Dermal Fillers are materials or any soft tissue fillers that are designed to be used to treat scars, wrinkles, facial lines and other depressions in the skin. A Dermal Filler procedure helps to 'fill out' and smooth away ugly and annoying forehead lines, nose to mouth grooves, frown furrows, lipstick lines, acne pits, and crows feet. Dermal Fillers are also effective for increasing fullness to narrow lips, enhancing sunken cheeks and can even be used to contour the bridge of the nose.
Generally, Dermal Fillers are made of several types of materials of synthetic, man-made and natural categories, and have been developed into various standards depending on the level of usage. When skin starts to sag and wrinkle naturally with age, the underlying fat and collagen diminish. Injecting dermal fillers into this sagging or wrinkled skin plump it up, makes it firmer and smooths out lines and wrinkles. The procedure is quick, often just 30 minutes or less. With this procedure, many people experience no pain at all, with minimum side effects.
In the UK, expect to pay any amount ranging from £200 to £1,000 for every treatment, depending on a lot of factors for a dermal filler treatment. Among those factors to be considered on how much Dermal Fillers cost are the type of products used, the size of the area to be treated, the patient’s age, and the doctor’s degree of expertise in aesthetic medicine.
Choosing the clinic: When choosing a cheap Dermal Filler Clinic, it is essential that any cosmetic surgeon, doctor or nurse administering the fillers is experienced in the procedure and has had adequate dermal filler training. Always opt for a medically trained practitioner such as an aesthetic nurse, doctor, surgeon or dermatologist, rather than a beauty therapist.
One should avoid the temptation to just run for cheap treatments, because they may not be the best alternative. Quality should always be the number one factor and should never be compromised for price. The results of a cheap treatment may not be all that pleasing, especially when one has an idea of what kind of results should be attained at the end of the treatment. You should consider various options, with cost obviously being one of the factors to consider, but definitely not the ultimate one. Of course, this does not mean that the most expensive treatments should always be picked, as sometimes, there can be products whose cost does not really measure up to the expected quality standards. Therefore, it will take an effort to identify the best treatment alternative that balances both quality and cost to deliver the most desirable results. In the U.K for example, it is possible to find some private clinics with prices in the range of £300 to considerably over £1500.
Area of treatment: Dermal filler procedures vary in cost depending on the area of the body/skin you are treating.
DIY Dermal Fillers: Always say NO to DIY Dermal Fillers. In their search for cheap dermal fillers , some people come across some blogs or sites that offer instructions on how to apply the derma fillers by oneself. There are even some online pharmacies offering over-the-counter Juvederm and other popular brands of dermal fillers at a cost that is a lot lesser compared to the usual cost of a dermal filler at a doctor’s clinic. Never try purchasing the products or try injecting them on your own, however tempting the offers may be. It is outright risky, since the use of dermal fillers outside the supervision of a qualified professional is never recommended. Besides, as they are way below the regular price range, there is no guarantee over its quality. The products could well be fake or inferior in quality, and can be actually harmful to you.
On the emergence of such kinds of cheap DIY Dermal Fillers, Allergan's official stance is that: "JUVEDERM® should only be administered by or under the direction of a licensed health care professional trained in the use of JUVEDERM®, in a medically appropriate environment as deemed suitable by the authorized health care professional. While Allergan is not in a position to determine the competency of healthcare professionals administering JUVEDERM®, we do confirm that JUVEDERM® is dispensed only to licensed healthcare professionals."
Be wary that the real dermal filler cost of a cheap alternative can be a disastrous one if it means for you being ended up in your doctor’s clinic. An improvement or repair job may cost you more than the regular dermal filler cost. Even worse, this could have horrible effect on your over-all health as the procedure involves re-introduction of substances in to your system.
Financial Options: Last but not least, looking in to which doctors offer a monthly payment plan is another option. This means you'll have to call around and speak with different doctors.
Many plastic surgeons offer promising financial options, as they know the procedures are expensive. It might be worth selecting a surgeon who is willing to accommodate your monthly budget. This is not going to help reduce the cost but it is a good way of working within your budget each month. The surgeon may allow you to pay over a period of 6 months to 2 years.
Dermal Fillers are one of the least risky cosmetic procedures, and in most cases can be carried out with very minimal side effects. However, its treatment and effects should be considered as carefully as any other cosmetic procedure. In addition to choosing a filler product based on its safety and effectiveness, the value for money you are getting for the result it produces, and the length of time it lasts should be a big consideration.
Base prices can vary rather widely, depending on the specific ingredients within a filler product and the difficulty and cost of manufacture. In addition, drawing an average UK price can be rather inaccurate and can be destined to the ‘labour cost’ or the price you pay for the skill and qualification level of the practitioner, to the little regional variations. For example, following a quick straw poll of the UK, it is noted that consumer prices for a single syringe of 1ml of Restylane® can range from £150 - £350.
As with everything in life, and particularly with cosmetic procedures, there is always an element of ‘you get what you pay for’; and consumers should be reminded that a low price doesn’t always equate to the best service provision. With that said, be cautious to shop around for the best quality provider rather than simply the cheapest.