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Eye Bags After Radiesse

Nov 09 I Had Radiesse Injections in the Tear Trough Area. I Looked Great for About a Year. Now I Have Bags!! What Do I Do??     

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Bags on lower eyelids after Radiesse

It is doubtful your bags are caused by the Radiesse if you had a good result for the first year. It is possible that you have a most unusual reaction as the particles are dissolving but I certainly have not seen this nor can explain it.  You may need to see an ENT or Allergist to rule out a co-existent problem such as sinus involvement or new allergy.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Go back to your doctor to have them take a look.

Go back to your doctor to have them take a look.  It may be changes due to age.  But, if it’s a year later, it would be unusual for it to be a reaction to the Radiesse.  It may be swelling due to allergies or a lot of different things.  It really depends on many factors.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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New York, NY 10011

Good Radiesse results don't go bad after a year

I am glad that you were delighted with your Radiesse: most patients are.

The lower lid puffiness probably has another cause.  I would get an experienced plastic surgeon to look at you.

Mark B. Constantian, MD, FACS
Nashua Plastic Surgeon
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19 Tyler St
Nashua, NH 03060


It's unlikely that the appearance of bags in your lower eyelids would be caused by the Radiesse which is absorbed by this time. Other medical conditions or the progression of the aging process could be to blame.

A good in person consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist should be your best option!

Arturo Guiloff, MD
Palm Beach Gardens Plastic Surgeon
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

There is no substitute for a personal consultation.


One thing is for sure.  Radiesse is not an ideal product for use under the eyes.  The undereye area has an extremely thin skin covering.  For this reason, it is essential that the fillers used in this area can be adjusted.  Prior to the hyaluronic acid fillers, it was unpractical to treat this area with fillers for this very reason.  The introduction of Restylane to the market made under eye treatment practical.  Radiesse lacks the ability to be adjusted.  It tends to disappear much faster than first advertised.  This seems to be on the order of a year or less.  It is possible that the swelling you are seeing is related to your treatment and a records of photographs might reveal this.  However it is also possible that the swelling is unrelated to the treatment.  Look for a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon to assess this.  The American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery maintains a website with a geographic directory to help you find a well qualified surgeon in your area (

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Best Treatment for Eye Bags, Two Years After Radiesse Injections

Hi Snow Bun,

Now that skiing season is over, time to get some consultations about your eyes.  Best to be evaluated in person, or at least with photos.  Most likely the Radiesse that was injected is just about gone.  I would make sure that Radiesse is not injected too close to your lower eye lids.  I prefer to use Restylane in this delicate and unforgiving area.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Encino, CA 91436

Eye lid bags not due to Radiesse one year after injections

There are a number of conditions that can cause bags under the eyes.  If this is new to you, you need an evaluation by a dermatologist and possibly by your primary care physician.

It could be related to further aging changes, but it also can be related to some systemic disorders, such as thyroid issues and others. 

Although fillers last longer in the tear trough areas, by this time the filler would be mostly dissolved.  Nodules formed from Radiesse are rare and are usually not bilateral and symmetrical.

Emily Altman, MD
Short Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Radiesse is unlikely to cause eyelid bags at a later date

Radiesse is unlikely to cause eyelid bags at a later date. Radiesse is abdorbed by the body and isunlikely to be able to move after 1 year.

Edward Lack, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
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Glenview, IL 60025

Radiesse unlikely to be cause of lower eyelid bags

Radiesse unlikely to be cause of lower eyelid bags. If your injections were performed in Nov 2009, the product has already been reabsorbed and repaced with your bodies own collagen. I also agree with my colleagues that Radiesse CANNOT be dissolved with any currently available treatment.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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9695 S. Yosemite Street
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124

Eye Bags After Radiesse

It is extremely unlikely Radiesse caused lower eyelid bags one year after injection. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. Nothing will dissolve Radiesse.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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416 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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