First off, the procedure you are asking about may not actually be the best procedure to achieve your goals. For example, many times I will have patients ask about Botox, when what they actually need is filler. Second, a patient may not really understand the side effects and downtime of a procedure. Knowing that you’ll have a week of redness and flaking after a laser peel is just as important as knowing the cost. In addition, it may take several treatments to achieve the result you are looking for, and this is important to know. Finally, you may not actually be a candidate for a particular procedure. Previous surgical history, medical history, and the medications you take are all important for me to know before I recommend a specific treatment, and this is more information than we generally get over the phone. My recommendation to you is to read up on the procedure(s) you are interested in. The website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has wonderful information about a variety of procedures. If you have done some reading and are still interested in a procedure, schedule a consultation. Our office offers free consultations for Botox, fillers, and laser procedures. And if you’re thinking of something more involved, the consult fee is well-worth it. At the consultation visit you’ll receive a detailed cost sheet which includes the hospital costs, surgical fees, and any other potential added costs. In addition, if you do schedule surgery, the consult fee is deducted from the cost of the surgery.
Patients email and call us daily asking about the cost of a treatment. My staff does have price lists for some procedures, including laser hair removal and Botox, but they are instructed to give very generalized answers regarding laser treatments and surgical procedures. I realize that it can be very frustrating for a prospective patient to ask a straightforward question and receive a complicated answer, but there are some very good reasons for this.