At LeBeau Clinic, we charge by the area for Botox Cosmetic. The three most common injection areas are the crow’s feet, forehead, and the lines in between the eyebrows, which is called the glabella.
I always tell my patients that it is not the total price of the service that is important, rather how many units are used and whether or not the desired result is obtained.
For instance, if a patient goes to a spa and pays $150 per area, it may appear to be a great deal. However, when the patient asks how long the treatment is supposed to last, the spa responds “two months,” which is a less than desirable time frame.
I have seen that many of the less expensive treatments that feature a deal consist of around 10 units, where 20 units may be necessary for noticeable results. So, what initially looks like a great bargain, is in fact just a treatment with an inadequate amount of Botox.
It’s important to always ask your injector how many units they are using, so you can determine what price per unit you are receiving. Experienced injectors know that there is no such thing as a standard amount of units, as everyone’s facial anatomy and muscular strengths are variable, even from one side of the face to the other.
I recently saw an advertisement in a local magazine offering Botox from a chiropractor’s office for $7.25/unit, a rather low cost per unit. If something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.
I have seen many patients who have come into my office who were treated at other locations in the area with droopy eyebrows, strangely arched brows or “frozen” foreheads who were unhappy with the treatment because of poorly placed injections or over-treatment in these areas.
This is very unfortunate, because if properly placed, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin will give excellent results with very high patient satisfaction when treated by an experienced injector.