These days you hear people throwing around a lot of medical procedure terminology in regards to skin treatments. Between the multitude of make over shows on cable television and the popular beauty magazines, skin treatment procedures have become part of our daily vocabulary. Unless you have been living in a cultural dead zone, you too are probably familiar with these procedures. These skin treatments have become so familiar the idea of not having one done to correct your skin issues just seems absurd. Of course, that is until you check out the price tag attached to these skin procedures.
Skin care treatments such as botox, collagen injections, and microdermabrasion have become so common the idea that the price tag could exceed affordability has probably not crossed many minds. After all, these are not terms used to discuss the rich and famous. These are the procedures discussed on the make over shows as solutions to the common skin problems experienced by regular people such as us. Why would the procedures be recommended if they exceeded your budget? The reason is probably directly related to the extension of credit now being offered to finance the skin procedures which otherwise would be out of your price range.
So what do these skin procedures actually cost? Are they in your price range? The answer to these questions can vary based on your financial situation, the area to be treated, and the number of treatments you will require. But you can still obtain a ballpark figure to give you an idea of whether the most talked about skin procedures are within your realm of possibility.
Collagen Injections: Collagen injections became infamous for creating full lips. But the collagen injections are capable of doing much more than filling lips; they fill lines, scars, and wrinkles as well. The injections last about 3 to 6 months. For each syringe of collagen filler, you will pay from $300 to $400.
Autologous fat transfer: Fat is transferred from one area of your body and injected into another. The procedure helps to repair scars. This procedure lasts from 6 to 18 months. The cost of this treatment can really vary depending on exactly what you want done. The cost range is from $350 to $5000.
Hyaluronic Acid: The non-animal version of hyaluronic acid known as juvederm is less likely to cause an allergic reaction in patients. This is used to eliminate wrinkles and creases in the skin. A syringe of juvederm costs anywhere from $450 to $600 each.
Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is considered the most effective treatment for treating acne scars currently available. A high speed brush removes the surface skin. This process can remove scars that are only on the surface of the skin or minimize those which are deeper into the skin. This procedure costs around $1100 to $1400.
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion uses aluminum oxide crystals to remove the surface skin to remove or minimize scarring on the skin. This requires an average of 9 treatments and can cost up to $1600.
An at home kit has been created. These microdermabrasion kits are available in the stores and cost around $50 each. Though they are not as effective as those in the doctor’s offices, they do only cost a total of around $300 per year.
Chemical Peels: A chemical is applied to the skin to remove the surface skin. This procedure helps rid the skin of surface scars, acne, and blemishes. Depending on the strength of the chemical used and how many skin surfaces you wish to remove, the process can cost anywhere from $2000 to $4500 per year.
Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing uses a laser to perform a similar function to the chemical peel. This process can recontour scar tissues, reduce skin redness, and rid the skin of acne. This type of procedure costs anywhere from $1500 to $5000.
Skin treatments are costly. Many dermatologists now offer these procedures as part of their regularly offered treatments. Some spas also provide these surfaces. The cost of treatments vary greatly depending on where you get them done, the effectiveness and the cost of the machines and the chemicals used, and of course the size of the area of skin you want treated. Financing is now available to cover the cost of your beauty treatments. In comparison to plastic surgery, some of these treatments are not all that costly. But most of the treatments will have to be repeated several times in order for them to be effective.