As more women and men seek ways to achieve a younger appearance, Radiesse volumizing filler is often considered, but can this filler cause impetigo or cellulitis?
Understanding Impetigo and Cellulitis
Impetigo is a contagious skin condition caused by a staphylococcus bacteria, but can also be caused by a streptococcus bacteria. Impetigo often causes dry itchy skin with blisters that may rupture, sometimes spreading infection to other areas of the body.
Cellulitis is a non-contagious skin condition involving connective tissues frequently affecting not only the outside layer of the skin, but also the blood and lymph nodes, causing a great degree of inflammation of the skin. Cellulitis is considered to be a medical emergency and should be treated immediately, as if left untreated, death could occur.
How Radiesse May Cause Impetigo or Cellulitis
As with any injection, there is the possibility of an infection with Radiesse. Any time an injection is given, bacteria may enter the area of injection and an infection can begin leading to impetigo. This risk can increase if the filler is injected by a non-licensed practitioner.
Since both cellulitis and impetigo are infections caused by bacteria, and Radiesse is an injectable filler with a risk of infection, then Radiesse may cause impetigo or cellulitis.