Radiesse for Cheeks
I had Radiesse injected in my NL lines and cheeks (hollows, lower part of the face where I lost the most fat) one year ago. I was happy with the results, especially in my NL lines, and I'm contemplating to have it done again this month as some of the filler has dissipated. However, in one cheek where my doctor had to put more filler due to bigger hollow, the area that was filled took on a bluish-grey tint, that is still slightly visible under certain kind of light. He told me he injected it deeply and he is an experienced doctor. Is there anything that can be done to prevent that happening this time, short of using steroid injections to disslove it? I really like how it fills your face but not the color.
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.
if you're talking about the cheek hollows, not the cheekbones, i would suggest sculptra instead of radiesse. its expensive, but it lasts alot longer (2 years or more) and you do not get as many problems with irregular contours or funny colors. i like sculptra for large surface area injection like the cheeks - i find that otherwise i have to use a large amount of radiesse and that gets prohibitively expensive. with radiesse, i would have to use 2 or 3 syringes and that comes to $1600 to $2400, whereas with sculptra, i can use 3 bottles, at $1000 per bottle (1 bottle per session, each session spaced a month or so apart) and get more than double the duration.
if you're talking about the cheekbones, then radiesse is the only one i'd use, but the soft part of the cheek is best with sculptra.