Woman looks in mirror wondering what is a fair price to pay for a BOTOX treatment

It’s natural to want to find specials when looking for cosmetic treatments, but keep in mind the old saying: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s especially true for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. In Des Moines, you might find cut-rate treatments through online coupons offered by providers who don’t have the experience or training needed to ensure safety and quality results.

Even though they are nonsurgical, BOTOX injections are medical procedures that should be performed by highly trained providers. Knowing how much you should be paying for BOTOX injections can help you understand the difference between legitimate special deals and offers that should raise eyebrows.

Why BOTOX Prices Can Vary

One thing you’ll discover is that there isn’t a standard pricing structure for BOTOX injections. That can lead to some confusion. Some med spas and cosmetic surgery practices charge by the treatment area. The pricing structure favored by most of the qualified and experienced injectors is to charge per unit of BOTOX used. I think this is the most reliable and fair way to price BOTOX treatments because each patient is unique. One patient may require twice or three times the number of units to treat a specific area as another person whose skin is younger or thinner.

What Can I Expect to Pay?

Pinpointing a specific cost for BOTOX injections isn’t possible without a personal examination by a qualified injector. At our Des Moines practice, BOTOX patients generally can expect to pay about $500 to $600 per treatment. On average, the per unit cost ranges from $10 to $25. BOTOX results last about 3 to 4 months, so patients need to plan on getting injections about that frequently to maintain their results. Even though BOTOX is one of the safest cosmetic treatments available, it’s worth it to pay a slightly higher price to have peace of mind knowing your injector has the expertise to deliver excellent results.

Research injectors just as you would do your due diligence in choosing a plastic surgeon. Our injection specialist, Pam Banyas, is a certified physician assistant with more than a decade of experience in the field of aesthetic medicine, in both surgical and clinical settings. Few injectors in Iowa can match her expertise with BOTOX and dermal fillers. She creates custom treatment plans for each of her patients, which is one of the reasons our patients return time and again.

If you’ve had BOTOX injections elsewhere or are thinking about getting them for the first time, a personal consultation is the first step. You can contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (515) 277-5555 to schedule an appointment at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa.

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