How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

Last Updated on January 8, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

If you’re curious about minimizing signs of aging with cosmetic injectables, you’ve likely considered dermal fillers. But before seeking these popular treatments to smooth wrinkles and restore youthful fullness, the question arises – how much do dermal fillers cost?

Prices can range from $500 to over $1,200 or more per syringe depending on the type of filler, the treatment areas, the provider, and other variables. In this detailed guide, we’ll walk through all the specifics around dermal filler costs, so you know exactly what to budget for various products and treatment plans.

We’ll look at how filler prices may vary based on location, injector qualifications, the number of syringes needed, which brand is used, and more. You’ll also get insider money-saving tips to keep your investment affordable. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about estimating your total cost for dermal fillers!

How Much do Dermal Fillers Cost?

The average dermal filler costs between $600 to $1,200 or more per syringe depending on the type of substance. Some patients may need multiple syringes with dermal filler for treatment so the cost will be higher.

The most common pricing structure for dermal fillers is per syringe needed. One syringe contains a standard volume of the chosen filler product. The provider determines how many syringes are required based on:

  • Treatment areas being addressed
  • Amount of volume loss in each area
  • Depth of wrinkles and folds

Often, 2-3 syringes may be used during an initial treatment visit to sufficiently improve multiple areas of the face and adequately restore lost volume. Some key pricing points on dermal filler syringes:

  • Most cost between $500 to $1,200 per syringe on average.
  • Certain more specialized fillers may cost up to $1,500+ per syringe.
  • The number of syringes needed will multiply overall treatment cost.
  • Many providers offer package pricing if buying multiple syringes in one session to save money.

Pure Beauty Skin Care and Medical Spa states that in 2018, the average price per unit of Juvederm fillers was $682, and RealSelf.com sets the range in Southern California between $650-$850 based on local reviews.

Flawless Med Spa mentions that the average cost of Juvederm products is $500-$600 per syringe.

RealSelf reports that the average cost of dermal fillers is $1,495, according to hundreds of recent patient reviews, with a range of up to $4,200 for multiple treatment areas or a combination of injectables.

Empire Medical Training notes that the average cost of a syringe of hyaluronic acid filler ranged between $400 and $800 in 2020. It also provides approximate per-syringe costs for popular HA filler formulations.

Metropolitan Skin Clinic states that face fillers cost anywhere from $500 to $1,300 for 1mL of product.

Tenley K Lawton MD mentions that many dermal fillers are priced per syringe, with formulas like Restylane and Juvéderm products typically costing about $500-$600 per syringe.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is $794, the average cost of non-hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is $1,039, and the average cost of lip augmentation with dermal fillers is $743.

What Are Dermal Fillers and How Do They Work?

Now, let’s briefly go over what exactly dermal fillers are and how these injectables work their facial rejuvenating magic.

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances made of hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, or other ingredients that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume. As we age, our faces naturally lose fatty tissue and collagen, resulting in hollow cheeks, thin lips, drooping mouth corners, and wrinkles.

Injectable dermal fillers work by plumping up facial tissue and smoothing out creases, wrinkles, and folds. They safely add volume back into the skin for a more youthful appearance.

Some of the leading dermal filler brands include:

  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Sculptra
  • Radiesse
  • Belotero

These FDA-approved products offer subtle, natural-looking results when skillfully injected by an experienced cosmetic provider. Now that you understand what dermal fillers are, let’s get into the pricing details.

Juvederm Filler Costs Per Syringe

One of the most popular smooth gel fillers is the Juvederm family of products. Juvederm adds volume to the face through hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds to water.

There are several Juvederm fillers used for different concerns and areas:

  • Juvederm Voluma – Cheeks and midface; $800 – $1,500 per syringe
  • Juvederm Vollure – Nasolabial folds; $750 – $900 per syringe
  • Juvederm Volbella – Lips and perioral lines; $600 – $800 per syringe
  • Juvederm Ultra – Smile lines and lips; $500 – $800 per syringe

As you can see, Juvederm pricing can range widely. Voluma, used for cheek augmentation, costs more given the larger treatment area and amount of product required. Expect to pay $1,500 to $2,500 for a complete Juvederm treatment addressing several facial areas.

Restylane Filler Cost Per Syringe

Restylane is another hyaluronic acid dermal filler trusted for its natural-looking wrinkle smoothing effects. Restylane products and pricing include:

  • Restylane-L – For under eye hollows; $600 – $850 per syringe
  • Restylane Lyft – For cheeks and midface; $750 – $850 per syringe
  • Restylane Refyne – For laugh lines; $600 – $800 per syringe
  • Restylane Defyne – For deeper laugh lines; $600 – $800 per syringe

On average, you’ll pay $600 to $850 per syringe of Restylane depending on the specific formula. Like Juvederm, budget around $1500 to $2500 per treatment session for multiple syringes.

Radiesse Filler Costs

Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres to stimulate natural collagen and provide long-lasting plumping. Typical Radiesse pricing averages:

  • Radiesse – For wrinkles and folds; $800 to $1200 per syringe

Its thicker gel-like consistency makes Radiesse a popular choice for deeper facial folds and volume loss in areas like cheeks and temples.

Sculptra Filler Cost Per Syringe

Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate collagen growth. Sculptra is often used for:

  • Hollow temples and cheeks
  • Volume loss in midface and chin

A series of treatments is usually needed for optimal results. Sculptra pricing averages:

  • Sculptra – For collagen stimulation and volume; $800+ per syringe

The wide range of products allows providers to customize the ideal fillers for each patient’s unique facial rejuvenation goals and treatment areas.

What Factors Impact the Total Price of Dermal Fillers?

The costs for dermal fillers can range significantly based on several variables:

  • Type of filler – The specific brand used affects pricing with some costing more.
  • Number of syringes per session – More syringes to treat multiple areas costs more.
  • Treatment location – Major metro areas have the highest filler prices.
  • Experience of injector – Board-certified plastic surgeons tend to charge more than other providers.
  • Repeat vs. first-time patient – Established patients may get special pricing.
  • Time of year – Avoid summer or holiday peak demand times for better prices.

When estimating your total cost, be sure to factor in all these aspects that affect pricing.

Does Location Impact the Price of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers WrinklesWhere you receive dermal filler injections makes a major difference in pricing. In general:

  • Major coastal cities like Los Angeles and New York City have the highest dermal filler costs driven by demand and cost of living.
  • Mid-size inland cities like Nashville, Atlanta or Austin often have moderate filler prices.
  • Smaller towns and rural areas tend to have the most affordable pricing for dermal fillers and injectables.

The same syringe of Juvederm or Restylane might cost $200+ more in Beverly Hills versus a smaller inland city. So geography definitely impacts your budget.

You might also like our articles on the cost of Juvederm, Hydrafacial, or lip fillers.

Do Injector Qualifications Affect Dermal Filler Prices?

Absolutely. The expertise, experience, and credentials of the provider injecting your dermal fillers also influences costs. In general:

  • Board-certified plastic surgeons command the highest pricing given their specialized skills and training. Their fee per syringe may be $200-$500 more than non-surgeon injectors.
  • Dermatologists and other medical doctors often price in the middle range. Their medical expertise commands a premium over non-MDs.
  • Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and estheticians typically offer dermal fillers at the lowest prices since their services cost less. However, they may be very experienced in aesthetic treatments.

While cost is a factor, always prioritize skill, expertise, and artistic eye over price when choosing your injector. This is one place you don’t want to skimp.

Cost Saving Tips for Dermal Fillers

If the estimated $1,500 to $2,500+ price range per session has you seeking ways to save, here are some insider tips and tricks:

  • Ask each provider if they offer any current specials, promotions, or loyalty discounts for repeat patients – many run regular deals.
  • Buy syringe packages if your treatment plan requires multiple syringes – providers may discount additional syringes.
  • Opt for less expensive filler options like Juvederm Ultra instead of Voluma if clinically appropriate for your needs.
  • Join injector email lists to be notified of periodic offers and pricing incentives.
  • Time your treatment during slower months like late winter when demand dips after the holidays.
  • Pay with a rewards credit card to earn cash back and put your large purchase to good use.
  • Use tax-free money from a flexible spending account if your plan allows for cosmetic injectables.

With some planning, shopping, and strategic timing, you can reduce your filler costs while still getting beautiful, natural-looking results.

Are Face Fillers Worth the Cost?

Given the frequent price tag of $500 to $800+ per syringe, are dermal fillers worth the investment cost? For most patients, the benefits make the cost well worth the price:

  • Non-surgical and non-invasive treatments with very little downtime or discomfort. No need for general anesthesia or incisions.
  • Natural-looking results that gently restore youthful facial contours and smooth out wrinkles seamlessly.
  • Quick 15-30 minute in-office procedures that enable you to continue normal activities immediately after.
  • Long-lasting effects, ranging from 6 months up to 2 years, depending on the specific filler.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem from looking more refreshed, well-rested and youthful.
  • Avoids the risks and extended recovery of facial plastic surgery procedures.

For most patients seeking facial rejuvenating, dermal fillers deliver extremely rewarding, confidence-boosting results with minimal hassle and downtime. When performed by a skilled injector, your investment pays dividends.

Final Words on The Cost of Dermal Filler Treatments

As you can see, the costs for dermal fillers can vary quite a bit, ranging roughly $500 to over $1,000 per syringe. But most patients require 2 or 3 syringes per treatment, so your total cost per session often lands between $1,500 and $2,500 depending on several key factors covered above.

While not exactly inexpensive, dermal fillers provide tremendous, lasting facial rejuvenation when performed by an aesthetic provider with an eye for detail. With realistic expectations set on pricing and using insider money-saving techniques, this popular facial filler treatment can fit into many budgets. Contact a local provider for a consultation to find out more about the prices.

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