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The Good and Bad of my Radiesse Experiences - Huntington Beach, CA

I've had three rounds of Radiesse in the last...

I've had three rounds of Radiesse in the last two years and I can say that the first two were great and I had a really nice result. Not much pain and very little bruising. I went to a new place where they consistently have much much lower prices on all their fillers but this time I was way overinjected and now I look like the Joker from Batman.

She overinjected me at the top of my labionasal folds and went way to heavy on my cheeks and the weight is collapsing down the edges of my lips and the top of my lip is super thick looking and swollen. I went back in and now she wants to inject saline with lidocaine to help break the product down. I will do that on Monday 1/10/11 since massaging my face seems to just make my face swell up. Although I'm a huge bargain shopper, I would shop experience first, price second. You need to go to people who really take their time and you should go conservative and always, always tell your injector what you don't want (but that didn't help me this time) since we all don't want to look like clowns after a procedure. Will keep you posted.

It's 1/11 today. I went in back to the girl...

It's 1/11 today. I went in back to the girl who originally injected my Radiesse yesterday, (1/10), where I thought I would allow her to inject my overinjected Radiesse areas with lidocaine and saline but I opted to not do that. I was still quite swollen but after reading about this topic online, I was worried that maybe saline may break down one side and not the other creating an uneven effect. She recommended I take Zyrtec during the day and Benadryl at night to help with swelling and today (1/11) my face looks really great. I can still see where I'm overinjected at the top of my nasolabial folds but it looks much, much better and I'm quite happy now. I still feel a little too full but I have regained back the natural shape of my face. I believe that massaging the Radiesse 8 days post original injection (trying to flatten it) may have traumatized my face and thus made it swell that much more. Or I may just have had a reaction to it 4-5 days post original injection and the massaging made it worse. I'm not sure. Bottom line is I am happy with the Radiesse but I will not got back to this place to have any more injections. The lady who runs the place said she would call me with updates from her Radiesse rep and she never bothered to call me back after I had called back a couple of times wondering why she wasn't following back up with me. It's times when things go wrong that show you who has integrity in their business ethics. I don't blame her but she should have been more concerned about my well-being. I recommend Radiesse but I don't recommend Laser Medical.

Laser Medical Center - Costa Mesa/Santa Ana

I would not recommend since she overinjected me which she never took responsibility nor did she follow up after the fact.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Hi HB,

Welcome to the community. Today is 1/11 you had your procedure yesterday how did it go? Please update us.

Thanks,

-Britt

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Thanks for the review update HB! When all healed and not puffy might you want to post photos? Please keep us updated.

Thanks,

-Britt

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