A common question we get at Prejuve MedSpa: Are aesthetic & cosmetic services covered by healthcare insurance? While the answer is NO, they are fee for service, there are a few caveats that might be helpful. You may be able to use your FSA/HSA dollars!

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) offer a valuable opportunity to save money on eligible healthcare expenses while reducing your taxable income. While most people are familiar with using their FSA funds for doctor visits, prescriptions, and other medical necessities, there’s a lesser-known but equally beneficial use for your FSA dollars: investing in your skin health with medical-grade skincare products and services. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the suggested uses of FSA money for your skincare needs.


  1. Prescription Skincare Products: If your physician prescribes medications or treatments for your skin condition, you can use your FSA funds to purchase these products. This includes facial cleansers, topical creams, lip balms, ointments, gels/ serums, body lotions or oral medications that are medically necessary for the treatment of a diagnosed skin condition like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, melasma, folliculitis, alopecia and more…
  2. Sunscreen: Sun protection is vital for maintaining healthy skin and preventing skin damage. Medical-grade sunscreens with high SPF levels can qualify as eligible expenses when recommended by a healthcare provider. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of sunburn and skin cancer. They are particularly helpful in treating and preventing worsening of other skin conditions like melasma, hyperpigmentation and rosacea.
  3. Laser Treatments: Certain laser treatments, such as those for removing age spots, tattoos, or hair, may be eligible for FSA reimbursement if they are performed for medical reasons, such as the treatment of precancerous lesions, acne, acne scars, recurrent folliculitis or pseudofolliculitis or hidradenitis. Consult with your healthcare provider and plan administrator for specific eligibility.
  4. Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels: Medical-grade treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels can be used to treat various skin conditions, including acne scars and fine lines. When these procedures are performed for medical reasons, such as skin resurfacing for acne scarring, they may qualify as FSA-eligible expenses.
  5. Acne Treatments: Acne can be a persistent and distressing skin condition. Treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and acne facials, when recommended by a healthcare provider, may be eligible for FSA reimbursement. Additionally, prescription acne medications and topical treatments are typically FSA-eligible.
  6. Scar Revision: If you have scars from surgeries, injuries, or skin conditions that affect your physical or emotional well-being, scar revision treatments, such as laser therapy, may be considered eligible for FSA reimbursement.


Conclusion: Your FSA can be a valuable resource for investing in your skin health and well-being. To ensure your skincare expenses qualify for FSA reimbursement, consult with your healthcare provider and plan administrator. Keep proper documentation and receipts to substantiate your claims. By leveraging your FSA for medical-grade skincare products and services, you can maintain healthy, radiant skin while maximizing the benefits of your FSA account. Remember that FSA rules and eligible expenses can change, so stay informed and make the most of your FSA funds for your skincare needs.

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