I still have pin prick scars on my lips 6 months after having Juvederm smile. Any suggestions? (photos)

I had 1ml injected into my lips by someone who has won awards for doing lips. She is reputable but 6 months have passed and I still have pin prick like scars on my like which look really unsightly. It's really getting me down. I have spoken to her and all she keeps telling me is my lips are a great shape and that these will go away? I'm not convinced. Will they ever go away or is there something gnu can do to remove them? I have to wear lipstick to try and hide them everyday :-(

Doctor Answers 7

Pinprick Scars

Honestly, I have never heard of this happening. I would suggest that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist in your area to determine what, exactly, is going on. So sorry that you are experiencing this. Best of luck, Dr. Nazarian


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Marks on lips from Injections

I have not seen marks from the needle last six months.  I would definitely consult a board certified plastic surgeon for evaluation of the lips.  Best, Dr. Green

Spot on lips

Thank you for your question.  Pin prick scars would be highly unusual after injection even with a needle directly to the lips as the lips are very forgiving and usually heal without issue.  I suggest you follow up with your board certified Dermatologist to be evaluated for tattooing or fordyce spots.  Injecting with microcannulas in the future will be less likely to yield something like this if it is truly from the needle pin pricks since the cannula ports are made in the skin rather than the lips.  Regards, Dr. Matt Elias

Matthew Elias, DO, FAAD
Fort Lauderdale Dermatologic Surgeon
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Marks on Lips After Filler Injections -- Get Cannula Injections

I suggest cannulas to improve results next time.  I suggest a formal consultation to see if this is just glands/fordyce spots or truly from the filler injections.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Filler

The best person to help you is your treating physician. I suggest you see them in person or see another board certified surgeon or physician in your area. An in-person evaluation is needed to adequately evaluate your situation and options.

Did they mark the entry spots with a marker before injecting?  If so, they have caused a tattoo effect.

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Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Needle marks

It is very unusual to get marks from the needle that are permanent. Looking at the photos, they look more of a blue/Grey hue then pink to me. I would recommend you see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. They may not be related to the injection. Are you on any medications for acne, sometimes minocycline can start to leave blue pigment in area of the skin when you are on it long term. I would recommend you see a board certified dermatologist to see you for a proper assessment and diagnosis.

Lenore Sikorski, MD
Orange County Dermatologist
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Scars on lips

I have reviewed your photos. It is very unusual to get scars from needle pricks and they almost look like little grey tatoos. I would recommend going back to see your doctor again and ask her to look at the marks more closely; possibly laser treatments could help.
I hope this helps you,
Dr. Quenby Erickson

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