How Much Will Juvederm Cost?

August 22, 2012

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Where Juvederm Goes

# of syringes needed

Average Cost

Tear Troughs

1-2

Average cost per syringe: $400-700*

Cheeks

2-3

Nasial Labial Folds

1-2

Marionnette Lines

2

Lips

1- 1.5

  • Please see article below for type of Juvederm needed in each area.

What it is: Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, which is commonly used to augment lips and to reduce the appearance of lines around the lips, eyes and nose.

Cost: Juvederm is sold by syringe. Price per syringe varies depending on the concentration of hyaluronic acid, whether or not a painkiller has been added to the syringe, as well as from Doctor to Doctor. Generally speaking, the cost will be between $400-$700 per syringe. Juvederm with “XC” at the end of their name have the painkiller Lidocaine in it, and typically cost $50 more than their non-XC counterparts. Juvederm comes in two thicknesses – Juvederm Ultra which better for fine lines, lips, and surface wrinkles, and Juvederm Ultra Plus which is used to correct deeper lines and creases and do cheek enhancement, or “liquid facelifts”.

How Long it Lasts: 6 months to1 year depending on what type it is and where it was placed

Side Effects: The most common side effect of Juvederm injections is redness or swelling at the injection site. The swelling and redness is mild, and goes away in a few hours to a few days. You can apply ice to the area to help prevent and treat this effect. Another side effect is bruising. Generally speaking – the amount of bruising that you will see after Juvederm injections will depend on your skin type, and where the injections were placed. People with fair and thin skin show bruising more easily than those with skin that is thicker or darker. Bruises are usually at their worst 2-3 days after injections, and heal in 3-5 days.

What is a Dermal Filler?

As we age, we lose subcutaneous tissue and collage, leading to skin wrinkling and sagging. You can think it your face like a balloon that is slowly losing air. Dermal fillers are substances that are injected below the skin to smooth out creases and wrinkles. You can think of fillers like the springs inside a mattress. They are placed under the skin where the skin is sagging, and they stay there providing support until they dissolve.  Or, if we go back to our balloon analogy – using a filler is like putting more air into the balloon – returning a smooth and firm appearance.

Nasolabial Fold

This refers to the creases that form along the sides of the nose and mouth. They occur because you are losing subcutaneous collagen both along the lines themselves, and also along your cheekbones as you age. You can treat these lines in two ways – either by filling them directly, or by adding volume back into the cheekbones to “lift” the skin of the lower face back into its previous position. If you decide to fill the lines themselves, it will take between 1 and 2 syringes of Juvederm to correct them, depending on how deep these folds are. These folds will typically be filled with Juvederm Ultra Plus – the slightly thicker and stiffer version.

Cost to Treat Mild Creasing: $450-$600

Cost to Treat Deeper Creasing: $900-$1200

Lips

Lips are one of the first places that we show our age. There are several things that happen to lips as they age. First, lips lose volume. You can see this in the lips of elderly ladies – they are often very thin – much thinner than the lips of teenagers. Second, you lose your philantral columns as you age, leading to loss of the “Cupid’s Bow” appearance. (Philantral columns are the two parallel columns of tissue between your nose and your upper lip that give the upper lip its distinctive “M”-like shape.) Thirdly, because you are losing volume in the body of your lips, you begin to get little horizontal lines around the outside of your lips, which are commonly referred to as “smokers lines” although they occur in people who smoke and people who do not both.

Lips can typically be corrected with 1 to 1.5 syringes of Juvederm, and usually are done with Juvederm Ultra – the softer and smoother type. Remember – when it comes to fillers in the lips, less is more! A lot of people put a large amount of volume into the lip – when you can get a much more natural and attractive look with less volume and more attention to contour.

Cost for Mild Correction: $400-$600

Cost for Larger Correction: $800-$1200

Tear Troughs

In young faces, there is a thick layer of supportive tissue that lies underneath the eyes and along the cheeks. As we age, this breaks down, and causes hollows to form under our eyes. These hollow areas under our eyes are called tear troughs, and they can be filed with Juvederm – 1 to 2 syringes depending on how deep they are. A word of caution here – this is a very complex area of the face – full of important nerves and blood vessels. Juvederm is stiff by its nature – if it was not strong enough to hold up your skin it would be of no use – and so it can press on these structures, leading to real problems if it is not placed correctly. If you are going to have your tear troughs corrected, make sure that you go to a physician who has experience in this area of the face.

Cost for Correction of mild Troughs: $400-$600

Cost for Correction of Severe Troughs – $800-$1200

Marionette Lines

As we age we lose volume across the lower jaw – particularly in horizontal lines below the outside edge of the lip – leading to “marionette lines”. These are the vertical hollows that form under the outside edges of the lips and run downwards towards the chin. This loss of support leads to the outside corners of the mouth turning down, giving the lips a “sad clown” or a dropping appearance.

The marionette lines are sometimes called “the black holes of the face” – with good reason. They can sometimes suck up a great deal of filler and show no real signs of improvement. When Juvederm is used to correct these lines, it is typically placed in a “wedge” shape under the corners of the mouth to help support the edges of the mouth and the slumping skin of the cheek. This can take up to 2 syringes of Juvederm Ultra Plus, depending on how deep the hollow is.

Cost: $900-$1350

Cheekbones (also known as the “liquid facelifts”)

When we are in our teens and 20s, we normally have a beautiful subcutaneous fat pad along our cheekbones, giving our faces the full appearance of youth. In our 30s, this fat pad begins to break down. As we lose volume across our cheekbones, the resulting sagging of the skin leads to much of the appearance of the aging face: hollows around the eyes, lines around the nose and mouth, and hollow flat cheeks. The liquid facelift, as it is often called, occurs when a physician injects a filler along the cheekbones leading to a rejuvenated appearance for the entire mid and lower face. This technique includes, and adds to injections along the tear troughs. (See above)

This is a relatively larger procedure, as it goal is to rejuvenate the whole face, as opposed to one set of lines. Therefore, more volume is used. This will typically take 2 to 3 syringes of Juvederm Ultra Plus.

Cost: $900-$1950

Chin Augmentation

An elegant, appropriately sized chin can define a person’s entire face, while a week, receding chin can wreck a person’s profile. Juvederm can build up the chin. This is a fairly simple procedure, requiring one to two syringes of Juvederm depending on how prominent a person’s chin is to begin with, and how much they want to have at the end of the procedure. Unlike the other procedures described in this article, this is not an antiaging procedure, but rather a cosmetic procedure, to change the appearance of a person’s face if they are unsatisfied with it.

Cost: $450-$1200

Fine Lines

As we age, fine lines can appear almost anywhere on the face, although they are most common between the brows, around the mouth, and along the sides of the cheek. Fine lines can also be filled with Juvederm. The amount that is needed depends upon the number, length, and depth of the lines which are being treated. Typically, one syringe of Juvederm Ultra can treat approximately 2 areas of lines on the face (for example, a fine line between the brows, and parentheses around the corners of the mouth).

Cost: $400-$650

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