Botox is a surgical procedure that uses a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin that is produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. This toxin is injected into the targeted areas of the face using injections in order to treat and reduce the problem of wrinkles.
Why Botox is needed
- For treating wrinkles
As the human being ages and the human body grow older the human skin loses its tightness. As a result wrinkles form all over the body. The most common areas for wrinkles are around the eyes, the forehead and around the mouth.
- Why wrinkles are a problem
Wrinkles over a long period add lines to the face and mouth that can become permanent. These can make a person look more aged and cause the loss of some of the beauty and softness of the face. Hence it is important to start treating the problem of wrinkles as early as possible.
- Other uses for Botox
Nowadays Botox is also used in order to treat problems like migraines and an overactive bladder. The Botox cost for such treatments differ from normal cosmetic Botox.
Common treatment areas for Botox
You can choose the areas where you want to get the Botox treatment done. The most common areas for the treatment are the forehead, the chin and the area between the eyebrows.
Factors on which the cost of Botox depend
Botox cost can depend on a varying number of factors. These include
- The city or the state
The city or the state where the Botox procedure is done can influence the price of Botox a lot. You might even want to consider going to a different place which offers more reasonable prices
- The doctor
Different doctors charge different rates for doing Botox. Some doctors give discounts while others do not. It is important to ensure that the doctor is properly certified, experienced, reliable and good along with ensuring that the rates he charges are affordable.
- The area of treatment
Different areas of the face need different amounts of Botox. Hence the price of the treatment can vary depending on which area and how many areas of the face you are getting treatment in.
- The number of sessions
The price will also greatly vary depending on how many sessions of the treatment you want to get down. Most people go with more number of sessions in order to get a more lasting solution.
Many clinics and doctors offer discounts. Prices may vary depending on this. Some clinics or doctors might even charge you money for a consultation while others may not.
General cost for Botox
The cost of Botox can of course vary a lot but in general the cost for a cosmetic Botox treatment varies between $350 and $500. The cost of getting Botox treatment can be priced depending on the area of the treatment and the cost for this can range from under $350-$800 and above. The cost for the treatment can also be priced depending on the amount of surface of the face per unit being treated and the price for this is usually $12 per unit.