A serious problem after Radiesse!

I had radiesse injected in the cheek area almost 5 months ago. The injector I went to used a threading technique and went thru the temple area. I expressed fear and concern about this method but was told there was nothing to worry about. Well ever since that night I have severe pain in the temples and across my forehead. I have been to countless Dr's and tests to try to alleviate the pain but am still on pain pills, ativan etc. All of which do not really help that much. I believe she also put some product in my temples which I did not ask for and I found this out after. I know it's hard for you to know the answer to this nightmare, but maybe you have some ideas as to what could have happened. Could the product be pressing on nerves in the temple to give me constant headaches?

Dear Reader –  I’m so sad that this happened to you.  It sounds miserable!  As you know from reading this site, I am not a fan of Radiesse except for very limited uses.   And this is why – if there is a problem with Juvederm/Restylane, it can be corrected by using the enzyme hyaluronidase most of the time.   If there is a problem with Radiesse, it just has to wear off.  Thankfully, it WILL gradually go away so if the pain is being caused by pressure, it should just gradually get better.    Since we are all individuals, it’s impossible to say exactly when this will happen, but the good news is that it is not permanent (unlike silicone or Artefill).  Also another reason that I don’t recommend permanent fillers EVER!

Please make sure though that you’ve seen a neurologist because they specialize in headaches in the meantime!   I wish you all the best as you get through this.    Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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