Why Did I Get a Pimple After Juvederm?

I got Juvederm injected into my eye hollows last year but a month after the injection, I noticed a pimple showing over my treatment area. I thought maybe it's an injection site irritation and it will go away on it's own. But a year later, I still have it. What can I do to get rid of it. I tried using a sterile needle to puncture it but it still comes back... Will a cortisone shot get rid of it?

Doctor Answers 5

Why Did I Get a Pimple After Juvederm?

     An exam would be necessary to determine the nature of the lesion in question.  If this is determined to be a cyst, excision would be the treatment of choice.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Laser after juvederm

Blood vessel growths can occur spontaneously or after trauma. One or two treatments of the pulsed dye laser will treat it.

Ramona Behshad, MD
Saint Louis Dermatologic Surgeon
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Why Did I Get a Pimple After Juvederm

It is likely to be a small cyst in the skin. Typically Juvederm for under eye hollows is injected deep closer to the bone than the skin. I dont think they are related just a coincidence


Naveen Somia, MBBS, PhD, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
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Pulsed dye laser for a red spot angioma after Juvederm injections.

You may have developed a small telangiectasia or angioma.  A pulsed dye laser should be able to eliminate the red spot. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Pimple after Juvederm

It's not a pimple, especially one year later. It could be a small cyst. If it came a month after the Juvederm I doubt very much it has anything to do with that injection as that's much too long to be related. It's coincidence is all. Sounds like a small cyst and you should see a physician for options. Poking it with a needle is a bad idea and isn't going to do anything, but drain it. It will just keep coming back unless you have it treated properly by a physician.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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