Recession-Proof Beauty Fixes

With the economic recession underway, more Americans are cutting back on luxury spending and focusing on the basics. This back to basics approach means many are skipping the monthly facials and scaling back on several cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures to save money for other priorities on the expense list. But is it really time to banish BOTOX from your skin management routine?   

Cosmetic surgeons across the country are feeling the pinch but offering new treatment packages and budget-friendly options to keep clients coming back. If you’re looking for a cost-effective regiment for the months ahead, consider these beauty treatments that may not overextend your budget:  


Microdermabrasion procedures are a valuable skin rejuvenation treatment that can eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, reduce age spots and remove acne scars and other types of skin pigmentation. A series of microdermabrasion treatments can provide the best results, and this facial rejuvenation procedure costs an average of $150 per session, depending on the location of the spa or cosmetic dermatology center.  

BOTOX Injectables  

Buying a series of BOTOX treatments is the easiest way to save money on the procedure, and will help you get the results you need for the long-term. The national average for BOTOX injection is $400 per treatment area, and most packages shave off at least $20 - $50 per treatment (Source:  


Frown lines, creases around the mouth and thinning lips can all be treated with the injectable Juvederm, a dermal filler that not only plumps up wrinkles an dlips, but can also help improve the tone and texture of your skin for a more natural appearance. Juvederm injectables can help get rid of nasolabial folds – the lines near the bottom of the nose and corners of the mouth – to create a more youthful look, and these injectables can be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments for a better effect. According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the national average for a Juvederm treatment is $300 - $500.  

Contour Threadlift

Contour Threads are an alternative to the surgical facelift, and can help tighten and tone sagging skin after just one treatment. This procedure involves trimming muscle and facial tissue to eliminate excess skin and fat, and then stitching the face back in place with a set of dissolvable threads. The procedure can be completed in under an hour, and can help you achieve a more youthful, tightened and toned look. The average national cost of the Contour Threadlift is $2000 - $5000. (Source:

Mesotherapy Injections  

If you wish you could zap away fat and cellulite instantly, you don’t have to dream any longer. Mesotherapy treatments are readily available at several plastic and cosmetic surgery centers across the country, and are designed to work with your body’s natural lymphatic system to drain away fat cells within days.  A series of mesotherapy injections can help breakdown fatty tissue to stimulate weight loss; this non-invasive procedure is can be used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation and body contouring procedures for better results.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a national average cost of $1,000 - $1,500 per injection, with a series of 3 – 6 required for long-term results.

From microdermabrasion to BOTOX, there are several ways to keep up with your beauty regiment without compromising your finances.  If you need help financing your procedure, many practices offer convenient payment plans so you can get the treatment you need and stay within your means.  Patient financing is another way to get your dream procedure; low-interest financing plans allow you to pay off the balance over a period of 2 – 3 years, easily and conveniently.  

Learn more about cosmetic surgery procedures in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out which treatment meets your needs – and fits into your budget.