£700 to £3000 a year. That's the average amount thousands of people in the UK spend each year on injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers. Once only available to celebrities and people on six-figure salaries, fillers and neuromodulators have gone mainstream and it seems that everyone is now going under the needle.
Nevertheless, the cost of injectables is not insignificant, and to afford them consistently often requires careful planning.
There are two main categories of injectables with different price points: Fillers and Neuromodulators. Fillers are used to treat 'static' facial lines or wrinkles and to volumise the face where it's sunken or deflated. These include plumping treatments for lips and cheeks with products like, and typically cost between £150 and £350 per session.
On the other hand, neuromodulators are used to treat 'dynamic' facial creases, which are wrinkles that appear when the face is in motion, by relaxing the muscles that pull on the skin and cause wrinkles and lines to form. Expect to pay an average of £200 to £400 per appointment.
Considering that fillers and neuromodulators require upkeep every three to nine months, these costs add up. Still, women and men of all ages and backgrounds are happy to rebalance their budgets to incorporate injectable treatments, because the results are often immediate or undeniable.
Non-surgical anti-ageing beauty treatments minimises signs of ageing, enhance your best features and help you feel good about your appearance - and that's priceless.
With that in mind, here are our top tips for budgeting for your Injectables like Botox and Filler.
1. Book Botox Appointments Mid-Month
It might be a good idea to schedule your treatments in the middle of the month to avoid other competing expenses. Especially non-discretionary expenses like rent
That way you do not have to choose between your injection treatment and your groceries! Also, you have enough time to gauge how your monthly expenses run and adjust accordingly.
Another advantage of scheduling in the middle of the month is that you can get better prices for your treatment in some cases, as demand is not as high as at the end of the month when people receive their paychecks. This way you can split your monthly expenses and even out the costs.
2. Put Your Injectable Treatment On A Credit Card ( Get Those Points & Rewards)
You can charge your Botox/Filler sessions on your credit card instead of charging them to your current account.
This way you get rewards, points and the option to defer payment until your payday.
Some clinics even work with institutions that offer financing to their patients. At Dr Aesthetica, we work with Payl8r, a simple payment option that allows you to pay for your treatment and spread the cost over a period that suits you!
3. Minimise Unnecessary Expenses
It's helpful to be mindful of your spending before you have a treatment to avoid unnecessary expenses like extra Uber rides or too many Deliveroo deliveries. This could mean skipping your facial that month to reduce and offset costs of your Botox or filler treatments
Ultimately, no one should go for a treatment they can not really afford, but it definitely helps to offset other costs. And if you have the budget for it, you can spend as much as you want before any cosmetic treatment
4. Opt for Fewer Botox Units
One of the strange things about Botox is that the beauty industry has made it a rule that you need to inject about 20 units of Botox if you want to paralyse something (like your forehead) or get rid of wrinkles (like crow's feet).
This idea has caught on, but the truth is that each 'area' actually requires less than 20 units. But not everyone - especially Botox novices - wants to go under the needle with a syringe filled with only a fraction of the amount considered 'normal' (20 units).
Because of this fear, many people overdo it - injecting more than they need to paralyse and destroy the wrinkles. The result? You have frozen faces and waste money.
So be sure to talk to your injector about exactly how much is needed to get the results you want. You may be surprised to find that it's not that much at all!
5. Set Aside a little Money Each Month For Injectables
It's always a good thing to save up for something, even for your non-surgical cosmetic treatments
If you regularly have Botox and dermal fillers injected, it's helpful to put some money aside. Many people find success in saving at least £100 to £200 a month for professional cosmetic treatments.
That way, when they have their next follow-up treatment, they do not have to use money that was meant for other things. And since the treatments are not very frequent, you can adjust your monthly budget accordingly.
6. Look Out For Offers on Botox and Other Treatments
Many medical beauty clinics often offer deals and treatment packages that can save you money in the long run. Most clinics also offer discounts on treatments on special occasions like anniversaries, Black Friday and public holidays.
So always check with your injector for the latest packages and offers. We offer Botox and filler specials AT LEAST twice a year to help you save and afford your treatments.
Make sure we have your email and that you're getting our monthly specials in your inbox each month.
Often it's a combination of treatments that can save you some money if you have the treatments done individually. If you know us, we are big advocates of a strategic combination of non-surgical treatments.
DO NOT: Get The Cheapest Botox or Filler By Sacrificing Quality
As for how not save to money? By compromising on reputable providers or blindly buying a discounted package. You may wonder why Botox or filler is so expensive, but the truth is that the more experience someone has, the more they will charge for their services and the more it will cost you (and it's worth it). You really do get what you pay for.
So do not be fooled by heavily discounted prices and always check for credentials. You want a practitioner who understands your concerns and is certified by a trustworthy organisation.
Dr Aesthetica is the leading medical cosmetics clinic in Birmingham UK. Fill out a consultation form here, or call us on 0121 769 0242. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have if you are considering getting injectables.
And always remember that the ideal anti ageing regimen should not be one size fits all. It needs to be tailored to fit you and not the other way around.