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Radiesse Cheeks under Eyes - Greenwood, IN

Not sure yet.... Had it injected twice! First time...

Not sure yet.... Had it injected twice! First time I had very little to no bruising. We went conservative the first time and at two weeks we could tell I needed more in left eye and a drop or two in the right. Unfortunately she hit a blood vessel this time and I swell up like a balloon. This time I have to puffy bags under both eyes... Now she did not inject much in cheek area on right.... I'm going to give it time and decide if it was worth it or not. After first injection I was pleased with results... So well see if all goes well...

Its Been Almost 2 weeks since 2nd injection....

Its Been Almost 2 weeks since 2nd injection. Swelling is getting much better. After this experience I would recommend Radiesse for Cheeks. I had a much better experience with Juvaderm for around the eyes. When Radiesse was injected she did not inject in the hollow of my eyes. She put a lot of pressure at the hollow and I could tell she did go very deep at the cheek bone like she was supposed to... Ill post another pic in 2 weeks and let everyone know my progress. Thank you for all your comments!

VERDICT: Its not worth it... Too Risky Use Juv....

VERDICT: Its not worth it... Too Risky Use Juv. instead.... I had much better experience with Juv.

Doctor put me on prednisone... hope it helps?

Ill keep u posted!

It's been almost 3 weeks and nothing has changed....

It's been almost 3 weeks and nothing has changed. Steroids have not helped much. I'm pretty sure its inflammatory issue. Area is not hard or lumpy . It's puffy and swollen. Antihistamine has helped the most for me but have to take it everyday. Also, avoiding high salt foods. I have to wear heavy cover up make up too....

Waiting it out.... Hope it's gone by our big summer vacation!!! I don't want to look like this all summer...

It is slowly getting better.....

It is slowly getting better.....

6 weeks and not much has changed... Think I am...

6 weeks and not much has changed... Think I am going to go to Dr an hour away that did my ba and see what her opinion is. Maybe she can put some juv.. in around the area to blend it a bit.. I do not know... really do not want to look like this for another few months

Well its been a little over 3 months and my eyes...

Well its been a little over 3 months and my eyes are getting better. at the 2 month mark I saw a noticeable difference. Several weeks ago I had the new filler Beletero injected at the creases to help hid the bags... This new filler is injected very superficially so it really helped! I could use a little more but at this point I dont want to over do it since ive already been through so much. I am going to leave things alone for few more months and see then if I could use a little more of the Beletero. I will never do radiesse again... Once this clears up I am certain I will have better results with juvederm and the new Beletero filler!

Well... I've see 2 PS's to see what my potions are...

Well... I've see 2 PS's to see what my potions are.... One suggested under eyelid surgery and he would remove the product bit by bit and get rid of excess skin. The other suggested leaving it alone for another 6 months and see if the product has disolved. He alos, suggested Ulthera treatments under the eye to help with the fine lines in the mean time. I think I will do the Ulthera and wait it out 6 more months before I make a decision to do the surgery. It has gotten so much better but im not there all the way yet.... :( PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT allow anyone to put this product any where near your eyes!!!!!

Little over a year now...

Still have bags under eyes. It looked very bad over the spring allergy weather. It is such a slow process for this stuff to dissolve. My eyes will never be the same... A fellow realselfer suggested silikon 1000. I am definitely going to be researching it! I plan on visiting a 3rd PS to see what he thinks here soon. I plan on doing something about my baggy eyes by December!!! I think waiting for product to be gone first is a good idea so I can tackle the problem appropriately... I am so over this... NEVER NEVER AGAIN

PS #3 Consult

It went well.. As I figured he recommended I wait another 6 mths.... and see if it goes away. Since I did not have the bags before Radiesse... He is confident that they will go away with time... as this product takes for every to dissolve. He wants me to do some lymphatic massgage for couple weeks to see if it helps... and if it has not improved he was willing to do Belotero at the crease like I did... last year to help mask the bags. Which really did help the appearance...One side looks worse than the other. Also, the spring allergies did not help at all they swelled up when the pollen was high. Basically, what I'm understanding is it was injected too close to my sinus cavity and caused a reaction... I hope there is light at the end of this tunnel...

Had belotero injected again...

Had belotero injected agin to help mask my bags... It does help smooth the bags. Wanted to do juvederm but really wanted to see if this winter if the swelling has gotten better... Belotero doesn't last long but will give me an idea of what's going on later... I'm going to do some 20% peels in fall and hope like hell these bags are gone at the 2 yr mark! I'm so over it....
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I only know that I had your problem with one eye when the nurse RN decided to inject me twice in the left area. We had discussed doing exactly what she had done a year ago to my under eyes. Apparently she did not read the chart, and used Radiesse, rather what she used in the past (real bright). I was pretty much freaked out the next morning when I awoke to my eye swollen shut. The bags never went away after 2 years. I finally opted to have them removed. My surgeon told me that he could see the sheets of plastic there and he tried his best to get it all. I still have discoloration after 3 years. I was going to sue the doctor, but I was told that there would not be much recovery since I did not suffer a permanent loss. And, my new doctor told me I was lucky to get my money back, which I demanded, although he refused to pay me for lost wages missing time from work. Good luck. I have tried Radiesse in my hands and had no problem. It is just not meant for the eye area. I am not sure spending money on all those treatments would work. My eye looked exactly like yours after 2 years. I opted to have under eye surgery. It looks good now, but I can still see discoloration. But at least no bags.
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Was this done in spa or physicians office. Was it done under the supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon?
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I have a feeling I will be having surgery too... Even if baggys go away that skin is stretched.... The hard part is finding the right doctor to do it !
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It was done in a surgeons office. He was a top doctor here in Baltimore. His nurse had been there for years. I just think she made a decision to change the filler without telling me. Then, she just jabbed me and said she apologizes to no one - oddly we were talking about mistakes happening. She was amazing with the lips. So, my new doctor could not believe that office made such a mistake. And, he said he absolutely would not operate until the Radiesse had settled down on my first consultation. It never did. I got fed up and underwent the bag removal. Cost me $4500. I look better now. At least the bags are gone but there is still discoloration.
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Yes, I was concerned too. Scared to death. The eyes can be changed forever without the right surgeon. I had the upper lids done too. He was off on the left eye - so, I am going back to have him take a look. Hopefully he can get it even with the right. There is a doctor in NYC who does great eyes. I researched him. He is asian and he understands each individuals eye shape, rather than just removing bags and skin. Take too much fat and the eye will look fat. I read a lot and looked at a lot of photos. Also, before anyone has fat removal, I would recommend laying off the botox. I did not, which did affect the removal. This surgeon only does reconstruction and he was not aware that I had been botoxed. So, going back to him now botox free.
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I am having my "bags" removed also. My Dr calls the festoons. I will have small scars but better than bags. Is this the same procedure you had?
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really?what is Galvanic treatment??where?!!
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I read that Radiesse was not recommended for lips or eye areas so I guess your PS must have disagreed. I do hope your problem does resolve it's self.
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3406anon, I keep hoping I'll see a Belotero review posted by you so we can follow you on your full Belotero experience. I'd love it if you'd post one since you do such great review! :)

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I have had severe and ongoing problems for over 2 years that resulted from Radiesse. Anyone who has severe immunologic response should immediately file a MEDWATCH 3500 form from the FDA, which is quick and easy to do on line. These reactions are not mild in some people, Mine could have been fatal.
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Hi, what happened to you while using Radiesse? Could you please explain to me?
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And what is MedWatch 3500?
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http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/ReportsManualsForms/Forms/UCM349464.pdf It informs the Food and Drug Administration that you've had an unexpected adverse event from Radiesse.
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I too had a horrible experience with fillers under my eyes injected by someone I should not have gone to in the first place. November will be 2 years. It has dissolved slowly and quicker on my right eye. I did the lymphatic drainage at a derms office and paid for a couple of microdermabraisions. I ended up purchasing my own SkinVac MD...no I dont work for them, just decided to save on money. Look it up. I have also been doing facial exercises to strengthen the facial muscles under my eyes.
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Ty ill look into it... Same here one eye is much better than the other...
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How do you do facial exercises to strengthen under your eye muscles?
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Go on youtube and search for facercise of facial exercises or Google same
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I'm so glad you are continuing to update us on how this is all going for you, and that the Belotero is helping at least some. I'll be hoping for great results when you do the peel in the fall!

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Matt Kopor again I've had Botox treatments on my forehead very happy. Also dermal filler in my cheeks around my mouth oh and a little Botox for my crows feet. Same doctor all good a little concerned about my tear trough's.
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Hello, I just had beletero in my tear trough area 3 days ago. Some bruising and my left eye looks puffy. My right eye looks great except for the bruise. Anyone feel like contacting me in regards to their dermal filler in the tear trough area please do. I would like to communicate with someone that has had this procedure. *************.com.

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Yep darling we have been duped. My sinus problems only got worse after the injections as each year went by. Good luck to you though and thanks for the update.
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When I had belotero last fall... Under eyes it only lasted about 4 mths... I honestly think what is happening to us in the cheek and under eyes area is that the fillers when injected can hit that sinus cavity area and if they do we are blocking our ability to drain the lymphatic fluid therefore creating pockets of fluid under the eye... For some this blocked / aggrivated sinus cavity fluid is able to eventually break back open and disappear and for others it may never open up again and 2 yrs go by and you still have blockage..... I've been doing lymphatic massage and its helping to relieve the fluid it does help and takes few minutes to do. Also, if you live in an area with high pollen allergies it looks worse... When I was in Caribbean this past week... I had very light swelling compared to when I'm home.... From what I've read and discussed with 3 PAs I truly believe that the blocked cavity is causing this problem for so many of us
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Sorry this has happened to you.  Radiesse, as you've said, is not meant to be used in the tear troughs.  The HA fillers such as restylane, etc are the appropriate choice.  I had a terrible experience with my first time at fillers which was 3 years ago with juvederm under the eyes.  The doctor overfilled one side.  It still looks like crap.  I just try to not stare at it.  One thing that helps some which may help you is I found an arnica cream.  If it swells, I apply some arnica cream.  It takes the swelling down.  However, when I smile, there are times that it looks crinkly.  I feel your sorrow from doctors that do not care how they effect someone else in such a long term negative way for a lengthy time period, possibly for life.
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Sometimes I wonder.. If it will ever go away. But I have to look back at pics when I first had it injected and I see the difference and I have hope again... I should have done my homework... So u recommend restylane instead? Is that because it does no hold fluid around the eye....
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