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Sculptra And Other Fillers

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sculptra fillers

I understand that Medicare has approved with stipulations the facial filler. My Dr. told me yesterday, something re: not able to receive Medicare's "codes" to order....Are you aware of this....Thanks, Texas here!
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, that is true. Medicare decided to approve facial reconstruction only for those HIV+ patients with facial wasting and depression. We do not know the details yet about codes and if they will pay for both labor and the products themselves (as part... Read more »

What's the deal now with the codes for the two facial fillers

Nelson, after speaking with my ID Dr.'s office.. they said that these codes are temporary and not... Read more »

medicare and facial fillers

What is the latest on medicare and facial fillers? Will they now consider covering the costs of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medicare to Pay for "Fillers" in HIV Patients

...patients with facial lipodystropy 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... Read more »
BioForm Medical, Inc.

FDA Approves Radiesse Facial Filler for Two New Aesthetic Indications

...microsphere technology also enables the body to generate new collagen, providing longer lasting effects than other available fillers. Further, because Radiesse is a robust, full-bodied material, it provides physicians a superior level of control,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

...a powder that is mixed with water and then injected into the skin. Sculptra belongs to the class of medicines called dermal fillers. Injecting Sculptra into facial skin may give it a firmer, fuller appearance. PLLA is used in many medical... Read more »
The Well Project

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

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays Read more »
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SKIN A MEDICAL SPA

Posted by douglass
...+/- . THERE ARE LOTS OF MEDICAL TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FOR FACIAL FAT LOSS AND SEVERAL PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO OBTAIN THE FILLERS AT FREE OR REDUCED COST. ALL YOU PAY IS FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF HAVING THE INJECTIONS DONE AND THERE ARE... Read more »

BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
...gel polymer, replaces depleted fat tissue, restoring the natural fullness and contours of the face. Unlike other injectable fillers that are commonly used in cosmetic enhancement, Bio-Alcamid acts like a gel prosthesis that becomes encapsulated... Read more »

some good news for HIV+ people

Posted by Anonymous
...can join our Wholesale Nutitional Club for $14.95 per year and but products guaranteed to be free of toxic,chemicals,additives,fillers. They are Nutitional products that really works. I'm posting on here because Dr. Marshall has just come up... Read more »

facial wasting treatment- lipoatrophy

Posted by douglass
I HAVE BEEN GETTING TREATMENT FOR FACIAL WASTING DOWN IN NORFOLK VA AT THE "SKIN A MEDICAL SPA"- RESULTS ARE AMAZING. MY SCULPTRA AND RADIANCE WERE OBTAINED THROUGH PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE TOTAL COST FOR THE INJECTIONS IS AROUND $2000.... Read more »