Cyst after Dysport Injections? (Photos)

I received dysport in forehead along with juvederm in laugh lines. I had a red bump at one injection site that had swelling the size of a silver dollar around it. My Dr put me on antibiotics for infection. 2 weeks later I still have a red nodule at the injection site. Dr thinks it is a cyst. I am going to see a dermatologist now. The weird part is that this happened years ago after a Botox injection. I've had several injections since with no issue. Dr says he has never seen this before. Anyone?

Doctor Answers 2

Dysport Side Effects -- See an Expert

This is likely due to infection. I definitely agree that you should be seen for an in person consultation and further evaluated. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Dysport injection redness

Injection site redness (that is temporary) is not unusual after Dysport injections.  A prolonged site of inflammation, a nodule, or a bump are all a lot less common.  The possible explanations in your scenario include infection (which is appropriately treated with antibiotics) or a cyst (which may be more likely if it has occurred in the same spot previously).  A cyst is essentially a bag of something--skin contents, oil--underneath the skin, and may be congenital or traumatic in nature.  Some cysts can get repeatedly infected; if this is the case, they are typically best treated with excision, as both the lining and contents of the cyst must be removed.  I hope your Dermatologist sheds more light on this issue; it sounds like you're on the right track to figuring this out.  Good luck and here's to a speedy recovery.

Inessa Fishman, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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