Average Cost for Laser Treatments
Figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal that the average cost of ablative laser-based treatment for acne scars is approximately $2,000 and around $1,100 for non-ablative therapies. It is important to note that these figures are based primarily on national averages and there are a variety of factors that can influence your final cost.
The average cost of laser treatments can depend on the type of laser used for treatment. For example, ablative therapies that remove the top layer of skin cost approximately $2,000, while non-ablative lasers – those that use heat action to rejuvenate the lower layers of the dermis – cost around $1,100.
The price you pay will ultimately depend on other factors, including the experience of the professionals you use, the number of scars you want to treat, and the size of the affected area. The price will also rise for each session you require. Sometimes, you need more than one light or laser treatment to achieve maximum benefits.
Benefits of Laser Treatments for Acne Scars
At The Vascular Experts Florida, we identify several benefits of laser treatment for acne scars:
Target multiple areas
Typically, patients imagine that laser treatment for acne will target the face, but you can also use it on the arms, back, upper torso, and neck – other areas prone to breakouts.
Laser treatments are non-surgical and do not require prolonged downtime. Patients receiving non-ablative laser therapy can return to work immediately. Ablative laser patients can usually go back to work after a day or two, once redness and swelling subside.
Reduce skin blemishes
Laser treatment not only targets acne scars but also other skin blemishes, including fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, and large pores.
Light-based treatments can also help to reduce the likelihood of scar-producing acne breakouts occurring in the future. When Dr. Vargas and the team apply Forever Clear BBL, they first kill acne-generating bacteria with blue light and then use different wavelengths to reduce inflammation.
Am I a Candidate for Acne Scar Treatment?
If you have acne scars or active acne, you may be a good candidate for acne scar treatments at The Vascular Experts Florida. Laser and light-based treatments, such as HALO and Forever Clear BBL, are non-invasive and safe for most patients in good health.