Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Member since 8/28/2009


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Reviews & Stories

Nasolabial Folds & Marionette Lines - Beware of Swelling and Other Side Effects

I am 37 and had radiesse injected about two months ago for nasolabial folds and slight onset of marionette lines.Cons: swelling, puffiness, soreness, bruising (soreness and bruising especially around the corners of the mouth!) continued for several weeks...when actually the Radiesse website and my Doctor's office give the impression READ MORE

Questions from Leah99

Bunny Nose After Botox. How Do I Avoid This Effect?

I've noticed that the mid upper part of the nose scrunches/sags down and creates horizontal lines after botox sometimes and I want to avoid that in the future. Any... READ MORE

How To Avoid A Joker Smile After Fillers?

I noticed on women who get facial fillers such as Radiesse or Restalyn around the mouth area seem to sometimes have a "joker smile" look....how do I avoid this? I... READ MORE

Recent comments from Leah99

Wow! Thanks for such a descriptive list of tips. I'm 39 but already thinking about what I am going to get done in the future. I may get a facelift at some point and this is helpful. READ COMMENT

For me, I noticed that around the mouth was the puffiest area and the last of the swelling to subside after the injections. So don't worry too much. I think the area around the mouth is just so much more sensitive, my dr. actually noted... READ COMMENT

Just wanted to post an update...my face is fine and I'm happy with how I look now. I feel back to 'normal,' and actually even better than before Radiesse. I feel like i look like me again, just with less of a saggy look! I am scared to... READ COMMENT

Holls77, Sorry to hear this. I know, it's crazy how the website and the Dr. don't bother to warn that it may be puffy and freakish at first!! I got really scared how puffy my face was, good Lord!!! I think they should at least be... READ COMMENT

P.s. supposedly most people don't have the reaction that I did with all the soreness and puffiness for weeks after, but it still would have been nice to be adequately warned of the possibility...of course I was one of those rare... READ COMMENT