As years have gone by, aesthetic treatments have become a much more openly-discussed topic. Influencers share with their social media followers that they get injectable wrinkle reducers, others divulge what they wish they knew before their lip filler appointment, and more. Instead of wondering about the treatments and feeling like they have nowhere to turn, friend groups are now chatting about their appointments at brunch. We think that’s an incredible thing: Transparency and honesty leads to a better end result for everyone, including aesthetics treatments (just ask your provider!).
However, one of the last bastions of confidentiality surrounding injectables seems to be related to price. Millions around the world have turned to injectable dermal fillers to restore lost volume, and yet, the price of their treatment remains a best-kept secret of many — but not these four women. Here, a handful of women from around the country get real on what they actually spend on injectable filler, and how frequently they visit their practitioners to maintain fullness and volume.
Injectable filler is a temporary treatment that adds volume to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks, and laugh lines. Like any medical treatment, it has potential risks and side effects. Be sure to talk to a licensed provider to see if they’re right for you.
Profession: Social Media Manager
How Much I Spend: $1,500
Her story: “I started getting lip filler about one and a half years ago, and honestly haven’t looked back since. I started getting it because my top lip has always been significantly smaller than my bottom lip. The first time I went in, I just got the top lip treated — but now I actually get filler in both top and bottom (but more so on the top). I love the way my lips look.”
Location: Studio City, California
How Much I Spend: $2,500
Her story: “I absolutely love my filler results! I have been getting filler for about three years now and it has been a game changer. I get filler in multiple areas, including my cheeks, to create more [volume] in my face.”
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Profession: Content Creator
How Much I Spend: $850
Her story: “I have naturally large lips, so people are always surprised to find out that I get filler. My lips were really wrinkly and, although they’re large, they always looked a bit deflated — like a sad balloon. I got lip filler for the first time last year, and it was like the gift I didn’t know I needed.”
Location: Beverly Hills, California
Profession: Vice President of Sales
How Much I Spend: $3,500 a year
Her story: “I was introduced to filler about two years ago. I get multiple areas of my face injected, including my cheeks for fullness, as well as to soften the lines around my mouth. I love the results — I look at photos of myself from before, and my face didn’t have the plump look that it does now.”