Controversial Pricing of Anti-Wrinkle Injections

At Australian Skin Clinics, our buying power is significant. Therefore, we are able to offer the best value prices on laser hair removal, IPL and cosmetic injectables (muscle relaxants/anti-ageing injections/anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers).

Sadly, the pricing of anti-wrinkle/anti-ageing injections is a controversial subject. Some of the “special offers” made by less reputable clinics are misleading and customers need to understand the different methods of pricing to be able to compare.

At Australian skin Clinics we charge per unit, and you pay only for what you need. Click here for prices


Beware of the following tactics used by some clinics: 

Pricing by area

An area could range from 4 to 40 units depending on the area of the face, the strength of your muscles and therefore how many units you need. Extra units do not make the treatment last longer but may create an undesirable result.

There are a number of reasons why clinics offer cut-price anti-wrinkle injections

  • As a loss leader – offering the service at cost price or less. These clinics are simply using muscle relaxants as a means of getting you into the clinic to up sell you another treatment. Obviously it must work, otherwise the clinics could not afford to do it, but invariably they are looking to sell you surgical procedures or high end non-surgical treatments.
  • A newer scheme involves the sale of vouchers for cut price muscle relaxants – usually for “one area”. This is an intense marketing scheme where the clinic literally receives none of the money – it is seen as a “referral fee” to the advertising agent. This means the clinic must upsell to make money on the day (otherwise they are providing free treatments and will never stay in business). The question here is what exactly is an “area”? An area may just be bunny lines on the nose, typically a treatment of only 2 to 8 units, but most people mistakenly think that an area is, for example the entire forehead and are shocked when they are presented with an additional bill for the difference. If the price sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!
  • Even basic “cost per unit” pricing can be misleading because the dilution of the product can vary from clinic to clinic. In addition, some injectors will routinely use larger dosages than really needed, which will of course cost you more, but larger doses do not always mean a better or longer lasting result.

The skill of the injector is more important than price. An efficient injector will achieve maximum result with minimum product.

Cosmetic injections require and artist’s eye, strong medical skills and a good understanding of what the client is hoping for. Our advice to anyone interested in cosmetic injectables is to find a good clinic and stick with them.

At Australian Skin Clinics, we provide:

  • Affordable WOW Factor!
  • High quality services
  • Highly trained professional staff
  • Fabulous clinic facilities


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