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I had radiesse injected in my cheeks yesterday for the first time. So far I think it's going to be great! In total, I am using one vial split between both cheeks, but my injector does not like to put it all in at once. I will go back in six weeks for the rest. She says this way she can layer it, resulting in a more natural look and I will help avoid the major swelling a lot of people have.
I did swell unevenly on both sides yesterday afternoon, but I iced continuously until I went to bed. By the time I woke up this morning, the uneven swelling had gone almost completely down. In fact, I will have no problem going out in public. I got absolutely no bruising. I did take two 500 mg pills of bromelain for five days leading up to the procedure. This may have helped. My cheeks definitely look fuller, but I do not have the chipmunk cheeks I expected to have. I attribute this also to the fact that she didn't inject too much at once.
Also, had a touch-up of juvederm under my eyes and in the N/L folds. No problems with either of those areas at all. I love juvederm and highly recommend it over restylane for both of those areas.
I would say that having a good injector makes all the difference. I am so lucky to have a fantastic one. All in all, I am a very happy camper today!
I too had radiesse for the first time in cheeks! also in N/F as well. I was one of those that puffed up alot in my lower face with restylane in my folds so i elected to do the radiesse this time. My nurse suggested it in my cheeks which gave it a slight lift and in doing so didn't need as much in my folds. I had it done 3 days ago, and so far it looks soooo good and no puffiness (YET!), just a wee bit of swelling and maybe just a tiny bruise on my cheek...it's more of a light gray area which i've covered up a bit with rouge. I didn't take any medication. I agree that the injector is critical because i bruised for 2 weeks with my experience with resty before this! My nurse saved about half the vial so i can do touch ups whenever i need it. She was so sweet and gentle!
It was so much better this time, i just hope it lasts!
I love this in my n/ls and marionettes, where in the cheek do they inject?
I too had trouble with the resty, just going to do it in the lips from now on.
How do you guys think Radiesse would be for hollow eye area?
hi! my RN injected me exactly 4 times, 2 in my cheeks and 2 in my folds. i think for the cheeks she injected from the cheek point towards the tear trough, in other words, diagonally upward -- same with the folds starting from the side of the lips up towards the nose. i really liked this method, much better than the resty injections, where multiples were placed around the folds. she used block for the folds and a numbing topical for the cheeks. i'm not too sure about the hollows but if your skin is thin there it may not be a good idea? but for the cheeks it does wonders in giving your face a lift!
You didn't tell me you were doing the Radiesse. I thought after my nightmare with the under eyes you were worried. So you are pleased so far? And you did this awake! You are so brave. I'am a big whimp. And you say you have hardly any bruising you lucky lucky girl. Does it really make a difference to your face?
lolilol wrote:hi! my RN injected me exactly 4 times, 2 in my cheeks and 2 in my folds. i think for the cheeks she injected from the cheek point towards the tear trough, in other words, diagonally upward -- same with the folds starting from the side of the lips up towards the nose. i really liked this method, much better than the resty injections, where multiples were placed around the folds. she used block for the folds and a numbing topical for the cheeks. i'm not too sure about the hollows but if your skin is thin there it may not be a good idea? but for the cheeks it does wonders in giving your face a lift!
Did the radiesse in your cheeks give you a more "heart- shaped" face? I was wondering if that is why it makes people look so youthful. Congrats if it gave you any kind of "lift".
JJRipley wrote:I love this in my n/ls and marionettes, where in the cheek do they inject? I too had trouble with the resty, just going to do it in the lips from now on. How do you guys think Radiesse would be for hollow eye area?
Radiesse is NOT recommended for the tear troughs. Most injectors won't even touch that area with this substance. It is too thick. In fact, it is actually referred to as an injectable implant. I have had restylane and juvederm in my tear troughs, and juvederm by far worked the best for me. Of course, it doesn't last as long as radiesse, but it's also not as expensive. Juvederm goes in very smoothly, no lumps or bumps.
Despite of bruise I had from Radiesse,I still think this is one of the best fillers out there.I had in in upper checcks and n/l folds, love it.It does make you look younger IMO.I had it with only topical in n/l and lidocaine injections in upper cheeks.I posted the latest picture 5 mpnths after Radiesse.Password is "eyes"
Radiesse I loved in my N/F. I have has Resty and Juvederm, Radiesse is the best for N/F. Now for eye hollows I had Resty, but it did leave some puffiness and I retained water. I guess this is a problem for certain individual. If you are one this has occured to , Juvederm is even worse for fluid retention. So be careful using either product under the eyes. I was told NEVER Raidesse in the eye hollows, it is much too thick. I do like Juvederm in the lips, better than resty for me.
It seems like we have the same problem with Resty creating puffiness due to water retention, and apparently Juvederm is worse?? I was hoping that it wouldn't be and I just wanted to say thank you for mentioning this factor in your post because I was going to consider Juvederm as an alternative.
I wonder what would be the best undereye filler for individuals that retain fluid. I guess Radiesse is defenitely out of the question due to its thickness.
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