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Had First Botox Injection Today. Now Above Each Brow I Have Bumps?

I hady first Botox injection today. Between my brows and a tiny bit on forehead. Now above each brow (symmetrically) I have bumps. Almost like a mosquito bite or cystic pimple (what I call underground pimple) with no redness. Just the two bumps. Looking at my profile, it looks like I have a strong brow. It has been about 8 hours. What is this?

Doctor Answers 13

Bumps lasting several hours not uncommonly occur after botox treatment...

sometimes it's the fluid from the injection, a small bruise, bleeding under the skin or some related issue...but never a problem...will go away within the next day or two...nothing to do about the issue at this time...but if it lasts for more than a day or two, then talk with your doctor...

Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

10080 Alta Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Botox and temporary bumps

It is common to have small mosquito bite bumps at the sites of Botox injections, especially if you have reactive, sensitive skin.  These bumps tend to disappear after several hours.  Taking an antihistamine before your treatments may help prevent these bumps next time.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

1849 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4S 1Y2

Temporary bumps after Botox

It is not uncommon to have some slight bump after Botox. It usually disappears in the first couple of days and often in the first few hours.  There first is a fullness related to the liquid injection but there could be a small collection of blood at the needle site that would take time to disappear. There shouldn't be any important long term reaction.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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317 East 34th St
New York, NY 10016

Bumps after Botox

Bumps after botox injection are common.  It is frequently irritation due to the injection process. To resolve, apply ice.  It should resolve itself in 2 - 3 days.  If it persists longer than a week, contact the injector.  

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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1501 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Bumps on Brow After Botox

These bumps after Botox injections to the brow can be related to several factors such as irritation or sensitive skin. Ice can help reduce inflammation. Topical antibiotic solution, glycolic acid and salicylic acid cleansers can also be helpful to resolve if acne like-bumps. Seek your doctors advice if problem persists.

Amiya Prasad, MD
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

61 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

Botox and injections

Those mosquito bites you see are probably  form local irritation from the injection process.  They usually go away in a day or so. If they persist speak with your injector.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

Had Botox now I have Bumps at injection site, normal?

It is normal to have some swelling immediately following the injections, apply some ice today and heat in 48 hrs if still there, it will resolve, just be patient.

Jonathan Weiler, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
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4212 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Bumps after botox are normal

Bumps after most botulinum injections (Botox, Dysport, etc) are so common as to be "normal."  They might last up to 48 hours, and may be accompanied by a little bit of redness.  You can apply makeup immediate to cover these areas. This will not affects your results in any way.  As you probably know, results can be expected in about 4-5 days, but peak at 2 weeks  If the bumps or other problems persist beyond about 60 hours be sure to let your injector know.

Michael Bowman, MD
Montgomery Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

11253 Chantilly Parkway Court
Montgomery, AL 36117

Had First Botox Injection Today. Now Above Each Brow I Have Bumps?

 The bumps, that you describe after the Botox injections, are most likely the reaction of the needle being inserted into the frontalis muscle which should decrease quickly.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

8500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Bumps at Botox Injection Sites

Bumps at each of your Botox injection sites are completely normal.  These are due to the saline used to mix the Botox and can also be related to the minor trauma of the needle itself or a bit of bruising.  These should resolve within hours or a day or so after your treatment.

Sheri G. Feldman, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

414 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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