Beautiful lips are always a confidence booster, but a cold sore is anything but.
Have you ever experienced a cold sore after having lip filler injections; there is a connection between the two.
Cold sores are tiny blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus. Cold sores can appear on or around the lips brought on by stress and overindulgence of certain foods or caffeine.
Cold sores may take days to even weeks to heal.
A patient that is prone to cold sores will often have flare-ups after receiving lip fillers.
This is mainly due to the stress caused from multiple injections around the mouth triggering and awakening the virus.
Patients that experience cold sores may have a flare up after having lip fillers. There are precautions that a patient can take in order to minimize the risk of having a cold sore brought on.
Taking an antiviral medication like Zovorax or Valtrex a week before any lip filler treatment can help.
Even if a patient is not experiencing a cold sore before their scheduled lip filler appointment, it is always best to take L-Lysine in higher doses a few days prior. This can be purchased over the counter and taken orally.
Taking the needed precautions will mean a patient can enjoy their new lips without having to worry.