Have you ever wanted to erase the dreaded days of middle school or high school when others would laugh at your acne? Maybe you regret those days in a tanning bed or smoking a cigarette before it was cautioned against. Or maybe you just want to reduce the signs of aging. And just maybe you’re worried about the costs associated with treatment options. Laser skin resurfacing costs are affordable, but your ultimate results will be dependent upon the skill level of your surgeon. With modern lasers under the experienced hands of board certified surgeon, Dr. Michael Kulick of San Francisco, your skin can look younger and healthier.
Laser skin resurfacing removes the top skin layer epidermis with precision while heating the dermis layer. Once the procedure is completed, new skin cells full of collagen give the skin a revitalized, younger looking surface.
Strong candidates for laser skin resurfacing include people who are dissatisfied with fine lines or wrinkles, acne or chickenpox scars, sun damage, aging skin, yellowish or grayish skin tone, warts or benign growths, or enlarged oil glands on the nose. Christie Brinkley and Kim Kardashian1 are both proponents of using lasers to assist with anti-aging strategies.
Laser skin resurfacing will begin with a consultation to evaluate your skin, to outline the expectations before, during, and after the procedure, and to discuss treatment costs. Depending upon the type of laser skin resurfacing treatment you desire, your skin condition, and the amount of pre-existing aging or damage will be addressed, Dr. Kulick may suggest more than one treatment over the course of several months of even a year. Deep acne scars may require a release of the deep scar and then having your own fat or other fillers injected below the scar to lift it just before doing a laser skin treatment.
What are the costs of laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing costs depends on the type of lasers being utilized. The average cost of laser skin resurfacing is around $2,124 for ablative lasers and $1,114 for nonablative lasers, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons2. Those numbers are an average and can vary depending on surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, and prescriptions for medications. Longer procedural times and intricacies can affect the overall cost as well.
Because of its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing is a great candidate to be paired with a lip augmentation. When these procedures are combined, it significantly improves the bleed lines around the mouth. By doing the two treatments together, patients can see a reduction in the overall cost vs. having these two procedures at different time periods.
Most health insurance companies do not cover the costs associated with skin resurfacing because they are considered cosmetic. Precancerous skin conditions or to improve certain scars may be partially or fully covered by health insurance. Consult your insurance company to see whether laser skin resurfacing costs would be covered in your medical plan.
The treatment outcome will be dependent on the skills of the person using the lasers. It is not always wise to choose the least expensive surgeon to trust him or her to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, help get rid of scars, create a more even skin tone, or remove benign warts with the lasers used in this process. Choosing a leading laser expert and board certified surgeon such as Dr. Kulick with more than 20 years of experience, you can rest assured in the expertise and qualifications of his background. Make plans today to reverse flaws from your youth or to prevent signs of aging with laser skin resurfacing.
- People. All the Lasers: Here’s How to Choose the Right Anti-Aging Treatment for Your Face. Retrieved from https://people.com/bodies/all-the-lasers-heres-how-to-choose-the-right-anti-aging-treatment-for-your-face/
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What is the cost of laser skin resurfacing? Retrieved from https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/laser-skin-resurfacing/cost