Skin Rash Months After Receiving Radiesse - Chevy Chase, MD

I developed a horrible infection after receiving...

I developed a horrible infection after receiving Radiesse in my nasolabial folds. I received Radiesse in September and 5 months later I still have a rash on one side that won't go away no matter what the dermatologists give me. I had to be on an antiviral medication for a month after the Radiesse because of the viral infection that took over the left side of my face. What a horrible experience. I hope no one else has to go through this.

I've attached a picture of the initial infection. ...

I've attached a picture of the initial infection. Now the bottom part is what remains. It reaches down closer to my chin now.

2 Years Later

It's been about 2 years since I developed the infection on the left side of my face from the Radiesse. I was left with scarring, which looks like I'd had bad acne at some point in time. But what's worse, is that I developed vitiligo around my eyes (I've lost all of the pigment in my lashes and around my eyes) and it is now spreading to my hands. I also developed respiratory problems a few months after the infection went away and was diagnosed with Adult Onset Asthma. I'd never had any allergies to anything prior to the injections. Now, I have a very sensitive and over reactive immune system. I seem to be allergic to just about everything. I feel like I let my vanity get the best of me and I made a terrible decision in getting Radiesse injected. I was a very healthy woman at the time and that was changed. What I wouldn't give to go back and make a different choice. I've spent the past couple of years trying to rebuild my immune system. This has not been easy.
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I had a terrible experience with Radiesse that is ongoing. Do not use this. It's absolutely not worth it. I have permanent scarring from the infection that was caused as a result of the Radiesse.

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