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 36 reviews

Cost of CO2 laser resurfacing at Tareen Dermatology in Roseville Minnesota

We use a high energy CO2 laser that can be fractional or non-fractional- depending on the patient's desired results and downtime. Depending on the area the cost is $1250 to $2500 per treatment. Currently (Aug 2015 and we will discuss further at your in-person consult): 

full face: $2500 to $3500
perioral: $1250
cheeks: $1500
periorbital: $1500

individual scars: $350 to $800 depending on the size of the scar

The results in terms of skin rejuvenation and tissue tightening achieved by an expert dermatologists CO2 laser are unparalleled! Furthermore, there is no filler or botox that wears off ... The laser literally resurfaces the skin back to the skin of your youth! 

Mohiba Khan Tareen, MD
Minneapolis Dermatologic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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
4.1 out of 5 stars 8 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
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 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 40 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.

C02 Laser Resurfacing: Cost

It is difficult to gauge the cost of your potential laser resurfacing treatment over the Internet, as the cost is determined by a number of dependent factors. The price of treatment depends primarily on which/how many areas of the face you are looking to get treated and on the purpose of your resurfacing treatment (i.e. to address wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, etc.). The cost can also fluctuate based on your geographic location and on the experience and prestige of the doctor you are consulting. To get a price estimate on how much a laser resurfacing treatment may cost you, consult at least two doctors in your area.

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
4.6 out of 5 stars 113 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
4.8 out of 5 stars 144 reviews

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