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Total Cost BreakdownI know what you're thinking: How much did this set me back? Clear skin doesn't come cheap, so I'm also including some at-home options if a trip to Shamban's LA office isn't in your near future. Here's the breakdown:
Facial: $50 to $80
At-home option: Give yourself a DIY facial with these at-home recipes. And invest in a Clarisonic Mia Skin Care Cleansing System, $103. It's pricey, but the brush helps reduce pimples and blackheads and minimizes pores.
Peel: $50 to $300
At-home option: Use an at-home chemical peel kit like IQ Natural Complete Glycolic Acid Chemical Facial Peel Kit, $25, or a sulfur mask, like DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask, $38. This is a great adjunction to your daily cleansing regimen, says Rodan.
Laser: $500 to $3,000
Unfortunately there isn't a comparable at-home option for laser treatments. If you need this step, Shamban recommends at least three laser treatments, every two to three weeks.