Many women want to remove signs of aging, but don’t always want to undergo invasive plastic surgery. There are many innovative treatments that can lessen the effects of sun damage, age spots, facial hair, wrinkles, turkey neck and more.
This is a list of 10 of the most expensive non-surgical beauty treatments. The costs are based on typical costs for one treatment. But remember you will probably need several treatments in most cases.
Remember these treatments prices can differ substantially depending on a wide range of factors. So these prices may not apply to everyone.
1. Co2 Laser
The co2 laser treatment is a laser resurfacing technique can dramatically tighten skin and remove dark spots caused by sun exposure and acne scars. The average cost is approximately 2,000 dollars. Most individuals who undergone this procedure notice markedly improved softness, firmness and a more even skin tone.
2. Thermage Skin Tightening
Thermage Skin Tightening therapy can be as much as 1000 to 5000 dollars, with an average price of 2,000 dollars. It uses a heat pulse that tightens the skin on the face and neck.
3. Chemical Peel
Chemical peels are a relatively simple process that is an excellent way to erase acne scars and even the rough surfaces on the skin. The price of this treatment varies based on the expertise of the dermatologists performing this procedure. The cost is approximately 750+ dollars and may also include other charges such as anesthesia and prescription medications. Note – We’re talking about deep peels here, not the cheaper version you can give yourself at home or buy in a salon.
4. Dark Circle Treatment
Laser therapy to reduce dark circles under the eyes ranges from 500 to 800 dollars for each session. Dark circles under the eyes are generally an inherited trait that becomes more pronounced with age. The laser therapy is very successful in treating this condition.
5. Dermal Fillers
There are many types of dermal fillers ranging in price from 500 dollars to 1500+ dollars. The collagen fillers are generally towards the lower end of the scale while the more natural fat injections (using your own body fat) are more expensive. These fillers work by making the area around the injection take on a fuller, softer and more youthful appearance.
Dermabrasion is a process that removes the top layer of the skin. It’s effective in smoothing skin, removing scars and tattoos. It can cost as little as 100 dollars for a small area and up to 4000 dollars for larger areas.
7. Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair removal can cost between 90 dollars (for a small area) to 400 dollars (for a large area like the back). These treatments need to be repeated until every unwanted hair follicle is removed or damaged. This can take several sessions because of the way laser hair removal works. It may need 4+ treatments.
Electrolysis hair removal will run up to approximately 60 dollars for each session. It is more painful than laser hair removal, but it kills every hair follicle permanently Unfortunately, it’s very slow and may require over 50 sessions to see the results you’re after.
Microdermabrasion is less invasive technique than dermabrasion and can cost from 75 to 100 dollars a session. However a good number of treatments are again needed, as are top up sessions. When combined with consultation costs for combating certain problems (like acne) the prices can be considerable.
Botox is a popular and more affordable beauty treatment. This creates a smooth look and reduces frown lines and facial wrinkles. Most clinics charge about 10 dollars per unit. This may sound very inexpensive, but most people require a minimum of 14 to 20 injections. You should see good results soon after treatment, but may need yearly touch up sessions.
Non-surgical treatments can make a positive difference in your appearance, but they can also come with a high price tag. However most of the time they should be significantly cheaper than cosmetic surgery. It is important to review any cosmetic treatment carefully and understand the pros and cons, to find the one that is best for you. Especially in relation to the cost. Don’t just ask your doctor or beautician for the cost of one treatment, but how much it will cost to get the results you want.
For some really lavish spa treatments look at some of these – including an Evian bath ($5,000), ruby peel ($5,000) and placenta facial ($1,000).