I just had radiesse yesterday at a medical spa. I used the same nurse that did my restalyn and botox. My face kind of looks flat below her nose and around her mouth in the nasolabial area and when I smile my top lip seems frozen and thin.
Restalyn was definetly better for the nasolabial folds since it is not mixed with lidocaine, restalyn did not make my face swell up. I feel like that entire area of my face is inflated and square shaped. Like a have a goatee balloon inserted under my skin. I would much rather have my wrinkles back.
I also had botox on my forehead lines which I've had before and it looks taught and line free, however, I wanted my crows feet done this time and I regret that. When I smile now, the skin is tight around the crow's feet area creating a more hollowed out effect below my eyes and more of a wrinkle "pool".
I would recommend botox on the forehead only and restalyn (or similar hylaronic acid product) for nasolabial areas if you want to have a natural look and avoid the monkey face.