Have you been considering Botox?
Botox is a non-invasive, effective procedure that can help you to feel more self-confident with your appearance.
But how much does Botox cost? Keep reading to find out more, so that you can make informed choices that you are comfortable with.
What Is Botox?
Botulinum toxin, known as Botox, is used for non-invasive cosmetic procedures to improve skin appearance and reduce signs of aging.
It is injected into facial muscles to temporarily paralyze them. This smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, creating a smooth and youthful appearance.
Botox can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis, jaw clenching, and chronic migraines.
Cost of Botox Treatment
If Botox is used for cosmetic procedures, you will have to pay for it yourself; it’s not covered by health insurance. In 2018 the average cost of a Botox procedure was $397.
The cost of Botox can vary widely, and depends on:
- The amount of Botox needed for treatment;
- How experienced your provider is;
- Your local cost of living.
Botox treatments can be priced by unit, or by area.
Botox Price by Unit
The amount of Botox used is measured in units. On average, each unit of Botox costs between $10 and $15, depending on the provider that you choose to go ahead with.
The units required for treatment depends on the area that is being treated, and the individual patient. If too many units are used, you risk a frozen appearance. If too few units are used, the results will not be as satisfactory.
As an approximate guide:
- Frown lines typically need 20 to 30 units
- Crow’s feet typically need 20 to 30 units
- Forehead lines typically need 16 to 30 units
It is recommended that, if you’re beginning to use Botox or you don’t require much of the product, you use a provider that prices per unit. This way, you’ll only pay for the amount of Botox that you use, rather than paying for an entire area.
Botox Price by Area
If Botox is priced by area, you will pay a fixed amount for treating a specific area, regardless of how much Botox is actually needed. If you need or prefer a great amount of Botox, it may be worth discussing price by area with your provider.
As an approximate guide:
- A brow lift typically costs $450 to $600
- Jaw slimming typically costs $800 to $1,200
- A neck lift typically costs $850 to $950
How Long Does Botox Last For?
When considering the cost of Botox treatment, it’s worth considering how long the effects will last.
Botox can last anywhere between 3 to 11 months. This depends on each individual person and their rate of aging. As well as genetics, factors include how much you drink, smoke, and are exposed to the sun.
It’s also worth remembering that, the longer that you use Botox, the longer the results should last.
So, How Much Does Botox Cost?
As you’ve seen, there isn’t a simple answer to this question. Botox cost is decided by many different things, including the treatment area, how much Botox is needed, the provider that you choose, and whether the treatment is priced by unit or area.
It’s best to have an open and honest conversation with experienced and professional providers to make sure that you make the decision that’s best for you.
Contact us now to discuss more about Botox treatments, as well as other treatments available.