What Are the Most Expensive Types of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

What Are the Most Expensive Types of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

CO2 lasers, Erbium lasers, and Fraxel are popular laser skin-resurfacing procedures, and they have an average cost of $2,300, according to MedicineNet. As of 2015, the actual cost varies and can be as high as $18,000, reports FitnessHealth101.

The cost of the procedure includes fees for the surgeon, facility, anesthesia, and pre- and post-op care, explains DocShop.com. Patients can receive laser surfacing procedures at a surgeon's office, outpatient surgery facility or hospital, with the latter being the safest yet most expensive option. The surgeon fees increase with the complexity of the procedure, which includes treatment of large areas of skin. It is not likely that medical insurance covers the cost, but financing may be possible, notes MedicineNet.