How Much Does Botox Cost?

Some Botox providers price their product by area treated, others by volume, others by units. The most reliable method is by units. Ask your provider "how many units are you placing in each of the specific areas". Patients can expect to pay a range of $200 - $500 depending on the number of units used. 

How long does it take for Botox and Dysport to kick in?

Most patients will begin to see gradual effect within 3-4 days. Patients should wait at least 14 days for the full effects. The treatment of Botox or Dysport does not immediately kick in and does not immediately wear off. Although the effects may last 3 months, it will gradually start to wear off. Patients are recommended to come in before the 3 month mark to avoid the treatment wearing off completely.  

How long does Botox and Dysport last? 

Most patients will see their results last about 3 months. Very few patient will experience results that last 1-2 months and some patients will see results lasting much more. It is important to remember that this is a medication that interacts with each patient different. Therefore, the results can vary. 

How many units of Botox and Dysport will patients need for frown lines? 

The units of Botox and Dysport will be different from patient to patient. However, based on previous patients, you can expect to receiving the following units: 

  • Botox: 15 - 25 units
  • Dysport: 45 - 60 units

What areas can Botox and Dysport be injected? 

Botox Cosmetic and Dysport can be administered on forehead wrinkles, crow's feet lines around the eyes, and the "11 lines" between the eyebrows. Other advanced areas are the following: 

  • "Bunny lines" on the sides of the nose
  •  Nasal flare reduction
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Jawline
  • Eyebrows

Can Botox and Dysport be injected under the eye? 

Yes. An advanced healthcare professional is able to administer Botox and Dysport under the eye to help with the tissue that folds to create "gummy" bears under the eye. 

Are there ways to avoid Botox side effects?

Side effects like bruising and bleeding can be avoided with ice. To avoid eye lid drooping and over treatment, it is important that patient ask questions about technique, dilution, and experience. All these factors can cause variability in treatment results. 

Who is qualified to perform Botox and Dysport treatments?

The regulations on who can perform Botox and Dysport can vary from state to state. In the state of Arizona, authorized injectors are Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and MDs.  

How many units of Botox or Dysport will I need to treat crow's feet? 

The units of Botox and Dysport will be different from patient to patient. However, based on previous patients, you can expect to receiving the following units: 

  • Botox: 22 - 28 units
  • Dysport: 66 - 70 units

Are there any Botox alternatives? 

The alternatives to Botox include the same medication but have a different brand name. Some of the most common ones are Dysport and Xeomin. There are differences in dosing but the medication is the same. 

How many units of Botox and Dysport to treat horizontal forehead lines? 

The units of Botox and Dysport will be different from patient to patient. However, based on previous patients, you can expect to receiving the following units: 

  • Botox: 15 units
  • Dysport: 40 units

Can you exercise after receiving Botox and Dysport treatments? 

The best recommendation is to avoid exercising for at least 4 hours. It is also important to avoid massaging the area that was injected to avoid any medication migration. 

Does Botox Cosmetic or Dysport spread from the site of injection?

The spread of Botox Cosmetic or Dysport medication after treatment can be affected by the amount of medication used and also the volume. Medication typically does not disperse or travel very far from the injection site.

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AuthorOscar Bueno