Botox: What It’s Going to Cost
Everyone wants to know what is the Botox cost. This is a great question and it’s important to know. For the most part, insurance is not going to cover the cost of Botox or the injections because it is considered cosmetic. Any cosmetic surgery is something that you have to cover with your own money because it isn’t necessary.
The only time that health insurance will cover Botox injections is when it can be proven that it will make a difference on your health. Botox can be used for such conditions as migraines and excessive sweating. If your doctor determines that the injections will be effective in treating such a thing on you, then it may be a way to get the injections covered. Otherwise, you will be paying for them on your own.
The Cost of Botox
There are two methods in which a doctor’s office can charge for the cost of Botox. The first is to charge for each injection. The second is to charge per area. The first is the more genuine way and the preferred method so that you know what you are actually getting. The places that charge per area may only use one or two injections, but because the area is larger, they will charge more. You don’t get your money this way.
When you purchase by the injection, it is commonly priced per vial. The average price is between $12 and $15. These are charged in packages, however. A doctor’s office may determine that a package of 50 vials is going to cost $750. All 50 will not be used at once. They can be used to treat multiple areas and allow you to come back more than once for the treatment so you can continue the improved look.
If you were to be charged by the area, you may be charged the same $750 and only 35 vials will be used, which means that you are not getting the best overall value.
It can be difficult to make comparisons between the doctors that offer by the injection and by the area. The best way to determine the costs is to find out how many injections are required in an area and the frequency in which you will get them based upon the price that is being quoted. From there, you can make the determination as to whether you are getting a good deal or not.
Hidden Fees You Can Incur
When you talk to a doctor about Botox cost, it is important that you get the entire cost for the injections. There are various doctors and facilities that like to use hidden fees so that you pay more for the procedure than you were initially quoted. While these facilities don’t usually last very long, they are out there and can be avoided when you take the time to learn about the entire cost of the procedure before scheduling an appointment.
Some of the hidden fees you may experience include:
- Cost of the procedure room
- Cost for the administrator
- Case breakage fees
- Cost of needles
- Travel charges (popular with Botox parties)
Generally, the cost of the procedure is given to you in one of two ways – the cost per vial or a flat cost for a particular area. Regardless of how the price is given to you, it is important that you know what the entire cost is that you are required to pay. You may even want to go as far as asking if there are any other fees that you need to be aware of. This will allow you to learn of any possible line item that will show up on the bill.
The price, when quoted to you, should be specific in terms of what body part is being treated, how many injections will be used, and how many visits you get. Some doctors will price per visit while others will include several visits so that you can maintain the appearance that you desire.
Get everything in writing and make sure that you do all you can to learn of the pricing. You should also compare Botox costs between doctors before you make an appointment. Remember that if a price looks too good to be true, you should question if it’s really a good deal or not.
Advanced Dermatology is our choice for Botox treatments in Sydney and specialist skincare. To contact Advanced Dermatology please call 1300 788 800 or visit their website by clicking here.