Unfortunately, wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. Muscles that are permanently contracted create lines in the forehead, near the mouth, and around the eyes. Aside from looking older, they can also make people look tired and grumpy. BOTOX Cosmetic® is a non-invasive injectable formulated to treat these bothersome fine lines and wrinkles for up to six months. According to data provided by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox was the most popular non-surgical procedure in 2010.
There are a number of factors that will affect the cost of Botox. As with all plastic surgery procedures, the specialist performing Botox will have his or her own price points. These will vary based on their training and on their designated clientele. The geographical location of the clinic will also make a difference in Botox costs. A study found that Botox is most expensive in the Northeast with an average of $500 and the least expensive in the West, with Botox costing an average of $370.
Botox cost may also be dependent on the amount of Botox you get and the injection site. Botox is measured in units. Each syringe contains 25 units, and it takes about 25 units to fill in fine lines around the mouth and eyes. Some Botox specialists charge based on units while others charge a flat fee for one session. Each unit costs between $10 and $15. Deeper wrinkles, like the furrow in a brow, can take closer to 75 units to treat. Forehead wrinkles may also be more expensive because Botox injections at this site require more skill. In 2005, the average cost of Botox was $350. The cost remains about the same today because although Botox is very widely available in clinics across the nation, it's also in very high demand.
Although Botox is considered a routine non-invasive procedure, it's very important to choose a Botox specialist that has extensive training and shows the capacity to listen to your desires. He or she should have experience in performing Botox on a variety of patients so that in case complications arise, they will know how to deal with them. Remember, a specialist that performs excellent Botox may charge above average prices for their services. In turn, they could deliver above average results.
Botox for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles is considered an aesthetic procedure, so insurance will not cover it. If you plan to use Botox for other reasons, like migraine headaches or hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating), insurance could very well cover your Botox injections. Some clinics may offer payment plans to spread out your Botox payments or discounts when you buy a certain amount of Botox at once. The best way to find out exact Botox costs is to speak directly with your skincare specialist.
Wrinkles can make you look older than you really feel. If you'd like your face to reflect your youthful disposition, contact us today! We can set up a free consultation with a Botox specialist in your area.
*Average surgeon/physician fees taken from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's annual statistics