Elevess is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to treat fine to medium facial lines and folds, as well as some types of scarring. Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body and attracts moisture, making the skin smoother and softer. The amount of HA in the skin decreases as people age, causing lines, wrinkles and reduced skin elasticity.
While Elevess was designed to be less expensive than other dermal fillers, an average treatment costs about $600. The cost of treatment varies, though, depending on location and the number of vials of Elevess used.
Paying for Elevess Treatment with Insurance
As a cosmetic treatment, Elevess is usually not covered by insurance. In certain instances, cosmetic procedures are covered, such as when they are used to correct scarring or other traumatic injury. To determine your specific coverage, contact your insurance company.
Elevess treatments are not permanent, but the effect can last up to a year. Follow-up treatment will be needed then to maintain results. In some cases, patients will desire maintenance treatments before the effects have completely worn off, or to provide a smoother look than was achieved in the first application. These additional treatments will add the to overall expense of the treatment.
Other Financing Options
Because insurance usually does not cover cosmetic procedures, the majority of doctors performing them provide other options for payment. The majority of cosmetic surgeons and aestheticians who would perform this procedure accept credit cards. Many credit card companies allow users to set up payment plans for large purchases, making this a manageable way to pay for Elevess treatments.
Another option is to use financing set up through the doctor's office. Most cosmetic surgeons work with financing companies to provide payment options for their patients. Because these companies work regularly with the doctor's patients, they can often make recommendations about the best ways to finance the cost. Working with individual patients, they can help put together a reasonable payment plan to manage the cost of both initial Elevess treatments and follow-up maintenance treatments.