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Why did my filler only last 5 months?

  • Diane4897
  • 2 years ago

I am extremely upset that my $1,100 worth of Radiesse only lasted 5 months.  It made a dramatic difference and I got compliments all the time and now I am extremely disappointed that it didn't last longer.  I thought it would last at least 10-12 months.  I have had Restalyne and it lasted much longer and was a lot less than the Radiesse.     I explained my predicament to a doctor friend of mine and he said that he attended a seminar on dermal fillers and when the Rep asked how many doctors cut it 1/1 only a few raised their hand.  When asked how many cut it 2/1 about 1/3 of the room raised their hand and finally when asked who cut it 3/1 most of the doctors in the room raised their hand.  Shame on them for cheating their patients because I will NEVER use the doctor that I went to again.  When I called and told them what happened they said I was welcome to come back and purchase another syringe at $100 less than what I paid.  What a deal - NOT!!!     I guess because there seems to be no regulations regarding cosmetic fillers the doctors can rip us off all they want.

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My PS explained that I may need s booster after six months but that should then last four 12+ months Every bodies is different. Was this your first injection? If so, you may need the booster and then be able to maintain for 12 months or more.
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The PA was definitely alluding to her diluting all the fillers - I'm not sure how this is accomplished and yes, Botox is a relaxant which is what our doctor friend might have been talking about but since I mentioned the Radiesse not lasting I certainly thought that issue was what was being discussed as well. By the way why is my name showing as Diane4897? That is not the online name I chose to be identified with.
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I don't think anyone would be that self-incriminating to actually tell you they diluted it on a website for the whole world to see. I also forgot to add that I saw another doctor before I made the choice to go where I got my procedure done and the PA at the other doctor's office also said that the doctor I went to was known for "cutting", i.e., diluting the fillers, especially Botox. Unfortunately I didn't believe it and went ahead. Now I know they were telling the truth.
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I don't blame you for being disappointed that it only lasted 5 months. At that cost, who would even want to pay to keep it up?!

I wasn't aware that fillers were diluted before being injected, and I'm guessing that is what you are referring to when you say cut 2/1, 3/1, etc. To make sure I fully understand this, and that we are passing around good information I have posted the question below in our Q&A section. That way the board certified doctors who volunteer on RealSelf can share their opinions with us. It usually takes 24-48 hours for answer to start to be posted.

Can Radiesse Be Cut (Diluted) with Something else Before Injecting, or is It Straight from the Tube?

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