Data from the American Surgery of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicates that Botox is a top aesthetic procedure in the country today. Initially, 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 are lines that radiate outwards from the outer corners of the eye. The injection provider will inform the patient on various facets of Botox at the time of the pre-treatment consultation, including its approximate costs.
The first goal of a responsible provider will be to allow the patient to make a judicious decision about the procedure. Dr. Q Med Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q), provides Botox to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.
Botox may be more cost-effective compared to plastic surgery as well as various other non-surgical anti-aging procedures for the face. Botox is an in-office treatment that does not involve the use of sedation or anesthesia. The patient can resume their normal activities or work right after their Botox injectable procedure.
In comparison to anti-aging procedures involving ultrasound, RF, lasers, or even deep chemical peels, Botox may be more affordable. Other anti-aging treatments may involve multiple sessions. But the patient can receive the complete Botox treatment in a single session.
This procedure does not involve elements such as multiple sessions, anesthesia, and post-op expenses which allow it to be more cost-effective compared to other rejuvenation procedures for the face.
Botox costs may differ slightly based on the extent of the treatment that a patient requires. Certain patients only need minimal treatment to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes or address fine lines between the brows.
However, some patients may need Botox for non-label purposes such as reducing the lines around the mouth and nose and the treatment of lines in other facial areas. The costs may depend on the volume of Botox units necessary for a specific patient or the number of treatment sites involved.
Caution on Pricing
An alarming trend that has emerged in recent times is Botox parties and off-site Botox treatments. The low prices on offer appeal to patients. But patients should remember that Botox is a strong treatment.
The FDA advises patients to undergo injections only from a trained treatment provider to avoid the risks associated with botulinum toxin. Patients should understand and evaluate the credentials and background of the treatment provider before going ahead with their Botox procedure.
While patient will likely not be eligible to receive insurance coverage for Botox, they should still discuss with their insurer before seeking Botox injectable treatment. Botox manufacturer, Allergan, Inc., provides free information on Botox insurance to patients over the phone.
In case the patient wants to undergo Botox along with other procedures, they may consider seeking a loan from professional medical care financing companies. Dr. Q Med Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox injections.For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.