I had a Radiesse injection 3 weeks ago and developed a lump under my eye. The doctor gave me a small vibrator to massage the area with but I have not yet seen a big improvement. Does anyone have an alternative or suggestion?
Alternative to Massage for Radiesse Lumps?
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Radiesse and massage for lumps
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Saline or dilute TAC may help
Radiesse is a durable injectable dermal filler. That can be good news if you love the result, but very bad news if the injection result is not satisfactory. Unlike HA fillers, the material cannot be dissolved. If inadvertantly injected into a sphincteric muscle like the obicularis oculi, the material can ball up and cause very persistent nodules. If massage does not help, pulverizing the material with a large needle as saline is injected might rehydrate it and whittle it down a bit. If it is a granuloma, TAC injections at low concentration may help. If your doctor doesn't know how to do this, please get a more experienced doctor to help in your management.
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