Juvéderm is a dermal filler used for the treatment of facial wrinkles. It contains both water and hyaluronic acid to create a gel-like product that plumps up your skin. The national average cost for each syringe is around $620, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The exact cost of Juvéderm varies because there are different formulas of the product. Other factors that can affect the cost include your provider fees, where you live, and whether you need to take time off work. Costs are also broken down by session, and the amount you may need depends on the area being treated.

Like other cosmetic procedures, Juvéderm isn’t covered by insurance. But the recovery time is quick, and you don’t necessarily need to take time off from work or school.

Learn more about the average costs of Juvéderm treatments, and talk to your dermatologist about their fees.

Juvéderm is considered a noninvasive (nonsurgical) procedure. This makes it a much more affordable option compared to surgical procedures like facelifts, and without all the risk of complications.

Medical insurance considers cosmetic (aesthetic) procedures like dermal fillers to be electives, meaning they aren’t medically necessary. Your insurance won’t reimburse you for your injections. You may expect to pay an average of $500 to $600 or more for each syringe. Depending on your goals, you may need multiple syringes in one session. Some providers suggest two syringes in one treatment.

The cost of Juvéderm varies widely. Unlike other wrinkle treatments, such as Botox, Juvéderm comes in different formulas based on treatment areas. Each formula has varying amounts of hyaluronic acid, and there may be some differences in syringe sizes.

The main types of Juvéderm include:

  • Volbella
  • Ultra
  • Vollure
  • Voluma

Each formula is available in an “XC” version, which contains lidocaine. This makes the injection process less painful, and without the need for a separate anesthetic ahead of time.

There are two main formulas of Juvéderm for the lips: Ultra XC and Volbella XC. Juvéderm Ultra XC adds volume to your lips, while Volbella XC is used more for lip lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

These formulas vary in cost, with Ultra XC ranging as high as $1,000 per syringe. Another difference is in volume: The Ultra XC syringe contains 1.0 milliliter of dermal filler, and the Volbella syringe has approximately half of that amount.

Your doctor may use Juvéderm Voluma to treat volume loss under your eyes, although it isn’t specifically approved by the FDA for this purpose. Voluma XC may cost up to $1,500 per syringe.

If you’re looking to plump up the cheeks and give the skin a little lift in the area, your doctor may suggest Juvéderm Voluma XC. Vollure XC may also treat lines that extend around the nose and mouth, sometimes known as parentheses.

The average cost of Vollure XC has been estimated at $750 per treatment. Voluma may be slightly pricier at $1,500 per syringe.

No recovery time is required for Juvéderm, so you may not have to take off work. You might experience mild swelling and bruising, however.

You’ll also need to consider the time it takes for your initial consultation and any follow-up appointments, and may need to adjust your work schedule accordingly.

While Juvéderm costs are out of pocket, there may still be ways to reduce your bottom line to make your injections more affordable. Ask your doctor about:

  • payment plans
  • provider memberships
  • financing options
  • manufacturer rebates

Juvéderm also participates in a program called “Brilliant Distinctions.” This allows you to earn points over time on your treatment to reduce costs at your provider’s office.

The total procedure time can last between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on how many syringes your doctor uses.

You’ll see results almost instantly, and they can last for up to one year. Some people may see results for as long as two years after treatment depending on the filler that is used. You may need to go back to your doctor for maintenance treatments. The results may vary by formula.

Like Juvéderm, Restylane is another type of hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to plump the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Restylane treats deep wrinkles, but it contains sodium hyaluronate, a variation of hyaluronic acid. The costs of the two are similar, but some feel Juvéderm provides smoother results when using the “V” family of products (Voluma, Vollure, Volbella).

Q:

How does Juvéderm compare to Restylane?

A:

While both products can be used to treat the same areas with the same results, sometimes one works better than another for an individual. The biggest difference that we’re seeing is in how long they last. The “V” family of Juvéderm products will last a year or more due to Vycross technology. Restylane may last up to one year (usually more like six to nine months). Depending on the area to be treated, the provider may recommend one over the other. Or they may make a choice based on how long the product will last, with the longer-lasting option costing more.

Cynthia Cobb, DNP, APRNAnswers represent the opinions of our medical experts. All content is strictly informational and should not be considered medical advice.

To prepare for your Juvéderm injections, you’ll need to closely follow your doctor’s instructions. Tanning, smoking, and drinking are generally off-limits. You may also need to discontinue or avoid certain medications, especially those that can make you bleed, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

On the day of your appointment, arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork and to pay your fees.

Juvéderm is still considered a medical procedure, even though some mainstream spas are starting to offer the injections. It’s best to obtain your injections from a licensed medical doctor experienced with dermal fillers — usually a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon.

Make sure you ask any prospective provider about their experience and to see their portfolio ahead of time. They should also be able to give you an estimate of their charges.