I decided to opt for Radiesse to lift sagging cheeks that were causing very noticeable smile lines. I went to an MD who explained the procedure and the risks quite well to me.
While I think that this procedure was overpriced, I am quite pleased with my results thus far in terms of minimal bruising and swelling and redness. I did ice, and had not taken aspirin or any other anti-coagulants beforehand. Also, had anesthetic before treatment, so treatment was minimally painful. Did feel wiped out the next day.
The results really filled out my cheeks and diminished my smile lines for now. I hope these results hold out for a while! I am told that results may last a year or two.