A Comprehensive Guide: Pricing out Dermal Filler Options in Springfield Missouri

By: Our Team


There is no doubt that dermal fillers have revolutionized the field of Aesthetics, offering patients non-surgical solutions to address various concerns such as volume loss, wrinkles, and facial asymmetry. With an array of products and techniques available, mastering the art of dermal fillers requires not only technical skill but also a deep understanding of facial anatomy and an artistic vision. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about dermal fillers, from the different types and brands to the importance of choosing the right injector and achieving natural-looking results.

Understanding Dermal Fillers:

Most people know and understand that dermal fillers are injectable substances used to restore volume, smooth lines and wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. They can be categorized based on their composition, with the most common type being hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain hydration and volume in the skin. By injecting hyaluronic acid into targeted areas, dermatologists can replenish lost volume, improve skin texture, and achieve a more youthful appearance.

Other types of dermal fillers include calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and collagen-based fillers, each offering unique benefits and applications. However, hyaluronic acid fillers are preferred for their versatility, safety profile, and reversibility, making them suitable for a wide range of patients and treatment areas.

Different Brands and Products:

Where dermal fillers become a little difficult from the patient perspective is the different brands and types of options that are available. Numerous brands offer dermal fillers, each with its own lineup of products designed to address specific concerns and areas of the face or body. Some of the most popular brands include Juvederm, Restylane, Revance (RHA), Radiesse, and Sculptra each offering a range of fillers tailored to different needs.

Within each brand, there are multiple products formulated with varying consistencies and particle sizes to achieve specific results. For example, Juvederm offers products like Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Volux each designed for different areas of the face or specific concerns such as adding volume, contouring cheeks, or smoothing fine lines around the lips. Each brand of product often has 5 or 6 different options that can all go in different facial areas or augment the result that one is looking for.

Choosing the Right Product:

Selecting the right dermal filler product is crucial for achieving optimal results and minimizing the risk of complications. Factors to consider include the patient's anatomy, skin type, and aesthetic goals, as well as the area being treated and the severity of the concern. This can't be understated - products that are good to use for the nose, are not necessarily good to use in the lips, products that are used in the lips may take double the amount to get a result in the cheeks, products that are used in the cheeks may not be able to be used at all in the lips or tear trough. The volume per syringe in some products is double the amount of other products so sometimes it is like a two for one as far as pricing. With Lip Fillers, some products are very thin but last longer so if you're wanting volume they may not really a good option (with this, if you've had dermal fillers before and you feel like they 'were gone' after the swelling, the product choice may have been too thin for the results you were wanting to choose). The products that are cheaper (such as Revanesse Versa - yes all of the products sound very similar lol) and have a high tendency to metabolize within a couple of months, or ball up in the lips leaving a visible nodule when you smile. 

During the consultation, our injectors at Aesthetic Med Studio will assess the patient's facial anatomy and discuss their concerns and desired outcomes. Based on this assessment, they will recommend a suitable filler and treatment plan tailored to the patient's individual needs.

It's essential to choose a reputable brand and product with a proven track record of safety and efficacy. While premium brands may come with a higher price tag, investing in quality products can help ensure satisfactory results and minimize the risk of adverse reactions.

Pricing Dermal Fillers:

This is an area where it can become a little confusing as well. People will often ask “how much is it for dermal filler” and the true answer is “it is a range depending on what you’re looking for”.  Think of it like buying a car. There are many different brands of cars, and within the brand there are options that make some a ‘better choice’ for you. Some cars last longer than others, some perform better while driving, and often cheaper cars break down a little bit sooner than other options. 

Choosing the right dermal filler product is crucial for achieving the desired outcome (volume, longevity, and how the product feels after injection) of result and minimizing the risk of complications. 

Taking the metaphor above - pricing of dermal fillers will vary depending on the brand, the type of filler used, the amount needed for treatment, and the expertise of the injector. Generally, more premium brands and products may come with a higher price tag. Medical Spas often can not do much about the price of premium products such as Juvederm and Restylane. The corporate companies that own these products are always raising the price and making it seem like it is the business in your local city that is responsible for price raises - the margins in Medical Spas are often smaller than grocery stores. Medical Spas in Springfield Missouri, pay the exact same price for Juvederm as Medical Spas in Beverly Hills or other luxurious cities. The average price point for a premium product such as Juvederm Voluma in Beverly Hills is $1,000+ (one syringe), and Radiesse is $850+ (one syringe) in Dallas. At Aesthetic Med Studio in Springfield MO, we price these premium products much lower (several hundred dollars less) than the national average because we believe in fair and reasonable pricing even with our high level of expertise. With that being said, just because a product is a higher price doesn’t mean it is “the best” product for you. There are many options that are reasonably priced that we can deliver beautiful and long lasting results with. 

The Importance of Choosing the Right Injector:

In addition to selecting the right filler, choosing a skilled and experienced injector is even more important for achieving natural-looking results. Dermal fillers require precision and artistry to enhance the patient's features while maintaining balance and harmony in the face.

An experienced injector will have a deep understanding of facial anatomy, symmetry, and proportions, allowing them to customize the treatment to suit each patient's unique characteristics and aesthetic goals. They will also have an eye for detail and the technical expertise to perform injections safely and effectively. Along with this, if something were to go wrong, an experienced injector will have the solutions to fix the problem quickly and effectively so that there is no long term damage. The products that are required to fix dermal fillers are very expensive, many places do not keep them, or the amount necessary, on hand (as they should). 

When choosing an injector, it's essential to look for someone who has been injecting for a long time and has knowledge of all products available on the market. It's also helpful to review before-and-after photos of their previous patients to assess their skill level and the quality of their work.

Achieving Natural-Looking Results:

The ultimate goal of dermal filler treatment is to achieve natural-looking results that enhance the patient's appearance without looking overdone or artificial. This requires a delicate balance between adding volume and maintaining facial harmony. Not all solutions require dermal fillers. Many times, the solution to fine lines and wrinkles are to use Lasers or Collagen Induction Devices. It is always best to have a consultation with a Med Spa that has many options. More often than not, if one only has one or two options available those will be the only options they will tell people about. 

An experienced injector will use techniques such as micro-droplet injections, layering, and cross-hatching to achieve smooth, natural-looking results. They will also consider factors such as injection depth, volume, and placement to create subtle enhancements that complement the patient's overall facial aesthetics.

The artistic vision of the injector plays a significant role in achieving natural-looking results. A skilled injector will have a keen aesthetic sense and the ability to envision the final outcome, taking into account the patient's facial proportions and individual features.

Mastering the art of dermal fillers requires not only technical skill but also a deep understanding of facial anatomy and an artistic vision. By choosing the right product and injector, patients can achieve natural-looking results over time that enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. With proper consultation and personalized treatment, dermal fillers offer a safe and effective solution for addressing various cosmetic concerns and achieving a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Remember, the goal of Aesthetics is to look better in 5 years than you do today. At Aesthetic Med Studio, we consistently accomplish that goal!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.