Why Does the Price of Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers Vary So Much?

Why Does the Price of Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers Vary So Much?

Have you ever wondered why one cosmetic clinic quotes you a different price of anti-wrinkle injections and/or dermal fillers and another one will offer you a much lower price? You might be led to believe that the higher-priced clinic is ripping you off, which is not impossible, but the more likely explanation is that the lower price from the cheaper clinic simply represents reduced quality! Remember the age-old saying: ‘You get what you pay for!’

To prove our point, why not do your own research and find out what you are actually getting for your money? In that way, you can then start to ‘compare apples with apples’.

Nurses Injectors vs Doctor Injectors

The first question to ask any cosmetic clinic is: ‘Who will be injecting me?’ That may initially sound okay, but remember that Nurses are not trained in anatomy to the extent that Doctors are, and, of course, the cost to a clinic of using Nurses is a lot less than having a Doctor do the treatments. So, when a clinic uses Nurses instead of doctors they are able to bring the price of their treatments down. However, this comes with a higher risk to you. As an illustrative story, one of our patients from Newcastle came to see Dr Mayson in Sydney because she’d had her ‘crows-feet’ injected by a Nurse in Newcastle. Without a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy, the nurse injected a little too low on her cheekbone and paralysed the muscle to her upper lip, making one side of her mouth crooked. For a whole three months people were asking her when she had suffered her stroke! She now vows to never again be injected by a Nurse!

Quantity of Product Injected Can Vary

The second question to ask a cosmetic clinic is: ‘How many units of anti-wrinkle product will be injected into each facial area?’ The correct dosage is crucial when you’re aiming for the best possible and longest-lasting result. At the Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, we inject 20 units into each of the major facial areas but many other cosmetic clinics will use much less than this. Smaller doses will deliver poorer results. Either the correction won’t be as good or they will not last long and so will need to be re-done more often. So, you deserve to know how many units you’re getting for your money, thus making the price of the anti-wrinkle injections vary accordingly. Think of it this way: if someone offers to put some petrol in your car for $50 wouldn’t you want to know how many litres they were giving you? It’s the same with anti-wrinkle injections. Always ask how many units you’ll be getting for your money. And if they won’t tell you, find a clinic that will!

As a guide, for the best possible and longest-lasting results you should be getting at least 20 units into each of the major cosmetic facial areas: forehead, frown and crow’s feet areas.

At the Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic we only use what we believe are the best quality brands of anti-wrinkle injectables.

The Price of the Anti-Wrinkle Injection Brand Can Be Cheaper

The price of anti-wrinkle injections  products that are used by some clinics  in order to be more price-competitive can be cheap. The  main difference is that four times the dosage is needed to get the same result as the brands we use. In other words, if you need 20 units of the anti-wrinkle product we use into any given area, you’ll need 80 units of a cheaper product to get a similar result. That may not sound that important, but unfortunately, when you use larger volumes of product there is a greater chance of it spreading to adjacent muscles which you really don’t want to affect!

At Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, we offer 2 brands of anti-wrinkle injections. If you have questions around which products we use, please call our Clinic to discuss further as it is illegal for us to name them on our website.

Illegal Products Being Used

Beware of some non-medical people in beauty salons offering illegally-imported, non-government approved Dermal Fillers. These products are dangerous and there have been a number of reports of serious reactions and severe facial infections from these non-approved products.


Dr Mayson was the first doctor to introduce the cosmetic use of Anti-Wrinkle Injections into Australia in 1994 and therefore is the doctor with the longest experience in its use!

Call one of our friendly Clinical Advisors, on 1300 73 63 53, for more information.

Before & After Anti-Wrinkle Injections of Frown Lines

Frown Lines before After (1)

Before & After Anti-Wrinkle Injections of ‘Surprise Lines’


Before & After Anti-Wrinkle Injections of ‘Crows Feet’

Crows Feet Before After

Before & After Dermal Filler to Multiple Areas

Dermal Fillers Before After