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Vocal cord injections

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RachelTG:
Had vocal cord injection yesterday to correct imbalance and to raise my pitch. Now hoarse but need to retrain my voice to the higher pitch.

Angélique LaCava:
I didn't know that was a thing. How much did it cost you and is it permanent?

RachelTG:
The doctor's name is Dr. Opperman. He runs the Colorado Voice Clinic in Denver. His approach to try to correct vocal cord issues and raise the pitch to a female level. He uses Restylane as a filler within the vocal cords. this corrects and closes up the lower end of the range. The filler must be redone every 3-4 months. He will do surgery if this is not sufficient.

Cost: Medicare covered the procedure but not the Restylane. The cost was $250.00

SmoothCat23:
Hi RachelTG,

I'm curious about your experiences. Did the injection help you? Can I ask you, what kind of vocal cord issues you have? I had two injections with Hyaluronic acid and the next will be in a month. In my case, the doctor tries to close my vocal folds better. I have a insufficient vocal fold closure.

And did the raise of your pitch work?

Nicole

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