How Much Does Botox Cost?

Anna Kremerov
By Anna Kremerov

Anna Kremerov is an award-winning Nurse Practitioner known for Aesthetic Medicine and non-surgical procedures.


Botox injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments that can help reduce lines and wrinkles and give natural-looking results.

Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin. Other brands available in the UK include BocoutureAzzalure, Letybo and Nuceiva

Botulinum toxin injections can also be used to treat medical conditions such as excessive sweating and migraines.

A medical practitioner administers Botox as small Botox injections into specific areas where lines, wrinkles and creases appear on your skin. Treatment takes only a few minutes and should be offered in a clinical setting. Botulinum toxin is generally regarded as a safe treatment.

Here is everything you need to know about the cost of botulinum toxin (Botox injections)...

What to Think About Before You Have Botox Injections

Before you get Botox treatment or any other brand of botulinum toxin injected, it's important to understand that this treatment is not a permanent cure for wrinkles.

It is only a temporary solution.

Results generally last three to six months.

If you have severe wrinkles, your practitioner may recommend additional treatments such as dermal fillerschemical peelsskin resurfacing or even cosmetic surgery.

What to Think About Before You Have Botox Injections
Who Should You Trust to Do Your Botox Treatment?

When selecting a medical practitioner to inject your botulinum toxin, it's important to keep these things in mind:

  • Does your injector have a medical background?

  • Does your injector offer face-to-face consultations where you can discuss your medical history and treatment plan?

  • Is the practitioner properly trained in cosmetic procedures; specifically botulinum toxin injections?

  • Are they an experienced injector?

  • Do they have experience in complication management?

  • Does the injector belong to an organisation that has strict guidelines and standards of care for its members?

  • Have they got good recommendations for their aesthetic treatments?

For more information see our full guide on Who Should You Trust To Do Your Botox?

What Areas Can Be Treated With Botox?

Botulinum toxin can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions for a variety of cosmetic reasons. Some of the most common cosmetic treatment uses include:

It can also be used to treat:

For more detailed information on the areas that it can treat please view our Botox treatment areas guide.

What Is Botox Measured In?

Botox treatment is measured in units delivered to the patient, however, most of the clinics in the UK charge by the area being treated and not by the number of Botox units administered. If multiple areas are being treated, they may offer these at a discounted cost.

Consultation for Botox Costs

Consultation for Botox Costs

A consultation can be free, but some clinics may charge a fee. In a cosmetic skin clinic, you would expect to pay around £50-£150.

If you want to know more about what it will cost you for the initial treatment, as well as any follow-up appointments, talk to your medical professional before booking a clinic appointment.

During your initial Botox consultation, you should discuss what Botox costs for top-ups.

What Do Treatment Prices Start At?

Generally, Botox prices start at around £200 per area however, some medical practitioners may charge more depending on where they practice and other factors such as experience level or location (city). For example, the cost of Botox treatment in London will be more expensive and you should expect to pay more for Botox treatments in larger, more populated cities.

Is Discounted Botox Available?

As botulinum toxin is classed as a prescription-only medicine, you generally won't see discounts advertised for it as practitioners are not allowed to promote prescription-only medicines.

Are Cheap Botox Products Safe?

You should also be wary of practitioners that advertise cheap 'Botox' procedures. The products they are using may not be Botox or other licensed brands of botulinum toxin at all.

They could be using unlicensed alternatives that have not gone through the same rigorous safety checks that Botox and other brands such as Bocouture, Azzalure, Letybo and Nuceiva have.

Always ask your healthcare professional to confirm exactly what brand they are using before undergoing treatment.

Are Cheap Botox Products Safe?

What Else Should I Consider?

Bear in mind that Botox/botulinum toxin treatments are not one-offs! To maintain results, you will need to maintain your treatment results every three to six months. You should consider this when thinking about Botox costs.

If you are interested in Botox to treat excessive sweating, frown lines, crow's feet, bunny lines or lip lines, you may want to read more of our Botox FAQ such as:

Book a Botox Consultation Today.

As you will have learnt, botulinum toxin (BotoxBocoutureAzzalure, Letybo and Nuceiva) is a great tool to help you look younger and fresher. It’s important that you get treated by an experienced, medically trained, and qualified practitioner who will inject you safely.

As always, if you have any questions you can use our Botox Q&A where you can ask for more advice direct from a trusted, experienced medical practitioner.

Not sure Botox treatment is right for you? We have lots of Botox FAQsBotox videosBotox reviews, and Botox before and after images for you to do more research if you are not ready to speak to a medically trained Botox injector yet.
 
If you want to look for your nearest accredited and verified Botox clinic, your local Botox clinics are listed below. 

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