Radiesse Injection in Cheek Area Affecting Smile
- Asked by anon69 in Beverly Hills
- 3 years ago
At the doctor's suggestion - I had Radiesse injected only into the area of my cheek next to my nose (not the cheekbones). I am unable to fully smile ever since he did this - is this normal? Will it eventually dissolve or will it be replaced with collegen which will continue to restrict movement of my face?
Radiesse injection affecting smiling
Filler shouldn't affect smile
If the radiesse is injected just under the skin it should not affect the smile. However if the injection is too deep into the muscle it can render that muscle not working. On the other hand if too much volume is injected the tissue does not move as supple.
Radiesse injections to the face
Radiesse may by volume minimize how much you can move your facial muscle depending on where it's placed but don't despair. It will dissolve and not be permanent.
How long been since the injection
You will have some swelling and this will affect the smile. The injection of the Radiesse will not change the muscle movement. You may use small hand held vibrater to help the swlling
Radiesse eventually goes away
I am picturing the injection being between the nose and the cheekbones. I have never seen injection of Radiesse in this location affecting the smile. Radiesse will eventually get absorbed by the body and does not leave behind any residual effects in about a year. The new collagen fibers in the injected area can be demonstrated but does not seem to have any visible clinical effect. I would not worry about any movement restrictions.
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