Question about Skin Resurfacing: is there a medicare rebate for fractional skin resurfacing using q1031

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

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.
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Question:

Is there a medicare rebate for fractional skin resurfacing using a co2 and or erbium laser for wrinkles/sun damage. skin pigmentation?

Answer:

There is only a medicare rebate for non-fraction erbium or co2 laser. The condition treated must be scarring of the face or neck, rather than sun damage/wrinkles. The medicare safety net also applies to this rebate, when your out of pocket fees have exceeded your threshold.  You get an 80% rebate then.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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