The cost of a visit to the dermatologist varies according to several factors, including location, specialty, the nature of the visit and whether or not a patient has health insurance. A little research on the dermatologists in a particular area can help with a cost estimate.
If a patient has health insurance, then a visit to the dermatologist may be covered and billed at a lower cost. However, many treatments and procedures performed by dermatologists are considered cosmetic, and many health plans don’t cover cosmetic procedures. Cost and coverage may also vary depending upon whether or not the dermatologist is in a particular plan’s network.
For patients paying out of pocket, seeing a dermatologist costs anywhere from $100-$200 per visit, reports TheLawDictionary.com. Dermatologists practicing in affluent cities or those with specialized skills may also charge more than the average doctor.