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Botox Prices

How Much Does Botox Cost?

Botox prices start at around £150 per session. Costs of Botox treatment can vary depending on the number of Botox units used and the treatment area selected. Discounts are usually available for multiple sessions booked.

What is Botox and How Does it Work?

Botox is a non-surgical, doctor-administered cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. When injected, Botox smooths lines by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions. It is typically used in people aged 18 to 65. It works by blocking nerve transmission to temporarily reduce the contractions of the facial muscles that cause frown lines. Botox has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles, and botox injections are becoming increasingly popular with both men and women.

How Many Botox Units are used in a Treatment?

Botox is charged by unit(s). So you can roughly determine the amount of units you will be needing, which inturn reflects to the cost. Typically -

  • Treatment of the frown lines require 12-20 units.
  • The horizontal forehead lines require about 15-25 units.
  • Both crow’s feet can be treated with 10-15 units.
  • The glabellar area (between inner brows) can be treated with a course of 15-30 units.

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Patients should acknowledge that the number of units required to achieve the best results will vary according to the strength and volume of the muscle being treated. The number of units required to treat an area will therefore be reflected the total cost of the Botox treatment.

What to watch out for when looking for Botox prices?

Patients are advised to see physicians who acquire Botox from the Allergan Corporation. Patients should also look for a clinic with practitioners who are experienced in the application of Botox and have a complete knowledge of facial anatomy.

How Effective is Botox?

Botox injections provide a highly effective solution for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles. The effects of the injections are temporary and last from three to six months, although the duration of the effect varies from patient to patient. Patients seeking a longer lasting effect will generally book treatment sessions about two to three times a year to maintain results. Early clinical studies indicate that the duration of the visible results produced by treatments are increased over time so that patients should require fewer injections in the future.

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NHS, Private or Abroad for Botox?

As with the vast majority of cosmetic procedures, Botox is not available on the NHS. Due to its relative low cost, there is little point going abroad to undergo a course of treatment when you factor in the cost of flights and accommodation. These procedures are readily available across the UK at specialised botox clinics and facial rejuvenation centres. Many private dentists now also offer the treatment. The procedure itself lasts an average of 10 mins and there is no aftercare required. Results can be seen within 7 days of treatment.

Finance for Botox

Many clinics will offer interest free or low interest loans for procedures performed and can even arrange monthly repayment plans to help finance Botox treatments. Most clinics can offer the first 6 months interest free. However it is advised that if you do want to arrange finance for your procedure that you ensure you read the fine print carefully to avoid additional charges and fully understand how the repayment scheme will work.

Botox Risks and Side Effects

Botox treatments are relatively risk free, however around 10% of patients may experience unwanted side effects a few days after receiving the treatment which could include bruising and discomfort around the injected area. Some patients can also develop headaches, nausea and in the worst cases experience flu-like symptoms post procedure however it must be stressed that this only affects a small minority of people.

There is the possibility in 1% of cases that the dose of Botox used in a treatment being too great and causing a 'drooping' in the treated area. However due to the temporary nature of Botox treatments being only temporary the unwanted results of these complications will rectify themselves within 3 to 4 months.

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