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How Much Do Botox Treatments Cost?

 
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Costs for Botox can vary significantly based on how much an individual needs and wishes to get, and based on who is administering it.
    Some skin care centers advertise low prices for Botox on a "cost per area" basis, advertising prices of $200-$300 for one area. The doctor we spoke to recommends getting price quotes on a "cost per unit" basis, because some places might be quoting lower prices but giving you smaller treatments, which may be less effective and require more frequent visits.

Typical costs:

  • Typically, treatments run $300-$1,200 depending on how much you need and who administers it. Treatments may be every 3 months.
  • A nurse administering Botox in a mall on average costs $9-$12 per unit, or $200-$300 per area (with 20-30 units), which can run $200-$600 for a typical treatment.
  • A dermatologist or plastic surgeon administering Botox at a medical office on average costs $14-$17 per unit of Botox, or $600 to $1,200 or more for multiple areas.
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Discounts:
  • Some skin care centers, for example at malls are cheaper, but you'll want to check first on the quality of service they provide (see shopping for Botox, below)
  • It may save money to have a group of friends have a "Botox party," which can cost 10-20% less, in large part because it can take less time.
  • Even dermatologists or plastic surgeons may offer discounts, especially if you are a regular customer or purchase multiple services. You may also get a discount if you refer new customers.
Shopping for botox treatments:
  • If you do seek Botox treatments, we recommend visiting a qualified person who purchases botox directly from the manufacturer. A list is available at Allergan's website.
  • You can also find a board certified physician by visiting the American Academy of Dermatology[1] or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons[2] .
  • One way to find a provider is to schedule a skin check with your dermatologist, and ask your dermatologist for a recommendation or whether they themselves offer the service. Your dermatologist may also be able to give you a sense of what kind of treatment could be right for you.
  • On February 8, 2008, the FDA, in an ongoing safety review of botox and botox cosmetic, announced that in rare instances, children treated with Botox had been hospitalized and even died.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Botox by a nurse. Love her!!!!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Passion222 in Shelton, CT.Posted: April 2nd, 2012 08:04PM
Number of Units: 8 areasProvider: RN
I am addicted. I have crows feet, 11s, accordion forehead, under eyes, cheeks near nose to eliminate wrinkling up under eyes. Smoother look. Been doing Botox and Dysport for 3 yrs now. Can get expensive but it's my only "vice" in life. Want to stay as young looking as possible.
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Botox by MD
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: Nicole B in Framingham, MA.Posted: January 17th, 2010 07:01AM
Number of Units: 50Provider: Dr. Sharma
I have been recieving Botox treatments for over 2 years and I am addicted. I just love it. I found a great doctor down the street from work. His prices are GREAT and his attention to detail is amazing when injecting the botox. I would recommend botox to anyone that hates their 11's which I do, crows feet, and Worry lines...
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Botox by a Cosmetic Dentist
Amount: $780.00
Posted by: Phil in Deerfied Beach/Boca, FL.Posted: March 16th, 2009 07:03PM
Number of Units: 3 sitesProvider: Dr. Angela Berkovich
Great experience. Painless, office is emaculate. Dr. is gentle and explains all procedures. Did Juvederm with a local block(dentists are experts in numing) did not feel a thing. A true believer in the products and Dr. Berkovich.
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Botox Treatment
Amount: $600.00
Posted by: Stacy in Arlington, TX.Posted: March 24th, 2008 08:03AM
Number of Units: 2 AreasProvider: Plastic Surgeon
I have had Botox once and it was $300 per area.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.aad.org/find-a-derm/
  2.  www1.plasticsurgery.org/find_a_surgeon/
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