I have acne pick scars and want to try dermabrasion to reduce the appearance. what do i need to spend to get this done by a doctor (vs. an esthetician)?
How Much Does Dermabrasion Cost?
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Cost of dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is an effective technique for resurfacing the skin and correcting acne pick scars. Keep in mind that there are several techniques for correcting these difficult scars. Your best bet is to work with a plastic surgeon who is experienced with dermabrasion, dermal fillers, and scar revision. They can assess your scars and determine if you are a candidate for filling the scar with a dermal filler, leveling the skin around the scar with dermabrasion, or excising the scar completely and replacing it with a thin line scar.
Two types of Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion has to be performed by a physician. Topical, local, or monitored anaesthesia could be needed during this procedure. The average price will be around $1500. Microdermabrasion could be performed by an aesthetician. It is a lighter and more superficial treatment.
Dermabrasion costs will vary from surgeon to surgeon
Prices for all cosmetic procedures will vary from surgeon to surgeon. This is the case with dermabrasion. There is no set price schedule that plastic surgeons use. Each plastic surgeon may feel that a specific procedure is more ideally suited for one patient versus another in the same area.
I recommend you consult with several board certified plastic surgeons to find one you are comfortable with. You may benefit from different laser treatments instead of dermabrasion.
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