Mayo Clinic's approach
At Mayo Clinic, physicians who perform facial laser resurfacing draw upon their vast experience to help provide exactly the treatment and care you need.
- Teamwork. Mayo Clinic can address other medical needs at the same time. Virtually all medical services you might need — doctor visits, testing, surgery, hospital care — are available "under one roof" at Mayo Clinic. The scheduling of these services is done in a coordinated and efficient way.
- Experience. At Mayo Clinic, laser resurfacing is done only by board-certified doctors who are experienced in the various laser options available and can guide you in the best choice for your skin and what you hope to achieve with this procedure. Excellent technique can also mean quicker recovery time.
- Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use advanced laser technologies and combination treatments that increase the degree of precision in delicate facial areas. Lasers used at the clinic include intense-pulsed light, pulsed dye, diode, nonablative, and ablative and fractional.
- Time for you. Your Mayo Clinic specialist will take the time to discuss options and answer your questions about laser resurfacing.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.
Laser facial resurfacing procedures are considered a cosmetic procedure and aren't usually covered by insurance.
March 02, 2022
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