Enter Radiesse - about a year ago, a cosmetic surgeon (separate from who I received the botox/restylane from) suggested I get filler in my cheeks to help correct the hereditary dark circles. I was VERY hesitant and nervous and did NOT want to look like I had plastic surgery, which is why I put it off for so long. However, after developing the bag, I thought cheek injections might help conceal it and decided to go ahead and get it done. I asked the doctor to be conservative....
Two weeks later and I HATE how I look. I don't recognize myself; the bone structure is all distorted and the contour of my face is out of proportion. The 'bag' is gone, but I look like I have cheek implants and would much rather have bags under my eyes than look completely unnatural. I should probably also note that I'm 24, 105lbs with small bones so this is really noticeable on my face. Sorry I can't post a picture, I don't have a phone right now but will update when I do.
I was told the filler would dissolve within 9-12 months. However, after reading about the stuff apparently its more like two years? Other people's posts on here have indicated they have seen no dissipation after 2 , 3 (and even 5 and 10) years. I'm terrified... Can anyone who has experience with radeisse say if it does in fact go away COMPLETELY or not? If so, is it gradual and when do you start to see a difference? Doctors all say it goes away within a year or two, but real people are saying different things (like that its semi-permanent?) and I'd like to hear from actual patients
I'm so mad at myself for ever touching my face and wish I could go back to looking the way I did before botox and fillers. I don't look anything like myself and its very sad. At this point I don't care if I have to wait a few years for it to go away, I just want to know that it WILL, at some point, and I'll be able to see my real cheek bones again :(
Thank you to anyone who replies!!!