Hi Dr Naderi
I have a question i have already done Botox once before outside the country and it’s been nearly six months now.
I wana cost what would be the price range for the forehead
There are two variations as to the price of Botox. Most doctors charge “by area.” The areas are: Crows feet, Glabella and Forehead. Most places charge $250-$500 per area but then as you add 2nd and 3rd area the cost goes down. Typically you can expect to pay $600-$850 for all 3 areas.
The problem is: YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH ACTUAL BOTOX YOU ARE GETTING! And this is a big problem.
The better way to inject Botox and charge for it is not “by area” but by the “dose or units.” This is what we do. We usually charge $15 per unit of botox but the cost can vary depending on where in the country you are. Some places charge as little as $8 per unit and others go to as much as $18-$20 per unit. $12-$15 per unit is fairly standard.
I am very conservative with my dose or units. I like for you to retain a NATURAL LOOK. Its important to still have some expression.
Therefore I inject about 20 units to the Glabella, 10-20 units to the crows feet and lower eyelids and less than 10-15 units to the forehead.
If you want to inject Botox to the forehead, you need to inject the glabella (frown lines) as well to relax the muscles that pull your eyebrows down. This is because after you inject the forehead and relax the muscles that pull your eyebrows up, you want to have balance and not have your eyebrow position lower or heavier.
But again, every single patient is different and I assess each patient’s anatomy individually. There are many things that can be done with Botox. You can get a brow lift from botox. You can even out asymmetric eyebrows. You can lower eyebrows that are too high. You can soften the crows feet and lower eyelid wrinkles. You can “open up” the eyes. And more.
That is why its important to have an experienced surgeon who knows the anatomy inject your Botox.
Finally, the new alternative to Botox in the U.S. is Dysport. Dysport is another fantastic option. The dosing is different with Dysport. For example, while you may need 20 units of Botox for your frown lines you may need 50 units of Dysport for the same. But the Dysport units are less expensive. We charge $6 per Dysport unit as opposed to $15 per Botox unit. At the end of the day, you pay about $300 for the frown lines no matter whether you choose Botox or Dysport. It just depends on which one you prefer. Both are fine.
For the forehead alone, which was your original question, you would pay less than $300 usually since you need 10-15 Botox units and about 25-30 Dysport units.
I hope this makes sense.