|Radiesse is affordable
Jul 27, 2009
Hi, first I wanted to say thanks for the time you all spend managing these forums, they are a great resource for those of us living with HIV! Your time is greatly appreciated!!
I wanted to write in and say that I have read most of the questions regarding Sculptra and Radiesse. I will be having Radiesse injected in 2 weeks and wanted to pass on the cost (I live in the Pacific Northwest). The Radiesse will cost $487 / syringe. My doctor feels that I may be able to obtain a desired result with just one syringe. As a pre-treatment, I had botox injections to relax the muscles so that the filler will stay where its placed. The total cost for the botox and Radiesse will be around $800-$1000 which I feel is very reasonable! I felt the need to share this so that other people are aware that this treatment IS affordable even if insurance will not cover it!
Thanks again to everyone at thebody.com!
| Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello, and thanks for posting.
I was not able to get to your post for a while and by now you should have had your treatment and hopefully can share your results with us.
I do want to point out that most people with HIV-related lipoatrophy will need more than one syringe of Radiesse for correction of lipoatrophy. I would estimate for someone with moderate lipoatrophy it may take 6 to 10 syringes of Radiesse to achieve a full correction.
Also, Radiesse is available through the patient assistance program for a cost of $75 per syringe for those who make less than $40,000 per year. This does not include the fee to the doctor for injection which typically runs $400 to $500.
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