On a Tight Budget? Affordable Treatments at the Medspa

With the slowing economy and more Americans tightening up the budget to make ends meet, cosmetic surgery may seem like a luxury. Still, many people are finding alternative ways to look younger and feel better by selecting non-invasive treatments to improve their appearance. Medspas  and aesthetic surgery centers across the country offer several anti aging treatments at a fraction of the cost of facelift surgery and other cosmetic surgery treatments.

From laser hair removal to Botox injections, you have several choices for enhancing your looks without overextending your budget.

Most Affordable Treatments at the Medspa

Laser Hair Removal: If you’re tired of shaving and waxing unwanted body hair, laser hair removal may be a valuable treatment for you. Laser hair removal works by eradicating the hair follicle and slows down hair growth. The procedure can provide lasting results, and leaves your skin looking and feeling smooth. The average national cost of laser hair removal can range between $500 - $600 per treatment area, and most people need at least 2-3 treatments to see results.

Chemical Peels:
If you’re suffering from frequent breakotus or just want to eliminate light scars and wrinkles, a chemical peel can provide instant results. Chemical peels can be used in conjunction with other skin treatments including microdermabrasion and light therapies to clear up any trouble spots on the skin’s surface. Chemical peels cost an average of $150 - $200 depending on the type of peel and the location of the treatment facility, but many cosmetic surgery centers and medspas offer discounts on multiple treatments or if the peel is purchased with another complementary skincare treatment.

Botox: If you have fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes or on the forehead, Botox injections can give your looks an instant lift. Botox continues to be one of the safest and most effective ways to get rid of wrinkles and improve the contours of the face. It may be combined with other dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm to give you an instant facelift – and all without surgery. The average cost of Botox is $450 - $500 per treatment depending on the amount needed and the location of the facility.  Making sure you’re receiving the Botox injection from a qualified and licensed professional is advised.

Choosing a Medspa for Your Cosmetic Treatment

Medspas that are supervised by a board-certified physician or medical professional may be safer than a medspa located inside a mall or other facility, so you may need to do some research before booking yoru appointment. Medspas now offer a variety of medical-grade treatments in addition to conventional spa services, so it’s important to verify if there is a physician in-house during your treatment, and what options you have if something goes wrong.

Financing Your Cosmetic Procedure

If you’re interested in the high-ticket items at the medspa or cosmetic surgery center, patient financing is another option for payment. Patient financing can help you get the procedure you need without worrying about payments until a later date. Some doctors also offer their own payment plans and payment agreements at no extra charge, so you can get the treatment you need immediately.

Learn more about medspas and treatment options in our information guide, or consult with a medspa in your area for services, payment options and your consultation.