Microdermabrasion Costs and Comparisons
by Wendy Travis
Microdermabrasion offers a smoother, younger looking complexion with minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime afterward. This procedure is used to minimize hyperpigmentation, reduce mild acne scarring and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One of the biggest advantages to microdermabrasion is its lower cost compared to other types of cosmetic procedures that reap similar results. According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the average cost for a single microdermabrasion treatment is just over $160. However, estimating the expense of this procedure involves several factors, which we will discuss here.
Microdermabrasion can be used on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms and legs. The size of the area to be treated will affect the overall cost of the procedure, which means that microdermabrasion on the abdomen, chest or hips might cost much more than treatment on the face. The cost will also go up if you are combining microdermabrasion with another cosmetic procedure at the same time. Another factor to consider is the specific condition you are treating. More severe conditions may require additional sessions to achieve desired results, which will significantly raise the cost of the entire treatment.
Microdermabrasion is performed in a number of locales, including doctor's offices, clinics and spas. The procedure may be done by doctors, nurses or aestheticians. The person performing the procedure and the location of the treatment will affect the cost. Prices also vary from rural to urban areas, with city clinics generally charging more than clinics and spas in rural locations. This is due to the higher operating cost in a specific location, rather than the skill or experience of the doctors involved. For the same reason, procedures done in states along the eastern or western coast also tend to cost more than those performed in the central region of the country.
Because microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure, most patients require more than one treatment session to achieve desired results. This is an important consideration to factor in, as an initial $150 session may need to be repeated multiple times to reach your ultimate desired results. Ask the microdermabrasion specialist performing the procedure how many sessions you will require before you begin the process, to ensure you can foot the entire bill. You may also find that some specialists offer a discount package for multiple sessions, to help you save on the overall process.
Skill of the Provider
Doctors typically charge more than nurses to perform microdermabrasion, and the cost goes up even more if you find an expert who is particularly experienced in this procedure. While it might be tempting to go with a provider who charges a lower fee, there is no substitute for skill and experience when it comes to obtaining the results you desire from any cosmetic treatment. This is particularly true if you have a specific skin condition that requires treatment by a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon experienced in your disorder.
The cost of microdermabrasion is typically much less than the price of similar procedures, such as laser resurfacing, traditional dermabrasions, and chemical peels. However, estimating the exact expense for such a procedure requires an evaluation of these various factors. Because microdermabrasion is often considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance companies do not cover these cost. Patients might find the doctor's office, clinic or spa they choose will offer discount packages for multiple sessions and financing options to help make this procedure more affordable.
To learn more about microdermabrasion costs and financing, or to schedule your own private, no-obligation consultation with a microdermabrasion provider near you, contact us today!
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