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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by chandler123 in Oregon
If there is ubiquitous volume enhancement it may be impossible to reduce the Radiesse, If however, there is a focal area of lumpiness, then sterile saline injected under pressure.
Hello, I often have patients referred to me for problems with fillers injected improperly. Recently I had a patient who was injected with radiesse in the lower lids which resulted in a "cement" like plaque with and orange red hue. Because the patient was a Hollywood actress, she needed something done. Over 4 months, I injected warm sterile saline into the plaques followed by non ablative fractional erbium laser, which has resulted in full improvement. I will...
I've not heard of anything that can be injected to speed up the removal or dissolution of injected Radiesse.
Radiesse injections are not reversible. Radiesse is comprised of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The gel carrier causes immediate correction and is gradually absorbed. Radiesse is the same mineral component found in our bones and teeth. The calcium particles act as a scaffold for new collagen formation around the microspheres. This fixes the particles in place discouraging migration. Because it is not reversible, it is especially important to remember that the...