How expensive can botox be?
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March 29, 2021 at 1:34 pm #41025Adri226Participant
Hello! I am 20 years old and I have tried everything therapy, dilatating yoga and nothing works. I have a partner I love so much and he loves me too and while he is supportive and patient I cant help but feel embarassed and less of a woman because I am not able to do something so natural. It doesnt help that where I live the condition is unheard of and theres absolutely no information or help better yet support. So I have taken the decision to go with the Botox procedure and i will like to know how much it costs….Thanks in advance and sorry for the long intro!!March 31, 2021 at 4:44 pm #41080HeatherParticipant
I am so sorry you’re dealing with this. But the BOTOX procedure is amazing and the women at Maze really take good care of you throughout the whole process. I’d absolutely love to answer any questions you have about it. The procedure cost me $6,050. But about 6 months after the procedure, my insurance sent me a check for $1,000 to cover the anesthesia. And that was my personal check. But it’s so worth it! I had my procedure done in 2018. If it helps you, I go into more detail about my experience in this forum under the Success Stories category, titled The End To My Nightmare 2018. Please let me know if you have any questions:)April 4, 2021 at 11:35 pm #41157recessivegenequeenParticipant
hi Adri226 – I also had the botox procedure at Maze and can confirm that the pricing I paid in 2016 was basically the same as Heather’s. I’m not sure but the pricing may have dropped since then so it’s definitely worth checking with Maze on what they’re charging now.
If you decide to investigate botox at a different facility, I recommend confirming specifically what it entails – especially whether you’ll wake up from an anesthetic with a large dilator inside you (an important feature of the Maze process) or if you’ll just be getting a botox injection without dilator insertion. The difference could affect how effective the treatment ends up being so it’s worth knowing for sure what you’re paying for!April 5, 2021 at 3:49 pm #41194Helen Leff, LCSWModerator
I’m Helen , one of the therapists at Maze. Heather and recessivegenequeen have attested to their success with the Botox procedure (ladies you are awesome!!!) Adri, please feel free to call us for a free 10 minute consultation so that we can hear more of what you are experiencing and give you direct and current info regarding the Botox procedure. We are all here to help.March 15, 2023 at 12:46 pm #67631piperjanetParticipant
Sorry for necroing. Tough question, it depends on a lot of factors.April 10, 2023 at 2:22 pm #67665piperjanetParticipant
The cost can vary, but it typically ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. If you have health insurance, it’s even better. Some insurance plans may cover the cost of the procedure if it is considered medically necessary. I’d also recommend that you consult with a healthcare professional who specializes in treating vaginismus. Choose a reliable clinic, such as https://onsitemedspa.com/med-spa-services-in-calabasas-ca/microneedling-treatment-in-calabases-ca/. Those guys may also be able to help you find resources and support in your area. Remember that you are not alone in your struggle. Seeking help is a brave and important step towards resolving the issue!May 3, 2023 at 9:44 pm #67852emgb93Participant
I felt inclined to respond to this because the Botox can be inexpensive if you find the right doctor. Maze has definitely helped me but when I heard the cost I wasn’t about it. Plus having to travel it’s not realistic for a lot of people. I was able to find a pelvic pain specialist 2 hours from me that did botox injections. He prescribed me the botox 100 units and I purchased it at the pharmacy myself using good rx for $616. The procedure was $250 using nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas). He did a total of 6 injections on March 6, 2023. My husband and I had piv sex partially 4 days later. 20 days later we had full penetration. We have since had piv sex several times and I am now pregnant which was our hope all along. Do not give up!!! And do not become discouraged because of the price because there are affordable options. On May 2022 I had never had any penetration I did therapy and dilators for
almost a year and felt stuck. I decided to get the botox and it has helped so much. I was definitely nervous not getting full anesthesia but the laughing gas took the edge off and I only felt slight pain and pressure. The procedure lasted about 5 min and 30 minutes later I was driving home.May 4, 2023 at 7:29 am #67853mazemelissaModerator
Thanks so much for your reply. Intravaginal Botox injections prices do vary. And it’s so important for women to know that there are options out there for them. Not everyone is comfortable with being awake for the injections, which is why we use intravenous sedation, but that might not be the right option for you. There are providers who will perform Botox injections while you are awake, or in the case above, using the nitrous. I think it’s important to do what will work best for you. There is help out there.June 11, 2023 at 1:02 pm #67916recessivegenequeenParticipant
Thanks so much for sharing your experience, emgb93! I got my procedure done in 2016 and something that’s been really cheering to see over the last 6+ years is a wider range of options for treatment at a lower price point. I’m so glad you were able to get what you needed relatively affordably and had such amazing results! Congratulations on your pregnancy and success with sex!
For some people (like me), I think being anesthetized was definitely a necessary part of my eventual success with treatment, but I’m glad that more specialists in other parts of the country are offering these services. I hope we continue to see coverage grow and become more routine!
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