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Dear Dr. Seckel, I am a 30year old female. Yesterday, I received for the first time > Radiesse injections on my naslabial folds. On one side much more was > injected because I had a fold or loose/saggy skin over my smile line. The > doctor injected along the smile lines and in between or around the > sagging/loose skin so that the area would appear smooth and even. It’s been > approximately 32 hours post-Radiesse injections and I am frankly very > concerned. I am now in a bit of pain, bruised, swollen on that one side > only. Is this normal? Will I be deformed? How long will this last? Any > suggestions on future filler injections? Rachael, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

You wont be deformed, as all fillers dissolve in time usually at most by 6-9 months, rarely a year

Dear Dr. Seckel, Would you recommend silicone as a safe and effective filler for the naso-labial area? What about Perlane? Is it effective? Thank you. Diana, McLean, VA.

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

I do not feel silicone is safe for injection in the skin-it is not lawful to use it unlesss

Dr Seckel: Are there any known side effects such as skin discoloration when restylane is used in Black skin? Robin, Atlanta, GA.

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Dear Robin, There are no side effects I am aware of re loss of pigmentation in Black skin following soft tissue filler injections-and I would not expect any-as I have injected black skin with Restylane with no problems. The filler needs to be injected in mid to deep dermis. If it is injected too superficially […]

Dear Dr. Seckel, A year ago February, I had collagen fillers in my nasal-labial fold lines. I believe that the procedure was not done deep enough in the dermis, leaving to this day bumps and irregular shaped lumping. Looking like long worms! They appear sporadically and even with massaging take days to disappear. Can you explain why this might have taken place and what can be done about it? My friend, Cindy whom I am visiting in Fla, recommended I contact you. Judy, Hyannis, MA

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Dear Judy, I suspect your diagnosis is correct. When Collagen or any soft tissue filler is placed too superficial in the upper dermis of the nasal labial fold line it can create unsightly bumps and lumps. I would recommend the massages you are doing. Gently massage directly on the bumps in the nasal labial fold […]

Dr. Seckel, I am interested in finding our more information about the Sculptra procedure. I have had liposuction done in my chin and neck area which I am very happy with. However, I am not happy with the way that my neck area looks. There is some loose skin and lines in my neck. I’m not sure that I want a neck lift just yet (I’m 51 and in fairly good shape) so I’m wondering if Sculptra would be a solution. I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Leslie, Boston, MA.

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Dear Leslie, Sculptra® is an injectable soft tissue filler which is used to plump up and camouflage the deep facial lines around the nose and mouth like the nasal-labial fold lines and marionette lines. Sculptra® is not used for skin tightening in the neck and would not help wrinkles and loose skin in the neck. […]

Thank you Dr. Seckel for your quick response! I forgot to mention that under eyes my where he injected the Restylane to correct the puffy eyes and dark circles is now elongated giving me the sagging under the eye look. Will that also disappear? I now look 20 years older. Prior to having this procedure, I visited 6 different plastic surgeons who told me that I didn’t need eyelid surgery to reduce the puffiness because this is the way my eyes are made. Thank you, Chantay, Ft Worth, TX.

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Dear Chantay, Thank you. I hope that others will read of your experience on this website and avoid the problem you have experienced with the non-surgical facial rejuvenation technique of filler injection into the eyelid to treat bags and dark circles under the eyes. I always recommend that my readers seek consultation with a board […]

Dear Dr. Seckel, I am a 37-year-old woman who had restylane injected under her eyes to reduce puffiness. It has been 3 weeks (had the treatment done 1/3/06) and now my eyes have dark circles and lumpiness under them. I am an African American woman. Will this last forever or will my eyes go back to its normal state? I never had dark circles until the restylane injection. Please help! My eyes look horrible. Is there any over the counter product you recommend to get rid of the dark circles under my eye? Thank you, Chantay, Ft. Worth, TX.

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Dear Chantay, I am sorry to hear that the Restylane® injection around the eyes has caused the dark circles and lumpiness under your eyes. I do not recommend Restylane® injection or other soft tissue filler injection around the eyes for eyelid rejuvenation because of these and other potential problems. Restylane filler injection is a good […]

Dr Seckel, How do Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Collagen, Hylaform, Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast remove fine lines and wrinkles from the face? Thank you, Arlene, New York, NY.

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Dear Arlene, All of the agents you asked about are called soft tissue fillers and are non-surgical facial rejuvenation agents. Typically soft tissue fillers are used to camouflage deep facial lines like the nasal labial fold and marionette lines and scars and are not typically used for fine lines and wrinkles. soft tissue fillers can […]

“Dear Dr. Seckel, I have developed lines (or folds) that go from the corners of my mouth down to my jaw. I guess it’s just gravity at work, but I have to say I am VERY self-conscious. It’s only in recent years that I started noticing them, and they became more pronounced when I lost some weight. Is there a creme you can recommend to firm this area, or can it only be resolved by surgery? Help! I am getting tired of hiding behind my hands! Thank you,” – Cynthia, Andover, MA

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Dear Cynthia, You can stop hiding, help is available! The lines you refer to are called Marionette Lines because they resemble the lines on either side of the mouth of a puppet – remember Mr. Bluster on the Howdy Doody puppet show? They are an extension of the Nasal-labial Fold Lines that run from the […]