How Much Does Botox Cost?

July 25, 2020

by ActivMD Derm Spa™

Botox is a popular treatment that has the ability to relax muscles that contribute to fine lines and wrinkling. It is safe and has been used for years in aesthetic medicine. Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is commonly injected to upper muscles of the face where patients see the most wrinkling. Of course, like any treatment you will need to decide if the price point is right for you.

If you are curious to know more about Botox and the average cost in the Edmonton area, read on. 

Why Botox?

Botox is a non surgical procedure that brings strong results. The substance is injected into the face and visibly reduces wrinkles. Botox is often referred to as a lunch time spa treatment because of how quickly it takes with no downtime. 

Although Botox is mainly used to reduce facial expression wrinkles, it can also be used to treat migraines and TMJ. As always we recommend visiting a certified health professional to get the best and safest results. 

How Long Does Botox Last?

On average, Botox will last between three to six months. This is dependent on the amount injected and how quickly your body metabolizes the substance. Once the Botox has worn down you are able to get re-injected at your ease. It is also worth mentioning that Botox does not immediately kick in after the injection. Most patients see the full results of Botox after one week. Once your Botox is fully absorbed you will see and feel a difference in muscle mobility. 

What is the Cost of Botox?

The cost of Botox is usually calculated per unit or per syringe. The cost will vary from person to person depending on the amount desired or needed. Cost can also change based on who is administering the botox, and the area being treated.  A typical per unit cost is $10 and a patient can expect to need between 10 – 40 units in a common area like the forehead. Some clinics prefer to price their Botox by syringe. 

The ideal question to ask your injector is “How much will Botox cost for ME?” Not how much is it per unit. Every patient will require a different amount injected depending on the strength of their muscles and preexisting fine lines. 

It is recommended to call the clinic ahead of time to find their current pricing or to book a free consultation. 

When deciding where to get your Botox in Edmonton done, we always recommend doing your research.

Botox should only be done by skilled and certified professionals who have vast experience in the industry. Please call our concierge team to book a consultation to find out if Botox is right for you.