I just had Juvederm on my lips with a cold sore present. I was on valtrex 24 hours prior. Is this bad?
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Doctor Answers 8
Generally we do not recommend lip injections be performed while there are active cold sores.
Cold Sore and Injections
It is best to wait until the cold sore is completely gone before proceeding with injections. Best, Dr. Green
Lips shouldn't be injected with active cold sore.
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I typically recommend against injection of the lips or use of lasers around the lips during an active infection. It is a good thing that you started an antiviral prior to your treatment. I would recommend continuing it for at least another week. The concern with any type of manipulation of the lips is causing a cold sore lesion to present. In your case, it was already present so the concern is possible spread to other parts of your lips. The best thing to do at this point is to continue the valtrex. Good luck.
Payman Kosari, MD
Dermatology, Laser and Vein Specialists
1918 Randolph Rd, Suite 550
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