Guide To Juvederm Cost: Cheeks, Lips, Mouth & Under Eyes
- Dr. C. Haines - July 30th 2019
How Much Does Juvéderm Cost?
Juvéderm is a popular dermal filler commonly used for the treatment of facial wrinkles. The average cost of treatment, per syringe, is approximately $500 - $600.
However, the exact cost of Juvéderm depends on the chosen formula, provider fees, and locations. For these reasons, the cost per session varies by patient, and the amount needed to achieve the desired results.
Juvederm treatment requires a short recovery time, minimizing time off work and lowering the cost of having work performed. It is typically not covered by insurance.
What Are the Total Costs of Juvéderm Treatments?
Juvéderm is a quick and affordable option compared to cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelifts. Dermal fillers are non-invasive, and no surgery is required.
You can expect to pay somewhere between $500 and $600 per syringe, although more extensive work can cost more. For example, in some situations, it may be recommended that a patient take two syringes per session.
Unlike other wrinkle treatments, Juvéderm’s different products are formulated specifically for certain areas of the face, such as the lips, which is why the cost per syringe can vary. The main types of are:
An “XC” variant is also available, which contains lidocaine to make the procedure less painful.
Aesthetic procedures like dermal fillers are not considered medical necessities by medical insurance providers. This means that it is unlikely your insurance will reimburse for Juvéderm.
Juvéderm for the Under Eyes
Juvéderm Voluma is ideal of adding volume to under your eyes. While the treatment isn’t specifically approved for this use, it can be effective regardless.
The average cost of this treatment comes to around $1,500 per syringe.
Juvéderm For Your Lips and Mouth
When treating your lips, two main formulas of Juvéderm used. Ultra XC and Volbella XC are both effective for treating common issues in this area. Ultra XC helps to add volume to your lips, while Voluma XC and Vollure XC can be effective at replicating these results.
Vollure XC is estimated at $750 per syringe, while Voluma is much higher at $1,500 per syringe.
Treatment Recovery Time
Taking time off work to recover from treatment often adds the cost of having it done. Unless you are being paid for your time off, you’ll lose money in wages.
Luckily, Juvéderm has little to no recovery time. You may have some swelling and bruising, but you will be able to work under these conditions if you choose.
How Long Does Juvéderm Last?
Juvéderm is not a permanent treatment and will need to be performed at least once every year to maintain the desired results. These results vary by formula and may need to be repeated more often depending on the specific needs of the patient.
The procedure takes approximately 15 to 60 minutes, and the results are noticeable almost instantly.
Preparing for Juvéderm Treatment
Before using Juvéderm, your doctor will give you strict instructions on things you can and cannot do. You will need to avoid activities like:
- Smoking of any kind.
- Drinking alcohol.
- Tanning and similar skin treatments.
If you are on any medications, you may need to adjust your dose or stop using them entirely leading up to your appointment. This includes drugs that make you bleed in any way, like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Finding a Treatment Provider
While mainstream spas are starting to offer injections, Juvéderm is still considered a medical procedure. For this reason, it is advised that you have your procedure done at a licensed medical doctor.
Ideally, you will have your treatments performed by a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. Ask anyone you intend to use as a provider about their experience, and if possible, to see their portfolio.
Restylane vs. Juvéderm
Restylane is another dermal filler brand that is commonly used to plump skin and reduce wrinkiles. While the two treatments are similar in cost, many say that Juvéderm provides better results, specifically when using:
How to Reduce yhe Costs of Juvéderm
As patients must pay the full cost of Juvéderm, it is common to try and find ways to lower the overall price. To achieve this, you can ask your doctor about:
- Possible payment plans.
- Membership related discounts.
- Manufacturer rebates.
- Available financing options.
Juvéderm is also part of a program known as Brilliant Distinctions. This allows you to accumulate points to reduce your treatment costs.
While Juvéderm is an attractive and affordable alternative to facelifts and other costly skin treatments, the cost varies significantly on a case by case basis and will depend upon your desired results and the needs of your skin.