Why “Bargain Shopping” Isn’t Your Best Bet

Why “Bargain Shopping” Isn’t Your Best Bet for Cosmetic Injectables

We understand that you want to present to the world the best version of yourself—even if it’s on a computer screen. These days, we are seeing a lot more of ourselves—whether it be virtual or in the mirror at home.

What’s Behind the Cost of Botox and Injectable Fillers?

The price of popular Botox® Cosmetic and the JUVÉDERM® collection of dermal fillers is an important consideration for you before booking an appointment. While you want to choose a provider and treatment option that fits within your budget, you also need to be careful the provider has sufficient training and expertise so as to not put your health and safety at risk.

To help you get the most bang for your buck while ensuring you’re getting an authentic product administered by a trained professional, consider these tips.

How Much Do Fillers and Botox Cost?

Do your research to learn the average cost of fillers and Botox® Cosmetic in your area to help you gauge whether a certain provider’s price is fair or suspiciously low. Fillers are priced by the syringe, with most patients needing more than one syringe to achieve their desired results for plumping the cheeks or lines around the lips. Pricing data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons places the average cost of hyaluronic acid fillers at $682 per syringe. Botox® Cosmetic is measured in units and typically costs around $12 to $15 per unit. An average dosage of 30-40 units might be used to treat the forehead and eye area, for example, making the total cost around $360 to $600.

Keep in mind that these averages will vary based on your location. So, compare prices from a few reputable providers in your area before making a decision.

Why “Bargain Shopping” for Botox Isn’t Your Best Bet

When pricing injectable filler or Botox treatments, paying for a trained, certified and experienced professional to properly administer those products to safely achieve beautiful, natural-looking results is an important consideration. A board-certified plastic surgeon has completed years of professional education to understand anatomy and infections in the skin, so as not to put patients at risk.

This is a key reason why choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, or a medical spa facility operated by a board-certified plastic surgeon, is one of the most important decisions you can make when shopping for injectables. During your visit, the staff should be willing to show you the packaging or labeling to ensure you are getting the real thing.

How to Save on Botox and Fillers the Safe Way

Don’t be afraid to be honest about your budget during your consultation for Botox or fillers. There are ways to help make the cost of fillers and Botox more affordable while still getting safe, high-quality results. Ask if the office offers financing options so that you can pay for your treatment in smaller chunks over a longer period of time, rather than paying in one lump sum upfront.

A great way to save is to look for promotions from your trusted provider. Some plastic surgeons offer rewards or loyalty programs that make treatments more affordable over time. Our office participates in the Allē℠ program that offers rewards when you purchase Botox® Cosmetic and the JUVÉDERM® collection of dermal fillers and an expanding line of additional rewards when you have a cosmetic surgery procedure as well!

If you’re interested in Cosmetic Injectables, schedule a 1-on-1 consultation with Dr. Reynolds to discuss what option is best for you.