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Botox, Dysport, Botulinum toxin A - what's in name........

Botulinum Toxin A is a toxin produced by a class of bacteria.  The toxin weakens muscle function.  A variety of doctors (plastic surgeons, dermatologists, neurologists, orthopaedic and general surgeons) inject Botulinum toxin formulated safely and precisely to treat a variety of conditions that can be improved by weakening muscles (facial wrinkles, migraine headaches, muscle spasticity).  Used expertly, it is perfectly safe.

“Toxin” isn’t great marketing term, so brands are better known.  Botox and Dysport are the oldest and most established brands.  The cost of treatment will depend on how many units are used and on which brand – generally speaking one needs more units of Dysport to achieve a treatment result, than one does for Botox; but Dysport is a bit cheaper and may last a little longer. Prices for Botox are quoted below as a guide.  I am experienced with both and can use whichever a patient prefers.

I charge for Botox at $20 (inclusive of GST).

Different faces will require different amounts of Botox to achieve the desired
effect. This will depend on whether Botox has been used previously and how strong the facial musculature is. Men generally need more than women.


Guide prices for Botox treatments inclusive of GST

Guide prices for Juvederm treatments inclusive of GST

  • Vertical frown lines (on the forehead above the nose) usually $800 for women and $1,000 for men
  • Horizontal frown lines (across the forehead) usually $600 for women and $800 for men
  • Crows’ feet (wrinkles from screwing up the eyes) usually $700 but as much as $900
  • Bunny lines (from wrinkling the top of the nose) $300
  • Treatments around the mouth/ chin – up to $300 depending on what’s needed
  • Treatments for a stringy neck start from $700
  • Treatment to reduce armpit sweating start from $1400
  • Treatment to reduce sweaty palms $3,000 (including anaesthetic block)
  • Juvederm comes in four formulations (and with or without local anaesthetic – so where possible Dr Greenbaum uses the formulation with anaesthetic):
  • For soft lines and minor corrections (treatments start from $650)
  • For lips, facial lines and brow shaping (treatments start from $900)
  • For adding volume to the deeper tissues around your cheeks and chin (treatments range between $1,000 – 3,000)


  • Sculptra is a product that can be used for adding volume to deeper tissues of cheeks, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, temples and chin. Treatments often involve 2 vials.

Guide prices for minor surgery under local anaesthetic (inclusive of GST)

Initial consultation – $300; follow-up consultations $175

Skinzure Total Body Skin Check (with photography and dermoscopy as indicated); assessment by Dr Greenbaum $399

Skin lesions depending on size and complexity of skin closure (simple sutures; needing a local skin flap or a skin graft $1,700 – $5,800 

Subcutaneous lesions (e.g. lipomas or cysts) depending on size $2,100- $2,700 

TCA peels for Xanthelasma – $345 per session (usually removed in 1-3 sessions), plus $300 for the initial consultation (so $645 for the first session, $345 for each subsequent treatment, but the final follow up is free!) all inclusive of GST

Reconstructive or aesthetic surgery under general anaesthetic

Package prices are composed of the surgeon’s fees, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital fee

These fees will vary according to the hospital facility used; the complexity of the surgery and the complexity of the anaesthetic needed.

A full estimate will be given before surgery but the anaesthetist and the hospital reserve the right to charge more if surgery takes longer than expected.