Botox has been an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable since 2002, and its popularity continues to skyrocket. In fact, there are one million new Botox users each year.
If you are thinking about trying Botox for the first time, you likely have a number of questions and/or concerns. One of the most common questions among Botox beginners at the Aesthetic Center of Columbia is: how much does Botox cost?
Continue reading to learn what you can expect to pay for Botox injections and why cost shouldn’t determine your choice of injector.
How to Find the Best Botox Provider?
If you are considering Botox for the first time, it is essential that you properly research providers and select a highly-skilled and experienced injector.
Look for a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who routinely performs Botox and approaches injections as an art form.
You should also view a practitioner’s work in before and after photos to ensure that their aesthetic preference matches your own. Finally, seek injector recommendations from friends, family members, colleagues, or other medical professionals you trust.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The national average price for Botox injections is $550. In most cases, cost is calculated per area (i.e. forehead, crow’s feet) or per unit.
A unit of Botox can run anywhere between $10-$20, and patients often require 10-30 units per area. With that being said, smaller areas, like crow’s feet, can typically be corrected with fewer units than larger areas, like the forehead.
Factors That Can Affect Botox Pricing
In addition, to location and size of the treatment area, there are several other factors that can affect the price of Botox. These include:
• Injector expertise and qualifications – Injectors who are at the top of their field and have extensive experience typically command a higher price for their expertise
• Muscle strength – Individuals with stronger muscles, usually need more product to achieve desired effects
• Wrinkle depth – Deeper wrinkles also require a larger dose, often at a greater cost
• Frequency of treatment – How often you undergo Botox injections and how well you maintain results can affect price per treatment
Learn More About Botox Cost
If you are considering anti-aging injectables and would like to learn more about Botox cost, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.