Sun damaged skin may require different treatments depending on symptoms. Treatment for sunburn is usually relatively inexpensive, while treatment for wrinkles or other symptoms may be very expensive.
Aloe, Moisturizers and Lotions
Many times, the best way to treat sunburn is with over-the-counter products like aloe, moisturizers, creams and lotions. These are relatively inexpensive products, starting at $5 in most drug stores or supermarkets.
Chemical peels vary greatly in price. Prices may depend at which treatment facility one receives treatment and what depth of chemical peel is chosen. For the lighter peels, patients should expect to pay about $150, while the deepest peels may cost more than $5,000 in some cases.
The cost of laser treatment may also vary depending on the clinic and which laser therapy one chooses. Non-ablative techniques may cost a few hundred dollars, while the more invasive ablative techniques may range up to a few thousand dollars. Again, the best way to determine the cost of laser therapy is to speak with a skincare professional at a specific clinic.
For those who experience fine lines and wrinkles associated with sun damage, dermal fillers may be a possible solution. There are several types of dermal fillers available, each with different characteristics and results. Generally, dermal fillers that offer long lasting results are more expensive than dermal fillers whose results last only a few months. Costs may range between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand dollars.
Prices for treatment for sun damaged skin may be very variable from one location to the next. Patients are encouraged to inquire about prices beforehand or during an initial consolation.