Cost of Laser Refractioning?

What is the cost of laser refractioning

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Cost of Laser Resurfacing

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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.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Fractionated resurfacing

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It really depends on whom is doing it and which area of the country it is being performed in. Also there are many types of fractionated resurfacing (eg ablative, non-ablative, combined with non-fractionated resurfacing, etc) and degrees of fractionated resurfacing requiring different amounts of anesthesia. In MA the cost can range from $1,000-$6,000 depending on who does it and what you are having performed. Just to reiterate what Dr. Weber stated in his response, this is a real procedure with real side effects and should be taken seriously and performed by a health care provider that is competent performing it.

Seth Kates, MD
Worcester Dermatologic Surgeon

Cost of Laser Refractioning?

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This is highly variable and depends greatly on the training and experience of the person providing the laser treatment. If you go to a spa or salon and have a superficially trained and likely unsupervised person treat your skin with a laser (remember ablative lasers are similar to a surgical procedure) you will probably find prices in the sub-$1000 range. If you want to seek an experienced, board certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist who understands the technology and its potential and can deal with the rare (in experienced hands) complications of these devices you can expect to pay anywhere between $1000-5000 depending upon the type of treatment and where the treatment is performed (office vs. surgery center). As I mentioned, laser treatments should be respected to the same degree that a surgical procedure is respected. None of us would consider going to a hair salon for surgery but many are willing to take on the same risk with laser treatments. This is a bad idea regardless of the cost. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Weber Facial Plastic Surgery

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