How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?

How much is it? is a question I get asked all the time. Unfortunately, I cannot give you an accurate answer because the price is influenced by several factors:

  • The city or country where you have it done.
  • The exact location (surgery, clinic, spa, a beauty salon or at home).
  • The body area you want treated (face or body).
  • How serious your skin condition is (tells you how many microdermabrasions you need before you see results).
Prices for Home Micro Dermabrasion SystemsPrices for Salon & Spa Microderm AbrasionPrices for Medical Microdermabrasion
At-home microdermabrasion systems cost between $15 and $200, depending on kit contents and brand.Kits that include a rotating hand-held device designed to massage the crystal cream into the skin are the most expensive (but also the most effective).The price of a single microdermabrasion varies between $75 and $200 in beauty salons or spas. If you’re lucky, you may get a 5-10% discount if you buy a 10 micro abrasion treatment pack.The most expensive microdermabrasion treatment is that performed in medical offices or clinics by specialized dermatologists or surgeons.A single facial microdermabrasion costs somewhere between $100 and $300 (not including the initial consultation which may cost an additional $150).

It’s important to remember that the cost of professional microderm abrasion is heavily influenced by the cost of the machines used. Some brands are more effective and safer, and that is reflected in the final price. However, some spas and salons use the cheaper microdermabarasion machines but charge you much more than they should.

You may want to reconsider having microdermabrasion at a spa, salon or doctor’s clinic that uses a cheap microderm machine but still charges regular prices. Make sure to ask about their equipment before you pay them.

How Much Will You Pay For Microdermbrasion?

Cost of Professional Microderm
(9 treatment sessions + 4 maintenance sessions) x $120 (average price) = $1,560

For an average series of 9 abrasions and another 4 maintenance abrasions, a microdermabrasion treatment in a beauty salon, spa or dermatologist’s office costs around $1,600 per year (without sunscreen or other after-care lotions and creams).

Cost of Personal Microdermabrasion
6 home kits x $50 (average price) = $300

There’s no doubt that it’s far cheaper to use a home micro dermabrasion kit which costs around $300 per year of use. Keep in mind, however, that office crystal or diamond-tipped microderm abrasion machines are more effective than any crystal scrub found in these personal systems.

Cost Comparison with Chemical Peels, Dermabrasion and Laser

Prices for Chemical PeelsPrices for DermabrasionPrices for Laser Resurfacing
Deep Chemical Peel – performed only once, costs between $2,000 and $7,000.Medium Chemical Peel – performed 3 times a year, costs between $1,000 and $2,000, a total average of $4,500 per year.Mild chemical peel – performed around 10 times per year, costs between $150 to $300, a total average of $2,100 per year.Professional dermabrasion treatment costs between $1,500 and $4,000, depending on the size and depth of the treated area.For example, if you want to get rid of acne scars on your cheeks you can expect to pay around $3,000.Only one dermabrasion treatment is enough to see results.On the other hand, this cost does not include the price of anesthesia, operating room facility, hospital stay or other expenses, which can add up to another $2,000-$4,000.Laser resurfacing costs somewhere between $1,500 and $5,000 depending on the type of laser used.This doesn’t include anesthesia or hospital fees, which may add up to another few thousand dollars.
Microdermabrasion costs $300-$1,950 per year(it’s not as effective as other procedures, works on superficial imperfections only)

Next, a few tips on home microdermabrasion kits.

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