Are you considering getting lip fillers but worried about the potential of developing cold sores? You're not alone. Many people are concerned about the risks associated with lip fillers, and cold sores are one of them. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the risk of getting a cold sore after a lip enhancement procedure. It's important to note that you're at greatest risk of developing a cold sore from a lip enhancement procedure a day or two after the injection.
However, it's possible to get lip fillers and not experience any signs of an outbreak. That said, if you're prone to getting cold sores, it's best to take precautions. The stress caused by multiple injections around the mouth can trigger and awaken the virus, leading to an outbreak.
Lip fillerscan cause herpes in people who already carry the virus, and injections can trigger it.
Taking an antiviral medication such as Zovorax or Valtrex one week before any lip filler treatment may help reduce the risk of an outbreak. It's also important to note that if you've never had a cold sore before, you can't get one from dermal lip filler treatment. However, according to an expert, there could be 'activation of cold sores,' and vascular occlusion, which is a medical emergency where the filler blocks a vein or artery and can cause skin death and loss of the lip area, as well as scarring. If you have had a cold sore in the past, you may be at a slightly higher risk of developing one again after lip dermal filler.
Even if you don't experience a cold sore before your scheduled lip filler appointment, it's always best to take L-Lysine in higher doses a few days before. In conclusion, it's possible to get cold sores after receiving lip filler injections if you suffer from cold sores. However, if you've never had a cold sore before, you can't get one from dermal lip filler treatment. Taking an antiviral medication and L-Lysine in higher doses before your appointment may help reduce the risk of an outbreak.