Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Hi I am interested in getting fractional laser resurfacing done to my face and neck to remove fine lines and freckles and to tighten up my skin I em 39 years old and fair completion could you please give me a idea of how much this will cost
Thank you anger martin
There are a few options to consider with fractional lasers. The two main choices are the fractional CO2 or carbon dioxide laser (ablative laser), or the Fraxel laser (non-ablative laser).
The fractional carbon dioxide laser is the more aggressive treatment, and has the ability to improve fine lines, and tighten the skin – especially around the eyes. Downtime is 5-10 days, and cost start at $1500 (as at 13 March 2013) for a low level treatment of the full face.
The Fraxel however is a less agressive treatment, and it doesn’t really treat fine lines/wrinkles very well. It also does not tighten skin. The downtime is from 3 to 5 days usually, and the costs start at $1350 for the full face.