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How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

How injectors price dermal filler injections
Last updated on
February 4, 2024

Find out what affects the price of different dermal fillers and how much you should expect to pay

Patient reviews indicate that the typical price for Dermal Fillers in Australia averages around $1,250. Costs can balloon up to $3,900 if multiple areas are treated or if other injectables are used during the same appointment.

Continue reading to gain insights on whether the value of fillers justifies their cost, understand the factors influencing pricing, and if it is safe to choose the provider offering the lowest price.

Related: A Guide to Dermal Fillers

Are Dermal Filler results worth the money?

The majority of dermal filler patients perceive their results as worth the cost.

Satisfied patients typically praise results that provide a natural-looking youthfulness, accentuate a specific facial feature, or enhance their overall face shape.

However, for others, the treatment may not meet expectations. These clients cite negligible changes, short-lived results, or undesired side effects such as lumpiness, asymmetry, and a sensation of heaviness.

Like all cosmetic procedures, the key to getting the best results lies in choosing an experienced and qualified injector.

The Cost of Dissolvable vs Non-Dissolvable Fillers

Your provider should prescribe the filler they believe will best address your specific needs and cosmetic aspirations. However, if you have a budget constraint, enquire about the most cost-effective brand available.

Dissolvable fillers are some of the most popular options for patients. Each brand of filler has up to 7 different formulations made to target specific areas on the face (e.g. eye bags, lip augmentation, cheek & chin volume, nasolabial folds etc.) Dissolvable fillers sit at an average price range between $650 to $850.

Non-dissolvable fillers as their name suggests can not be dissolved with a chemical injection and must be naturally metabolised by the body. On top of providing long-lasting volume, they also have the added benefit of being able to stimulate collagen production. The price of non-dissolvable fillers ranges from $1,025 to $2750.

Opting for a long-lasting filler generally implies a higher initial expense but fewer follow-up treatments. However, the exact duration of different fillers is not guaranteed. The longevity of your results will depend on:

  • the specific filler used
  • the treated area (fillers tend to dissipate faster in places with greater movement)
  • how quickly your body metabolises the filler.

Discuss with your injector about the expected longevity before you plan a maintenance appointment.

How your Injector’s Qualifications Affect Filler Pricing

The cost of treatment is not only for the filler - it also includes compensation for your provider's time and professional knowledge.

Typically, you can expect higher prices when choosing a seasoned injector, like a board-certified dermatologist or a facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience and many reviews.

However, a lower price tag is not always guaranteed when your injector is a registered nurse at a clinic. While those recently trained in administering facial fillers should cost less, certain nurses specialise in filler injections, amassing more proficiency and client demand than some doctors.

Even though injectables like wrinkle fillers may seem as simple as a nail appointment, it is still a medical procedure at the end of the day. The consequences of improperly applied fillers can be serious, so avoid the lure of discounted prices and ensure your injector is qualified to deliver a safe and aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Clinic Location and Dermal Filler Pricing

Given the high living expenses in metropolitan areas, dermal fillers command higher prices in locales like Sydney and Melbourne compared to smaller cities. This is particularly true if your injector operates from a popular suburb, as patients inevitably absorb costs related to rent and other overheads.

The number of certified providers in your vicinity and the extent of patient interest can significantly impact the price: in certain areas, providers vie for clientele, leading to more competitive prices or exclusive deals.

Number of Syringes Required for Dermal Filler Injections

While some injectors bill per treatment area, it is still standard for fillers to be priced per syringe. Normally, 1 syringe contains 1 mL (or 1 cc) of filler.

Your desired outcomes may require 2 or more syringes. More filler means higher costs, though discounts are commonly offered on each additional syringe.

Melon Hint: Certain fillers incorporate lidocaine to ensure a more comfortable treatment experience. If your chosen filler does not contain lidocaine, your injector may offer optional numbing cream for sensitive areas like the lips. Before agreeing, check if there will be an additional charge - although, the enhanced comfort could be well worth the added cost.

Dermal Filler Costs for Complex and Multiple Treatment Ares

Dermal fillers offer remarkable versatility. They can plump up lips, lessen the appearance of dark circles & eye bags, counteract volume loss, pronounce the chin, shape cheekbones and the jawline, and fill in nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines. When utilised "off-label" (outside of their TGA approval), they can even alter the shape of your nose.

Specific enhancements, especially intricate areas like under-eye troughs and the nose, require extra time and finesse. Additionally, certain areas need more filler, affecting the cost.

A snapshot of average costs based on patient reviews:

  • Lip filler: $450
  • Cheek fillers: $1,350
  • Chin fillers: $990

Choosing multiple treatments for an array of different areas can also increase the cost, given there are different formulas and extra syringes needed. 

Adding other injectables like anti-wrinkle injections can further increase the final cost. However, providers may offer discounts for combined treatments, so do ask!

How to Save Money on Dermal Fillers

It is common for clinics to offer discounts on each additional syringe used during the same session, making comprehensive enhancements more affordable. 

Keep an eye out for seasonal discounts and special deals, which can bring significant savings on dermal fillers. Stay updated via your preferred provider's email newsletter, social media, and Melon page.

It is not unusual to find discounts on coupon websites. However, remember that prioritising a skilled provider is more crucial than minor savings. 

All filler injections have inherent risks and possible side effects. Make sure to carefully review a provider's credentials, customer feedback, and before & after photos before finalising your booking.

Can Medicare or Private Health Insurance pay for Filler?

Medicare and private health insurance usually will not cover Dermal Filler injections.

Financing Options for Dermal Fillers

Many injectors will offer payment plans or financing options. For example, buy now pay later services like Afterpay and Zippay are very popular.

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