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How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

Dermal fillers are a popular, non-invasive way to add volume to the face, chest, neck, and hands and smooth out wrinkles. If you need a subtle pick me up, dermal fillers are an increasingly popular choice. From balancing out your facial proportions to restoring volume, there’s not a lot this versatile treatment can’t do — which just leaves one question. How much do they cost? That depends on several factors, so let’s talk more about exactly what affects the cost of dermal filler treatment.

How Dermal Fillers Work

Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid, or HA fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body that effectively smooths wrinkles, enhances facial contours, and adds volume to specific areas. HA fillers attract water molecules to the injection site, providing hydration, moisture, and a firming effect to the treatment area. 

Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers work a little differently. They stimulate collagen growth and are particularly effective for deeper facial wrinkles and hand rejuvenation.

Sculptra, a poly-L-lactic acid filler that works by injecting microspheres into the treatment area, also stimulates collagen production over multiple treatments and lasts longer than a traditional HA filler. 

Polymethylmethacrylate fillers, or PMMA fillers, are composed of tiny PMMA spheres suspended in a collagen gel. When you get PMMA fillers, collagen is injected into your desired treatment areas for immediate lift and semi-permanent results. Out of the four types, PMMA fillers last the longest. 

Dermal Fillers Cost for Different Types

The type of filler selected significantly influences the cost. Hyaluronic acid fillers are usually priced on the lower side compared to longer-lasting fillers. However, prices may vary depending on the specific product used within these brands. An HA filler designed to target tough wrinkles or a large area may be priced higher. 

Higher prices are usually attached to longer-lasting fillers like PMMA fillers and Poly-L-lactic acid fillers. Both shorter-lasting and longer-lasting fillers have their upsides and downsides, and a semi-permanent solution like PMMA fillers are definitely an investment in your aesthetic goals. Your aesthetic provider will be able to give you insight on the best option for your needs.

Other Factors Affecting Dermal Filler Cost

Several factors contribute to the overall cost, including the area being treated, gender, provider expertise, and maintenance. Different target areas may require different amounts of filler. For example, the cheeks will probably require more than a small area around the lips. Men also tend to need more filler due to having more muscle mass than women. 

It’s also true that you get what you pay for. Higher prices at one clinic will reflect the expertise of their providers. With dermal fillers, you’ll need maintenance work to maintain your results anywhere from every six months to a year — so take that into account when considering the cost, too. 

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Who is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are ideal for those experiencing moderate to severe sagging or wrinkles. They’re also a safe solution for those who would like to achieve a more balanced, proportional face. Your aesthetic provider will assess your candidacy during your initial consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are touch-up treatments included in the initial cost?

They usually aren’t. Of course, this may vary from clinic to clinic, but touch-up treatments require a significant amount of product, so expect to pay for what you get. Different clinics may bundle filler treatments or have different pricing options. 

Do insurance plans cover the cost of dermal fillers?

In most cases, cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers are considered elective and are not covered by insurance. Patients are typically responsible for the full cost of the procedure. However, many aesthetic clinics have financing options – so keep an eye out for those. 

Are there any potential side effects or complications that may incur additional costs?

While rare, complications can occur. Your aesthetic provider will discuss any potential complications and their associated costs with you during an initial consultation. 

Can I combine dermal fillers with other treatments?

Many people choose to combine dermal fillers with other treatments, such as Botox, chemical peels, or RF microneedling. That’s a possibility you can discuss with your aesthetic medicine provider. 

Enhance Your Natural Beauty with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a versatile solution to a wide variety of aesthetic goals, from adding volume to the face to facial balancing and smoothing out wrinkles. With multiple dermal filler options to choose from, you can get the dermal filler that’s right for you and your budget. If you think dermal fillers may be right for you, contact The Aesthetic Edit to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.


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