Data from the American Surgery of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicates that Botox is the top non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States today. Botox was approved by the FDA for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines in 2002.
Subsequently, in 2013, Botox received FDA-approval for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet which radiate outwards from the outer corners of the eye.
The provider will inform the patient on various facets of Botox, including its estimated costs, at the time of the pre-treatment consultation.
The first concern of a responsible provider will be to ensure that the patient makes a well-considered decision. Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Botox injections to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Botox med spa treatment may be more cost-effective in comparison to cosmetic surgery and many other types of non-surgical anti-aging facial treatments.
Botox is an in-office procedure with no requirement for anesthesia or sedation. The patient can resume their normal activities or work right after this injectable procedure.
Botox injectable treatment may be more affordable than anti-aging treatments which involve the use of ultrasound, lasers, RF, or deep chemical peels. Other anti-aging treatments may involve multiple sessions. But the patient can undergo the complete Botox treatment in a single session.
Botox is more cost-effective than other skin rejuvenation procedures for the face as it does not involve anesthesia, numerous sessions, and post-op expenses.
The monetary amount of Botox may vary slightly depending on the extent of the treatment that the patient needs. Some patients only need minimal treatment for frown lines between the brows to mitigate the appearance of crow’s feet in the eye area.
Other patients may require Botox for off-label uses such as reducing the appearance of line around the mouth and nose and the treatment of wrinkles in other facial areas. The dollar amount of the medical spa procedure may be based on the volume of Botox units necessary for a specific patient or the number of treatment areas involved.
Caution on Pricing
An alarming trend that has emerged in recent times is that of Botox parties and off-site Botox treatments. Patients consider such options attracted by the low prices on offer. But it is important to understand that Botox is a powerful treatment.
The FDA advises patients to receive injections only from a trained provider to avoid the complications associated with botulinum toxin. Patients should evaluate the credentials and background of the treatment provider before undergoing Botox injections.
In general, patients will not receive insurance coverage for Botox injections. Irrespective of this, patients should discuss with their insurer prior to seeking Botox. Botox manufacturer, Allergan, Inc., provides free information on Botox insurance to patients over the phone.
The patient may consider seeking a loan from a professional medical care financing company in case they choose to undergo Botox along with other procedures.
Patients who want to undergo repetitive Botox treatments should monitor when the movement of the facial muscle seems to be returning to its normal level.
In addition, they can visit the Botox provider for periodic assessment. The patient should consider the cost of repeat treatments if they plan on receiving Botox injections multiple times.
Motykie Med Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Botox injectable treatment.
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