Ever since Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 for reduction of specific facial lines and wrinkles, it has continued to be the number cosmetic dermatology procedure in the US. At the time of initial consultation, the Botox treatment provider will explain about all aspects of the injectable procedure and discuss its estimated costs.
Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III are board certified dermatologists providing a variety of non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including Botox injections. Their first concern during the initial Botox consultation will be to help the patient make an informed choice. They provide Botox to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations across the landscape.
Compared to various other facial anti-aging procedures, Botox may prove to be more cost-effective. The procedure can be performed in-office and involves no anesthesia or sedation. Patients can simply return to their normal routine or go back to work after the injectable treatment.
Other techniques involving lasers, ultrasound or radio frequency, or even advanced chemical peels may cost significantly more than Botox injections. Botox procedure can be completed in a single treatment, while other cosmetic dermatology procedures may sometimes involve multiple visits.
Cost savings on multiple appointments, no anesthesia, and no post-operative expenses make Botox a more affordable treatment than several other facial rejuvenation options.
The cost of Botox treatment may marginally vary between two patients, depending on the extent of treatment required. Some patients may need only a minimal maintenance procedure to smooth out frown lines between the brows or remove the effect of crow’s feet.
On the other hand, some other patients may want to use Botox also for non-label uses such as reduction of lines around the mouth and nose and treating other minor facial wrinkles and creases. The treatment provider may either charge a flat rate according to the number of sites involved, or may charge according to the volume of Botox units required for a particular patient.
Caution on Pricing
There is a growing trend of Botox parties and off-site Botox treatments, where a patient may be attracted because of an abnormally low price offer. However, patients should be aware that Botox is a highly potent treatment, and the FDA clearly warns that Botox injections should only be administered by a qualified provider in order to avoid the potential risks of botulinum toxin.
Therefore, patients should exercise discretion and assess the professional credentials of the treatment provider before deciding where to receive Botox injections. Hardworking and percipient board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for Botox.
Although Botox is usually not covered under medical insurance, but patients may talk to their insurance provider before seeking treatment. The manufacturer of Botox, Allergan Inc., offers free guidance about Botox insurance over the phone. If the patient is receiving Botox along with other procedures, they may consider getting the overall dermatology procedure financed through professional medical care financing firms.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.