After years of getting Radiesse injections without any complications or problems at all, I had a horrible experience last week when the injections caused herpes zoster (shingles) on my face. I had 1cc injected in my nasolabial folds and marionette lines Unfortunately, the makers of Radiesse even list shingles as a complication on the sample consent form that they provide to doctors, but it seems like many doctors don't take the time to learn about the products they are using. It is only one of 12 complications listed on the consent form, so it should not be a surprise when this happens. Still, I have seen many responses from doctors on this site stating that there is no connection between the two and my own doctor failed to advise me of the possibility or consider it when I described my symptoms to him. It was only when I was in so much pain that I visited an urgent care that I was diagnosed and the doctor there clearly stated that any trauma--such as injections in the face--can reactivate the virus. Had I known I could have gotten antiviral treatment sooner and possibly avoided some of the pain, blisters, scabbing and possibly scarring caused by the virus. Let alone how ridiculous I looked with the swelling and how grotesque all of the blisters and scabs look now.