Beginner’s Guide to Botox – Pricing, Process, & Purpose

This tiny tox can change a lot.

Botox has been used for decades to treat wrinkles and conditions that affect how the body functions.

By blocking the chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract, nurse injectors can strategically and carefully relax muscles on your face 🥰 and body that are causing your biggest concerns like:

  • Forehead lines
  • Glabellar lines (‘11s’)
  • Nose ‘bunny’ lines
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Chin dimples
  • Crow’s feet
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Migraines
  • And more!

Letting these muscles relax will diminish creases and allow your body to build back collagen in those areas. Botox can also give you a strategic lift like:

  • Lip flips
  • Brow lift
  • Corners of mouth lift

Botox is approved for patients 18 years and older. Most medical estheticians agree that your mid to late 20s and early 30s are a good age for preventative Botox treatment. 👯‍♀️ However, many patients between 35 and 40 see beautiful results from Botox.


We do everything we can to eliminate discomfort during your appointment. While everyone has different pain tolerances, most people are not affected by these tiny injections.

NOTE: Compared to dermal fillers, microneedling or fraxel skin resurfacing, botox is virtually pain free!


You’ll see your results kick in about 7 days after your treatment! 😍

Everyone will metabolize Botox differently, but you can expect your treatment results to last 2-4 months on average.


Botox is a powerful investment for anti-aging.

It can vary in price depending on where you live and where you go to get treated – but the average range per unit is $12-$13. 👉🏻 Most patients will need 10-40 units per treatment. As a reference, here’s what to expect:

  • Eyebrow lift: 2-5 units
  • Forehead lines: 10-30 units
  • Frown/Glabellar lines: 10-20 units
  • Crow’s feet (per side): 5-20 units
  • Nose ‘bunny’ lines: 5-10 units
  • Vertical lip lines: 5 units
  • Corner of mouth lift: 5 units
  • Chin Dimples: 5 Units
  • Vertical neck bands (per band) 15 units

You may need less units over time as we work to relax those expressions and increase collagen production.


If you’re looking for incredible wrinkle reduction and increased confidence, Botox is well worth the investment!


A consultation will give you a better idea of the amount of units needed to treat your concerns.

Give us a call or contact us on this site to schedule your consultation or botox treatment!

The Team at Valley Derm