How Much Does Botox Cost? A Guide For The Fashionista On a Budget.
Botox, the fountain of youth in a syringe – it’s no surprise that this Botox treatments are incredibly popular among women who want to look and feel their best. But let’s face it – one of the most important things we need to know about any beauty or fashion treatment is how much it costs! In this blog post, we’ll break down the cost of Botox cosmetic procedures for the eye area and give you some tips on how to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.
I’ll also dive into exactly how many units I get in my eye injection site area and what I expect to pay for a visit. Note, this post is about the eye treatment area for Botox only. If you’re interested in dermal fillers for dark circles, head over to this post instead!
Botox On a Budget – How Much Does it Cost?
Botox has become a go-to beauty treatment for women all around the world. It’s one of the most popular non-invasive aesthetic treatments available for fine lines and more, and it’s no wonder why. Botox provides an effective way to reduce wrinkles and lines on your face while providing long-lasting results. But we know what you’re really wondering… how much does it cost? Let’s break down the costs associated with getting Botox for crows feet and “11” lines.
Unit vs Area
When considering the cost of Botox, there are two main factors to consider: that some offices charge differently, and that you have to buy an entire syringe even if you only use some of it.
How Many Units are in a Syringe
Botox is administered via a syringe. Because there’s a needle involved, it can’t be reused. So if you only need a small amount of Botox and don’t use all of the product, it can’t be saved by the office and sold to someone else. Doctor’s will be careful to only use what meets the individual needs and a good doctor won’t overdo it!
Every syringe has a number of units of product within it, typically in 50 or 100. But before you get too worked up about wasting the liquid gold, don’t forget that you can use a syringe anywhere you want to give you a youthful appearance! For example, you can use some of it for your eye area, some for your forehead and even for your masseter muscles to reduce tension from grinding!
Price per Unit or Price per Area
Some clinics charge per syringe while others charge per area inj, so if you’re getting a lot of Botox then it might be more cost-effective to pay per area. However, if you don’t know exactly how much you need, or know that you use very little Botox, then go with a practice that charges per syringe instead.
When I was in my thirties, and was getting Botox for the first time, I went to my dermatologist. They charged me $250 to treat my forehead. Because I had no idea what I was doing, and just wanted a doctor I knew and trusted, I paid it.
However, looking back, I wasted so much money. The doctor didn’t use that much Botox on my sweet thirty-something skin, and I would have paid soooo much less for the forehead area if I had paid per unit. I could have easily taken that syringe and spread it around my face, using some for my eye area and some for my forehead!
What are the “11” lines?
Have you ever looked in the mirror and seen two vertical lines between your eyebrows? Those pesky 11 lines can make anyone look tired and frustrated. But don’t worry, we’ve got some good news for you. They are totally normal and are caused by years of muscle movement. These are dynamic wrinkles and Botox can combat them so that you can always look your best!
What are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by facial expressions like frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows. Over time, these repeated muscle contractions cause the skin to wrinkle as it loses elasticity. The most common dynamic wrinkle is the 11 lines between your eyebrows. These lines may be more noticeable if you have fair skin or an expression that causes your brows to furrow naturally.
How Can You Combat Dynamic Wrinkles?
The best way to combat dynamic wrinkles is prevention! Avoiding activities like frowning or squinting can help keep those dreaded 11 lines at bay. However, if you already have dynamic wrinkles there are ways to reduce their appearance and restore a youthful glow to your face. Botox injections are one of the most popular treatments for dynamic wrinkles because they relax the muscles that cause wrinkling while still allowing natural facial movements. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be used to plump up the area around your eyes and reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time and give you optimal results. For best results, consult with a dermatologist who can customize a treatment plan specifically for your unique needs.
Is That a Crow’s Foot or a Laugh Line?
How often have you looked in the mirror and noticed those pesky lines around your eyes? No matter what you call them, crow’s feet laugh lines, wrinkles—they’re inevitable. But even though we can’t help but notice them, these lines around our eyes tell the story of a life full of laughter and fun. So why not embrace smile lines with style and grace? Let’s take a look at why Crow’s feet are nothing to fear.
What Causes Crow’s Feet?
First of all, let’s start by looking at what causes these tell-tale signs of aging. Well, for starters, it’s important to understand that as we age our skin loses its elasticity and collagen production slows down. This means that our skin is no longer able to bounce back from any kind of movement like it used to when we were younger. Additionally, UV radiation from sun exposure also contributes to premature aging by breaking down collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. So as we age differently depending on how much time we spend out in the sun without protection. To state it more plainly: crow’s feet are eye wrinkles! Ha!
How Can We Reduce Crow’s Feet?
Botox can be injected into the surrounding eye area to reduce crow’s feet. A board-certified, licensed office will ask you to smile, and they can easily see exactly where on your face to place the Botox to give you the best results according to your particular facial muscles.
My Current Doctor
Everybody needs different units to get results of botox injections that meet their goal. I go to Dr. Carmen Kavali in Sandy Springs, Georgia and have for years. She is Board Certified from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is someone who I trust implicitly. She’s a Botox trainer and works with offices all over the country on how to best administer Botox. Always look for a Board Certified practice when finding a Botox office. These cosmetic professionals will meet with you and discuss your concerns. They’ll be sure you’re a good candidate and go through their suggested medical treatment and cost with you.
Kavali Plastic Surgery’s office charges $13 per unit of Botox but also offers discounts throughout the year which can make Botox treatment options even cheaper!
My Crows Feet Treatment
Crow’s feet are among the most common areas treated with Botox injections.
To treat crow’s feet, I typically need 16 units of Botox in each eye area, which comes to 32 units in total. My doctor charges $13/unit so my standard charge is $420. Sometimes my cost is less depending on whether my office is running a special. Plus, Allergan offers a rewards program that allows customers to earn points when they buy their products which can be used towards future discounts or even free Botox!
My “11” Lines Treatment
The small lines between your brows are known as “11” lines or frown lines, and they can be effectively treated with Botox injections.
Treating these lines on my face takes about 20 units of Botox, costing up to $260 ($13/unit).
My Total Cost for treating my Entire Eye Area
Botox is an effective way to reduce wrinkles and lines on your face while providing long lasting results without surgery. Though prices may vary depending on where you go and any specials they may be running at the time, my total eye area Botox cost for treating both crows feet and 11 lines runs around $680.
As far as cosmetic treatments go, is it expensive? Absolutely. Worth it in order to feel good about myself? 100%. 100%. 100%.
There are lots of factors to consider when looking at the cost of Botox treatments; from finding the right clinic for your needs to understanding what areas need treatment to get your desired results. Ultimately though, with careful research and planning it is possible to get great value out of your treatments without breaking your budget! Keep an eye out for special offers as well as they can help save money in the long run too! So now there’s nothing stopping us from achieving our smooth skin complexion!