Your Comprehensive Botox Pricing Guide for 2023
Botox is one of the most popular and cost-effective plastic surgery options. At Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery, we know cost is an important factor for any cosmetic treatment.
The great thing about Botox? It’s minimally invasive—no surgery or anesthesia required. But before you book a consultation with a provider, remember that if the price seems too good to be true, chances are it is. That’s why it’s essential to know the average botox prices and get Botox from a distinguished plastic surgeon like Dr. Cat, who prioritizes patient safety, comfort, and care to the highest level.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through Botox pricing in 2023, and share our tips for finding affordable, cost-effective Botox options without compromising quality.
Ready to say goodbye to wrinkles and hello to your gorgeous glow without breaking the bank? Keep reading.
Average Botox Costs in 2023
Botox treatments range from $100 to $2,800. On average, a Botox treatment is around $300 to $600, with the average Botox cost per unit at $10 to $18. Most treatments require 30 to 40 units.
However, a major factor is location. The average Botox price ranges by US state are $298 to $809.
The vast majority of Botox procedures happen on the coasts, so prices tend to be higher in these regions. That said, many of these states (along with others) have a broad range from $245 to $1,060.
But it’s not just your location. Many factors go into Botox treatment expenses, and we’ll dive into those next.
Factors Influencing Botox Prices
- Location: Places with a higher cost of living tend to have higher average Botox prices.
- Provider: Botox from a board-certified specialist, like a plastic surgeon, will cost more because the provider has years of expertise, training, and experience. But it’s worth every penny when you invest in a specialist and ensure phenomenal results. Who can put a price on that?
- Treatment Area: The size of the area (forehead, eyebrows, etc.) will affect how many Botox units are needed.
Cost Per Unit and Treatment Area
Botox is measured in “units,” with one syringe containing 100 units. That means the Botox cost per syringe would be the price per unit multiplied by 100, but almost all Botox treatments are well under 100 units.
How many units should you get to achieve your desired results?
During your consultation with Dr. Cat, she’ll decide exactly how many units of Botox you’ll need based on your goals and other variables like age, wrinkle severity, and muscle strength.
The number of units can vary from just 5 units to over 40 units. Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery’s pricing ranges from $15-$25 per unit.
The good news? You don’t need many units to see dramatic results and see a youthful rejuvenation!
Based on Dr. Cat’s procedures, here’s a quick breakdown of the average Botox units used for different treatment areas:
- Forehead Wrinkles: 12 to 20 units
- Frown Lines Between Eyebrows (Glabellar Lines): 10 to 20 units
- Crow’s Feet (Lateral Canthal Lines):12 to 24
- Eyebrows: 4 to 8 units
The exact number of units and cost per unit differs from one provider to the next. A trusted and reputable specialist will consider your needs and budget first and foremost.
Comparing Botox Providers
When you start researching Botox providers, you might be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Not to worry–we’re here to help you narrow down your search.
In the US, only medical professionals are legally allowed to give Botox injections as it’s an FDA-approved treatment.
Generally, you’ll find lower Botox prices from physicians or nurses who aren’t specialists. But that means getting injections from someone without extensive training and experience—a riskier move.
The best way to guarantee top-quality results? Choosing Botox treatment from a board-certified, reputable plastic surgeon like Dr. Cat with specialized training, expertise, and experience. Just look at their portfolio of before and afters. See amazing results? That’s a good sign.
More green flags to look for in a good Botox provider:
- Cosmetic procedure specialist
- Does Botox procedures regularly
- Glowing recommendations from former clients
From there, find someone you feel comfortable talking to about their experience providing Botox treatments. They should be more than happy to answer all of your questions transparently and thoroughly.
Insurance usually won’t cover cosmetic Botox treatments unless it’s to treat a medical condition such as chronic migraines, pain, or muscle spasms.
Here are some budgeting for Botox in 2023 tips to help you save for the best treatment without compromising quality:
- Set aside money from each paycheck. A little goes a long way!
- Book your treatments mid-month after key bills have already been paid.
- Charge Botox sessions to a credit card with points – just be sure to pay it off before the interest accrues.
- Minimize unnecessary spending: Cut back on Starbies or see if there are any subscriptions you’re not actively using that you can nix.
- Ask about fewer botox units to start. You can always up the dosage later on based on your surgeon’s guidance.
You can also look for rewards and packages, like loyalty programs and first-time discounts.
Cost-Effective Botox Options
Even the most professional, reputable Botox providers offer deals and discounted packages to help you get the best value on Botox.
For instance, you can earn points for discounts on future treatments through the Allē rewards program offered by Allergan Aesthetics, the company behind BOTOX®.
Plus, Botox isn’t your only option for achieving ageless skin!
Dysport is a similar injectable that’s just as effective and long-lasting as Botox but often works more quickly and spreads out further.
Best news? Dr. Cat offers Dysport for $8.50 per unit. Superior expertise at an affordable price point? It’s why our loyal clients put their trust in us.
Another option is an injectable filler like Juvederm. Juvederm may be slightly more expensive depending on the treatment area, but it typically lasts longer than Botox, so you’ll save on the frequency of visits.
Dr. Cat offers two package deals, which both include 40 units of Botox, skincare treatment, 1 syringe of injectable filler, and 3 ThermiSmooth treatments. Think of it as your golden ticket to the face of your dreams.
We also offer limited-time promotions. Our facial plastics special offers first-time clients a $500 introductory discount for any non-invasive procedure package.
Traveling from afar? Dr. Cat’s out-of-town patients get discounted rates on luxury hotels and post-op nursing facilities we partner with.
Choosing Quality Over Price
If your budget is tight but Botox is unequivocally on your radar, a less experienced provider might seem like a good option. While it might be gentler on your wallet up front, the long-term effects aren’t worth it.
As the adage goes, you get what you pay for, and it’s not worth the risks of botched Botox or complications.
Botox injections are only completely safe with board-certified, experienced, and reputable providers.
With anyone else, risks like drooping, crookedness, infections, and even flu-like symptoms heighten.
Trust us, the astonishing results of a Botox treatment skillfully done by a qualified, reputable provider is worth every penny!
Achieve Age-Defying Skin with Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery
Botox is arguably the most popular cosmetic treatment, and for good reason! It’s quick, easy, and affordable, making it the perfect solution to turning back the hands of time.
Choosing a Botox provider for their skill and expertise, rather than some too-good-to-be-true prices, is crucial to getting the best results. And knowing what prices to expect can empower you to make the right decision for your Botox treatment.
Have more questions about botox pricing? Dr. Cat’s team is here to help.
Ready to achieve smooth, youthful skin? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Cat today!