Patients often are confused by Botox pricing. Toronto Botox cost should be simple and clear, and explained fully before you decide to proceed with your treatment. Be careful to ignore the common myths about Botox.
At the Baywood Clinic Botox is $10 per unit. (First time patients get their first 20 units for $99). Botox is measured in Units, and comes in 100 and 200 Unit vials. The average number of units for females is 10-15 for forehead horizontal lines, 25-30 for the frown and 10-15 for each eye’s crowfeet area. For men it is somewhat higher.
Patients are sometimes confused by injections versus units terminology. I can make one injection contain 1 unit, or it can have 20 units. It’s like a drink can contain 1 Oz or 2 Oz of alcohol. So the frown lines, for example, usually require 5 injection spots of 5 units each. Some clinics charge by area, but we feel this is unfair, since many patients will overpay. If the average person needs 30 units for a frown, but you only need 25, why are you paying for the extra 5? In essence people who need less are covering for people who need more when clinics charge by area.
Finally dilution: patients are sometimes worried that the Botox is over-diluted. Dilution is pretty standard around the world, but the reality is you are paying for units. If a clinic dilutes in a non-standard way they still have to charge you for the correct number of units, to do otherwise would be fraud! There is only one “Botox”, the trade name of the product manufactured by Allergan. If the deal seems to good to be true, ask to see the bottle! Any legitimate clinic will have no problem with that.
Another factor to consider when you are looking for a clinic based on Toronto Botox cost is whether or not you actual meet a licensed Physician at your consultation. This is actually a legal requirement, since Botox is a prescription medication. Some clinics have you “meet” their doctor via Skype or over facetime on a cell pone. Our patients would never be comfortable with that, nor would we. You meet a doctor, not only at consultation, but at every visit!
Toronto Botox Cost – you get what you pay for!
There are dozens of on-line specials for Botox which seem to be too good to be true. As usual, they most likely are. Toronto Botox cost is generally $10-12 a unit if performed by a nurse. If a doctor does the injections, it is usually quite a bit more.
Botox, the real medication authorized by Health Canada and made by Allergan, has a fixed cost. So if the price seems unbelievable, like $6 per unit, be very skeptical. Some clinics may dilute the product too much, or in some cases reported in the news, use products not approved for sale in Canada.
The Toronto Botox prices our clinic offers are very reasonable – $10 per unit and always performed by our doctors who have treated tens of thousands of satisfied patients since 2001. And we often offer true specials when patients also do treatment with Juvederm.
So research your clinic carefully and make sure to give us a call at 416-515-0007!
You will be glad you did.