I had Radiesse injected almost a month ago. This was done to fill the wrinkles and lines around my mouth. There was very little swelling and only one tiny bruise.
After three weeks plus of feeling ten years younger, I woke up with terrible itching in the injected areas. I went to say something to my husband and he said to call the doctor immediately! When I looked in the mirror I was extremely swollen, with large red patches at the injection site. My doctor is wonderful about this. She has done thousands of Radiesse injections and mine is only the second delayed reaction. The Prednisone brought the swelling down to about half what it was. My fear is if it will return once I'm off the Prednisone.
The company and my doctor both said it is a reaction from the Radiesse.