Last year I had a positive experience with fillers...
Last year I had a positive experience with fillers (Restylane, Perlane) to help with facial fat loss under the eyes, in the cheek area, and prejowl area at this same doctor's office. This time I went back knowing that I would ask to have the same areas filled out but with a longer lasting filler, but didn't think I wanted to have the area under my eyes done. The doctor was on exactly the same page--as we talked about the possibilities, absolutely everything he said was aligned with my view of my facial features and what would work well for me. We decided on Radiesse (3 cc's of Radiesse -- that's 2 x 1.5 cc syringes), and no filler directly under the eye. This time he seemed to have injected in a slightly different way--and it looks even better than last time! I'm very happy with the results. I definitely look less exhausted and "shriveled"--my face looks healthier. Radiesse seems to have worked well for me, but this was totally dependent on the doctor's skill in placing the product strategically.
I only felt minor pin-pinches during the injections. I ended up with a small bruise on one cheek--about the size of a letter "O" on this page, and a few along my jawline -- all are very faint and barely noticeable. My face does feel a little pink and tender. I'm not sure whether there's any swelling or it's purely the volume from the filler (I hope it's the filler--I like the current look!)
So far so good. I'll try to remember to post an update!