Red "zit" looking mark and bump at Restylane injection site? (photo)

I had Restylane injections last Thursday (7 days ago) and there is a bump with redness still remaining on my chin. Sort of looks like the beginning of a pimple. Will this go away???

Doctor Answers 4

Acne lesions are not triggered by facial fillers

You appear to have a small acne cyst on your chin, which can be treated topically or with a kenalog injection.  This type of "bump" is not usually related to or caused by a filler treatment.  Your local dermatologist should assess you, and should be able to eliminate this pink "bump" swiftly.

Good luck!


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Red bump after Restylane

It is too hard to evaluate in this photo if this really could be a pimple, a cyst, or some sort of infection. Please see your physician in person for assistance.

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Restylane Bump

I suggest going to see your physician.  This could just be a pimple and coincidential, however there are situations where the areas get inflamed or infected post filler and should be evaluated.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Red Bump from Restylane Injections

Restylane is a great facial filler.  If there is a small bump a week later at the injection site I would return to your treating physician for examination.  It could be a small infection that needs antibiotic therapy.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with facial injections and Restylane.

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