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Should I do Radiesse again, do I need multiple treatments?

I had one injection of Radiesse 11/13, looked great by 11/15 and is now 85% gone from my face. I still have a bruise on my chin area. I am 62 years old. Will another injection of Radiesse make a difference and will I bruise again?

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Replied on 4/13/2010

By: Nova Cosmetic Center  |  Jan V. Karlin, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon
Phlebology Specialist

Orlando, FL


Radiesse is not a permanent filler it has to be reinjected when it gets aborbed


Replied on 11/23/2009

By: LazaDerm Skincare Centre - Sioux Falls  |  Lornell E. Hansen, II M.D.
Sioux Falls, SD


I think it is a little to early to decide. Radiesse has a gel carrier that is reabsorbed over time. It would be very unusual for the gel carrier to go away in just a few days. I would assume that the injectionist added some lidocaine to the Radiesse to help with pain
control. The lidocaine is reabsorbed very rapidly and you likely had some swelling that has gone down as well. I would wait another month or so then decide.


Replied on 11/18/2009

By: Forever Young MedSpa  |  Ft. Lauderdale Miami Laser Hair Removal, Botox, Vaser, Breast Augmentation at South Florida's Finest Medical Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL


That's a very good question and there are a few answers. Many patients believe they know what they need and come in for a syringe of Restylane, Juvederm or Radiesse believing one syringe will make a difference when they really needed 3-5 syringes. Some patients do only require one syringe however the area of injection may have swelled a bit and caused the area
injected to look fuller then it actually was. In that case it's better to stop at 1 syringe, wait a few days and then inject additional syringes. It always easier to add additional syringes then have to remove excess product especially in the case of Radiesse.



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