Botox® – How much does it cost?
Botox® (see also Dysport® ) is the world’s number one cosmetic medical procedure for good reason. From as low as $300 you can relax the muscles that form and maintain lines and wrinkles as well as give a fresh look. With good Botox®/Dysport® your friends will be able to say that you are looking great but won’t be able to guess why.
Choosing a Botox®/Dysport® clinic can be very difficult. Is it all about price? We have seen a range in Auckland from $16 through to $28 per unit. we charge $20 per unit and feel that this represents a fair price for our Doctors time. Many other clinics that charge less are often using nurses to perform the treatment. Nurses generally cost less to employ than a Doctor, and this is the main reason we charge what we do. It may not be an issue for you who injects your Botox®, but our clients appreciate having the most qualified (NZSCM Accredited or Trainee) doctors in New Zealand doing theirs.
The most common area treated is the frown area (a.k.a the glabella). This area generally requires 20 units of Botox® or 50 units of Dysport® at a cost of $400. Treating this area alleviates the visible impact of frown lines (number 11′s) and stops people asking “What’s wrong?” or “You look angry” and refreshes the brow and face. Adding a couple of extra units can also give a subtle but effective raising of the eyebrows. The second most common area we treat is the crow’s feet lines around the eyes. Both the glabella and the crow’s feet usually respond to 20 units of Botox® or 50 units of Dysport® each.
Other common areas we treat people with Botox® /Dysport® include underarm sweating (very effective), “smoker’s lines, “bunny lines” on the side of the nose and a downturned mouth, facial shaping to create a more oval-shaped face (very popular amongst our Asian clientele), teeth grinding and much more.
Botox® and Dysport® is a medical treatment using an injected toxin with risks and benefits. To discuss whether it is right for you and what the risks and benefits are please make an appointment for a consultation.
Peter is a beauty and health writer living between UK and Australia. Beside writing he worked as a beauty consultant for many fashion events around UK & Australia too.