microdermabrasion treatment systems

Microdermabrasion costs

This page provides information on the costs of various microdermabrasion treatments.
The best microdermabrasion procedure for you and its cost will vary based on:

  • Location
  • Extent of treatment
  • Microdermabrasion treatment provider

The cost of microdermabrasion in a large city is likely to be slightly higher. This has more to do with overheads and operational costs than the quality of treatment, although you should always make sure your treatment provider has received proper microdermabrasion training.

Extent of treatment refers both to how many separate treatments you want, as well as the intensity of the microdermabrasion treatment itself. Most microdermabrasion patients undergo a series of treatments and most microdermabrasion providers discount prices for multiple bookings.

If you’re considering professional microdermabrasion treatment then the cost largely depends on what treatment provider you decide on. There are two choices:

  1. Dermatologist
  2. Beauty Spa

Dermatologist Microdermabrasion costs­


A dermatologist is a doctor specialising in skin. As you’d expect, the cost of microdermabrasion with a doctor is higher than at beauty spas. The average cost of a single microdermabrasion session will be about $200. There are various reasons why the cost of microdermabrasion with a doctor is higher:

  • microdermabrasion_cotsQualifications
  • Skin assessment
  • Medical – grade machines

A doctor who has spent many years studying is going to charge more for their time than other microdermabrasion treatment providers. One justification for the higher costs of microdermabrasion with a doctor is that they are more skilled at assessing your particular skin condition and prescribing the most effective course of microdermabrasion treatment. Also, because of their superior training and knowledge, doctors often possess more powerful microdermabrasion machines than other providers which increases the cost.

Spa microdermabrasion costs

The cost of microdermabrasion at a beauty spa is slightly cheaper, averaging at about $100 per treatment. Beauty spas usually drop the costs by up to 25% if you book a series of microdermabrasion treatments. Although beauty spa professionals aren’t doctors, they should have received professional training and passed a state licensed exam before administering microdermabrasion. Never allow an unqualified person to perform microdermabrasion on you, even if the costs are the cheapest around.

Home microdermabrasion costs

Home microdermabrasion kits are a good way to get the benefits of microdermabrasion exfoliation without the costs of professional treatment. There is a great deal of variance in the costs of home microdermabrasion kits. This is partly to do with quality; however, a lot of it is to do with branding. A good way to observe this is to compare the ingredients and contents of an average and expensive brand and you’ll notice there is very little difference. Prices vary between $30 – 250 although the average is around $70. Depending on what home microdermabrasion kit you buy, accessories and cream refills are usually sold separately at a cost of about $ 25. Although popular with acne sufferers, microdermabrasion kits are not strong enough to treat deep acne scars.

Microdermabrasion cream costs

There are literally dozens of different microdermabrasion creams on the market. Although some are meant to be used with a home kit, many are sold alone and prices vary considerably. A microdermabrasion cream can cost you anywhere between $ 10 – 60. One tub of cream will provide you about 30 applications. A good microdermabrasion cream will provide skin soothing ingredients to counteract the irritating effect of microdermabrasion crystals.

Microdermabrasion machine costs

Microdermabrasion machines are only used in professional microdermabrasion treatment. As microdermabrasion treatment becomes increasingly popular more companies have started to produce their own. The cost of a machine starts at around $2000 and can go up to $ 20,000, although the most expensive machines are usually medical grade equipment that are only to be used by doctors. Most beauty spas will have a machine that costs around $2,500.