Shocked at First, Satisfied Later
I had Radisse done about a week ago. I know the...
- 1 Oct 2007
I had Radisse done about a week ago. I know the place where I had it done well. I have been doing peels there for over a year and liked the technicians. About six months ago, I had Juvederm done. I liked it but wanted more lasting results. I had Radiesse done over a year ago at another provider and was satisfied with the results. So I booked the appointment. The tech numbed the place and injected the filler on my laugh lines and some under the eyes to get rid of the "hollow eyes". After we were done, I asked for ice packs because I felt a lot of pressure. I went home and went to bed. The next day... OMG. I looked at the mirror and could barely recognize myself. I was surprised my husband and kids didn't notice anything because my face was so different. My nose looked wider and my eyes looked very small when I smiled. I looked like a monkey, as someone reported here. I called my provider. They thought I had some swelling and that was normal. I agreed to call them the next day if it hadn't gone down. On the second day, I still looked pretty much the same. And on top of that it was uncomfortable too. I called back and they agreed to see me. They told me that the filler looked smooth and there was not excessive product. That the skin was just swollen and that it happens with Radiesse. I went home feeling more reassured. Finally on the end of the third day, I could smile much easier. Today, I look and feel like myself again. And I love the results. I say it's worth it BUT, please know your provider before you jump into something like this. If they had indeed messed it up, I would have been miserable because I didn't feel like myself at all. I strongly suggest you do less invasive treatments at a provider first to build confidence and get to know their work before you let them inject something in your face.