Dermal filler injections are a common cosmetic surgery. Because the procedure punctures your face with a needle, there is a risk that you can get an infection. The infection may appear a day or two after the procedure, or it may take up to two weeks. If you have a dermal filler injection, go to the doctor, take antibiotics, and care for the wound.
Have a culture test performed. Your doctor may take a culture from the infected area to determine what type of infection you have and the proper kind of antibiotics to prescribe. The most common type of infection from dermal fillers is bacterial, but you can also have fungal or viral infections