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Botox Price for Forehead Wrinkles?

How much would be the total price of Botox for the forehead if it is priced at 10 dollars per unit?

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Botox Costs

Although most places charge by the unit, I think this can leave people confused and unhappy.  I our practice, we charge by the area treated.  Each area in the upper face costs $175.  Typically treated areas include between the eyebrows (glabella), the forehead, and in the "crow's feet".  First-time patient discounts and other specials often apply.  There are several benefits to charging by the area:

  • We use as much Botox as is necessary to work, but don't overuse
  • You are guaranteed the muscles will be paralyzed.  If not enough was used, touch ups are done at no cost.  Again, you pay for the area and not the amount of medication used.  Its my job to make sure I use enough.
  • You know exactly how much it will be before you come in.  No surprises.

As a side note, I typically use between 20 (one area) and 60 (3 areas) units for the upper face, so the total cost is less than $10/unit.

Salt Lake City Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Price of Botox treatment at $10.00 per unit

First of all, be careful chosing the Doctor who will inject the Botox.

Most experienced  Board Certified Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons will charge more than $10.00 per unit, although it is possible that you may get very good results at this price.

We inject between 14 and 22 units on the brow and 8  to 16 units on the forehead, to start with.

We often  review the results 2 weeks later, especially for new patients. We can then inject additional units  if necessary.

We charge $13.00 per unit.

Eugene Mandrea, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Botox, Dysport, Wrinkle Treatment, Beverly Hills Botox Dysport, Los Angeles Botox Dysport

No way of knowing.  First I'm not sure everyone prices Botox at $10 per unit and if they do, there's no way to tell how many units your forehead would require.  In our Beverly Hills/Los Angeles office, we charge $300 per area for Botox and the forehad takes typically 2 areas for a total cost of $600.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Botox - cost

In general, the forehead requires anywhere from 10-20 units of botox depending on the patient's anatomy.  Therefore at $10 a unit this should run you anywhere from $100-$200.  In your consultation, you should feel comfortable talking to your surgeon about how many units he/she thinks you'll need prior to injecting.  That way you will have a better understanding as to how much your total cost will be.

Dr. Cat Begovic M.D.

Catherine Huang-Begovic, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Botox forehead

Botox used in the forehead can vary widely when priced by unit or region. Some practices charge by unit alone and depending on your needs may require quite a bit for 11 lines and forehead lines. Other practices charge you both the 11 lines and forehead separately. There is a delicate balance when using these products in this area as to not make your forehead too droopy where you feel tired or have heavy eyes all the time and get an adequate lift. Be sure to ask about follow up if the outside of your eyebrows elevate or you look like 'Spock' to assure the best result possible.

Expect to pay $100-300 to smooth forehead wrinkles with Botox

How much you pay will depend on the amount of Botox used, the expertise of your injector, and the zip code. 

Fore head Botox Cost

I would normally start with 10 units of Botox or 30 units of Dysport in the forehead region.  I would consider putting more if there is still movement and no heaviness in the brows.  Most places charge by the unit, so you can multiply the cost per unit.  I will mention, however, that results do vary using the same number of units depending on the injector skill and those with more experience and skill usually charge more.

Price / Cost of Botox in Beverly Hills, California and Los Angeles for Forehead , Crow's feet , and Glabella

Some doctors charge per unit and others charge per area.  Per unit in Beverly Hills most will charge around $15/unit while they might offer $10/unit during holidays or discounts.  The forehead for most women requires about 20 units on average.  The Glabella or 11's requires 25-30 units on average.  The Crow's feet require 25 units combined on average, so about 12.5 units per side.  An important thing to note from doctor to doctor is the concentration of the solution they are using. More concentrated is preferable in my hands for many reasons, but this varies from doctor to doctor. From my experience with patients and friends, the most reliable indicator for finding a good injector physician is word of mouth.  Most people have been injected by more than one physician and on more than one occasion. When those people get injected by physicians with varying degrees of talent they realize it. Unlike surgical photos, before and after photos of botox injections are not a reliable indicator.  There is no magic to botox injections -- just knowing the patient's anatomy and the patient's needs very very well will provide a great outcome. 

Ben Talei, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Treatment areas

The typical forehead and 11's will require about 40 units for treatment.  The crow's feet can require 5 to 10 units.  It depends on the the size of the face and the muscular strength.

$$ for Botox To The Forehead?

It is difficult to answer this question because every face is different.

The number of Botox units injected depends on the strength of the "forehead muscles" you are trying to paralyze with the toxin to improve the wrinkles, both at rest and during "activation".  Different people require different quantities of Botox in different areas to get similar results. A simple example is the following -- a man in his 30s will likely have a stronger set of facial muscles than a young woman in her 20s. He will thus need more Botox than the girl to obtain a similar result.

Typically, I inject 15-20 units in the forehead and 20-25 units between the brows.  So, if you are paying $10 per unit, this would range anywhere from $350 to $450.  (**On a side note, $10 a unit is a very cheap price, and I would question the experience of the injector who quotes this price -- this is obviously exclusive of promotions, or a discount that may be provided for you...)

One point I stress to all prospective Botox patients is to make sure they do their research when it pertains to their physician injector.

The experience of the physician is more important than the price of the Botox.

I think the key lies in truly understanding the anatomy of the injected area, and more importantly the variability in the anatomy between patients -- for brows, the forehead and anywhere else you plan on receiving a Botox injection. This includes having a firm understanding of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle that will be injected, the thickness of each muscle targeted, and the patient variability therein. As a plastic surgeon, I am intrinsically biased since I operate in the area for browlifts and facelifts, and have a unique perspective to the muscle anatomy since I commonly dissect under the skin and see the actual muscles themselves. For me, this helps guide where to inject and where not to. However, with that said, I know many Dermatologists who know the anatomy well despite not operating in that area, and get great results.

It should not be the price of the Botox, but the experience and education of the individual physician that should guide where you receive your Botox treatment.

Always remember, you tend to get what you pay for.

Good luck.

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