Millions of people around the world now regularly get botox injections to keep them looking young. So botox is likely the most well-known non-surgical cosmetic procedure. But although it has become so commonplace many people are still not aware how much botox treatments typically cost.
What is botox and how does it work?
Botox or botulinum toxin type Ais a drug that is used in cosmetics to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It works by temporarily inhibiting the normal nerve impulses to the muscles. Without these impulses, the muscles won’t contract, thereby giving the wrinkles a chance to smooth out.
Botox works best on frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet, which are lines caused by muscle activity. The injections are done using a very fine needle, therefore discomfort is minimal. The results gained with botox usually last 3-6 months.
How much does botox typically cost?
The cost of botox varies, as some physicians charge based on the number of units used, while others calculate their fee based on the size of the area being treated. Botox is dispensed by the manufacturer in vials of 50 units or 100 units, and most doctors then dilute the drug with sterile saline.
The typical cost for botox injections in 2016 was $385. This figure was published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.Patients are charged per unit of botox, and this can range anywhere from $10-$20 depending on the state you live in, and the preference of the provider.
Since the cost of botox can be so variable, clients should verify the fee with their provider during the initial consultation.
Botox cosmetic treatment is available at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, El Paso, TX.
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