Old age is unavoidable, but that does not mean you need to accept all the changes that it does to your body. With the advancement in medical sciences today, even ageing can be reversed or hidden, and one such way of doing it is by using dermal fillers.
If you are someone who is looking into getting some dermal fillers to reverse your skin’s aging but are confused over the cost, the factors that will affect the cost, and hence are finding it challenging to create a clear budget; then you are at the right place. In this article, we have mentioned all of this to help make your budgeting a bit more manageable, so let’s have a look at it!
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin at different points and depths to help reverse skin ailments like – facial wrinkles, crows feet, hollow eyes and help in providing facial volume and sculpting facial features.
The primary purpose of getting dermal fillers is to restore the smoother appearance of old-aged skin to match that of a youthful one. Remember, this treatment using fillers is temporary because the fillers eventually get absorbed by the body. This means that you will have to undergo the process repeatedly to maintain the appearance.
The process of getting dermal fillers is a simple one and is minimally invasive. The cosmetic surgeon may make use of a numbing agent before using a thin needled syringe to inject the dermal fillers into your skin. After this, the cosmetic surgeon will inject the dermal fillers of your choice in specific strategic locations. The whole process is usually performed in a sterile room to prevent any infections.
The whole procedure can take around half an hour to two hours and will not require you to stay back at the hospital; moreover, in most cases, you can resume work just after that unless your doctor asks you not to do so.
Who can take dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be taken by anyone who is –
- physically healthy and has no health issues that may get aggravated from taking dermal fillers
- If you Have any skin problem sites which you do not want to undergo a surgery for but can expect the same results using dermal fillers
- If you Have skin conditions that are area-specific, i.e., they do not extend beyond that area and affect the rest of your face.
- It would be best if you were someone who does not smoke. This is because the bodies of non-smokers can heal faster than their smoker counterparts.
If you are still unsure whether you should get dermal fillers, then you should consult your doctor before taking them to be on the safer side.
What is the cost of taking dermal fillers?
The cost of dermal fillers ranges between 15,000 to 30,000 rupees per ml. To put this into perspective, you might need between 1- 5 Mls of dermal fillers to see a visible change, so naturally, this cost will vary according to the amount that you will require. Apart from the amount of dermal fillers required, there are other factors that govern what you might end up paying for getting dermal fillers they are –
Type of Dermal Fillers
There are various types of dermal fillers categorized by the substances that they are made from. The type of dermal filler that you choose will depend on the result that you want to see and the longevity of the filler that you require. Let’s have a look at all the types-
Recently made famous by all the beauty brands who have started using it in their products, Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally on your skin and is responsible for keeping it plump and hydrated. A hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is gel-based and has a soft consistency. Once injected into the skin, these fillers can stay for upto 12 months before they start getting absorbed.
The cost of getting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be between 10,000 to 13,000 rupees per ml.
Also known as CaHA, Calcium Hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring substance in our body found chiefly in our bones. This is known to promote natural collagen production in the skin and hence is used in treating fine lines and wrinkles. It is thicker than the hyaluronic acid filler and has calcium particles that are suspended in gel. As the consistency is thicker, this filler tends to last long for about 18 months before getting absorbed.
The cost of buying a Calcium Hydroxylapatite filler can set you back by between 20,000 to 27,000 rupees for one ml.
Poly-L-lactic acid is a biodegradable synthetic substance that is safe to use on your body and hence, as a result, has been used for medical reasons for a long time. This substance is technically classified as a collagen stimulator, which means that its mean purpose is to rebuild the skin’s natural collagen hence helping eliminate signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
This acid has an extended stay period which means it does not get absorbed by the body for upto 2 years. The cost of buying polylactic acid can be between 25000 rupees per ml.
Known as microsphere in dermal fillers, Polymethylmethacrylate is a substance that has been a part of medical practices for a long time. It is injected into the skin and stays beneath it indefinitely to provide continued support; these filters are also known to contain collagen as a component.
The cost of buying this filler can be between 60,00 to 70,000 rupees.
In this procedure known as fat grafting, fat is harvested for one part of your body using liposuction, which is purified and then injected onto the face. This can stay for a long time on your face and helps restore the volume to your cheeks, temples, etc.
Also known as Autologous fat injections, these are the only type of dermal fillers that will require surgery. The cost of getting this procedure done can be between 150,000 to 160,000 rupees.
Brand of filler
When deciding on a filler, you will come across various brands manufacturing cosmetic fillers. The reputed brands that promise good results will generally cost more than brands that are not known and are shady. While buying dermal fillers, you should always go for known brands in the market because gong with their counterparts can be risky and lead to irregularities.
Extent of treatment
The extent of treatment that is required will decide how much fillers are required and that naturally will affect the cost of the whole procedure. For places that require more amount of dermal fillers, you will have to purchase more quantity of fillers leading to an increase in cost and vice versa.
The technique used for injecting the filler
There are various ways that the filler can be made to enter your skin, and based on the technique that your doctor chooses for you, you will be charged. The various types of available techniques are fanning technique, micro-papular or multi-puncture technique, criss-cross technique or linear technique, threading, sandwich technique, etc.
The location of your clinic
The place at which your cosmetic clinic is located will also decide the amount that you will have to pay . for clinics located in the cities, you can assume you will have to pay more than when the clinic is located in the rural regions.
Another thing to consider is the reputation of the clinic. If the clinic is a well-established brand that has a high reputation, then it will naturally charge you more than when it was a new brand in the market.
Before the procedure, you will have to consult your doctor, who will examine your skin and recommend the best procedure to undergo and the best filler to choose. Doctors will generally charge you for their time. This can range between 500 – 1000 rupees and can vary based on the doctor’s experience level.
While deciding on a doctor, always make it a point to check his reviews and understand how he performs this procedure. You can also look at the before and after images posted on their website and try to gauge what your results might look like. Derma filling can be a costly procedure, and it is not covered by your medical insurance; hence while deciding to take one, you should always look into getting the best out of your money. Always go for a doctor with high experience and from a reputed clinic.
Q. Are dermal fillers safe?
Yes, dermal fillers are considered safe to most extent, but there is the risk of side effects and complications. The dermal filling procedure should be performed only by trained professionals using only government-approved fillers to minimize the risk.
Q. Do dermal fillers hurt?
Yes, while injecting, you will feel a prick on your face that might feel like a splinter. Most doctors use numbing techniques, so it should not pain much, but you can expect a little pain and an unsettling feeling.
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Getting a dermal filler can be a great way to minimize the visibility of the tell-tale signs of aging. But while getting one, most people get confused about how much will they end up spending on this? If you have been asking yourself this after reading this article, your questions should have been cleared.
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