Dermal Fillers

How Much Fillers Cost

The cost of fillers depends on the type of filler, cosmetic doctor’s experience and location, area of treatment, and the number of syringes you need. A syringe of fillers ranges from £ 70 to £350, depending on the type of filler. This article discusses the cost of lip fillers and the factors determining such costs. 

Aging is the main reason people use dermal fillers. Skin aging starts in the late 20s because the production of collagen and elastin starts to drop. Collagen helps the skin to maintain elasticity. With less collagen and elastin, the skin will lose its structure, develop wrinkles, sag, and lose volume. The nature of the skin and the patient’s desired looks determine the cost of dermal filers they require. Similarly, the cost of the cosmetic procedure is a function of several factors, including, but not limited to, the location of a clinic and the type of filler required. 

What are Fillers?

Fillers are injectable masses used in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. They are injected into skin tissues to treat wrinkles, and frown lines, improve volume, and treat scars. Fillers are for cosmetic purposes only. A hospital or clinic with a qualified cosmetic doctor or aesthetic practitioner will do filler.

Cost of Fillers 

The cost of fillers depends on the type of filler, the cosmetic doctor’s location, the treatment area, and the number of syringes you will need. A long-lasting filler will cost more than a short-lived one. A highly qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor in a high-end part of town is likely to charge more than less qualified and experienced cosmetic doctors. Finally, the complexity of the area treatment can also determine the cost of fillers. A syringe ranges from £ 70 to £ 350, depending on the type of filler. 

 Types of Fillers

Polylactic Acid

According to Christen &Vercesi (2020), polylactic acid is a collagen trigger that dissolves into the body after injection. The acid filler helps to treat volume loss, smooth wrinkles, and plump thin lips. Its results are not immediate but take at least two weeks before they begin to show.

Hyaluronic Acid 

According to Dovedytis et al. (2020), hyaluronic acid is a gooey, slippery substance found in joints, skin, and eyes. The acid helps smooth joint movements and hydrates the skin. It treats scars, improves volume, and soothes wrinkles. 


Polyalkylimide improves lip volume, plumps thin lips, and smooths deep wrinkles. A single injection delivers a large quantity of polyalkylimide. A collagen layer forms around polyalkylimide after injection. 

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

According to Shirshakova et al. (2020), calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral-like substance found in human bones and enamel that helps bone growth. Calcium hydroxylapatite for fillers is biosynthetically produced to minimize allergic reactions. The filler treats deep wrinkles, improves volume, and redefines lip lines and borders.

Polymethyl-methacrylate Microspheres (PMMA) 

PMMA is a relatively permanent solution for deep wrinkles to collagen replacement therapy. The cosmetic doctor injects PMMA in small doses for three months or more to achieve the desired results. PMMA treats deep wrinkles, hollow eyes, and volume loss. 

Fillers Procedure

At the office, the cosmetic doctor will examine your face and map treatment areas to help determine the results. A nurse will wash the mapped area with an anti-bacterial agent before applying a topical anesthetic cream. The procedure is not painful, but you can initially experience some discomfort. 

The cosmetic doctor will inject you with a filler of your choice. Depending on the number of syringes and the complexity of the treatment area, the process can take 45 minutes or more. The results will gradually improve once the filler has settled; it can take two to three weeks.  

Advantages of Dermal Fillers

  • Minimal risks
  • No downtime
  • Triggers natural production of collagen or moisture 
  • Enhances facial features like shape, symmetry, volume, and symmetry. 

Side Effects and Complications of Fillers 

Fillers are relatively safe with minor side effects like slight pain, swelling, and bruising, which last a few days after fillers. Complications associated with fillers include infection, allergic reactions, lumps, and blocking or fracturing of blood vessels. These complications are rare if a qualified practitioner conducts the procedure.

How Long Do Fillers Last?

Filler can last from three months to years depending on the type of filler used, treatment area, cosmetic doctor, and metabolism. Fillers start to wear off after a few months and might not last for the anticipated time. You can redo fillers when they are halfway through the anticipated time.

FAQs about Dermal Fillers

What Should I Avoid After Fillers?

. Avoid heat, heavy lifting, alcohol, and blood thinners to speed up recovery. Also, avoid unnecessary pressure in the fillers for at least a week post-treatment.

Can I Have a Natural Look with Fillers?

You can have a natural look if you don’t overdo the fillers. If you naturally have thin lips, plumping them beyond the normal size may not give you a natural look for you. Remember, lip filler results are determined by cosmetic doctors and the type of fillers used. 

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?

A syringe of lip fillers can range from £70 to £ 350, depending on the type of filler. The cost of lip fillers differs with location and the aesthetic practitioner conducting the treatment. 

How Long After Fillers Can I Apply Makeup?

The patients can apply makeup at least 48 hours post-treatment; applying pressure on the face after fillers may result in their migration to other locations.

How Long Do Fillers Take to Settle?

Fillers take at least two to three weeks to settle. The results will gradually improve as the lip fillers settle and integrate with the treatment area.


The cost of fillers depends on the type of filler, the cosmetic doctor’s experience and location, and the number of syringes you need. Medical covers do not insure cosmetic procedures; this can also increase the cost of filler. Fillers are common because they are temporal and give reversible effects. They are inexpensive compared to plastic surgery. In addition, the fillers are safe when done by a qualified cosmetic doctor; you can only experience minor side effects like bruising and swelling, which go away after a few days. The results of fillers cannot be the same between aesthetic practitioners and the type of fillers.


Christen, M. O., & Vercesi, F. (2020). Polycaprolactone: How a well-known and futuristic polymer has become an innovative collagen-stimulator in esthetics. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 13, 31.

Deshmukh, S. N., Dive, A. M., Moharil, R., &Munde, P. (2016). Enigmatic insight into collagen. Journal of oral and maxillofacial pathology: JOMFP, 20(2), 276.

Dovedytis, M., Liu, Z. J., & Bartlett, S. (2020). Hyaluronic acid and its biomedical applications: A review. Engineered Regeneration, 1, 102-113.

Shirshakova, M., Morozova, E., Sokolova, D., Pervykh, S., &Kayumova, L. (2021).Cosmetic Syndrome Correction with Calcium Hydroxylapatite-Based Filler in Patients with Connective Tissue Dysplasia. Dermatology research and practice, 2021.

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