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How Much Does Botox® Cost Per Unit?

Are the frown lines on your forehead getting more pronounced each day?  If yes, and you have decided to get Botox, you’re probably wondering how much you will need to budget for your Botox injections.  So how much does Botox cost?

What Is Botox?

Botox or botulinum toxin is a cosmetic injectable that is mainly used to treat dynamic wrinkles.  Dynamic wrinkles form in response to the repeated contraction of the facial muscles when making expressions such as smiling, squinting, and frowning.  

Botox works beautifully to smooth out forehead wrinkles, moderate to severe frown lines, and crow’s feet. 

Although Botox is best known for reducing wrinkles it can also be used to treat migraines and axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).

How Botox Works 

When Botox is injected into the muscles that cause wrinkles it temporarily limits the movement of the muscles.  As the muscles relax, the overlying wrinkles become less noticeable.  

A typical Botox treatment session takes about 10 minutes, and there is no downtime. 

It generally takes 7-14 days for the effects of Botox to be seen, and optimal results are visible after about one month.  The positive results of Botox can last up to 4 months. 

How Much Does Botox Cost Per Unit?

Botox is priced in units, and each unit costs between $10 to $20.  However, this may vary based on the region in which you live.  The facial areas being treated will also affect the final cost of Botox. 

A single Botox session that includes treating forehead lines and frown lines may require the use of up to 40 units of Botox, so you can expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $800 for these two areas.  

That said, many practices offer specials on Botox injections to make treatment more affordable for patients. 

How Many Units Of Botox Will You Need? 

Each facial area being treated with Botox requires a specific number of units to relax the muscle enough to prevent movement.  The number of Botox units needed will vary for each patient, depending on individual characteristics such as the size and strength of their facial muscles.

The FDA approved dose of Botox for frown lines is a total of 20 units.  The dose for forehead wrinkles is also 20 units, while the recommended dose for crow’s feet is 24 units.

Although the above information provides a useful estimate for the cost of Botox, it’s best to schedule a professional consultation with an experienced Botox provider for expert guidance.    An experienced provider can make an accurate assessment of your Botox needs based on the severity of your wrinkles and your aesthetic goals. 

Am I A Good Candidate For Botox?

If you are interested in erasing frown lines, forehead lines, or crow’s feet, you would probably be a good candidate for Botox.  Ideal candidates for Botox should also be in good overall health.  Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding are not suitable candidates for Botox. 

Choosing Your Botox Provider

When getting Botox, it is crucial to choose an experienced provider with a reputation for delivering natural-looking results. 

The goal of Botox treatment is to reduce wrinkles while still being able to make normal facial expressions.  Over-treatment with Botox can cause a lack of facial expression and other undesirable results.  It’s therefore essential to select an injector that has the artistry and experience to tailor Botox to fit your unique needs and facial anatomy.  

If you are ready to get rid of those annoying frown lines and look your best, consider getting Botox injectable treatment.  Botox can refresh your appearance and give you the youthful, vibrant look you desire.

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