THE COST OF BEAUTY
Treatments such as those covered here are a pricey commitment, with some costing hundreds of dollars for a one-off. When the consultant mentions that the best results come from a course of visits, it’s enough to leave a lump in your throat. But if being happy with the state of your skin and addressing issues that have long bothered you is a priority, it’s useful to know many clinics now offer treatment plans where the cost is divided into payments throughout the year, some the equivalent of the cost of a cup of coffee a day. One-off facial treatments like sonophoresis, radio frequency, microdermabrasion and peels can have a big impact from around $100 per session. Tweaks like Botox and fillers vary hugely in cost – they start from $150 but can extend to more than $1000, depending on the amount of product used and the area, or number of areas, treated. For gold-standard treatments, such as PRP and fractional laser, you should expect to pay from $800-$1000+ per session.