Why Are Botox and Filler Injections So Expensive?

If you regularly get Botox treatments, you may have wondered about the cost. With Botox and other types of filler injections, there are many variables that affect the price of the treatment. When you understand what these variables are, you can compare what you get from different providers while feeling comfortable that you’re paying a fair rate for the treatment you desire.

What Affects the Cost of Botox and Filler Injections

Service providers set their own prices, which usually reflect the cost of the fillers and a portion of their business costs–that’s how they make money with Botox injections. So a business that has more overhead, or is in an expensive location such as California, will necessarily need to charge more for treatments, so they can make a profit and stay in business.

The experience of the Botox treatment provider always impacts the cost of this cosmetic treatment. The more years of experience someone has, the higher the price they can charge for Botox treatments. Any specialty treatments that go along with Botox injections also add to the cost.

The reverse can be true, too. If you find filler injections advertised for an unbelievably low price, then the service provider may be new to Botox injections and trying to drum up business. Do you really want to be the one of the first patients this person practices on? Do you know where they were trained, and have the confidence that they understand how to administer Botox safely so you get the results you want?

If a novice service provider administers too much Botox in the forehead area, for example, you’ll wind up with that telltale “sleepy” look, where you can’t fully open your eyes. If there’s too much Botox on the entire face, your face will be frozen and mask-like, where you can’t make natural facial expressions. Given the risks to your appearance of a inexperienced, inexpensive provider, it’s worth your interests to pay a bit more for the experience of someone who offers the treatment you want in a natural way.

Botox is often talked about as if it’s a standard procedure, but the quantity of filler delivered varies on a patient by patient basis. Obviously, the more injections you need in a given area, the larger the quantity of Botox you’re getting. With a single unit of Botox often advertised within the range of $10 to $15, you might think treatment will be quite cheap, but if you end up getting dozens of injections, the overall cost adds up quickly.

Get Botox in Tampa

At Weninger Dentistry, Dr. Scott Weninger offers both Botox and Juvederm injections, which reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. As a dentist, Dr. Weninger understands the muscles of the face and how to work with these products to deliver a natural anti-aging effect. To get filler injections from a service provider with medical knowledge, or to talk more about the filler injection process, contact us today.