Is it okay to put triple antibiotic ointment in my face after restylane injections?

Doctor Answers 11

Just fine

Good afternoon,

Applying a topical antibiotic ointment wont have any affect on the fillers so its perfectly fine. Have a great day.


New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Okay to put triple antibiotic ointment in my face after restylane injections?

 Hi, I have performed many dermal filler injections to the cheeks, chin, lips and jaw line over the past 30 years.  Topical antibiotic cream is not required nor will it will affect the dermal filler that has been injected.  

Hope this helps.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Is it okay to put triple antibiotic ointment in my face after restylane injections?

Thanks for your query. antibiotic ointment is generally not required. If needed you can put fusidic acid over it. If there is a bruise then you can apply arnica. Hope it helps.
All The Best

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 132 reviews

Is it okay to put triple antibiotic ointment in my face after Restylane injections?

Thanks for your question.  While there should be no need to put any kind of topical antibiotic on your face following Restylane injections, there should be no major reason you cannot use it.  We always caution people that if there is neomycin in the product one can become sensitized to it and then develop a rash at the sight of application.  Dermatologists always recommend that people use Polysporin as there is no neomycin in the product.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Is it okay to put triple antibiotic ointment in my face after restylane injections

There is absolutely no reason for any type of antibiotic cream to be needed after Restylane or any other filler injection. 

Lawrence Bundrick, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Antibiotic Treatment

Hi there, it will not cause any harm to put antibiotic ointment on your face after injections; however, there should be no need. If you are experiencing any difficulties or concerns, I would recommend you return to your provider for a follow-up.

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Facial Sculpting Using Fillers Like Voluma, Radiesse, Lyft, Juvederm and Sculptra and Fat

There really should be no reason to put triple antibiotic ointment on after fillers but it wouldn't hurt you if you did.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 165 reviews

Triple antibiotic after Restylane injection

Using antibiotic ointment is not in the instructions that I give to my patients after filler injection.  Typically there is no open wound after filler injection and there should be no need to use an antibiotic ointment.  If you are having any problems after filler injection, you should contact your injector for specific advice.Best,Dr. Ort

Richard Ort, MD
Lone Tree Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Is it okay to put triple antibiotic ointment in my face after restylane injections?

Antibiotic ointment is OK after facial fillers but teh question is why do you need it? There is no reason to use it after injections.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Antibiotic Ointment and Restylane...

Thank you for your question.  Yes this is perfectly acceptable, however contact dermatitis after topical antibiotics is very common, so unless there is a reason for you to be using the antibiotic ointment it is not necessary.  Regards, Dr. Matt Elias

Matthew Elias, DO, FAAD
Fort Lauderdale Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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