Acute acne after Dysport every time. Despite what so many doctors say here, it IS directly related. What component causes this?

I am 46, and have had Dysport injections 3x over almost 4 years to try to correct a droopy eyebrow. EVERY TIME I get stubborn acne in the area of the injections starting a week or two after the injections that finally resolves after a few months. I have always had clear skin, never had acne even as a teenager. After a quick search, I see many other ladies complaining of the same thing, yet the doctors all appear to disregard our claims. Maybe it's time to actually investigate the cause?

Doctor Answers 3

Acne break out....

Hi GearGirl. You should pre-treat and post-treat to reduce the risks of acne break out. Injections into the skin can trigger reactions. Speak with your injector about pre/post treatments for your next injections. I'm sure they will know what to do....

Good luck, Dr. ALDO :)

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Acne After Dysport What To Do??

I suggest a hydrafacial after the injection and to be started on oral antibiotics and topical acne therapy prior to treatment.  You can also try botox or xeomin instead.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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This is not at all common or usual.

I have treated over 10,000 with botulinum toxin and I have never seen this.  I definitely agree you have a problem.  It is most likely to your prep or something you do to take care of the skin after the service.  It would be interesting to know if all of these reactions are from service from a single office.  It would also be interesting to know precisely what is done to take care of this area after treatment.  I would say this is some type of idiosyncratic reaction.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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