Is a bright red rash in injection area normal? (Photo)

This picute is from day two after restalyne injection in nasal folds and marionette lines. I am swollen but worse, I have a bright red rash on both sides. Is this normal? Should I take benedryl? Apply cortisone to the area? I have neen using arnica gel, arnica tabs and taking bromelein and tylenol for the burning feeling.

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Red Rash after Injections and Allergy

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It appears that you have a contact dermatitis to one of the products that you have been using in that area.  Please discontinue all topicals and start a hydrocortisone cream to the affected area and follow up with your dermatologist to ascertain the cause of the allergy.  Best, Dr. Green

Rash after filler

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Thank you for your question.  This could be due to the filler, have you ever had filler previously?  Any problems?  However it could also be a contact dermatitis secondary to topical numbing if that was used.  I'd take some Benadryl and apply some HC 1% OTC Cream and follow up with your board certified Dermatologist for proper in person evaluation and management.  Regards, Dr. Matt Elias

Matthew Elias, DO, FAAD
Fort Lauderdale Dermatologic Surgeon
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