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Factors that Affect the Cost of Cosmetic Facial Fillers

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A few factors that will influence how much you will owe for facial fillers include:

  • The specific type of filler. Different companies charge different prices for their products. Facial plastic surgeons must charge enough for fillers to cover such costs.
  • The number of syringes used. The cost of most facial fillers is a flat fee for each syringe, and each syringe costs, on average, between $600 and $1,000. Most patients need at least one syringe to achieve their desired results.
  • Which areas of the face are being treated. Fillers can be used on various areas of the face. The size of the area influences the number of syringes needed.

When you visit us for your FREE Cosmetic Consultation, Dr. Gary Wiesman will recommend the best type of filler for you and estimate how many syringes you will need to look your best. Our price estimate will reflect those recommendations.

An Important Note about “Cheap” Fillers

Man saying no to “cheap” cosmetic facial fillers

You may have heard about some people using unconventional means to acquire facial filler treatments at a low price — but a HUGE caution is in order. Facial fillers that are not provided by a highly trained medical professional like Dr. Wiesman come with a high risk of complications. There are plenty of horror stories out there about people who have had black market injections only to end up suffering severe side effects, such as abscesses, swelling, lumpiness, and death of their skin cells. Often, the contents of such fillers are shocking. They may include things like hair gel, cement, and other nonsterile substances.

On the slim chance that the injection does contain quality ingredients, there is injection technique to consider as well. Incorrectly administering the fillers could lead to serious side effects, including blindness and skin damage. “Cheap” fillers from unreputable sources are never a good idea.

Affording Your Facial Fillers

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Dr. Wiesman and our team want you to be able to afford your cosmetic treatments. Although insurance does not cover facial fillers, there may be other means you can use to manage the cost of your services. For example, most patients qualify for financing through CareCredit®. CareCredit® is a third-party lender that offers a variety of payment plans, including many plans that come with little or no interest. Our team will be happy to help you apply for this provision. We also accept most major credit cards, so you may be able to earn points or rewards on your filler treatment.

Would you like to learn more about cosmetic facial fillers and their cost? Get in touch with us today to request a consultation. We look forward to serving you!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead, and mouth to smooth forehead creases, crow's feet, frown and worry lines, as well as lines on the neck. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® relaxes wrinkles and gives the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX® may also be used to treat migraine headaches, excessive sweating, as well as eye, facial or neck muscle spasms.

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Cosmetic Facial Fillers

Cosmetic facial fillers are a popular way to reduce wrinkles. Unlike BOTOX®, which minimizes muscle movements to fight signs of aging, fillers plump up the skin. They can thus help to address issues like loss of roundness in the cheeks, thin lips, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles that are caused by gravity. We offer a few different types of fillers. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Gary Wiesman will help you decide which one is best for your unique situation.

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Cosmetic Facial Fillers FAQs

Relaxed female patient receiving filler in her cheek

Cosmetic facial fillers offer a quick and minimally invasive way to fight the signs of aging and enhance your appearance. Before you schedule your consultation with Dr. Wiesman to talk about them, however, you may want to learn more. That is why we have put together the following list of frequently asked questions, along with succinct answers. If you don’t see the information you were looking for, give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you!

What Is the Difference Between BOTOX® and Cosmetic Facial Fillers?

Both BOTOX® and fillers are injectables, and both can fight wrinkles. However, they work quite differently. BOTOX® minimizes muscles movements in certain areas of the face, which drastically reduces wrinkles that are caused by repeatedly making the same expressions throughout many years. Fillers, on the other hand, plump up the area beneath wrinkles, thereby actually filling the wrinkles in. They tend to be more effective for gravity-based wrinkles than BOTOX®.

What Are Facial Fillers Made Of?

There are a few different types of fillers. The most common is composed of a soft hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that aids in hydration and skin volume. Another type of filler contains synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. The microspheres work by stimulating your body’s own collagen production. When you visit us for your consultation, your facial plastic surgeon can help you decide which type of filler best suits your needs and preferences.

How Long Do Facial Fillers Last?

On average, fillers last a minimum of 6 months. Some types can last for a year or even a few years. If you are interested in longer-term results, you may need to ask our team about the other services we offer, such as surgical options. While surgery is more invasive than fillers, it can provide you with many years of enhanced beauty.

What Are the Risks and Side Effects of Facial Fillers?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort while receiving their injections. Some bruising and swelling might occur afterward, so it is best not to schedule your appointment right before an important event. However, unlike facelifts and other surgical procedures, no downtime is required — you’ll be able to resume your normal routine right away. Serious complications are extremely rare with fillers, especially among patients who entrust their care to a reputable team.

Who Should Consider Getting Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers can be used as a standalone cosmetic treatment, or they can be used to complement the results of other procedures, such as eyelid surgery or earlobe rejuvenation. They are best used in adults who have moderate, perhaps even severe, loss of volume in certain areas of the face. For example, fillers can address deepening of the nasolabial folds. They can also be used to plump up the lips or restore youthful roundness to the cheeks. During your consultation, our team will let you know if fillers are a viable solution to your aesthetic concerns.

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