Most reputable practitioners and aesthetic clinics charge by the unit of Botox®, so the total cost depends on how much and how many areas you'll be having treated. The cost of Botox® & Dysport also varies as some patients require more in each area because of gender differences, muscle mass differences etc
When phoning around to compare Botox® & Dysport prices, it is important that the clinic quotes the amount of Botox® or Dysport units you will be receiving if they quote per area. It is best to compare the price per unit as the clinic may quote you R900 per area but only inject 15 units in that one area- a suboptimal dose especially for the glabellar area- (the "11" area on the forehead). If suboptimal doses are given, the duration of effect of the Botox® & Dysport will be much shorter than the usual 3 to 4 months. The more units are given, the longer the duration effect of the Botox® & Dysport.
At Skin Renewal Botox Centres we charge from R 75.00 per unit of Botulinum Toxin.
We do not quote per area as the amount of units differs in each patient - male and female. Generally, men need approximately 1,5 times the amount of Botox® or Dysport that women need as men have a larger muscle mass.
The usual quotation is approximately 20 units per area but with an experienced injector, if all 3 areas are injected in one session, less Botox® or Dysport units may need to be injected eg 45 to 50 units for 3 areas as opposed to 60 units (20 units per area). Men would need 1,5 times the amount of Botox® or Dysport. Keep in mind that the less units injected, the less the duration of effect. This is why it is so important to know exactly how many units you have received for each area.
Baby Botox or Dysport "Baby Bo" as it is known in Hollywood is coined when less units are injected intentionally (usually in women) so that the duration of effect is much shorter allowing actors to have their facial expressions back sooner for a new role. This usually involves 40 units of Botox® or Dysport for 3 areas (in a woman) and this amount is only expected to last 8 to 10 weeks as less units are given.