For those who are considering having face treatment to make their face look younger, BOTOX treatment costs around $350 to $500 depending on the target area. However, costs also vary depending on location and the doctor who will perform the treatment. Thus, for those who are on a budget, they should carefully plan their expenses before scheduling for a BOTOX treatment.
AVERAGE COSTS OF BOTOX
In 2005, the price for BOTOX was around $375, whereas the steepest price was awarded in northeastern United States. The lowest price for the treatment was offered in western states at under $370. However, these data may not be as accurate today, especially when prices may still vary in various locations within a state.
Likewise, patients should realize that there are other factors affecting prices of BOTOX treatment, including expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure, time of the year, and the number of injections.
BREAKDOWN OF COSTS OF BOTOX TREATMENT
Though most clinic may offer flat rates for BOTOX treatments, some may consider breaking down the units used per treatment. For instance, flat rates may range from $300 to $1000, but per-unit rates cost around $10 to $15 per unit. However, each vial, which costs around $400 and contains around 100 units, must be used up within hours of opening. Otherwise, the compound will to be thrown out.
PRICE DISCOUNTS FOR BOTOX TREATMENTS
As mentioned, various factors determine the price of BOTOX treatments. Thus, people should be careful when the price offered to them for one treatment is very low.
Recently, a new trend emerged, wherein groups of people simultaneously undergo BOTOX treatment for a lower price. However, some people voiced out their concern for such treatment parties. For instance, the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery warned against safeness and possible contamination of environment when too many people undergo BOTOX treatment at the same time.
Another issue that concern people is that medical insurances usually do not cover BOTOX treatments. Thus, some patients resort to other financing options just to fund their treatments.
PAYMENT METHODS FOR BOTOX TREATMENTS
Normally, BOTOX treatments can be using cash, personal checks, major credit cards, or by special arrangement with a lending institution.
INSURANCE AND BOTOX TREATMENT
Some medical procedures that involve BOTOX may be covered by insurance; these treatments include those for blepharospasm, excessive sweating, constant pain, and other. However, medical insurance providers rarely cover cosmetic BOTOX treatment. Thus, patients are advised to check their insurance coverage first before scheduling for BOTOX treatment.