Laser Resurfacing Cost
What Affects Laser Resurfacing Cost?
Laser resurfacing is a popular procedure in Australia, considering it is a less invasive procedure and only requires a short recovery time. The cost of a laser resurfacing procedure may vary from patient to patient, because the cost of the procedure can vary because of many factors.
What Are the Most Common Denominators Influencing Laser Resurfacing Cost?
The type of laser resurfacing procedure you receive depends on the size of the area that needs to be treated as well as the clinic you have the procedure done at. Laser resurfacing procedures can also be executed with different kinds of lasers, for example carbon dioxide laser, Fraxel laser and Erbium laser. The duration of the treatment may vary according to the type of laser that is being used. The longer the treatment takes to execute, the more the treatment will cost in the end.
Fortunately, most patients can get a good laser resurfacing cost estimate before they have a treatment done. When you have your treatment done at the Dr Lanzer clinic, you will get a detailed treatment plan as well as additional information on the treatment, so no matter which treatment you are having done, you are always going to be 100% informed before the treatment takes place.
Can a Laser Resurfacing Procedure Be More Affordable Abroad?
Many cosmetic procedures are offered cheaper abroad. However, these so-called “cheaper” treatments can be a real danger to patients, because the standards for cosmetic procedures are very different in countries where cosmetic procedures are considerably cheaper than in Australia.
Most countries that offer cosmetic procedures for a cost that is considerably lower, have much lower standards where hygiene is concerned. The quality of the training of the staff that executes your treatment is also quite different from Australia, so you can never be sure if the cosmetic surgeon executing your treatment complies with the Australian standards for this procedure.
Poorly executed procedures abroad can lead to serious complications. Most cosmetic surgery facilities abroad do not give you a worldwide warranty either, which means you cannot take advantage of an Australian cosmetic surgeon if something should go wrong. Australian cosmetic surgeons will also be hesitant to correct a problem that has been caused by a surgeon abroad, plus you will also have to pay for this correction. In the end, it could cost you more than if you had the cosmetic procedure in Australia in the first place.
When Should I Use a Laser Resurfacing Procedure?
Laser resurfacing is most commonly used by patients who are struggling with clear signs of ageing on the face, neck, chest and hands. Depending on the area that needs to be treated, and the severity of the problem, different types of lasers can be used.
What About the Aftercare of Laser Resurfacing?
When you have your skin resurfacing treatment at the Dr Lanzer clinic, the aftercare is included in the initial treatment of your laser resurfacing cost. The comfort and safety of patients is top priority for Dr Lanzer, so he monitors the progress of each patient after every treatment.
To speed up the recovery process after a skin resurfacing procedure, there are some things the patient can do. One of the things that is recommended after a skin resurfacing procedure, is keeping the skin moisturised. Dr Lanzer may recommend some specific moisturising creams to you, which may help you during the recovery process. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to the sun, since sun damage could be devastating for your skin shortly after the procedure.
In order to reduce the swelling after a skin resurfacing procedure, it can be a good idea to use an ice pack on the treatment area. The ice pack will have the most effect for the first 48 hours after the procedure.
Dr Lanzer may prescribe some medication after the procedure to make sure the patient is comfortable and does not experience any pain. Some patients may need some antibiotics or anti-viral medication as well, more specifically patients who are prone to cold sores and fever blisters. Patients who are susceptible to cold sores and fever blisters should report this to Dr Lanzer before the procedure takes place; this to prevent outbreaks after the skin resurfacing procedure.
The patient’s downtime will depend on the laser used during the treatment. For example, if you had a treatment done with carbon dioxide laser, your recovery time will be a little longer than a treatment with Erbium laser.
Is Laser Resurfacing Cost Covered by My Health Insurance?
Cosmetic procedures are usually not covered by Medicare, except in very rare circumstances where a cosmetic problem is affecting the health of a patient. However, cosmetic procedures can be covered under your health insurance, more specifically under a health insurance plan with a private health insurer.
The amount of coverage you can obtain for cosmetic procedures will depend on your annual limit and your health insurance plan in general. Cosmetic procedures usually fall under extras, so it is essential to check your annual limit to see how much you can claim back on your cosmetic procedure.
Could I Benefit from a Skin Resurfacing Treatment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic?
Patients who are experiencing a loss of self-esteem due to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the hands, neck, chest and face could benefit from a treatment with skin resurfacing. When you visit the Dr Lanzer clinic, you can get familiar with available treatment options that could correct your problem. If you want to take advantage of a skin resurfacing treatment, or want to discover your treatment options, please book an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to provide you with an appointment that fits in your busy schedule.
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