Location: Redding, CA
Member since 1/21/2011


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Half of my Face Rotted Off! - Redding, CA~Say NO to Radiesse!

I am a cosmetic laser nurse and injected Radiesse, Restylane and Juvederm for many years. Last February the company sent a new injector trainer to show me and my staff the latest way to augment cheekbones to do the 'liquid lift'. I chose to be injected first before my volunteer patients to see how it felt. She blocked the blood flow to my left cheek entirely!!! The product is... READ MORE

Recent comments from Injector1

Shay, this happened to me too. I am a certified aesthetic nurse specialist and a trainer for Radiesse occluded an artery in my cheek. My skin died, and I saw your first post tonight and suspected that is what happened to you too. I'm... READ COMMENT

If you have a volume loss you should set up a consultation with a practitioner in your area with the best reputation locally. They will be able to assess you carefully and choose the right product. I can tell you that there are some... READ COMMENT

Thank you, Honeybee7. It has definitely made me a more careful injector! It's a blessing in a cruddy package. ;-) READ COMMENT

Yes, my event was reported to the FDA. I hope it, and other reports sparked the FDA alert. I was so happy to see that! Research the article by Carruthers et al., 2014 regarding blindness resulting from dermal fillers. They list... READ COMMENT

I think it is safer to have microneedling done in a professional doctor's office. We should think of the risk of infection and possible scarring. States have different laws regarding the depth of microneedling and which medical... READ COMMENT