Laser skin resurfacing is an ideal skin rejuvenation procedure for people who want to mitigate aging effects, sun damage, and other facial skin imperfections without involving cosmetic surgery. At the time of initial consultation, the laser treatment provider will educate the patient about various aspects of the procedure, and also discuss its estimated costs.
The first goal of a responsible provider will be to help the patient make an informed choice. The patient should feel free to ask question about costs and other aspects. Laser skin resurfacing is typically performed as an elective cosmetic procedure, which means health insurance coverage will not be available for it.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides laser skin resurfacing to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities and cities in this part of the country.
Comparing the Costs
Laser skin resurfacing procedure is going to be more affordable compared to a plastic surgery procedure such as facelift. Surgical procedures will typically involve the costs of general anesthesia, fee charged by the surgeon, expenses of the operating facility, and additional pre- and post-operative expenses. As an outpatient procedure that can be performed at the provider’s office, laser skin resurfacing will avoid these additional costs.
Some patients may also want to compare the costs of laser skin resurfacing against other non-surgical treatment options such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL skin rejuvenation, and dermal filler injections.
While some of these procedures may cost lower than laser skin resurfacing, they cannot be substitutes for this procedure in many cases. Therefore, the patient should carefully consider their skin condition, personal cosmetic goals, and their affordable budget before making a final decision.
Laser skin resurfacing can be performed using different laser techniques and technology. Patients may have a choice between ablative and non-ablative or fractional laser resurfacing, depending on the depth of skin imperfections that need to be corrected. Ablative laser skin resurfacing procedures may cost more in terms of overall costs, including downtime and recovery.
The surface area to be treated and the number of treatment sessions required may also vary from one patient to another. The costs are going to differ between a patient who may need only two to three treatment sessions, while another who may required five to six treatment sessions to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Geographical location of the practice will make a difference to the overall costs of laser skin resurfacing. Practices located in main metropolitan areas and prime urban centers usually have higher real estate costs and overheads compared to practices in smaller towns in the interior regions.
The quality standards, personalized care and attention, type of technology, experienced support staff, and safety protocols followed at a particular practice will impact the overall costs to some extent. Accomplished, remarkable, and sensational cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for laser skin resurfacing.
Patients should discuss the possibility of financing options with the treatment provider in advance. Most patients will be eligible for third party finance options through professional medical care financing companies at affordable rates of interest and convenient payment terms.
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