Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin rejuvenation treatments are gaining increasing popularity in recent times after attaining FDA-clearance. It is also partly due to the widespread positive reviews from patients and surgeons for several different laser rejuvenation skin procedures.
Your skin expert will discuss the various facets of skin resurfacing treatments during the pre-treatment consultation, including all estimated costs. You can compare the costs related to laser skin resurfacing with those of other options to determine the most judicious course of action.
You should be aware that insurance usually does not cover the costs of laser skin resurfacing because it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides laser skin resurfacing to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
Cost of Laser Skin Resurfacing vs. Surgery
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical treatment which costs significantly lesser as opposed to skin tightening plastic surgeries for the body and face. While surgical procedures tend to be more cost effective in the long term, most patients don’t find it lucrative to invest that kind of money. They prefer avoiding the downtime, risks and discomfort associated with the surgical procedure.
Laser treatments don’t involve IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is usually required in plastic surgeries. It can also be undertaken in the treatment provider’s office rather than an operating room unlike surgery. Consequently, cosmetic surgeries tend to be more expensive because of anesthesiologist’s fee, surgeon’s charges, and surgical venue charges. You may also have to pay for overnight hospital stays and post-surgery consultation.
In addition, there are medical tests, prescription meds, and surgical accessories costs involved. However, most of these costs get avoided when you opt for non-surgical treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing.
The financial implications associated with getting a laser skin resurfacing aesthetic treatment can differ among two patients getting the same treatment at the same practice or different practices. This is because cost of living can differ, which affects the price of other related products and services.
Extent and Nature of Treatment
Laser skin resurfacing procedures can either be ablative or non-ablative. There are different treatment approaches involved in both laser techniques. The difference is in terms of treatment site, intensity, and the number of sessions required.
Ablative laser techniques offer deeper outcomes by being more vigorous whereas non-ablative lasers are less vigorous in nature. They are better suited for treating mild or moderately damaged skin. The price tags for different laser resurfacing treatments are different based on the number of sessions.
Your treatment provider may charge you the entire cost as a lump sum or in several installments. The treatment site may include the whole face or a small part of it. On average, patients don’t require more than 3 to 6 treatment sessions for the laser skin resurfacing to be effective.
Generally, ablative laser treatments tend to cost more than non-ablative ones. However, you may be offered a discount if the laser therapy is part of a combined aesthetic procedure. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for laser skin resurfacing.
Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey for a Consultation
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Morningside/Lenox Park, Roswell, Virginia-Highland, Candler Park, Midtown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Ormewood Park, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and other surrounding areas.