Epidermal leveling is a surgical exfoliation procedure that removes the top layer of the skin, leaving fresher, younger looking skin behind. Epidermal leveling stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, so it can be effective in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as discolorations and acne scars.
Epidermal Leveling Explained
Epidermal leveling is a non-invasive procedure that can significantly enhance the appearance of the skin. It can make skin smoother, fresher, brighter and younger looking, and can reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.
Epidermal leveling is a pain free outpatient procedure that takes about 45 minutes to perform. Before the procedure, the patient's face will be cleansed. The dermatologist will then apply an Epi-Blade to the skin, using low pressure and long, sweeping movements to remove the uppermost, damaged layers of skin. In cases where skin damage is severe, the dermatologist might choose to follow the epidermal leveling procedure with a chemical peel.
Epidermal leveling requires little or no recovery time; most patients return to normal activities the same day.
Costs of Epidermal Leveling
The epidermal leveling procedure costs between $80 and $160 per session. The results of the procedure are not permanent and patients will need to continue receiving treatments to continue enjoying the results. Epidermal leveling can be safely performed every 30 days.
Financing Epidermal Leveling
Because epidermal leveling is a cosmetic procedure, your medical insurance provider probably won't cover it. Check with your provider to be sure. If your provider offers no coverage, your dermatologist can help you consider financing options.