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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.


As a Guide

  • Vertical frown lines (on the forehead above the nose) usually $500 for women and $700 for men
  • Horizontal frown lines (across the forehead) usually $300 for women and $500 for men
  • Crows’ feet (wrinkles from screwing up the eyes) usually $400 but as much as $600
  • Bunny lines (from wrinkling the top of the nose) $100
  • Treatments around the mouth/ chin – up to $100 depending on what’s needed
  • Treatments for a stringy neck start from $400
  • Treatment to reduce armpit sweating start from $1000
  • Treatment to reduce sweaty palms $2500 (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 $350)
  • For lips facial lines and brow shaping (treatments start between $600 -745)
  • For adding volume to the deeper tissues around your cheeks and chin (treatments range between $815 – 2500)


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

Initial consultation – $200; follow-up consultations $125

For suitable GP referrals, prices are available for “see & treat” packages which comprise: a consultation and surgery in one appointment; then removal of suturesand a wound check and a follow up appointment with Mr Greenbaum.

Lesion on face – from $850 – $2,200 (depending on size and complexity)

Lesion on trunk/ limbs – from $700 – $2,000 (depending on size and complexity)

Ganglion cysts of limbs – $1,520

TCA peels for Xanthelasma – $250 per session (usually removed in 1-3 sessions), plus $250 for the initial consultation (but the final follow up is free!)

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.