Are There Any Generic Dermal Fillers?

Fillers are amazing for treating deep wrinkles, but they can also seem pricey. Because many common brand-name drugs are available in generic form (the generic form of Tylenol is acetaminophen, for example), patients often wonder if the same principle applies to dermal fillers. That is, can you save money with generic Juvederm, Restylane or Sculptra?

The answer is that, while some dermatologists claim to offer generic fillers, you’re better off sticking with the real deal. Generic fillers may cost less in the short term, but will wind up much costlier in the long term if anything goes wrong. And with customized payment plans available, there’s simply no reason to settle.

Dermal Fillers

The True Cost of Off-Label Drugs

In the words of the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety, “if you are offered a “generic” or “cheaper” solution to any U.S. FDA-approved dermal filler, you should refuse.“

There’s a good reason for that: for one thing, the generic version simply may not work as well. It may not fill in wrinkles as fully as expected, and even if it does, results may not last as long. In these cases, you’ll soon be back at your aesthetician’s office for another round of treatments — so you’ll end up spending more money than if you’d just stuck to the reputable brand in the first place.

Even more worrisome, cheaper versions of brand-name injectables are often counterfeit and may not be safe. Branded dermal fillers come with an excellent safety record; non-branded fillers have not been well tested, so it’s unclear what may happen. Risks could include non-uniform results or more serious medical concerns.

These guidelines not only apply to no-name versions of branded dermal fillers, but also to products imported from Europe or other overseas nations. These goods may be held to different standards or approved for different uses than those sold in your home continent, or they may even be fakes. And whatever you do, do not buy dermal fillers over the Internet and attempt to use them at home. You could seriously jeopardize both your appearance and your health.

Skin Treatment

Affording Brand-Name Fillers

It may cost less than you think to get quality, brand-name injectables. Fillers may last for up to a year or longer, making the monthly cost relatively low. Different fillers also come with different price tags, so your dermatologist can go over the most affordable options for you.

If the price is still a barrier, you may be a good candidate for other rejuvenating options. Facial peels, for example, minimize fine lines and shallow wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. Peels are less expensive than dermal fillers, but are also not as effective for deep wrinkles and folds.

At Bradford Skin Clinic, we offer top-quality, brand name dermal fillers, as well as peels and many other procedures. We regularly offer specials and discounts to help you save and even provide patient financing to help you afford any procedure you desire. With a low monthly payment, dermal fillers can easily be within your financial reach.

Come to our office, and together we’ll figure out the best treatment to fit your budget. We want to make you look your best with a plan you can afford. To schedule an appointment, contact Mia at 647-333-6805, or book an appointment online at BradfordSkinClinic.com.

About The Author
Mia Liefso is a professional medical skin therapist and the owner of Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa in Bradford, Ontario.  She has certifications in IPL, VPL, laser and ultrasound technologies, as well as body contouring and medical facial peels. Her professional interests include difficult skin conditions—premature aging, skin care for the elderly, endocrinology, and helping people love the skin they’re in. Her diverse personal interests include history, animals, roller derby, travelling and gourmet cooking. 

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Billie Delaney
Billie Delaney
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Hadas Menashe
Hadas Menashe
2020-09-18
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I started going to Bradford Skin Clinic because of Alex my injecting nurse. She started there recently (but has many years of experience). It’s a beautiful and clean place with professional service. If it’s Botox or filler for my lips, Alex was always gentle and patient. I love that she is 💯% honest with me and will always stop me from making bad decisions in regards to my face! LoL!
Elisabeth Isakov
Elisabeth Isakov
2020-09-17
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I started seeing Alex and I am amazed at the results I have seen already. The services and products Alex has recommended for me have changed my skin so much in the past few months. I am so thankful to have found such a knowledgeable professional!
Ilona Petrenko
Ilona Petrenko
2020-09-17
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I have been getting my Botox injection with Alex for the last two years, I initially met her in her Vaughan clinic and yesterday had the pleasure of visiting her location in Bradford, the place is so lovely clean modern and professional and the staff there is amazing :)
Kristine Viegas
Kristine Viegas
2020-04-26
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Friendly staff and amazing customer service. Ordered my at home facial, delivered to my house so quickly with great results.
Natalie Hartley
Natalie Hartley
2020-03-15
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Just had my very first ever micro-needling experience and in 24 hours utterly FANTASTIC results which will get even better over the next few weeks. Love that Jess talked me through the entire experience prior, loved that she focused in on the need areas and was diligent about her technique and maximizing the needles depth and range where appropriate. A day later my skin is smoother, pores already diminishing, fine line disappearing. I loved this treatment and highly recommend!
Christopher Stark
Christopher Stark
2020-01-07
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This is an amazing clinic! From their social media presence to their informative website. This is the exact kind of business we offer great prices & coverage's too because they are so professional.
Cathy Hamilton
Cathy Hamilton
2019-01-30
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Awesome staff! And my skin is so much better after just a couple sessions!
Margaret Joyce Crognale
Margaret Joyce Crognale
2018-12-07
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I got my first ever peel 3 weeks ago and started using a cleanser and moisturizer that Mia recommended to me. Within a couple of days I noticed a big difference in the way my skin looked and felt. I also HAD a lot of facial veins that I was very embarrassed by. Mia suggested a photo rejuvenation for broken capillaries and we scheduled it for the following week. I went in with a feeling like oh well let see what this can do as I had been living with this for so long I wasn’t sure anything would help. 20 minutes later about 80% was gone and within about 3 days another 10% was gone with 1 treatment! That was a week ago yesterday. I went to the open house yesterday with no make up on so I could show Mia, Ashley and Jessica what they did for me. I am so thankful and grateful. I will definitely be back soon for another treatment and continued maintenance. The clinic is beautifully decorated and spotless clean. The owner and staff are amazing women and so welcoming. I highly recommend Bradford Skin Clinic.
Sheri McGrath
Sheri McGrath
2018-11-26
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Very knowledgeable with many years experience.
Allana Cosby
Allana Cosby
2018-11-18
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Great service and products!