What Studies Indicate Possible Complications from Radiesse During a Pregnancy?

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Radiesse Injections in a Pregnant Woman

I'm not aware of any studies re Radiesse injjections in pregant women, but I would NEVER do it. If there was ever a problem with the pregnancy or  the child,  both family and physician would, for the rest of their lives, question if the Radiesse was responsible, regardless of the results of previous medical studies.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Radiesse and pregnancy

There are no studies regarding Radiesse complocations in Pregnancy because it is both unethical and illegal to inject any fillers in a pregnant woman.

However, it is possible and even likely that a woman may have had an injectionof Radiesse and a few weeks or months later became pregnant. Radiesse can persist in the skin for over 1 year. It is very unlikely that any compliations could have arisen, because Radiesse (Calcium Hydroxyapatite) is  a relatively inert, inorganic substance, abundantly found in human and all vertebrate bone.

Always make sure that you are treated by an experienced Board Certified Dermatollogist or Plastic Surgeon

Eugene Mandrea, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
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Radiesse during pregnancy

There have not been any studies done to show that Radiesse (or any other filler for that matter) is safe during pregnancy. This is because no reputable physician would knowingly inject a pregnant patient with a filler as this is an elective procedure that is best done safely after the pregnancy is over.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Radiesse and other dermal fillers/injectables are not advised during pregnancy

There are no studies to assess safety of any injectables during pregnancy.  Multiple things can happen with any injectable, such as allergic reactions, infections, etc that would not be beneficial for pregnancy.   Most injectable cosmetic products also contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic.  All these happen thankfully rarely, but they may happen.

There are no cosmetic procedures that are approved during pregnancy, including injectables, laser, vein treatments, etc.  Why risk it?

Emily Altman, MD
Short Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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