Reading about medical aesthetic treatments and how they improve your appearance and general well-being can excite anyone to have them right away. However, the costs of these treatments can sometimes prevent individuals from pursuing their benefits. Botox and fillers are two of those treatments that can make you ask why they cost the way they do.
This post will, for the most part, tackle why Botox and filler injections may be costly. Let’s begin.
The Average Cost of Botox and Fillers
By researching the average cost of fillers and Botox in your neighborhood, you can determine whether a provider’s price is reasonable or suspiciously cheap. According to ASPS pricing statistics from 2018, hyaluronic acid fillers typically cost $682 per syringe. To get satisfactory outcomes, most people need more than one syringe.
Contrarily, Botox is sold in units and commonly ranges in price from $10 to $15 for each unit. For example, the forehead and eye area can be treated with an average dosage of 30–40 units, costing $300–600 overall.
But remember that these averages can change depending on where you live. Therefore, research by comparing pricing from a few reliable providers in your neighborhood before choosing.
If you are including cosmetic procedures in your monthly spending plan, you should also account for how long each treatment will last before a touch-up appointment is necessary. Hyaluronic acid fillers often last between 6 and 18 months, while Botox typically lasts between 3 and 6 months. As a result, even while the initial price of fillers may seem significantly higher, keep in mind that you might not require another treatment for a year or longer.
What Affects Botox and Filler Prices
With Botox injections, service providers determine their fees, which often include the cost of the fillers plus their operating expenses. Therefore, a facility with higher overhead costs or is in a pricey state will inevitably need to charge more for services to turn a profit and remain in operation.
The practitioner’s experience always influences the price of this cosmetic procedure. The cost of Botox treatments increases with the number of years of experience a practitioner has. The price of any additional specialty procedures that come with Botox injections also increases.
Cheaper Botox and Filler Injections Come with Another Price
The opposite is also sometimes true. If filler injections are being marketed for an absurdly low price, the provider may be new to Botox injections and is only attempting to attract customers. Do you want to be the practice customer of this “professional”? Do you know where they received their training, and are you confident that they know how to administer Botox, so you obtain the desired results safely?
If a less experienced practitioner gives excessive amounts of Botox to the forehead region, you may have the easily recognized “sleepy” appearance where you cannot fully open your eyes. Your face will be frozen and mask-like if there is too much Botox on it, making it impossible for you to make natural facial emotions.
Given the hazards to your appearance posed by an untrained, low-cost provider, it is in your best interests to spend a little more money on an expert who can perform the treatment to produce natural-looking results.
More Than One Injection is Necessary to Achieve Satisfactory Results
Botox is frequently described as a routine procedure. However, the amount of filler administered varies from patient to patient. The amount of Botox you receive will increase if you require more injections in a particular region.
You would believe that treatment will be reasonably affordable, given that a single Botox unit is frequently priced between $10 and $15. Still, if you need numerous injections, the whole expense mounts quickly.
Why It’s Best to Spend More on Botox and Filler Injections
When determining the cost of an injection of filler or a Botox procedure, remember that the product’s price is only one element of the overall cost. You are also paying for a qualified, licensed, and experienced professional to use those materials correctly so that you can safely get lovely, natural-looking results.
Shopping around for cosmetic treatments like Botox, fillers, and other things is not a good idea. Sadly, horrific stories of inexperienced, unlicensed providers providing cosmetic services at a significant discount and harming clients permanently are still frequently heard. One of the most crucial choices you can make when looking for injectables is selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon or a medical spa facility run by one.
When selecting a filler or Botox provider, keep an eye out for the following warning signs:
- Pricing that appears to be too good to be true
- There is a lack of information or before-and-after images on their website or in their office.
- Refusal to display the product’s labeling or packaging
- A less-than-hygienic, disorderly clinic or office
It’s also essential to remember that despite the rise in popularity of “Botox parties,” getting injections at these gatherings is not always safe unless the procedure is professionally performed in a medical setting. Qualified personnel must always carry out Botox, fillers, and other professional cosmetic procedures in a clean medical facility.
How to Cut the Costs of Botox and Filler Injections Without Sacrificing Quality
Fortunately, numerous approaches help reduce the price of fillers and Botox while obtaining reliable, excellent results. The easiest method to save money is to hunt for special offers from a dependable provider but remember to be cautious of offers with drastically reduced prices from dubious sources.
Another choice is to talk about finance when you get your consultation. Instead of paying everything up front in one lump sum, some offices may provide financing alternatives that allow you to spread out the cost of your treatment over a more extended period.
If the price of fillers or Botox worries you, talk to a board-certified cosmetic surgeon about your specific goals and don’t be afraid to be open and honest about your finances. Together, you can identify the best medical procedures to make you look younger without going over budget.
My Aesthetics Studio offers virtual and complimentary consultations to help you solve your aesthetic problems without breaking the bank. Contact us at 407-362-5927 or email [email protected] to get more details about the Botox and fillers or other treatments you need.