Lip Injections: A Price Comparison CandyLipz January 19, 2014 Lip Procedures By CandyLipz.com In virtually all cultures since the beginning of recorded history, full lips have been associated with beauty and youth. Look at the full lips of children. They have pouty lips. Over time, your lips go from convex to flat because of muscle wasting in the aging face. The goal of lip injections is to accentuate the vertical philtrum collumns, the arches of the Cupid’s bow and add bulk and height to the lips. There are 15 lip anatomical zones which surgeons must consider when they try to restore your lips to the pouty lips look of youth (See diagram of 15 anatomical lip zones below where surgeons inject fillers in these areas). There are over 100 injectable fillers on the market that surgeons can use to shape and contour your lips. Injectable fillers have a gel-like consistency. They are made of human and bovine collagen, hyaluronic acid from bacteria or non-animal form, or one’s own fat. (Image credit: A New Classification of Lip Zones to Customize Injectable Lip Augmentation by Andrew A. Jacono, MD) Most injection sessions take 15 minutes to one hour and are done at a doctor’s office under local anesthesia. Semi-permanent or permanent fillers may require more than one treatment to achieve good results. So the cost can be quite expensive. For example: if Restylane costs $500 for 1 syringe and you need to do 10 reinjections, it will cost you $8000. COMPARISON OF COMMON LIP FILLERS AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES PRODUCT ACTIVE INGREDIENTS COST DURATION SKIN TEST Adatosil 5000 Polydimethylsiloxane: Highly Purified Silicone Oil $3000-$6000 per injection(the larger the more expensive) Permanent No ArteFill(Artecoll) It is composed of 80% bovine collagen and 20% polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA. These microsphere are made of a synthetic plastic. $1000 per syringe Permanent: 5 years Yes Autologous Fat Transplantation from the body by aspiration and reinjection Up to S4500 6 to 12 mosNo Semi-Permanent Effect No Captique HA Based $500 to $2000 3 to 6 mos Cosmoderm Human Collagen $300 to $600 3 mos Yes Cosmoplast Human Collagen $500 to $2000 3 mos+ Yes Elevess HA $500 to $2000 4-6 sos No Evolence Breeze Porcine Collagen $500 to $ 2000 <=12 mos No Hylaform Avian HA $500 to $2000 4-6 mos No Fascian Human Collagen (Human cadaver) $600 to $1000 4 to 5 mos No Juvederm Ultra NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal hyaluronic acid $500 to $2000 3 to 6 mos No Perlane NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal hyaluronic acid $550 to S650 per syringe 3 to 6 mos No Prevelle NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal hyaluronic acid $500 per syringe 3 to 6 mos No Puragen NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal hyaluronic acid $500 per syringe 6 to 8 mos No Radiesse Calcium Hydroxylapetite $1000 per syringe Stimulatory: Semi-PermanentStimulation of ingrowth of fibroblasts and collagen No Restylane NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal hyaluronic acid $500 to $2000 3 to 6 mos No Scrulptra PLLASynthetic Material $1000 per injection Stimulatory: Semi-Permanent No Silikon 1000 Polydimethylsiloxane: Highly Purified Silicone Oil $2000-$5000 per injection Permanent No Zyderm and Zyplast Bovine Collagen From $300 and up 3 mos+ Yes COMMON SIDE EFFECTS: The usual common reactions from lip injections are redness, swelling, and bruising that can last from several days to a week. COMPLICATIONS: Allergic reaction to the local anesthetic, uneven lips, movement of the implants or extrusion, lumps, bumps, nodules, and infection. FACTS: Human and bovine collagen can actually derive from the skin of human cadavers and cows. TIPS Beware of cheap fillers and inexperienced practitioners offering bargain prices. There might be a risk of introducing unwanted and dangerous contaminants into your body. When it comes to lip augmentation, it is best to stay away from any product that lasts too long. The filler will sometimes migrate and move from where it was placed. It is easier to correct what is temporary. Gel fillers or implants have weight; they can cause further sagging of your lips in the long run. It is a vicious cycle to maintain your looks and it can be quite expensive. With age, you skin thins out and the implant or gel filler will show. Think before you disfigure your face! Lip injections are suitable for people between the ages of 30 to 60. Any age before and after that might be a waste of money. The younger you are, the stronger your immune system, the faster your body will absorb the fillers. On the other hand, the older you are, the weaker your immune system, it is more likely that complications will occur. Consult with your doctor before you decide to undergo these procedures. There are affordable, less invasive, and risk-free methods to enhance your lips naturally. If you are interested, give CandyLipz Xtreme Lip-Shaper System a try! CandyLipz won three prestigious awards for technical design. If you like this article: please join CandyLipz® Facebook Page by clicking on this link. You will be alerted when we post new articles. Thank you for reading CandyLipz Blog. www.CandyLipz.com | The Pouty Lips You Always Wanted. 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