Cosmetic medical procedures can be expensive and usually are not covered by health insurance providers. While dermal filler treatments may seem steep, they still cost far less than a face-lift -- and they're less invasive.
Juvederm is sold by the syringe. The price of a syringe can range anywhere from $300 to $1,000. However, that price can change depending on supply and demand in your area [source: Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery]. Usually one syringe of Juvederm can produce the results you're looking for, but occasionally a higher dosage is needed. Some doctors may offer a discount on the second syringe, so you should explore these options before beginning treatment.
Keep in mind that one Juvederm treatment should last anywhere from six to 12 months, and therefore is not a done deal. In order to maintain your results, you will have to return to your doctor for more injections. This is important information to factor in when planning your budget for such treatments.
Generic dermal fillers may be cheaper than Juvederm or its name-brand competitors. Using an off-brand dermal filler, however, could come with increased safety risks and fewer improvements. In other words, you might actually spend the same amount of money using an "off-label" product, because you'll need more injections to get the same results. Be sure to consult your doctor before trying to cut costs by using a cheaper product.
You may decide the safer route is to choose Juvederm over a generic filler, but there's still a chance you'll experience a few side effects. Read on to find out what those could be.