How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
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Microdermabrasion costs around $100
Well-done microdermabrasion treatments performed by qualified medical aestheticians can cost between $100 to $150. Depending on your skin condition, adding very light lactic peel on top of microdermabrasion can enhance the results. Keep in mind that not everyone is a good candidate for this treatement. Couperose skin (telegectasia), and Rosacea skin should avoid microdermabrasion and possibly consider other light peels instead. Seek professional advise before you undergo this procedure.
Microdermabrasion: Consider Quality over Cost
Microdermabrasion provides a refreshed look by removing part of the top layer of skin (stratum corneum). This is accomplished by using an abrasive material. There are a number of materials that may be used to accomplish this. Some also use ultrasound, others will introduce vitamins and/or minerals on the skin at the time of the procedure.
Prices will vary widely, from $50 to $500. It depends on the area in which the procedure is performed and who performs it. Many people think this is a procedure in which no harm can be done. In the wrong hands, one can suffer damage including scars, burns, and altered pigmentation.
Check the credentials and experience of the individual performing the procedure. Ask about sterile technique to minimize the risk of disease transmission. If it is not a physician who is performing the procedure, ask about medical supervision and the availability of a licensed, credentialed, and experienced physician with training in an appropriate specialty.
- Your geographical location
- Areas being treated (example, face, hands, chest, arms or back)
- Technician’s expertise
- Additional treatments added
- Type of facility where the treatment is performed
- Single treatment vs. package
Where you live will be a key factor that determines how much your microdermabrasion will cost. The price will generally run higher in major metropolitan areas due to the increased cost of overhead in these areas.
The area(s) that microdermabrasion being performed will play a role in the overall price. The face is the most common area for microdermabrasion but other areas such as the hands, neck, chest, back and arms are increasing becoming more popular.
The expertise of the technician will also affect the price of your microdermabrasion. Aestheticians and nurses with more experience and expertise may charge more due their specialized training. Also, the type of facility will influence the price of treatment. For example, the cost may be higher at a high end medical spa that offers a luxury experience. Microdermabrasion is an excellent stand alone treatment as well as being utilized in conjunction with other procedures such as dermaplaning, chemical peels and other facial treatments to achieve optimal results. When other treatments are performed in conjunction with the microdermabrasion there will be a price increase for the additional services.
Most facilities offer pricing for both a single microdermabrasion treatment as well as a package. The package will always provide a financial savings and the skin will reap the most benefits when with a series of at least three treatments 4 to 5 weeks apart.
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Atlanta- Pricing for a microdermabrasion
At our Atlanta facility the cost of a microdermabrasion with facial is $125.00 each or a package of three at $300.00. These treatments are 45 minutes to an hour each.