Cost of Popular Cosmetic Treatments

by in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Treatments, Spider Veins January 27, 2021

In the last two decades, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments have become very popular. Botox treatments alone increased nearly tenfold and laser skin resurfacing has increased by nearly 200%.

This is due in part to procedures being more affordable. With the cost of cosmetic treatments lowered, many people can now benefit from them. Here are five of the most affordable cosmetic treatments.

Laser Hair Removal

Do you hate the hassle and inconvenience of shaving and waxing? Laser hair removal might be right for you. Since the hair grows in cycles, it will take more than one treatment to achieve optimal results.

The average cost of laser hair removal was $287 in 2019. Furthermore, it can be used on several areas of the body including the lip, chin, arms, legs, and bikini line.

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If you want to approve the appearance of your skin, you may wish to try microdermabrasion. This process uses gentle abrasion to remove the outer lay of skin.

This minimizes age spots and dark patches, reduces fine lines, and wrinkles, and diminishes the appearance of acne scars. While it is not the same as laser skin resurfacing, it is a great cost-effective option. The national average cost of microdermabrasion in 2019 was $136.

Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins can be caused by hormones, genetics, pregnancy, and several other factors. Spider vein treatment, or sclerotherapy, is used to drastically reduce the appearance of spider veins. 

An expert injects a special liquid into the spider vein, which irritates the vein and causes it to collapse. While you may have the appearance of bruising after sclerotherapy, the appearance will improve as you heal.

National cost of treatment for sclerotherapy in 2019 was $343, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dermal Fillers

As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen which contributes to wrinkles, under eye bags, and general aging signs. Dermal fillers can be used to offset these affects.

While cheaper collagen injections are derived from pigs, other dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid, fat, polylactic acid, and polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres cost nearly twice as much as collagen. The cost of dermal fillers was $652-$878 in 2019.


Perhaps one of the most well-known cosmetic treatments is Botox. This neurotoxin is produced by the same bacteria that causes botulism. It temporarily paralyzes the muscle it is injected into.

This prevents the muscle from contracting and producing wrinkles. It can be used in several areas of the face and neck. The average cost of Botox in 2019 was $408.

Other Factors

When you are deciding which cosmetic treatments to undergo, it is important to learn more about the treatment.

With any treatment, it is critical to have realistic expectations of what your results will be. And as always, please seek a licensed, board certified professional.

Body Contouring

The most popular body contouring treatment out there and offered in our office is CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting can be used on hard-to-treat areas of fat to try to reduce the area. Cost depends on the overall results you want to achieve but expect $1200 and up to get great results. 

Cost of Popular Cosmetic Treatments

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic treatments and which might be right for you, please contact Reston Dermatology today! 

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