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I am experiencing extreme facial pain from radiesse (dermal fillers)?
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Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Irritated nerves
The most common reason for pain after injection of a filler like Radiesse (dermal fillers) is bruising or hematoma in the are of injection.
This should go away within a week or two. If Radiesse (dermal fillers) was injected close to Infraorbital foramen, which is the area where the infraorbital nerve exits in the cheek. There might also be pain due to irritation of the facial nerves. Go in for evaluation.

In brief: Irritated nerves
The most common reason for pain after injection of a filler like Radiesse (dermal fillers) is bruising or hematoma in the are of injection.
This should go away within a week or two. If Radiesse (dermal fillers) was injected close to Infraorbital foramen, which is the area where the infraorbital nerve exits in the cheek. There might also be pain due to irritation of the facial nerves. Go in for evaluation.
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not very common
Minimizing pain is an important part of your overall facial fillers experience.
To control the pain your doctor may use the topical application of lidocaine creams, NSAIDs OTC or local anesthetic blocks.

In brief: Not very common
Minimizing pain is an important part of your overall facial fillers experience.
To control the pain your doctor may use the topical application of lidocaine creams, NSAIDs OTC or local anesthetic blocks.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pain after Radiesse (dermal fillers)
If you experiencing "extreme facial pain" after Radiesse injection, call your injector asap, so that they can evaluate you to find out why this is happening.
For now you should be okay to take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) and apply a cool compress to the area.

In brief: Pain after Radiesse (dermal fillers)
If you experiencing "extreme facial pain" after Radiesse injection, call your injector asap, so that they can evaluate you to find out why this is happening.
For now you should be okay to take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) and apply a cool compress to the area.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Call your doctor
Some soreness is to be expected, but extreme pain can mean there is an infection or blocked artery.
Call your doctor immediately to be evaluated. Skin necrosis and ulcers can occur if untreated (this is extremely rare but serious).

In brief: Call your doctor
Some soreness is to be expected, but extreme pain can mean there is an infection or blocked artery.
Call your doctor immediately to be evaluated. Skin necrosis and ulcers can occur if untreated (this is extremely rare but serious).
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not normal
Radiesse (dermal fillers) injections are usually painless.
If you are not usually very sensitive to pain, then you need to call your doctor now. You did not mention the time sequence. Immediate pain during the injection could be nerve damage. Delayed pain could be an infection. Don't wait. Stop reading this right now and call your doctor.

In brief: Not normal
Radiesse (dermal fillers) injections are usually painless.
If you are not usually very sensitive to pain, then you need to call your doctor now. You did not mention the time sequence. Immediate pain during the injection could be nerve damage. Delayed pain could be an infection. Don't wait. Stop reading this right now and call your doctor.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Not normal
Definitely not normal.
See surgeon ASAP for evaluation. If not satisfied, see board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Not normal
Definitely not normal.
See surgeon ASAP for evaluation. If not satisfied, see board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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