Have you experienced Radiesse side effects?

  • Sandra A
  • 5 years ago

Am I alone if having complications from Radiesse? Who else has seen Radiess side effects?

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I posted earlier in August about the Radiesse injections to my face which was done around the lower part of my mouth. I had horrible swelling and bruising for two months. I am still swelled on the right side but, only a little bit. I'm hoping it goes away. I went back to my doctor and he was in complete denial...they all do that. His wife who is my Esthetician had her husband who is a medical doctor perform this procedure on me. She told me he was very good at it....Wrong!!!
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So agree with you....I had Juvaderm many years ago...complete waste of money and bruising and swelling for no reason...and yes, doctor, completely deny everything...1K in the trash! I was considering radiesse but reading these posts remind me of what I went through before and I probably should not do it!
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I had Radiesse injected two months ago and I'm not happy with it at all. I still have swelling and the lines around my mouth are just as bad as before. The right side of my face is more swollen than the other and has a bluish tint to it....I will never ever use Radiesse or any other product again. I was told I would love the results....well, I don't.
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I had my first ever filler injections yesterday. The PS used radiesse. Today one side of my face is horribly bruised and swollen. I will never do this again and strongly advise others to stay away ffom this product. I look like a monster.
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Radiesse should not be injected near or around the eye area, period. Ok for other areas of the face with high risk as it can occlude a facial artery. Other products can be dissolved, Radiesse cannot....be careful.
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I believe that Radiesse is not as biologically inert as claimed. In some susceptible individuals, I think there can be a very aggressive allergic response that results in intermittent swelling. I am led to this conclusion because I do notice that the swelling is reduced by using high doses of antihistamines.
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I believe there is always a certain percentage of the population that has allergies. My PS did an extensive questionnaire and medical questions before she agreed the Radiesse was an option for me. I had no swell, no pain, and only one very small needle area that even showed a hint of bruising. Using a good PS for such "small" pays off in the long run.
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I believe after researching that its not an allergic response most of the time its that radiesse is such a thick consistency product and has to be injected so deep that it sits on top of sinuses and malar pads when injected in cheeks that antihistamines would improve this issue it did for me although can have a great aesthetic looking result which holds up
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I'm on month 10 and my radiesse has almost dissolved so my nightmare is over my face was uneven , but I exercise like a crazy woman so it prob metabolized quick , I'm thinking of going to a nurse I went to before for more
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I have Radiesse but got my first injection two months ago and my PS explained that the first may go a little more quickly and will do a touch up at approx. Valentine day. After that she said an annual touchup is possible but every person is different. Because of some bad experience I will not allow anyone except a highly recommended PS near my face for fillers.
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This actually was a botched touch up done 3 months apart and I had it done a year before so radiesse doesn't hold up as long as some people are saying it dissolves about a year
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I avoid these skin treatments because I don't get as much I lost. Be safe and healthy skin.
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I had Radiesse in my face to fill in wrinkles following a face lift.Both cheeks have been swollen for one month.How should it be treated ?

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The swelling will go down take antihistamine at night ,try a warm cloth on face
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Don't depend on the swelling going down on it's own. See an allergist and an immunologist for second opinions. I am an RN and had a terrible reaction to Radiesse which put me in the ER several times. No one seemed to have any idea what was happening. All the areas where I received it were just like yours but mine caused whole body deep tissue swelling as well. The allergist said it was not an allergy but an immune reaction. This happened again every month for almost 3 years (now) but each episode was less severe as time went on. Unfortunately it also caused internal organs to swell so I had projectile vomiting, a huge belly and a lot of connective tissue swelling. My lungs also had large areas of swelling and the radiologist thought I had lung cancer. I saw 23 doctors over almost 2 years before I finally went to Cleveland Clinic to their undiagnosed disease department. Although they couldn't be definite they also felt it was due to a reaction to the Radiesse. I am not an allergic person in general. It's almost 3 years now since my injections and I still have some pain and minor swelling. I still am taking a chemotherapeutic drug and occasionally steroids for the swelling. There have been many more issues associated with this that are slowly subsiding, I hope. I have spoken to 3 attorneys and they think my case has merit but they can't afford to fight the big pharmaceutical companies. The best we can do is to report all reactions to the Food and Drug Administration using form Medwatch 3500B. It only takes a few minutes to fill out and if enough people do it perhaps the FDA will take another look at the product. Good luck to you.
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I haven't posted since March 2013 (Merrill902) when I reported my new autoimmune diagnosis. My Radiesse injection was in the early fall of 2010. It migrated to my jawline about eight months later in the form of hard lumps under the skin. Periodically since then I have had pea size hard balls under the skin appear in my marionette area (like a hard hive with no itching). But recently I have had one or two continuously in that area. They feel like a pimple but eventually dissipate but another pops in a couple of days. This is happening at the same time that I am having issues with uncontrollable blood pressure and just recently diagnosed with left ventricular dysfunction (systolic). In researching I have found that there is a connection between autoimmune diseases (especially Rheumatoid Arthritis and thyroid) and high systolic blood pressure. I am working with a cardiologist and my internist at finding a drug that will control my pressures but three weeks into new drugs and I still haven't achieved an acceptable reading. Unfortunately, my internist isn't interested in getting to the bottom of my positive ANA (autoimmune). Mainly because I've had just about every blood test in the book without being to pinpoint the exact disease.
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I have raised red welts under both eyes from Radiesse. I am post injections 9-10 weeks. The injecting Dr. instantly tried to disconnect from me and wanted me to pay for additional treatments to correct. I reversed the charges and he is fighting for the money even though he scared me. Follow up Doctors have treated me with 2 injections of Prednisone, medrol, Oracea 40mg, antihistamines and nothing is helping. I have used Radiesse for years in other facial areas without a challenge. Merz Aesthetics, its manufacturer (866 862 1211) took a report and called the doctor. I would be open to a class action law suit. Currently I am in working with a lawyer to recoup the origional charge and secure funds to (hopefully) fix this challenge. Please let me know what step you think is next with legal liability. Many good thoughts to others having a problem with Radiesse. Who knew?
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I too have had radiesse injections in the past and never had an issue. on July 12th of this year, i had it injected using a "new method" of injecting, but with the same product. This method is done for nasolabial lines but instead of injecting in the obvious area, tape was placed across my cheeks and he pulled the skin tight toward my temple area and then injected into my head. first words out of his mouth were, oops, we got a blood vessel. What the hell? let me just tell you that it caused severe swelling, bruising, my skin peeled, and then my hair fell out in that area. Some is growing back, but there is an area about the size of a lemon that is still smooth. No hair there, and the skin is numb, but if i push on it, it is extremely painful. Headaches, vertigo, and sinus infectionSSSS, ever since this happened. They are telling me I have alopecia. Are you kidding me????????

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I have had Radiesse with excellent results. My PS told me that if done properly it should have no pain, bruising, or reactions. If there is a question about reaction tests should be done.
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That is a partial truth. I have had Radiesse injected successfully for over 5 years. As you read in these posts, the product is being used by Medical Doctors in areas that are not FDA approved or licensed by Merz, its manufacturer (nothing above the nose is FDA approved) Even in the "approved" areas, done properly, has great risk involved as this product specifically does not have antidote as does the HA's, (restylene, juvaderm, boletero) which can break down the product when adverse effects happen. I trusted my MD to keep me out of harms way and he used Radiesse under both eyes that has produced raised red welts. Horrible is how I look. "done properly" does not rule out your bodies response to the product in various areas, clearly in my case. What I can say is that I am being very proactive, I have filed with the FDA (5 minutes) and have contacted Merz and have solicited their involvement. Again, I have used Radiesse for years, however, being injected anywhere above the nose is not FDA approved nor licensed for use. Please beware and informed. I will never use Radiesse again, maybe HA's to repair my eyes in the (hopefully) near future.
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I agree. If you read my other responses I have said that it should not be used in the eye or temple area. My injections, and what I was referring, was in the nasolabial fold.
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Radiesse is not recommended to be used in the eye area. My PS was of the opinion that it should not be used in that area and refuses to do so.
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I have the same red welts from injections I had 4 months ago. Kenolg shots only give me temporary relief. Please tell me this goes away.
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Hi there, I too have used Radiesse for years but two weeks ago when I received a treatment, something went terribly wrong. I believe my doctor hit a blood vessel because my face stayed red and swollen and dozens of postules formed. He put me on antibiotics which I am still on now trying to recover. His early take on it was that I might have ischemia but then he spoke to the Radiesse people and sent a photo of my face to them. They said it wasn't ischemia and that it "looked like herpes". I have never had herpes in my life, not even one cold sore so this didn't make sense to me. I feel like they were totally trying to deny what really happened. I would be open to joining a class action suit as well. Also, if you google radiesse, a nurse who also had ischemia from radiesse mentioned that a lot of people have reached out to her, telling her they have had problems also. You may want to see if you can connect to those folks as well.
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I too have had an ongoing very serious issue with Radiesse which caused whole body angioedema (very deep tissue swelling), breathing problems and considerable pain. Anyone experiencing an adverse reaction to this product please reply to neuro1 here.
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