Have you heard about the wrinkle-reducing effects of botox, and you’re ready to give botox injections a try? That’s understandable since botox is the most popular cosmetic injectable treatment for wrinkles. But if you’re considering Botox for the first time, you probably want to know how it works and how much it costs.
What Is Botox And How Does It Work?
Botox is a neurotoxin that smooths dynamic wrinkles that develop due to the frequent contraction of the muscles linked to facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, and smiling.
Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. This causes the muscles to relax, so existing wrinkles become less noticeable.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Botox is priced in units, and each unit costs an average of $10 to $15. The final cost will therefore depend on the number of units used per area. Horizontal forehead lines may require up to 20 units, so you could be looking at a total cost of $200 to $300 for treating that area. If frown lines are included the total number of units could rise to 40, so the final price tag could increase to $600.
Botox treatment is customized to fit the unique circumstances of each patient, so patients with mild lines and wrinkles may need fewer units of botox.
What Factors Affect The Cost Of Botox Treatment?
The following factors may affect the cost of botox:
- Skill and experience of the injector. Experienced Botox specialists may charge a premium price for their expertise.
- Location of the practice. Practices in regions with higher overheads and costs generally charge more.
- Treatment area. The size of the treatment area will determine the number of botox units required to treat wrinkles and fine lines.
The best way to find out the cost of Botox treatment is to schedule a consultation with an experienced Botox injector.