ERASING bad tattoos and whitening yellow teeth - when it comes to looking good these are the treatments Fraser Coasters are happy to fork out the big bucks for.
A new survey shows we spent more money on non-invasive procedures such as tattoo removal, piercings, Botox and teeth whitening in the past month than any other beauty treatment.
The Suncorp Bank's quarterly Cost of Looking Good report reveals we spent an average $93 each on these cosmetic procedures.
We also spent $90 on hair removal, $80 on facials, $65 on pedicures and manicures, $48 on hairdressing and $47 on cosmetics.
According to the nation-wide survey, we spent just one third of the national average on cosmetics and less than half on work wear, skin and hair care products, hairdressing, manicures, pedicures and facials.
We were 35% less likely to have bought footwear, 26% less likely to have bought casual clothing, 45% less likely to have purchased skincare products and 42% less likely to have spent money on jewellery and fashion accessories.
The central Queensland area covers Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Gladstone and Rockhampton.
Suncorp Bank central Queensland regional manager Tom Troy said he was surprised by how much money the region's residents spent on looking good.
"The amount that is being spent is interesting," Mr Troy said.
"I didn't think it would be this high."
Mr Troy urged local householders to remember to add these costs to their budgets.
"There's a lot of things we take into account in our budgets like electricity, food and rent," he said.
"But this is quite a significant amount that gets spent so people need to allow for the budgeting - people need to be aware of these costs."
BY THE NUMBERS
What we spent on beauty treatments over the last four weeks:
- $93 on non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as tattoo removal, piercings, Botox and teeth whitening
- $90 on hair removal
- $80 on facials
- $65 on manicures and pedicures
- $48 on hairdressing
- $47 on cosmetics
- SOURCE: Suncorp Bank Cost of Looking Good report