I have a small red spot on my upper cheek due to Radiesse being injected too superficially. Most of the filler made it down to periosteum but apparently some of it ended up in a more superficial plane. I've been told it may take 12 - 18 mo. to go away (it's duration may last as long as the filler). If the redness is due to irritation (or, inflammation) would some sort of topical antinflammitory help reduce the redness? Anything else I can use topically to calm it?
Red Spot from Radiesse
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Red spot after Radiesse
It's really difficult to say what the red spot may be... Was the injection done recently? It could be inflammation, a superficial infection at the injection site, a small blood vessel(s) or angioma (that may or may not be related). Superficial Radiesse is most often appears as a small white bump. It's always best to return to the office that did your injections and see what they advise.
Best of luck~
Dr. Grant Stevens
Red bump from Radiesse injections
The red bump is not an an allergic reaction if the other needle insertion sites did not react. If there was a drop injected too superficially as the needle was withdrawn, the material could have been placed in the superficial dermis and an inflammatory reaction might be showing. Topical corticosteroids may help but an injection of corticosteroid might be more effective but this has risk and you would need to discuss all with your physician.
May be able to express it with an 18 gauge needle
If it has not been too long since the injection, you can often express the prouct with an 18 gauge needle before it incorporates
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Red spot from. Radiesse
Superficial injected Radiesse can appear as a white lump or create red area of localized inflammation. Go back to the MD that injected the Radiesse and see what they recommend.
A Radiesse Injection Should Not Cause a Red Spot
Although Radiesse is intended to be injected beneath the skin, on occasion it can accidentally be injected too superficially and wind up close to the surface of the skin. Even in that case, it is unlikely to cause a red spot. There are many possible causes for red spots in injection sites and most are easily treated. You should return to your injecting physician for further evaluation and treatment.
Red spot on cheek after injection
This red spot on your cheek should be evalutated by your physician injector to determine the exact etiology. It may be inflamation from a recent injection, or lood from a vessel that has been hit in the process.
Red spot after Radiesse injection.
You didn't mention how long you have had the redness.
Radiesse is an inert chemical (Calcium Hydroxyapatite) and therefore very unlikely to cause allergy. But, assuming this very remote possibility, the reaction would not be limited to one spot but to the entire area injected and while in the superficially injected area you would have redness and swelling, in the deeper areas you would have some uneven swelling.
If you had a little hemorrhage from the needle hitting the blood vessel, then the redness (ecchymosis) should evolve to blue-green-yellow and disappear in 1 or 2 weeks
Another remote possibility could be an infection, but there would then be more than redness.
The most likely explanation would be an ecchymosis which should gradually disappear.