The issue of price theory is a general concept in economics. Based on economic principles, the price theory is used to determine the value of goods and services. It explains the primary reasons why there are varying prices in Anti-Wrinkle treatment injections. Often, there is a lot of criticism regarding the method various clinics use in determining the price value of Anti-Wrinkle injection treatment. While some clinics charge per unit, others use areas to determine their price range.
Although the general assumption regarding clinical charge variation for Anti-Wrinkle treatment is based on the manufacturer of the product, others suggest each product’s efficacy is a critical factor in determining the price value. Either both assumptions are correct or not, the apparent fact remains that there is no general price mechanism on muscle relaxant injections.
Anti-Wrinkle packaging method
The packaging of muscle relaxant injection is straightforward with less complexity, and it comes in a powdered form. The main content of the injection is referred to as Botulinum A protein. In some countries, the manufacturers’ names are usually restricted by the government for safety reasons. So, we have two companies specializing in producing Botulinum A protein that is well packaged in a bottle but needs saline (saltwater) to dilute the powdered content into a liquid injectable form.
To make usage easy, each company usually prescribes the volume of saline required to dilute a particular percentage of the Anti-Wrinkle injection powder. But for this writeup, less emphasis will be laid on the saline level measurement level for treatment.
Measurement variation between two products
For instance, if company X product contains 100 units and company Y product has 500 units of Botulinum. To a layman, this is an easy comparison between two products, but the complicated aspect is how to measure the efficacy of each product. It is at this point the issue of pricing becomes prominent. Since each product X and Y have different measurement standards, clinicians need to find an acceptable way of charging for each treatment that will be proportional to the product applied for treatment.
To get around this problem of quantity variation on each product, clinicians need to find the comparative strength effect of 1 unit of the two products. For example, suppose one unit of company X is equivalent to 2.53 of company Y. In that case, the implication is that 1 unit of product X = 2.5 – 3 units of product Y in relation to its effect on muscle. Since the efficacy level of the two products has been determined, the next important question is finding common ground regarding charges for patients using both products.
In some clinics, the best way to avoid price variation is to charge each patient based on the area treated. But that will be a bit confusing because there will be disparity charges. For instance, a patient with fewer wrinkles on her face will have to pay the same fee as a patient with more wrinkles using the area treatment price method. In this situation, a patient will prefer a treatment method where they are paying based on the unit instead of treated areas.
In preventing a situation where patients feel they are cheated, it is best to charge by unit instead of areas. Fixing the Anti-Wrinkle injection charges based on units creates an equilibrium between the clinic fee and the amount a patient will pay, irrespective of the product used for the treatment.
The Anti-Wrinkle injection has a significant benefit in the area of aging treatment and muscle relaxation. However, there are different manufacturers with different levels of measurement for each product. Therefore, irrespective of the product used, the significant aspect is to ensure that the proper measure is duly followed as prescribed by the manufacturer.
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