I Have a Ridge After Radiesse!! What is It? and How Can I Make It Disappear? (photo)

I had Radiesse injected (1 syringe) only in my left cheek for assymitry (upper cheek, was told it was "around orbital rim" (8/20/13). After treatment I noticed a ridge under my eye that was never there before. The actual ridge (almost bubble like) (see pics) is not discolored but its leaving a shadow, making it appear as an under eye circle... Is it swelling 2 months later? An edema? Festoon? It was 100% not there before. I have attached pictures. Thank you so much.

Doctor Answers 4

I Have a Ridge After Radiesse

Hi Mariam, I suggest you consult with your medical provider, you may benefit from applying Juvederm or Restylane so the ridge is less visible.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Radiesse Ridge

It appears to be Radiesse that is causing the ridge...Gentle massage should reduce it slightly. It will resorb over time and you will return to your pre injection state. ...Just give it time...

Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Ridge after Radiesse

The ridge is the actual filler bumping up against the soft tissue. It is an actual ridge of filler vs. an area without filler. It's not swelling or edema, it's an actual line of product. Yours isn't as obvious as many I've seen before and it will resolve with time. There isn't a counter product to remove Radiesse, so your best bet is time. You could attempt the lidocaine/saline combination noted by Dr. Weiner, but really, your ridge isn't as obvious as many I've seen so I might recommend you just wait it out.

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F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Ridge after Radiesse in orbital rim area, try injecting saline with lidocaine to mechanically break up

I have some success with the very few episodes of Radiesse clumping by using a combination of Lidocaine and saline in the area. I vigorously move the needle in and out to try to break up the area. I has worked in all my cases. No other solutions other than cutting it out or camouflaging with another filler like Restylane. See my videos of using blunt cannulas with Radiesse in this area. Steve Weiner, MD, Destin and Panama City Beach, FL.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

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