Wrinkles and lines can prematurely age the face, making you appear older than your stated age. Botox treatments can reduce these wrinkles and lines by temporarily preventing muscles under the skin that cause the wrinkles and lines from contracting. Botox provides a non-surgical, affordable option to turn back the hands of time, leaving you with a smoother, younger appearance.

How much does Botox cost?

A Botox treatment session can range in price depending on many factors and is priced based on a per-unit cost. Depending on the provider performing the injection, the Botox cost per unit is $13 to $20 at Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery of Newport Beach and Beverly Hills.

Botox is provided in syringes of 100 units. However, this is typically much more than needed for typical procedures. Thus, the number of units used is calculated, and then each procedure is charged for only the units needed to provide the service.

Factors Influencing Botox Pricing

Provider Administering the Injection

Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery has three separate providers who are trained and experienced in Botox injections. Each provider has their own rate for which they bill their injections and depending on which one performs your injection, the overall price may be different.

Our three providers are:

The price is provided during your initial consultation with that provider. Treatment Area

The size of the area (forehead, eyebrows) requiring treatment will affect the overall cost of the procedure. Larger areas will require more Botox units to obtain the desired results and thus will be more expensive.


Areas of the country, such as the East and West Coasts, as well as larger cities, have higher costs of living and increased costs associated with running businesses. Therefore, these areas will often have higher rates of Botox injections.

Units Per Treatment Area

Each treatment area, depending on its size, will require a different number of units which affects the price of the procedure. For example, to treat the upper face, including the forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines, the Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery providers will typically use between 30 to 50 units to complete the procedure.

During your initial consultation, you will be provided with an estimate of the number of units required. This will take into account many different factors but your desires and individual budget will be considered foremost in determining the total number of units.

How are the number of units determined?

When determining the number of units needed your provider will take into multiple factors. The treatment area plays a significant role, but there are also additional considerations that need to be accounted for.

Your age, wrinkle severity, and facial muscle strength can affect the number of units needed to achieve the desired results. Although some of these may be difficult to identify initially, your provider may use a smaller dose and elect to up the dose on subsequent procedures if needed. This ensures the safety of the patient and helps to prevent injecting excess units that raise the price of the procedure and could increase the number and severity of adverse effects experienced.

Comparing Providers that Perform Botox Injections

When searching for Botox providers in your area, a long list of different providers will likely show up in the search results. It can be overwhelming and difficult to determine which provider you should choose. However, some important factors should be considered to make the decision easier when evaluating each provider.

When evaluating providers, selecting a specialist such as a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Batniji ensures they have extensive training and experience providing Botox treatments. Choosing non-specialist providers can result in a provider with less experience and training to administer the injection.

In addition, there are other indicators that your provider is qualified and an appropriate person to administer Botox injections. Choosing providers that have significant experience performing Botox injections and with glowing patient reviews helps to ensure you will be obtaining good service.

Cosmetic procedure specialists, such as Charlotte Bader, PA and Ashley Lankford, NP, are qualified providers to administer Botox injections. Many of these specialists have completed the required training to perform the Botox injections and are skilled in providing reliable and safe treatments.

Botox and Insurance

The use of Botox for cosmetic reasons is typically not covered by insurance companies and thus, these services are often paid out-of-pocket. However, if you require Botox for medical reasons, such as migraines, pain, or muscle spasms, they may be covered. In these cases, it is best to discuss this with your insurance company for guidance.

Cost-Effective Botox Alternatives

Treating wrinkles and lines in many of the problem areas can also be achieved through the use of dermal fillers. Dr. Rami Batniji is experienced with the use of and provides expert results using Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus. Although the per unit cost of Juvederm is more than Botox, the effects of Juvederm can last much longer, six to nine months, whereas Botox typically wears off after three to six months.

Having trouble determining the treatment you wish to pursue? No worries. The team at Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery is here to help. The experience of our practice can provide you with all of your options and develop the best plan to give your face the youthful, vibrant appearance that you desire.

Call Today to Schedule a Consultation

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and when used by a trained specialist, it can provide consistent and remarkable results. If you are unhappy with the fine lines and wrinkles that develop as we age, Dr. Batniji is here to help turn back the clock.

Schedule a consultation at either of our locations, Newport Beach (949-650-8882) or Beverly Hills (310-467-2180) today.