Cost of Scar Removal Treatments
There are a number of different techniques that are used to rid patients of scars. The type of scar removal treatment will based on the patient's type of scar, history with the scar, the location of the scar, skin type, and a variety of other factors. Your doctor may recommend the use of just one therapeutic strategy for getting rid of the scar or he or she may recommend using two or more treatment modalities to target the scar tissue more effectively.
The cost of scar removal can vary based on your doctor's skills and experience as well as the geographic location where you seek out treatment. For best results, seek out a skilled physician who has a lot of experience working with scars even if you have to pay a bit more. For surgical and laser procedures, the location where you have your treatment performed can also play a role in the price of the treatment. And if you need to have anesthesia, this can increase the cost by $500 to $1000 depending on the type of anesthesia recommended.
Intralesional steroid therapy could cost anywhere between $75 and $300 per treatment session. The number of sessions required will depend on the type and size of the scar as well as other factors.
Pressure therapy is often used to help prevent scarring following burns. The compression garments can be rather costly ranging from $500 to $1,500.
Silicone therapy is a low-cost method of making scar tissue smoother and more flexible. An 11 inch by 16 inch piece of silicone that can be cut to the appropriate size ranges from $100 to $400.
For small scars, cryotherapy costs approximately $100 to $150 per scar removal. More than one treatment session may be required to completely remove the scar.
Removing indented scars using surgical excision costs between $75 and $300 per scar.
Radiation therapy costs between $500 -$3000 depending on the type of scar and the size of the scar being treated.
Laser resurfacing can cost between $3000 to $6000 depending on the type of scar being treated and the surface area being covered by the treatment. Patients may need more than one treatment session in order to see results.