After years of getting Radiesse injections without any complications or problems at all, I had a horrible experience last week when the injections caused herpes zoster (shingles) on my face. I had 1cc injected in my nasolabial folds and marionette lines Unfortunately, the makers of Radiesse even list shingles as a complication on the sample consent form that they provide to doctors, but it... more
I am always iced & numbed in the face, prior to injections. I've heard that this is not always done at many other offices. I recently went in for Botox & brought up a concern re: hormone related acne on my neck & chin. I was leaving for a trip in just 4 days & needed to look my best. Dr. Calkin had the perfect solution & was able to inject the breakouts, and had me sit... more
It will permanently change the look of your face. And not necessarily in a way that you would like. If you have a thinner, fine-boned face, and the esthetician/nurse/doctor is telling you it would give you a "nice lift", kind of like a mini face lift, BEWARE. They are in the business to make money, and if you are not happy with the results, you probably will not get your money back.... more
Too expensive, not FDA approved, too many possible side affects and not a lot of improvement in the desired area. Actually in some areas my face looks worse because of where the product settled. The lumps are VERY noticeable and I can not afford surgery to remove them and heard that may the only way to get rid of them!My procedure was "Supervised" by 2 manufacturers Reps and even... more
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