procedure room, examine me for 1 min and then gave instructions to the nurse in charge on which level of laser to use on me. Yes, the procedure was virtually painless so it was easy to handle but the entire procedure was done by the nurse and not the doctor himself. I hate the fact that alot of laser places are now handled by nurses instead of the doctors themselves. After completing 10 treatments, my skin was overall smoother but the lines were still there. I pointed this fact to the nurse and she said they will go away in time as long as I continue using their prescription creams. Let me remind you that these bottles are quite expensive and they only last for about 3 to 4 weeks. For the next 6 months I kept buying their creams and applied it religiously. Still the stretch marks didn't go away. Well, it has been 3 years since my last laser treatment and yes you guessed it, it is still there. They are right on my butt and nothing has changed. Don't waste your money or your time in this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to LDI seeking a solution to my stretch marks. I heard about them through the radio like everyone else in LA since they practically advertise on every radio station in town. During high school, I had gone through a growth spurge in which I grew so quickly not only in height but also in width....LOL. I ended up with stretch marks on my butt and the side of my thighs. The consultation was handled by a tall good looking middle age man who had just had IPL treatment on his face. As I was talking to him, I showed him my problem areas. He said since my skin was of olive tone and I was young, my skin would handle the procedure quite well. He said it should be pretty easy to get rid of the stretch marks. I was sold. Damn, what a bad decision!~ $4000 down the drain plus topical creams ($60/each). Because of my inexperience with this type of places, I never thought of asking whether the procedure was going to be done by the Dr or not. Each visit, the Dr would come in to the procedure room, examine me for 1 min and then gave instructions to the nurse in charge on which level of laser to use on me. Yes, the procedure was virtually painless so it was easy to handle but the entire procedure was done by the nurse and not the doctor himself. I hate the fact that alot of laser places are now handled by nurses instead of the doctors themselves. After completing 10 treatments, my skin was overall smoother but the lines were still there. I pointed this fact to the nurse and she said they will go away in time as long as I continue using their prescription creams. Let me remind you that these bottles are quite expensive and they only last for about 3 to 4 weeks. For the next 6 months I kept buying their creams and applied it religiously. Still the stretch marks didn't go away. Well, it has been 3 years since my last laser treatment and yes you guessed it, it is still there. They are right on my butt and nothing has changed. Don't waste your money or your time in this place.

Pros: Painless procedure, parking is easy, close to work

Cons: expensive, treatments performed by nurses not the Dr, and no results

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My 18 year old daughter has acne. This horrible place got her to sign a credit application for $13,000 to give her laser. Sleezy man talked her into it. She got her treatments. Her skin was about 50% better upon completion. All acne came back 100% and she starts college in debt. These procedures are expensive and they use sales people to pressure you into filling out a credit application. Unethical service preying on teenagers and really doesnt work.

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★☆☆☆☆

My 18 year old daughter has acne. This horrible place got her to sign a credit application for $13,000 to give her laser. Sleezy man talked her into it. She got her treatments. Her skin was about 50% better upon completion. All acne came back 100% and she starts college in debt. These procedures are expensive and they use sales people to pressure you into filling out a credit application. Unethical service preying on teenagers and really doesnt work.

Pros: Location Near my house

Cons: Expensive Didnt Work Sleezy

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First of all, before I even met with the Doctor, I heard him yelling at his employee for about 5 minutes straight! And believe me, he was not nice about it AT ALL! Also, I met with a consultant and talked for a few minutes only for her to leave and be scolded by the doctor very loudly about what she said. He then came in the room with the colsultant and was talking very loudly to me as if I wasn't there (in third person) about how his facility was the best and others would be shut down because they didn't compare. It was shocking and rude. I felt so disrespected by the doctor by how he was acting. Very unbelievable to say the least. He was VERY condescending.

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★☆☆☆☆

First of all, before I even met with the Doctor, I heard him yelling at his employee for about 5 minutes straight! And believe me, he was not nice about it AT ALL! Also, I met with a consultant and talked for a few minutes only for her to leave and be scolded by the doctor very loudly about what she said. He then came in the room with the colsultant and was talking very loudly to me as if I wasn't there (in third person) about how his facility was the best and others would be shut down because they didn't compare. It was shocking and rude. I felt so disrespected by the doctor by how he was acting. Very unbelievable to say the least. He was VERY condescending.

Pros: Nice nurses

Cons: Horrible Doctor!!

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All I have to say is: Thank Goodness for Laser Dermatology Institute of California! I HAD adult acne, and even makeup wouldn't cover it up. I never wanted to go out and meet my friends from middle school or highschool. Now, I can proudly show my face on facebook! I can honestly say, I have PERFECT SKIN!

From the bottom of my heart thank you Dr. Rispler!

2
★★★★★

All I have to say is: Thank Goodness for Laser Dermatology Institute of California! I HAD adult acne, and even makeup wouldn't cover it up. I never wanted to go out and meet my friends from middle school or highschool. Now, I can proudly show my face on facebook! I can honestly say, I have PERFECT SKIN!

From the bottom of my heart thank you Dr. Rispler!

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Hi...I just wanted to say that I had a great experience with the Laser & Dermatology office and with Doctor Rispler. Ever since I went there my confidence went up and now I am a lot more active. I had bad acne and I am very athletic. All those products weren't helping I guess because I sweat alot. Anyhow, they are friendly, helpful, and really know what they are doing.

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★★★★★

Hi...I just wanted to say that I had a great experience with the Laser & Dermatology office and with Doctor Rispler. Ever since I went there my confidence went up and now I am a lot more active. I had bad acne and I am very athletic. All those products weren't helping I guess because I sweat alot. Anyhow, they are friendly, helpful, and really know what they are doing.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Great Doctor, Great Results

Message from Laser & Dermatology Institute of California (LDI)

Dr. Rispler is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and numerous other societies. Dr. Rispler has appeared on many local and national television programs. In addition, he has been featured in articles that have appeared in local and national newspapers, magazines, and prestigious medical publications.

More about Laser & Dermatology Institute of California (LDI)

We are a high tech dermatology center treating patients since 1976. Doctor Rispler and the team at LDI have mastered safe treatments of all types of skin conditions on all types of skin. We use the latest medical advances and laser technology.

 

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