I was at the Shopping Centre the other day in Penrith and I saw and ad at a Cosmetic Clinic that said Botox $9.90 and in very small letters I saw that sign that says “per unit”.
Honestly, I felt bad because I have been publishing so many articles about botox and other cosmetic injectables and I didn’t have an idea of what that meant and how much someone who requires a Botox treatment would pay for it.
The question for me was: Is $9.90 per unit cheap?
I think it should be, otherwise they wouldn’t be advertising it in big letters.
How much can you expect to pay for Botox injections in Sydney? I have seen prices from $9.90 per unit to $20. What is the difference? How many units do I need?
I came and do some research and this is what I found about Botox Prices in Sydney.
My questions are:
How much can you expect to pay for a treatment?
How long would the results last for?
What are the average prices in Sydney for Botox?
Where can I get cheaper injections?
One thing that I have read is that in some clinics the injections are performed by doctors and in other beauty clinics the injectables are performed by nurses or even beauty therapists.
“Injectables performed by nurses are cheaper”
I contacted a few clinics in different suburbs in Sydney and this is what I found.
Forget about wrinkles for 3 to 6 months
Australia Plastic Surgery located in Broadway says that the effects of Btx usually last three to six months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects of Btx may begin to last longer, sometimes up to six to eight months. We recommend treatment every three months for the first year, then repeat treatment as needed
How much Botox
BOTOX injections of less than 100 units usually are used for cosmetic purposes, thereby allowing a wide safety margin. Recognizing that doses are not interchangeable among different formulations of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®, Dysport, Myobloc) is important; to achieve similar clinical effects, different doses are used.
At Australia Plastic Surgery you are expected to pay for an Antiwrinkle treatment with Botox $20/unit
if the injection is performed by a plastic surgeon or Cosmetic Physician.
You can save $5 dollars if the injection is performed by a specislist nurse: $15/unit
Doses required on each area:
Forehead lines: average dose is 10-40units
Crow’s feet line: average dose 8 units/side. Both side 16units.
Frown line(between eyebrows): requires 16units
Eyebrow lifts: requires 4 units/side. Both sides 8units
Lifting the corner of the mouth: 4units/side. Both sides 8 units
It can be an expensive treatment if you need it for more than one facial area.
What I am concluding now is that those $9.90 per unit were cheap. Now I will call and find who performs it and come back to you with more info and prices from other clinics in different areas.
Maybe that is one of the reasons why some celebrities do not want to use Botox.
Is that why Kily Minogue changed Botox for Pond’s