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How to Really Know Who Has a Lot of Experience in Radiesse for Cheeks and for Under Eye Hollows?

There are 1000s and its very hard to find someone that really does this everyday and is great at molding, i have had done many times and am willing to travel anywhere to get the best results thanks

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Who should you go to for under eye hallows and cheeks?

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Radiesse is filler made of the same matrix that some of our deeper tissues are made of. Is it not only a filler but it’s a collagen stimulator. As such it typically lasts a year plus, even up to two years or more when injected in areas of minimal movement such as the deep fat pads of the cheek. The million dollar question is who should fill your face. Radiesse is actually a wonderful filler for correcting under eye hallows but most people are not familiar where to put this filler to fix this problem. The best location to fix deficits in the cheek and the under eye hollows is where you are deficient in volume. There are deep fat pads in the face that sit on the bone.  Moving towards the surface there is a layer of muscle then a superficial fat layer.  With time mother nature extracts fat from our face.  Appropriately 5 ml a decade is how much fat we loose in that area.  As it turns out, when we loose weight we loose weight first loose weight first from the face instead of the back side or thighs.  Kind of a raw deal.Another way to say it is we get decent and deflation of the fat pads in the face.  If the filler is placed in the appropriate fad pad then it will actually lift the cheek and often it can fill in the infraorbital hollows (this is all done without putting a single drop of filler in the eyelid... which is a crucial mistake and could leave lumps).

I agree with Dr. Schwartz below that it is the technique and experience (including knowledge of facial anatomy) of the injector that makes the difference to give you a beautiful and natural appearance. I disagree a bit with his suggestion that you should seek out someone who is a paid teacher of consultant for one of the drug companies that makes these product. The point he is trying to make is they are usually very skilled injectors and I completely agree with this, but I wouldn't want to be swayed by anything other than providing you with unbiased council and direction when discussing and recommending fillers to use and where to use them. Plus there are scores of great injectors not paid consultants of pharmaceutical companies.  The key is how to find them, which can be a challenging issue.

I would go by online reviews, recommendations of friends and even better if you have multiple before and after pictures on the internet to choose from.  Good luck.


Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Radiesse

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Just ask the physician their training and experience. Every patient is different. Radiesse would not be my first pick for tear troughs (I usually go with Restylane as a first choice). Radiesse is great for cheeks. Good luck in your search!

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 191 reviews

How to Really Know Who Has a Lot of Experience in Radiesse for Cheeks and for Under Eye Hollows?

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 Radiesse is too thick of a filler to be used under the eye where the skin is quite thin.  Find an MD that understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial beauty to shape the cheeks properly.  I prefer using Perlane to shape the cheeks.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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How to Really Know Who Has a Lot of Experience in Radiesse for Cheeks and for Under Eye Hollows?

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Radiesse is an excellent product for mid and deep level injection locations.  I think it's an excellent choice for the cheeks (malar prominences), chin, and nasolabial areas but I do not recommend it for the undereye area.  Instead, HAs (such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm) are generally used in that region.

I hope that this helps and good luck,

Dr. E

Alan M. Engler, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Radiesse injections

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Radiesse is a great product for the cheeks, midface and deep folds.  I use it regularly in my practice.  It is not recommended by most physicians or by the company to be used under the eyes.  There are other products that are better for this area.  Physicians that specialize in cosmetic procedures of face such as facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons are most likely to have the most experience with Radiesse.

Jessica Kulak, MD
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Who has experience with Radiesse

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I have been injecting Radiesse for 8 years now, and I find it to be a very good filler when injected at the right depth and in the right location, and in the right person. There are many others with experience too. I would use it for the cheeks, but would be hesitant to use it in the under eye hollows. Best to look for an experienced and highly trained injector such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Benjamin Barankin, MD
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fillers injection around the eyes

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The type of filler, technique of injection, and the location of the injection all matter in achieving the best results. There are areas on the face (i.e. around the eyes) which are definitely more technically challenging to inject than others. Oculoplastic surgeons specialize in treating around the eyes. Other physicians, with experience injecting in these areas, are good too. See their website with before/after photos.

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
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How to choose your injecting physician

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Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “The only source of knowledge is experience”. The effectiveness of your treatment depends on your physician’s ability to visualize the desired changes and to select and skillfully administer the best treatments alone or in combination. Since every face is different, the experience and technique of your physician injector is the most critical part to your achieving a beautiful, natural result. Always ask to see before and after pictures of patients they have personally injected. If possible, look for someone who is on the medical education faculty for one of the facial fillers. If they have been selected to train other physicians how to treat the aging face they are likely to be good, experienced injectors. Regarding tear trough injections, Radiesse can be used quite safely for the tear troughs under the eyes but only in very experience hands as it is not reversible like the hyaluronic acid fillers. When done right, it gives a nice result that is much longer-lasting than using hyaluronic acid fillers in this area. The video link below shows me injecting my wife with Radiesse into the lower cheeks, marionette lines, and jaw line as well as before and after pictures.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Looking for the right injector

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Finding the right injector is important. Initial consults are helpful to assess your needs. I generally would not use Radiesse in the tear troughs (under eyes) but love it for adding volume to cheeks, etc. You may do well with a mix of fillers that address each area of need. I wish you luck in your search!

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

How to find a good injector for facial fillers

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Well you've asked the million dollar question. First, ask your friends and family members who they go to or like. This helps. Second, do your own research. Look on sites like RealSelf, or the manufacturer's sites to see who's even listed as a purchaser of their products. Look at the doctors' sites to see what they say and talk about. Finally, book some consultations and see who you meet and like. I would agree with all the other postings on here that you shouldn't be getting Radiesse in the tear troughs. It's a great deep filler for building cheeks, but should not be used in thin-skinned areas under the eyes. So, one thing, if you find someone to do this for you, they may not be a great injector to begin with because it's simply not a good idea to put it there!

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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