Although facial injections have become quite popular in recent years, they remain a bit of a mystery. In fact, many people who consider injections will actually end up electing not to pursue them despite not knowing much about them.
Over time, some have been rather unwilling to discuss the details of facial injections while others have been taught not too. This way of thinking hinders the spread of information and will simply never be good enough.
For some looking to increase confidence or improve the way they look or feel, however, investing into skincare techniques is a viable option, although it’s made more difficult if candidates do not have the proper information.
Because of that, we’ve done some research into facial injections such as Botox with hopes of spreading helpful information. Continue to reading on to find answers to commonly asked questions.
What Is Botox?
Botox is regularly defined as a type of neurotoxin that is used in cosmetic procedures to temporarily paralyze facial muscles in order to address various signs of aging including lines and wrinkles.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Below are the average costs of some of the most common Botox treatments:
- Brow Lift: $450-$600
- Jaw Slimming: $800-$1200
- Neck Lift: $850-$950
- Chin Dimpling: $250-$350
Of course, prices can vary and the price is often determined by certain factors. According to LA-based injection specialist Lisa Goodman, for example, the difference in price is often “based on the duration of the results”.
Robert Anolik, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, meanwhile, acknowledges that different patients require different needs which leads to different prices.
“The cost for these types of treatments is widely variable, as every patient needs different amounts and in different areas,” he said. “It could be a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.”
Ultimately, each person is different, which is why there is no one set price on the treatment.
How Many Units Are Used Per Treatment?
The amount of units used per treatment typically requires on the area being treated.
Frown lines, for example, may require 18-24 units, while forehead Botox may require up to 20 units.
The price of the treatment overall can also be impacted by the amount of units being used, per Anolik.
“The price per vial or for entire treatment varies based on practice style,” he said. “At my practice, we do charge a fee per unit of Dysport and per syringe of Restylane. Some respectable cosmetic dermatology practices around the country may have a fee per treatment instead.”
How Is Cost Determined?
As we’ve established, the cost of Botox treatments is impacted by many different factors.
According to Joshua Zeichner, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, however, the cost of the procedure typically depends on two main factors.
“The cost for a procedure depends on two main factors,” he explained. “First, different products cost different amounts because of the technology that goes into their manufacturing. In addition, the cost depends on the fee of the injector.
If you are seeing a sought-after, skilled injector, you may be paying a premium for that treatment. Especially when getting injectable fillers, your treatment is dependent on the skill and aesthetic of your injector. I do not recommend compromising here or purchasing a deal on websites like Groupon.”