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Hi, shadedtone, how are you? You know, I did have those cheek implants done back in the 90's and a cheek lift done back in 2002, but just two months ago, I went to a doctor and had some Radiesse injected in different areas of my face. The doc also injected a little around my now-slightly-sagging cheek area, and it really did make my cheekbones stand out more than they did. It felt really natural, and has only gone down in size just slightly since then. I am going back in for a touch-up in June, and he said the second dose may last as much as several years! Well, I know everyone's different when it comes to that, so we'll see. He is very good and very careful, though, and swears by Radiesse--says he's had much more success with that than any other filelrs for this particular purpose.
He did not use a full vial on that area, since I went in originally to have my naso-labial folds done, and this was like a leftover. I would say he used maybe one-third to one-half a vial for me. Once again, everyone's facial structure is different, and I did already have those implants done, so maybe I didn't need as much as I would have if I didn't have them. So, you might have to use a full vial without having had the implants. But I would definitely have tried it first back in the 90's after I had my accident that flattened my right cheekbone a little, and wanted to build it up. Radiesse just didn't exist back then, so I did the implant thing, which I have not regretted since. But I'm happy with my Radiesse now. I will be writing more after I get more put into my cheek area in about 3 weeks.
Oh, I almost forgot: I did get hit a little in the face by a door last month, and it hit part of where I got my stuff injected. But it didn't knock anything out of place, and it only hurt about as much as it would have if I didn't have it there. You know what I mean? I mean, there was definitely the ouch factor, but not too bad.
Yep, I think so in an area like the cheeks. My doc said that Radiesse lasts a lot longer than Restylane, and it takes less of it to fill up an area than Resty. He said Resty is better for smaller, more mobile areas like the lips and undereye hollow-looking grooves. He's tried all the other fillers like Juvederm and collagen and such, and radiesse works the best for cheeks.
I think the cost of my treatment was about $700. It's not as cheap as resty or some of the others, but it's better than the $300 I was paying every two months or so with another doc's office for Juvederm, which would disappear within 8 weeks!! Waste of money, in my opinion. My new doc says Juvey is more like a gel that melts away too fast, and I think he's right. After my next Radiesse treatment next month, he said these results should last for up to two years! I'll be glad to pay some more in June not to have to have it done for a reeeaaallly long time!!
I also read on a website called DocShop.com that they say radiesse costs about between $650 to $800 per vial, so I guess what I paid was okay. Let me know what you decide to do!
A small cheek implant is on the average 4-5CCs of volume and a very definite shape. Although there are larger ones. A vial of Radiesse is about 1CC and still, no way of telling if the 1 CC of the Radiesse is going to kick p 1 CC of collagen formation with it. Radiesse acts on principle of adding volume that goes away and later helps body form collagen around where it was injected. On the average, when a f/g doc fills cheek with fat, they add about 3-4 CCs per cheek and often more.
That said, if you only need a little augmentation, you could try Radiesse or other soft tissue filler in vial. They are about $1,000 per CC.
shadedtone wrote:hey ladies, I was wondering if any of you have gotten cheek filler's to get a little cheek bone look?
I don't want cheek implants as of yet, I want to think it over some more, and do my research.
1. what kinda filler is best?
2. does it hurt if you get hit in the face etc?
3. and is it a syringe each, or half in each cheek?
I just had Radiesse put in my cheeks an hour ago. Right now I am very numb and slightly swollen. Before I swelled up, it looked great. I have used Radiesse before for nasal labial folds and it lasted a year and a half with me. We will see how this works out after the swelling goes down. My doctor is great with injections. I just look pretty funny now. WIsh me luck.
who did your radiesse? I have had resty to my cheeks but I needed about 7 syringes and it's gone after a year. I made an appt for f/t but I am reconsidering radiesse. I originally wanted radiesse but my doc wanted to do resty so i said ok but now i think i should've insisted on radiesse. i live in NJ.
I just had autologous fat implanted into my cheeks. I have high cheekbones, but with age plus occasional weight loss, the cheeks hollow out and I look sick or, as I tell people, cadaverous.
The cheeks look great (day 4) but there's massive bruising and swelling down my face into my jaw. Really ugly there. I found a coverup that makes it so maybe I can sing on Xmas eve (be in public) but I wouldn't do this again on a free afternoon!. Fortunately, I'm on vacation til January.
The CHEEKS however, look great. We'll see how long that lasts.
I see that this is an older post, but just wanted to see what has happened since then, and ask a few questions and share my experience.
I had restylane sub Q injected into my cheeks last March. The Dr. thought we should start with half a syringe in each. I paid $700. I would say its gone now, it lasted about 6 months, there still may be a bit left. I also would have gone with a full syringe in each. I dont think it was enough, and next time I will get more. I didn't swell or anything, and i loved the results. The freezing needles hurt like crazy! Thats a big reason why I haven't rushed back to do it again. I said to the Dr. at the time "Ow, it feels like you are going so deep" he said "I am" It didn't last for more than 30seconds on each side, but it was quite painful. I just finished getting septo/rhinoplasty after 2 fractures, the injections were more uncomfortable, mind you I didn't have any pain killers.
So did you find it painful? Which fillers are best for cheeks, and last the longest? Thanks, I can't wait to do it again!
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