How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?

How much does laser skin resurfacing cost? Should I buy a package deal or individual treatments?

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Cost of laser skin resurfacing varies...

In general, the cost varies between $500 - $5,000. There are several lasers available in the market for skin resurfacing. Prior to considering the price, you should first decide (in consultation with your physician) which laser would work best for your problem. Your physician should have several laser modalities for you to choose from and provide you with the merits / comparison of each option. Next, you should decide how much downtime you can afford to have. This is especially important since some laser methods require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve the desired results. Therefore, the total cost varies depending on the intermittent downtime and the number of treatment sessions. I hope this helps. All the best.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Price $500 to $5000

Depending on the modality and the areas to be lasered, the cost will be $500 - $5000 per treatment. I would not purchase a package as you generally want an experienced laser specialist to utilize different modalities depending on how you are responding to treatment and if there are any changes to your lifestyle.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Define what treatments you want first


There are so many treatments on the market you are probably better off first defining what you want. Look into the mirror and decide what issues are most important to you and then find a few honest doctors to get some opinions as to how to best address these problems. Then get prices and compare.

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon
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Laser Skin Resurfacing Pricing

Being that Laser Skin Resurfacing shouldn't be considered cookie cutter medicine, we tailor the pricing and package to meet the needs of each individual patient.

Although having a full face done is recommended, in certain cases not everyone needs the whole face done, for example, some may have great cheeks and forehead and may only want to focus on the eyes and mouth or another patient may only need pigment depth laser settings on the whole face but small touches in certain areas on a deeper setting to spot treat problem areas, so pricing can be very individual and a consultation can provide exact pricing

Fernando G. Serra, MD
Clermont Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Cost of laser skin resurfacing

The cost of laser skin resurfacing depends on whether you choose a single ablative treatment with a CO2 laser (Lumenis Ultrapulse or Syneron Candela CO2RE) or multiple treatments with non-ablative laser treatments like ResurFX or Fraxel. 

Jose E. Barrera, MD, FACS
San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews


It depends on the complexity. For a simple procedure such as flattening a skin graft on the nose, its much cheaper than say, a full face laser ablation of deep wrinkles around the mouth, tightening of eyelid skin, and deep resurfacing for acne scars. 

I charge on the COMPLEXITY of the treatment, some treatments take 5 minutes, other treatments take 90 minutes to perform. In most cases I use two lasers Erbium and CO2 in the one sitting- this gives better results, more safely. 

Dr Davin Lim 
Laser Dermatologist
Brisbane and Gold Coast

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Tucson, AZ laser resurfacing pricing

Pricing of laser resurfacing is going to differ greatly depending on exactly what procedure you are having performed, the type of anesthesia and the facility.Laser resurfacing can range from a light laser peel to a fully ablative resurfacing procedure.These procedures can be performed in an in office setting or surgery center which alters the price.You can have laser resurfacing performed with local blocks, twilight anesthesia or general anesthesia.In my practice located in Tucson, AZ the resurfacing is most often performed under local sedation in our office.When performing resurfacing this way we charge about $3,000 including anesthesia, facility and provider’s fee.Without a consultation, this is a rough estimate as the fees will vary based on the type of laser, if we are performing other procedures at the same time, etc.When you come in for a consultation, you will leave with a written quote specific to you and your needs.

How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?

The cost of surgery will be influenced by type of resurfacing, time in the operating room, type of anaesthesia, after care with the surgeon or nursing staff, as well as experience and personalization of the service you receive and by geographic location. Superficial laser treatments that are less effective are quicker to complete, under local anaesthesia are less in cost.

The cost of surgery consists of:
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Hospital or Facility fee
  • Anaesthesia fee
  • Cost of equipment

Cost of Laser Resurfacing

The cost of laser resurfacing really depends on the type of resurfacing you are having done, as well as several other factors:

  • There are many different levels of resurfacing - some more superficial lasers will be less expensive
  • It will depend on the number of treatments you have
  • The cost will also largely depend on your geographic area - in larger metropolitan areas, it tends to be more expensive

Estimated costs:

  • Micro laser peels with erbium YAG lasers cost anywhere from $300-$800 per treatment.
  • Deeper fractionated or full field laser resurfacing can cost anywhere from $1500 - $3000 per treatment.
  • A series of multiple treatments is almost always better.

Typically patients see the best results when they have at least three treatments. It really depends on the practice where you are having the laser resurfacing and if you want to purchase a package. You may not need all the treatments, or your physician may want to tailor your treatment with several different types of resurfacing, so a package could lock you into one specific treatment.

Amir M. Karam, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Cost of Laser Resurfacing

The cost of laser resurfacing really depends on the depth and type of laser used.  In general, superficial laser resurfacing is less than deeper resurfacing.  Cost can range from $150 for light resurfacing to $3000 for a deep resurfacing laser procedure.

For deep laser resurfacing, most of my patients elect to have this done in the office rather than in the operating room setting.  I make this a comfortable experience for my patients by using a state of the art custom numbing cream plus a specialized machine that cools the patient during the procedure.  Patients do quite well with this and avoiding both the physical as well as financial implications of the operating room is appealing to them.   

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

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