Thinking about Botox? How many units of Botox will you need and what is the cost?

How many units of Botox will you need and what is the cost?

Many providers sell Botox by the unit. Most new Botox consumers do not understand what this means. I am going to explain, to help you determine the average cost of Botox per area. First, you must determine what constitutes a unit in the practice you are receiving Botox from.  At Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa we dilute our Botox by a 1:1 ratio. Therefore,  we are always delivering the strongest Botox to my patients.

Next the provider must assess the area of concern and determine how many units will be needed to give the desired effect. The following is the ranges of Botox per unit we use per area. In the glabella, which is the area between the eyes usually in women takes between 16-28 units and in males takes between 18-30 units, for correction of crows feet bilaterally 18-24 units, horizontal forehead lines 8-16 units, bunny lines on the nose 4-6 units. Botox can also be used in the lower face but should be used with caution. Usually, for upper vertical lip lines 4-8 units are needed, for a gummy smile bilaterally 2-4 units, Marionette lines bilaterally 2-8 units, and for chin dimpling 4-8 units. Now to calculate how much Botox will cost you, first select the area of concern. Take the number of units and multiple by the cost per unit to determine your cost.

For example if Botox was 8.75 per unit and the area of concern will take 10 units to correct then 8.75 per unit X 10units = $87.50 cost for the area to be treated.

Most providers charge between $10-16 per unit of Botox with the average being $13 per unit. Because we are one of the largest providers of BOTOX® in the nation and the number one provider of BOTOX® in Arizona. What does that mean to you? It means you have the best doctors and nurses with the highest level of experience in performing these procedures, also this allows us to purchase Botox at a lower cost from Allergan BOTOX® and then we pass that savings on to you.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States.  I hope this helps consumers like you to determine the cost of Botox for you, so you can budget appropriately prior to seeing your provider.


Jeanie Marcelino/ Med Spa Director
Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa
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18. March 2012 by SuddenlySlimmer
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