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You state Medicare is covering about $100.00 for the injection of these meds,is this per vial or per session ? and what are they paying for each product per vial?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Medicare is paying about $100 for the injection session. The session may include any number of vials of Sculptra or syringes of Radiesse. We have not submitted a bill to Medicare for Sculptra or Radiesse because the Medicare patients we have... Read more »

Radiesse and Sculptra combination treatment?

...feelings in regards to receiving both sculptra and Radiesse together for facial wasting? Read more »

Radiesse is affordable most of the questions regarding Sculptra and Radiesse. I will be having Radiesse injected... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

... On December 22, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Radiesse, an injectable (under the skin) implant to restore or correct signs of facial lipidatrophy, or fat loss, in people with human... immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Radiesse, a... Read more »
BioForm Medical, Inc.

FDA Approves Radiesse Facial Filler for Two New Aesthetic Indications

...Inc., a privately-held medical aesthetics company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Radiesse®, the next-generation cosmetic dermal filler, for the long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...manufacturer has apatient assistance program (go to ). Radiesse: This product is alsoFDA approved for facial lipoatrophy in HIV+ people. Radiesse contains... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medicare to Pay for "Fillers" in HIV Patients

...syndrome (LDS) who are also depressed. CMS said a review of current data found use of dermal fillers such as BioForm Medical's Radiesse and Sanofi-Aventis SA's Sculptra benefitted HIV patients with facial fat-wasting who also experienced... Read more »
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Posted by DKERL
...treatment, if it would improve the patient's mental health." I just received treatment at my local VA Hospital for lipoatrophy using Radiesse. I'm very happy with the results. For those veterans with HIV who get care from the VA and feel this... Read more »

Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
...stated above...things have been going pretty well for the most part, despite facial wasting and several years of sculptra and radiesse treatments. About a year and a half ago, after dropping 10-15 lbs in only a few months time, I was diagnosed... Read more »