There are so many options available to people who want to improve the appearance and texture of their skin today.
While choice is a good thing, it can also make it a little bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing the best skin treatment for you. One option that is worth looking into is laser skin resurfacing.
Read on to discover more about this treatment, including the average cost and the different factors that influence the price.
About CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
When you have laser skin resurfacing, there are two options available to you: ablative or non-ablative lasers.
CO2 lasers fall into the ablative laser category. This treatment is used to get rid of deep wrinkles, warts, and scars. It will do this by removing the outer layers of the skin.
Laser skin resurfacing is appropriate for:
- Sun-damaged skin
- Sagging skin
- Mildly droopy eyelids
- Crow’s feet
- Acne scars
Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost
The cost of laser skin resurfacing will depend on the type of laser that is used. The cost for an ablative treatment, such as CO2 laser skin resurfacing, is $2,500 on average.
However, there are a lot of factors that will influence the overall cost. This includes the area being treated and the number of sessions required.
The location of the clinic and the experience of the Facial Plastic Surgeon can also have an impact on the cost.
It is possible that you may need a second session of laser resurfacing to achieve your desired results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Benefits
There are numerous benefits associated with laser skin resurfacing. This is a treatment that can dramatically enhance the texture and tone of your skin while reducing the common signs of aging.
An overview of some of the main benefits of laser skin resurfacing are as follows:
- Minimal downtime
- May help treat pre-cancerous skin lesions
- Stimulates collagen for firmer and more youthful skin
- Improves the texture of your skin and evens the tone of it
- Minimizes fine lines, acne scars, and sun damage
With laser skin resurfacing, you can expect long-lasting, gradual improvement combined with reduced comfort and a quick recovery.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
If you have wrinkles or fine lines on your forehead or around your mouth or eyes, non-responsive skin following a facelift, or shallow scars from acne, you could be a suitable candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
This technique is not advisable for stretch marks. The best candidates are fair to olive in complexion.
It is also important that you have good overall health and that you are realistic about your expectations.
If you are unsure as to whether laser skin resurfacing is the best choice for you, your provider will be able to discuss this with you during your consultation. They will provide their advice and recommendations regarding which treatment is going to be the best for your current skin condition and your desired result.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about laser skin resurfacing? The first step is an in-person consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our office directly at (702) 929-3880 during normal business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.