Botox® is probably the most popular and successful aesthetic dermatology treatment in the world today. Ever since the treatment was approved by the FDA for reduction of signs of aging from the face, skin care experts around the world have recommended it to patients who are keen to reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines without surgery.
Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing Botox® treatment to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding areas. Dr. Zimmet will discuss the cost aspects of the treatment during the initial consultation to help the patients make informed choices.
Comparing Botox® Cost with Other Treatments
A wide range of cosmetic dermatology as well as surgery procedures are available today for facial rejuvenation. Each of the procedures involves different techniques and technologies such as lasers, chemical peels, cosmetic surgery, or facial fillers, and therefore, costs differently. Patients can evaluate their most suitable treatment options as well as compare their costs to determine the most appropriate option as per their needs and affordability.
Among all the major aesthetic treatments for the face, Botox® is likely to be the most affordable. A procedure such as facelift can cost several thousand dollars, and even a mini facelift or fractional laser, ultrasound, chemical peels and advanced dermal fillers may cost significantly higher than Botox® . With Botox® , patients can enjoy similar outcomes for at least three to six months. The treatment can be repeated for prolonged effects. Dr. Zimmet provides Botox® injectable skin care treatment to his patients in and around Austin, TX.
Scale of Treatment
Botox® treatment costs will differ slightly from one patient to another even at the same practice. The location and surface area of treatment can be different between two patients, which can impact the cost. Some patients need only small improvements in one area of the face such as frown lines or crow’s feet, while others may require more extensive treatment in multiple areas.
The skills, experience, and reputation of the dermatologist and the kind of facilities and services offered at a particular practice may also have some bearing on the overall cost of treatment in some cases. In any case, Botox® treatment should be received only from experienced and certified Botox® experts.
Average Cost of Treatment
Botox® treatment cost is generally determined on a per unit basis. Some practices may charge a different cost per unit for different areas of the body. However, the overall average cost will range from $11 to $18 per unit at most practices. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) figures, the average cost of Botox® treatment in the United States ranges between $300 and $500.
At some practices, the price may be fixed according to the area of treatment, such as $350 for the treatment of fine lines around the eyes and $450 for forehead lines. Unless Botox® is prescribed to treat certain medical conditions, the cost will not be covered under health insurance. Patients should explore the possibilities of financing by the way of credit card payments, medical care financing, or other sources.