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How does the cost of ArteFill compare to the cost of a face-lift?

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The average cost of Artefill injections is about $960, as of 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, while the average cost of a face-lift ranges from $6,000 to $15,000, reports Cost Helper. However, a patient usually requires multiple Artefill injections to reach the desired results.

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Someone whose skin is less supple or whose skin is sun damaged may pay more for face-lift surgery because it takes the surgeon longer to perform, says Cost Helper. Face-lifts do not resolve all facial problems, including wrinkles and scars, and only fix the lower part of the face. Therefore, some patients choose to add-on other procedures, such as forehead lifts or eyelid surgery. These surgeries can add on hundreds or thousands of dollars to the original cost of the face-lift, as of 2015. Also, some patients require a corrective surgery after the original face-lift, which can cost as much as the first surgery.

Artefill is a polymethyl-methacrylate filler injected into the skin that helps the body make natural collagen a few months after it is inserted. This filler is used most often to reduce medium or deep wrinkles and folds, to fill out sunken scars, or to plump thin lips. Artefill requires multiple injections and usually takes a few months to see results, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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