What Factors Influence Microdermabrasion Cost?

Cynde Gregory

A number of factors can affect microdermabrasion cost, but the primary factor is who is performing the treatment. Some clients are most comfortable under the care of a physician. Others are happy with a licensed cosmetologist who has been trained in microdermabrasion. Some consumers prefer to purchase a kit and do the treatment themselves as a way of saving money. Physicians will, of course, have the highest microdermabrasion cost, cosmetologists will be somewhat less costly, and home kits will be considerably cheaper.

Microdermabrasion can help reduce acne scars.
Microdermabrasion can help reduce acne scars.

Prior to beginning a session or series of sessions, the first cost will be for an initial consultation with a physician costs. This amount is somewhat dependent upon location; physicians in large cities and high-end medical centers will charge more, and those in rural areas or who practice from a simpler medical office will be less. Microdermabrasion services from medical these professionals typically cost more than the initial consultation and might be available for a few hundred US Dollars. In addition to the provider having a higher degree of training, clients are likely to find that where the costs are higher, the instruments and machines used during the process are more up to date, kept at a higher level of cleanliness and ultimately more effective.

Initial consultations are part of the cost of microdermabrasion.
Initial consultations are part of the cost of microdermabrasion.

Those who receive microdermabrasion services from a licensed cosmetologist in a beauty spa will find that the consultation fee is typically slightly less. The cost of a single session, too, is considerably less, although high-end spas typically charge more than typical beauty spas. Packages can offer more attractive pricing. Beauty salon and spa customers should understand that saving money does mean giving up some quality in the equipment used.

For those who aren’t ready or able to commit to professionally done microdermabrasion sessions, homes kits that typically contain enough materials for as many as 10 treatments can be purchased. Before buying a home kit, one can do a little research to determine the best fit. Some kits contain everything that will be needed, from materials to tools, and others will be less expensive but might not contain all of the tools or items that will be needed.

It’s a good idea for consumers to read a few reviews of home microdermabrasion kits before purchasing one. Some have a considerably higher customer approval rating than others. One should look for kits that include high-quality creams and good hand tools.

Two additional aspects contributing to microdermabrasion cost are the skin’s condition prior to treatment and the particular area of the body where the procedure will be done. Skin that is thin or highly sensitive will require exceptional care, more costly materials and, often, more time to complete sessions. Certain areas of the body are more difficult to work on as well, which can add to the microdermabrasion cost.

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