Botox, the now number one minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S, has boomed in recent years. From 2000 to 2020, the number of annual Botox injections increased by nearly 459%. These simple treatments take just a few minutes, and deliver results that last months. 

That said, there’s a lot you may not know about this growing trend. Below are Elite Facial Plastic Surgery’s Botox statistics you need to know before scheduling a treatment. 

At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, we’re here to help you achieve your cosmetic goals through non-invasive Botox injections. Interested in learning more? Call our double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dominic Castellano, today at (813) 547-6992.

How Many People Get Botox?

Botox is an increasingly popular procedure; recent data collection suggests that between 4-5 million people get Botox annually. This is a dramatic increase from the year 2000, which reported less than 800,000 Botox procedures. (Source:

Why Do People Get Botox?

Botox is a minimally-invasive procedure that alleviates the signs of aging in the face. These signs of aging include forehead lines, bunny lines, crow’s feet, dimpled chins, gummy smile, and much more. In addition, it also has clinical uses like treating migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and an overactive bladder. (Sources: Westlake Dermatology & American Self)

What Age Group Uses Botox the Most?

Typically, the 40-54 age group uses Botox the most. In 2020, 2,503,229 people ages 40-54 received Botox. After that, the 55-69 age range boasts the second highest number with 1,010,138 Botox treatments in 2020. 

The age range with the lowest number of Botox injections is the 13-19 age range, with only 12,767 treatments in 2020. (Source:

Do Men Get Botox?

Yes, men make up roughly 6% of all Botox procedures. Nearly 265,247 men received Botox in 2020, making it the top minimally-invasive procedure for men in the US. (Source:

How Many Botox Units Do I Need?

According to the manufacturer’s recommendations, four units of Botox per injection site is common practice. A typical procedure will inject anywhere from 10 to 50 units of Botox. (Source: US Dermatology Partners)

How Much Does Botox Cost?

The cost of Botox is measured in units and can cost anywhere from $10 to $15 per unit. The average cost for a Botox treatment is between $300 and $600; this is due to dosage typically being between 30-40 units of Botox for multiple injection sites. However, depending on the location of the injection and your physical location, the final cost may vary. (Source:

How Much Money is Spent on Botox Each Year?

According to the most recent data collected, there were 4,401,536 Botox treatments in 2020, and at an average cost of $300 to $600, around $1.3B – $2.6B was spent on Botox in 2020. (Source:

What Are the Most Common Injection Sites?

The most common injection sites for Botox are in the face. These sites include the forehead, between the eyebrows, upper eyebrows, around the mouth, chin, near the eyes, and the neck. 

(Source: Westlake Dermatology

How Long Does It Take Botox to Work?

You’ll begin to see the results of your Botox injection within the first week after your treatment, typically within 3-4 days. For the full effect, you’ll likely see the final results within 14 days. (Source: Healthline

How Long Do Botox Results Last?

On average, Botox lasts about 3-4 months. The neurotoxin will eventually wear off and be metabolized by the body, which causes the results to fade. However, it’s important to know that Botox affects people differently; in some cases, first-time recipients have had their Botox results last as short as two months, whereas other patients have had their results last between 4-6 months. Typically, there are three main factors that influence how long your Botox results will last: injection site, dosage, and metabolism. (Source: & Elite Facial Plastic Surgery)

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