What are these ulcers on my lip 5 days after juvederm? (photos)

I had 0.5ml 5 days ago, this is the third time however my lips swelled badly and I couldn't eat or drink. They were cracking and sore, I was put on antibiotics and the swelling has reduced but I have two huge ulcers. I have never had cold sores before. What are they? Thanks.

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What are these ulcers on my lip 5 days after Juvederm?

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From your photos it looks like you have an ulceration. Ulcerations are a viral infection. You may need to take some antibiotics. I recommend seeing your injector for an in-person examination


Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Ulcers on lips after injections

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I would probably treat with Valtrex. It is hard to tell if this is a viral ulcer but Valtrex has very little side effects. I don't see the need for antibiotics though.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What are these ulcers on my lip 5 days after JVD

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Thank you for sharing your question and photograph.  With no history of cold sores this is most likely the result of JVD having been placed too close to the skin surface, resulting in bumps or lumps that may have subsequently become infected.  Voice your concerns to your injector and have them evaluate you in person to offer treatment recommendations. 

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