Can you get lip filler with a cold sore ? 

In this recent time, the idea of getting a lip filler has become a new phenomenon among people especially celebrities. These days, quite a lot of people tend to ask if they can get a lip filler with a cold sore. In this article, you’ll know what a cold sore is, what it means to do a lip filler and how to get a lip filler with a cold sore. 


What is cold sore ?

cold sore  is a common infection of the mouth area that is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).  They are tiny and fluid-filled blisters around your lips. They’re also called fever blisters or herpes simplex labialis.

What is a Lip Filler ?

Lip filler a cosmetic surgery procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips. It’s used to reshape or enlarge the lips temporarily or permanently.  Lip filler is also called lip injection or lip argumentation

Before vs After lip filling 

Types of lip fillers

The two most common types are : 

  1. Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to  improve the appearance of your lips by adding:
  • Shape
  • Structure
  • Volume

This can only last for six months and more injections are needed to keep the volume of your lips.

  1. Polyacrylamide (PA) is also injected into the lips to give it a nice shape and also for enlargement. 

Can you get lip fillers with a cold sore ?

Yes, You can have lip fillers if you suffer from cold sores. However you must do the following 

  1. Provide your history of cold sore to your dermatologist.
  2. Your dermatologist will prescribe an antiviral medication like valacyclovir (Valtrex®) for you to take before the procedure 
  3. If you have an active cold sore at the time of your appointment, wait until you’re completely healed before any treatment
Can you get lip filler with a cold sore 

Side Effects of lip filling 

The following are side effects of lip filling

  • Bleeding from the injection sites
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Redness and tenderness at the site of the injection
Side effect of lip filling
  • Reactivation of cold sores
  • Lip asymmetry (parts of lips are different sizes)
  • Lumps and irregularities in the lips
  • Infection
  • Injection into a blood vessel, causing tissue loss
  • Ulceration, scarring, or stiffening of the lip

Even  though you can  get lip filler with cold sore, it can’t hurt to be prepared for the aftermath side effects. If you get cold sores, be sure to talk to a medical professional before getting lip fillers. Be prepared with medicine to treat future herpes outbreaks, just in case.

We hope you found this article about cold sores and lip fillers helpful.

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