Over-the-top price tags in today’s consumer world often represent a newsworthy novelty or something to brag about: Japan’s most expensive melon, New York City’s priciest pizza, or Italy’s fastest racecar plated in solid gold. In the beauty world, however, the cost of a luxury cosmetic product or treatment can often indicate quality. Few industries seem better suited to absurdist pricing than beauty, a superlative that women and men of all ages strive for in the quest for perfect skin and a fountain of youth. But how are consumers supposed to distinguish price from worth? We’ve conducted the research so that you don’t have to. After trying many of the world’s most expensive luxury cosmetics and beauty treatments, these are the ones that are actually worth it.
For a long-lasting, structural filler in areas like the jawline (to decrease the appearance of a double chin) or the cheekbones (to create more definition), Juvéderm Voluma is the gold standard. RealSelf lists the average cost of Voluma at $1,450 per 1cc syringe, making it the most expensive hyaluronic acid-based filler on the market. Though the price may sound high, given its ability to replicate the appearance of bone and its lasting power, Voluma is definitely worth it.
For the best dermal filler in NYC, I recommend Dr. Marnie Nussbaum. She’s brilliant and fun, and she doesn’t leave bruises. You’ll leave her office feeling like you just took a quick med-school course, and looking like your favorite filtered selfie.
To try Juvéderm Voluma, consult a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon near you. More information on the treatment available here.