Each year more than a million Botox injectable procedures are performed in the US. The procedure is ideally suited for people who want to avoid cosmetic surgery, and yet achieve subtle facial rejuvenation. During the initial consultation, the Botox provider will explain various aspects of the injectable treatment, and discuss its estimated costs.
The first goal of the Botox injection provider should be to educate the patient about the procedure and help them make a well-considered decision.
Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a perspicacious, hardworking, and innovative facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing Botox and other cosmetic procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other towns and suburbs in this region of SoCal.
When compared to a cosmetic surgery procedure such as facelift or forehead lift, Botox injectable treatment can prove to be much more cost-effective. Botox does not require general anesthesia or IV sedation, which will save on the costs. Botox injections can be administered in-office, unlike surgery which will involve the costs of a hospital or a surgical center.
Botox treatment can be performed in less than 20 minutes, while surgery will be of a longer duration and involve the surgeon’s fee. Post-operative appointments, prescription drugs, and medical tests are not typically avoided in Botox treatment.
Even in comparison to other non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures based on laser, ultrasound or radiofrequency technology, as well as strong chemical peels and facial fillers, Botox is a more affordable procedure.
The cost of Botox could marginally differ between two practices, and sometimes even between two patients at the same practice. Practices located in prime urban centers and main metropolitan areas often have to bear higher real estate costs and other overheads, which could reflect in their marginally higher prices.
The training and experience of the injection provider and the quality of services and personalized care offered at a practice can also make a slight difference to the costs. Some patients may require minimal Botox treatment in a single area, while others may need more intensive treatment in multiple areas of the face. The cost can vary according to the number of injections needed.
Sometimes the patient may want to receive Botox in conjunction with another surgical or non-surgical aesthetic procedure. In such cases, the provider may be able to offer a special package price. If the Botox manufacturer or the service provider is running a special promotional campaign or event, it could be a good opportunity to receive a rebate on the price of Botox.
Insurance and Financing
While Botox costs are usually not covered by health insurance, but when it is performed as a medical necessity, the costs may be covered. Botox manufacturer, Allergan Inc., offers professional advice about insurance coverage over the phone. Patients can also explore various third party financing options to pay for the Botox injectable treatment in affordable and convenient monthly installments.
Accomplished and dignified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other towns and neighborhoods in this part of the country for Botox cosmetic injections.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.