This Is How Much Botox Really Costs (Plus, 8 Other Buzzy Beauty Services)
You’re at a cocktail party and your pal casually mentions that the reason she’s glowing like a 25-year-old is Botox. Wouldn’t you like to know how much she just shelled out? Here, nine buzzy beauty services and their average costs (depending on doctor and geographic location).
Nail Art: $10 to $45
While some salons charge by the minute (minimalist lines take a lot less time to do than a negative space mani), most charge set fees based on the design you pick out.
Eyelash Extensions: $100 to $150
Sure, extensions last only four to six weeks, but imagine going without mascara for almost 42 days straight. That’s where the opportunity cost comes in.
Botox: $350 to $600
In most cases, this service is priced by the facial area—aka your forehead versus your frown lines. Why is that? The cost comes from the number of vials of Botox required for that particular area. (FYI, the results usually last between three to five months.)
Laser Hair Removal: $350 to $600
The cost varies depending on the part of your body you’re removing hair from. For example: Your bikini line might set you back about $350 while your legs could cost you as much as $600. (FYI, it usually takes a few visits to get full results, but you can expect them to last for years before you might need a touch-up.)
Teeth Whitening: $650
Hiring a pro isn’t cheap, but in most cases it yields better results than over-the-counter strips. Still, age and heredity are a factor (as well as the level of stains), which is why it’s worth having a consultation with your doc first.
Microblading: $500 to $900
This semi-permanent eyebrow solution (hair-like strokes are actually tattooed on to give the illusion of thicker brows) typically lasts six to 12 months, depending on how rough you are on them.
Lip Fillers: $500 to $2,000
It will set you back a pretty penny to get a plumper pout, depending on your doctor and where you live, but one treatment will last you four to six months.
Cool Sculpting: $2,000 to $4,000
This procedure—which kills fat cells in areas like the belly or thighs by freezing them—is priced according to your treatment plan (i.e., how much you want to freeze off, and from which parts of the body).
Boob Job: $3,700
FYI, this is the average fee for the surgery. (It also doesn’t include the cost of other procedure-related incidentals like medical follow-ups and new bras.)