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...

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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

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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.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Laser and facial aging

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Our office charges 2,500 $ for one treatment and packages reduce the price. See the link below for all of our pricing. We feel it is best to be straightforward from the beginning.

That is a pretty standard price for an ablative laser. If you combine it with fat transfer (my favorite combo) the price is significantly decreased.

Hope this helps. The laser can do wonders!

Best of luck,


Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Cost of CO2 laser resurfacing at Tareen Dermatology in Roseville Minnesota

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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

Laser Skin Resurfacing Pricing

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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

Define what treatments you want first

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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

Laser Resurfacing - Demystified!

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The wide variety of lasers and energy based devices on the market is very confusing to most consumers!

The tendency is for every brand of laser (and physician that owns that laser) to claim that their device is superior, offers better results, with less downtime.

In reality, there are a few broad categories of lasers, and most treatments within each category are fairly similar.  What matters is the skill (and safety) of the laser operator, and their ability to work with the patient.

In general, there are lasers that treat vascular and pigmented lesions (PDL/vBeam, KTP, ND:YAG).  IPL (intense pulsed light) is a non-laser treatment that works similarly and sometimes better than vascular lasers for these types of problems.

There are then non-ablative, and ablative lasers (Erbium:YAG, Erbium:Glass, CO2, ND:YAG, ER:YSSG).  Most lasers are now fractional (think aerating the lawn, not mowing the grass) meaning that they poke thousands of tiny holes into the skin, and surrounding skin then helps speed healing.  Non-ablative means that the treatment coagulates the skin, causing gentle resurfacing with multiple treatments.  Ablative means that the microcolumns of skin are vaporized, which also means that there is increased healing and social downtime (oozing and crusting of skin for 3-5 days) but also more dramatic results.  

IPL treatments may range from 200-300 dollars in our area, while each nonablative treatment may range from 400-500 dollars and an ablative treatment may range from 1000-1500 dollars.  Often, treatments are combined to improve overall results.

Best Wishes

Daniel J. Givens, MD
Dubuque Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Cost of laser treatments

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More specifics about the location, treatment area size, and type of proposed laser treatment would be helpful in order to give a more accurate answer. We charge $75- $100 for small spot treatments if pigment is a concern. Hybrid laser treatments such as Halo run about $500 to $750. Fractional laser performed under topical anesthesia cost varies greatly, depending on the provider. In a spa setting, this may start at $500 for the face, while in a dermatologist or plastic surgeon's office, the cost may be two or three times that. Full ablative laser resurfacing, such as erbium or CO2, is usually performed under general anesthesia and does usually run  about $5000 to $7500 for full face and neck, depending upon your geographic region. 

Diane I. Duncan, MD, FACS
Fort Collins Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Cost of laser skin resurfacing

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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
4.9 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Tucson, AZ laser resurfacing pricing

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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.

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