According to the American Surgery of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Botox is a leading non-surgical cosmetic procedure for reducing wrinkles in the US. The treatment attained FDA approval in 2002 of reducing frown lines. In 2013, it was cleared for improving the appearance of crow’s feet. Your treatment provider will discuss various procedural aspects during the initial consultation.
They will also discuss estimated costs during the consultation. You should choose a treatment provider only after you have compared costs and safety components of the practices. In fact, you should compare the price tag of other similar dermal fillers as well to arrive at an informed decision.
Cost of Botox vs. Plastic Surgery
Botox is more cost effective as opposed to noninvasive facial rejuvenation procedures and plastic surgery procedure. You don’t need any anesthesia or sedation for Botox. You can resume your regular activity and chores almost immediately.
In most instances, anti-aging procedures are expensive. Examples include ultrasound, RF, lasers, and deep chemical peels. More than a single session is required during skin care treatments. You can get the desired results in a single sitting with Botox.
Botox injectables are more cost effective in hindsight as compared to other anti-aging procedure. The procedure doesn’t require post-operative recovery or multiple consultations.
Cost of Botox can Differ
Botox is a highly personalized treatment plan that can be tweaked for achieving unique goals and needs of different patients. This is one of the reasons why two patients getting the same treatment at the same practice may pay different rates. It is common for treatment costs to differ even when the extent of procedure is similar. This is because extensive treatments and off-label uses cost more than regular ones.
You may need to pay more if Botox is being used for improving the appearance of nasolabial folds and other off-label applications. The overall monetary amount of the procedure is generally determined by the number of Botox units. Boto treatments are offered by a number of practices at a flat cost. However, some providers may break down the cost as per the number of units used.
Beware of Cheap Options
Botox parties and off-site procedure are increasingly becoming popular because of the low-priced options offered. Botox contains botulinum toxin A, which is a highly toxic ingredient if administered by amateurs or untrained professionals. There are several side effects which is why the FDA stresses the importance of getting the injection from a skilled and qualified treatment provider.
Financing Options and Insurance Coverage
Botox treatments are not covered by typical healthcare providers. However, in case the treatment is a medical necessity your health insurance provider will cover it. You can also use several third-party financing options to pay for the treatment. Botox manufacturer, Allergan, Inc. offers free information about insurance coverage.
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