Radiesse for Hollowness Left Wrinkles

I'm 38 years old and recently had Radiesse injected in my cheeks & tear through with a technique called fanning. I never had wrinkles under my eyes before this procedure and my hollow eyes seem worse; I still have black eyes. Will the wrinkles under my eyes disappear after the product wears off?

Doctor Answers 5

Radiesse for hollowness left wrinkles

I agree with Dr Aldea's statements. You were most likely not a candidate for the lower eyelid "fanning" technique with Radiesse. Seek additional opinions.


Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Dark circles and lines of lower eyelids

Radiesse injected into the cheek by depot or fanning probably won't change the dark color of the eyelids. The lines that you see now might disappear as the product dissolves over months but I can't explain why they would have developed after the filler was injected into your tear troughs unless as you squint, the orbicularis oculi muscle is pushing some filler mass with it which, in turn, pushes the eyelid skin closer to the eye making these temporary lines.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Radiesse is NOT a good Filler for use in the Lower Lid

Your question discloses a few major misunderstandings.

There is NOTHING unique or special about placing a filler in a fanning fashion. Every competent injector is aware of it. I am surprised that anyone actually dares use it as a marketing ploy.

Radiesse contains sea coral powder (hydroxy apatite). As such it is best placed next to bone, which it resembles, NOT in very soft (IE lips) or thin (eyelid) tissues. Doing so will result in visible and palpable lumps which may need to be extracted surgically.

Lower lid fillers do not smooth lower lid wrinkles, bring out inking eyeballs nor correct dark pigmentation. Although the careful use of fat graft may in some cases result in lightening of dark lower lid pigmentation that is NOT the case with any other fillers. Lower lid wrinkles can be smoothed with a lower lid lift (Blepharoplasty) or laser resurfacing such as Sciton's MICROLASER PEEL.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 108 reviews

After Radiesse give it some time for side effects to go away

If you still have bruising then you probably also have swelling. Swelling can accentuate wrinkles and also make the areas outside the swollen areas look depressed or hollow. Give it another week before worrying, it may just be some temporary, expected side effects you are experiencing. If they persist longer then a week, call your physician and ask him/her about it. Good luck.

Lorrie Klein, MD
Laguna Niguel Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 217 reviews

Fillers to the cheeck

The appearance of new wrinkles of the eyelids after fillers to the cheeck is unusual. The technique of FANING , all of us use it, your injector convinced you, it seems, that this is unique. Good Marketing.

You need to see the person who injected you to answer your questions. Fillers need expertise like any other cosmetic procedure.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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