Aesthetic Treatments

5 Dallas Women Share How They Budget For Injectable Treatments

Illustrations by Lauren Johnstone / The Covet Co

By now, you know that when it comes to cosmetic injectables, a treatment that’s right for one person may not be right for another —  they’re not one-size-fits-all. But there is one thing that does translate from patient to patient: the knowledge that the smoothed-out appearance of wrinkles and plumper lips and cheeks doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) come cheap. We’ve looked into how those dollar bills stack up in Los Angeles and Nashville, and now we’re heading to the Lone Star State to see just how much Texans, specifically the women of Dallas, spend on injections and prioritize their budgets. Five Dallas women — from stay-at-home moms to reality television recruiters — spoke to Spotlyte™ about it.


[Editor’s note: Injectable wrinkle reducers temporarily smooth the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in certain areas of the face, including the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet; they should not be used more frequently than every three months. Injectable filler is a temporary treatment that adds volume to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks, and laugh lines. Like any medical treatment, both injectable wrinkle reducers and injectable fillers have potential risks and side effects. Talk to a licensed provider to see if they’re right for you. And learn more now by chatting with a trained aesthetic specialist.]

Illustrations by Lauren Johnstone / The Covet Co

Name: Tiffany

Age: 36 

Occupation: Registered Nurse 

Location: North Richland Hills, Texas

What do you get done, and how often? Injectable wrinkle reducer every four to six months. 

Average spend per visit on injectables: $400 to $600

Yearly spend on injectables: $1,200 to $1,800

How do you budget for injectables? By adding it into my monthly budget. I know the approximate cost of each session, so I break them up and save that money each month. [Injectable wrinkle reducers are] super important to me. If it means cutting out a shopping day here and there, it’s absolutely worth it.

What is your stance on injectables? Injectables are wonderful if performed correctly by a highly trained [injector]. I only trust my doctor to perform my injectables. I never leave her office looking overdone or having that masked effect. 

What’s your most costly beauty, aesthetic, or lifestyle expense? I would say my most costly expense is my face, whether it’s injectable wrinkle reducer, Venus Viva® resurfacing treatments, or skincare products. Our face is the first thing we put forward in any aspect of our lives. It’s very important to me! 

Illustrations by Lauren Johnstone / The Covet Co

Name: Simone 

Age: 40 

Occupation: Stay-at-home mom

Location: North Richland Hills, Texas

What do you get done, and how often? Injectable wrinkle reducers three times a year and injectable filler in the cheeks once a year.

Average spend per visit on injectables: $300 to $500

Yearly spend on injectables: $1,500

How do you budget for injectables? I’d sooner cut back on water than my injectables.

What is your stance on injectables? At first, I was super nervous to get injected because I didn’t want to look overdone, but I was so pleasantly surprised by my results after my first treatment that I’ve been going back ever since.What’s your most costly beauty, aesthetic, or lifestyle expense? Injectable filler for the cheeks. It’s worth every penny because it lifts [them]. That, and my wine bill!

Illustrations by Lauren Johnstone / The Covet Co

Name: Jessica 

Age: 39

Occupation: Director of Sales

Location: Dallas, Texas

What do you get done, and how often? Injectable wrinkle reducer every three to four months, and filler once a year.

Average spend per visit on injectables: $350

Yearly spend on injectables: $2,000

How do you budget for injectables? It’s a necessity [for me], so there’s not a lot of thought about budgeting. 

What is your stance on injectables? All of my girlfriends do injectable wrinkle reducers and some do filler. It’s something openly discussed — nothing like even five years ago. I believe the stigma [about injectables] has decreased. Most people don't openly speak about it, but if you ask, they’re not shy about discussing. To hear someone say they haven’t had injectable wrinkle reducer is more shocking [to me], crazy as that may sound.What’s your most costly beauty, aesthetic, or lifestyle expense?  Filler, PRP SkinPen® facials, or face creams. The more time that passes, the more money I spend on my face!

Illustrations by Lauren Johnstone / The Covet Co

Name: Loreina 

Age: 29

Occupation: Reality TV Recruiter

Location: Dallas, Texas

What do you get done, and how often? I usually get injectable wrinkle reducers in my forehead and glabella (the lines between my brows) three times a year. I also get filler, and I love the results.

Average spend per visit on injectables: $900

Yearly spend on injectables: $2,200

How do you budget for injectables? I don't mind skipping my morning Starbucks® to afford cosmetic treatments.

What is your stance on injectables? Cosmetic injectables [can be] a wonderful way for people to [achieve their aesthetic goals]. I'm glad I found a doctor I can trust with my face. When people look at me, they can't tell I’ve had them.

What’s another costly beauty, aesthetic, or lifestyle expense? IPL photofacial — it’s $350 per session. I go every few months, so I spend an average of $1,400 yearly for this. Every time I go, I have fewer dark aging spots than when I walked in — I have never gotten more compliments on my skin in my life!

Illustrations by Lauren Johnstone / The Covet Co

Name: Sarah

Age: 37

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Location: Dallas, Texas

What do you get done, and how often? Injectable wrinkle reducer (every three to four months) and lip filler.

Average spend per visit on injectables: Around $350, but it’s higher if more than one type of injectable is done. 

Yearly spend on injectables: $2,150

How much do you budget for injectables? $2,000 to $2,500 per year

What is your stance on injectables? I think they are a great way to [smooth lines and add volume]. My injector always says to me, "My goal is for people to ask you what serums you’re using on your face, not ‘What did you put in your face?’”What’s your most costly beauty, aesthetic, or lifestyle expense? Serums and injectables, but they are worth every penny!

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