I received radiesse injections in my cheeks yesterday and it was totally worth it! I have cheekbones now! The effect is subtle and I think totally natural. I'm fair-skinned and I had no bruising and very little swelling.
As the good doctor said, it's all in the technique. He did an advanced technique where he threaded the radiesse deep into my skin by going through my mouth and then molding it into place. It sounds painful, but he numbed my gum area and it was very tolerable.