What Is The Difference Between Muscle Relaxant Products?
Please note that due to Australian medical regulations, we’re not allowed to specifically mention the product names of the muscle relaxant / anti-wrinkle injectable medications on our website.
At North Coast Medispa, we stock both Allergan and Galderma cosmetic injectable products and use them interchangeably. All of our injectors go through training and accreditation in administering the full range of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injection products across both brands.
We’re focused on giving you the best result, so we choose the product most suitable for you.
When it comes to the two major muscle relaxant products, there is very little difference in terms of the final result of the treatment. Both products have the same “mechanism of action”, with similar clinical data and safety profiles. After-care is identical and both products tend to last around the same amount of time (about 4 months).
The Allergan product is slightly more expensive to stock, and so there is a slightly higher treatment cost. What can be really confusing is when prices are advertised as “per unit” … for most people, this means nothing as they don’t understand what a “unit” is or how it relates to their treatment.
Compounding this issue is that each product actually has a different measurement of “units” to achieve the dosage required for a treatment. The Galderma product requires 2.5 – 3 times the quantity of units compared to the Allergan product. This is often used to manipulate advertising (as the pricing per unit is 2.5 – 3 times cheaper) so you think you’re getting a bargain when in fact, the total treatment cost will be almost identical.
It helps to get a quote at your consultation for the total treatment per area, rather than a per unit price. Regardless of the product used, the total treatment cost should be fairly similar. Keep in mind also that the units required between individuals (and even between your own treatments) can vary slightly, and so the actual price may change accordingly.
Ultimately, as long as you’re aware of what you’re paying for (and it’s TGA approved), it’s less about the product itself and more about the skill level, training and post-treatment support offered by your injector.
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