As you age, the natural loss of your skin’s elasticity, collagen and hyaluronic acid can result in wrinkles and loss of fullness, specifically around the eyes, jawline, cheeks, brow and nose.
Soft-tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers or injectable implants, temporarily improve the skin’s appearance by injecting collagen, hyaluronic acid, or other biodegradable products into the tissue.
Some examples of how soft-tissue fillers can be used include:
- Improving the look of scars
- Plumping lips
- Filling sunken cheeks
- Softening wrinkles
- Filling deep folds in skin
Dermal fillers are non-surgical and can usually be completed during a single office visit. The amount of time your dermal filler will last between treatments depends on the type of filler you get, but you can typically expect most soft-tissue fillers to last anywhere from 6–18 months.
Below, we take a look at the average cost of several popular dermal fillers, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
- Hyaluronic acid: $682
- Calcium hydroxylapatite: $691
- Platelet-rich plasma: $683
- Fat grafting: $2,126
- Polylactic acid: $915
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres: $889
For more information on dermal fillers, check out our Patient’s Guide to Dermal Fillers