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  • Um, How Much Would You Pay for a Facial?

  • Posted by Anna on July 27, 2011 at 09:51AM
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  • So news on the (beauty) street is that Mila Kunis recently got a $7,000 facial. Which prompts me to think: "Alright, we get it -- you're famous and therefore have plenty of Benjamins to burn on skin care treatments. But what on earth could they be doing in this facial that would warrant it costing as much as my used Toyota Corolla?"

  • I, of course, don't have the answer to this. But I have found out what they are doing during other expensive facial treatments that cost not quite a mint, but some hefty amounts nonetheless.

  • Dr. Reza Nabavian, MD, a plastic surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, filled me in on the different kinds of facials and skin treatments that his celebrity and super wealthy Beverly Hills (la tee da) clients seek out:

  • IPL Photofacial: Approximately $250 to $400 per session

  • Intense Pulse Light is used in photofacial treatments to penetrate the skin on the deepest levels, causing the body to produce new collagen and connective tissue, thus creating healthier and smoother skin. "IPL has different effects," says Nabavian. "It can help with general skin improvement, tone, and pore size. For ladies with sun spots, IPL is beneficial for more acute change."

  • Chemical Peel: Approximately $150 to $800

  • "Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers," says Nabavian. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. A chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne, he says.

  • Thermage: Approximately $1,800 to $5,000

  • "Thermage may be valuable to prevent or treat mildly loose skin," says Nabavian. It's a clinically proven way to tighten and contour skin, he says, and it stimulates your own collagen to improve skin tone, contour, and texture.

  • Facials aren't the only spa expenditures that are super pricey. Check out these 10 best spa treatments in the U.S. and how to recreate them at home on the cheap here.

  • And tell me, what's the most you would pay for an amazing facial?

  • Member Comments

    Your Comment:

    • Even if I could afford these types of facials, I'd use the money for something else. These prices are ludicrous.

      by Jewelrydesigner Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 09:47AM Report as inappropriate

    • I have bought IPL photofacials before and they are worth every penny to get rid of brown spots and redness from rosacea. For a regular facial no more than 120.

      by beautybody Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:25PM Report as inappropriate

    • i would not pay that much for a facial.

      by shar_r Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 01:12PM Report as inappropriate

    • I would try these facials if I could afford it! :)

      by queenofthegreen Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 09:14AM Report as inappropriate

    • I've never gotten a facial, but definitely would not pay that much for one!

      by LipglossandSpandex Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 12:28AM Report as inappropriate

    • Some people do their own chemical peels at home for a lot cheaper! It's just a matter of finding out which peel to use and how long and how to care for your skin after it!

      by martha85 Friday, August 5, 2011 at 12:44PM Report as inappropriate

    • Im with some of these other girls I make my own or my the little cheap maskes at walmart for like $3!

      by xmadibabix Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 01:05PM Report as inappropriate

    • you could have surgery for that amount! I do my own at home and soemtimes splurge once or twice a year at a hotel spa or while I'm on a cruise.

      by leftyonkey Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:56AM Report as inappropriate

    • No way! Too expensive...

      by ebbsandtides Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 10:28AM Report as inappropriate

    • That is way too much $$ even if you are famous, omg I can think of 10 better uses for that much money. I've been doing my own facials for years.

      by RoleModel Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 10:29PM Report as inappropriate

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