When asking this question or answering it, I usually have to remind myself that when I go listen to a violinist, I’m more interested in the artist than the instrument. And when I’m thinking about surgery, I’m more interested in the surgeon rather than the scalpel. But when thinking about getting Botox injections…
Anyway, I digress slightly, let me answer the question:
Botox is usually charged per unit – we charged $11.70 per unit in 2014
update: There is probably going to be a price increase in 2015 for Botox. Please call our Modesto office for the new pricing.
As of the initial writing of this Modesto Botox Blog, we charge for cosmetic Botox $11.70 per unit. We used to charge $13 per unit, but then decided that our Modesto Botox practice wasn’t too keen on having specials which caused people to buy Botox on impulse – thus we decided to put it “on sale” all the time instead of having fluctuating/time limited specials. Thus the “on sale” all the time pricing was 10% off the $13 per unit. Last year, Allergan (the makers of Botox), raised the price of Botox, but we kept the price the same. We had some discussion of increasing our price, but as of this date we haven’t done that. Please contact us via phone to find out if our prices have changed.
update: Starting April 2015, we raised the price of our Botox injections by Dr. Calvin lee to $12.00/unit. This is the first time we’ve increased our price of Botox since 2006. Please check with our office. It’s my believe that the cost of Botox will increase slightly every year.
What is the average number of units received in our Modesto Botox practice?
According to my 2014 Modesto Botox statistics, the average number of Botox units used by my Modesto patients is about 34 units of Botox.
How much would 34 units of Botox cost in our Modesto office?
Let me reach for my calculator. I would multiply 34 units by $11.70/unit of Botox. The answer is: $397.80. There is no added Modesto sales tax or federal sales tax. As Modesto car sales people would say: “it’s $397.80 out the door.”
What is the rest of the United States and other areas of Modesto charging?
I’m not exactly sure. But I think it would range anywhere from $9 per unit to $15 per unit of Botox. Feel free to visit this link where I list about 40 places to get Botox in Modesto, California.
How does Botox compare to the prices of Xeomin or Dysport?
Usually Xeomin and Dysport is about 10%-20% lower in cost.
Sometimes Botox is charged by the area.
There are two areas on the face as of the initial writing of this blog where Botox is FDA approved for cosmetic use. The Glabellar Complex (area between the eye brows) and the Crows Feet. We don’t currently charge that way in our Modesto Botox office. We feel that it is easier to customize the Botox dose for the patients if we charged by the unit. We would say that the most common charge for the Glabellar Complex (area between the eye brows) is $234. And a very common charge for the crows feet is also $234. That translates to about 20U for each of these cosmetic facial areas for Botox injections.
Summary of How much does Botox cost?
- Botox costs $11.70 per unit (please call our Modesto office to check with us to see if prices have changed). Update, the price has increased to $12.00 per unit (the first increase since 2006).
- Most of our Modesto patients get 34 units of Botox for cosmetic uses (on the face).
- Doing the multiplication, 34 units of Botox costs $397.80.
- But many people just get one area done for Botox and that could 10-20 units. Which would be $117 to $234 – if using our Modesto office pricing (Surgical Artistry). I think my front desk may often mention this – as a starting point for someone new to Botox.
So if we get a question about, on average how much would a treatment of Botox cost? The answer would be $397.80
I also wrote another page about the cost of Botox about 1 year ago. Not much has changed. Check it out if you’re interested. There is no specific medical info here, please see your physician in person.