Cost of Dermal Filler Treatment for Acne Scars


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The use of dermal fillers is a cosmetic procedure and is therefore elective. This means you will not be able to claim for it on health insurance or access the treatment on the NHS.

Paying for Dermal Fillers Privately

The factors that affect the cost of dermal filler treatments are many. The price of your procedure will depend on:

  • Where you have it – Different countries and even different states may have different average prices.
  • Who performs it – Dermal fillers do not necessarily need to be performed by a medical professional so licensed, non-professionals (beauticians, for example) can conduct your treatment. They may have lower prices. Even within the medical establishment prices will vary. More experienced, trusted doctors and dermatologist will generally charge more as they can provide top-class service.
  • Which filler you choose – There are over twenty-five different brands of dermal filler, which can range dramatically in price.
  • How much treatment you are having – The more dermal fillers you have, the more expensive your procedure will be.
  • How much filler is used – The volume of filler you have injected will seriously affect the overall price of the treatment.

The cost of dermal fillers, therefore, cannot be given as a set price. In the UK price is generally between £150 - £700. Meanwhile in the US the range is around $500-$1500 for treating acne scars.

How to Pay for Dermal Fillers

As dermal fillers are not permanent you may need to return for treatment on a regular basis to maintain the look of your skin. This can be very expensive. Some surgeries operate payment plans and schemes that allow you to spread the cost over a number of months. Some clinics even offer their own loans. Discuss your options with your practitioner in order to decide what is right for you. It is important to assess any ‘deal’ carefully. Make sure that you are not getting stuck with something you cannot afford or which will cost you even more money in the long run.

Dermal Fillers on the NHS

Dermal fillers are not available on the NHS. Some acne scar treatments are, in very rare, severe circumstances, offered on the NHS but this only happens when a patient is suffering from severe mental problems that are a direct result of their scars. Dermal fillers are not an appropriate long-term solution for severe acne scarring, nor are they the most successful or cost effective option.


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