Tender After 5 Weeks?

I had my top lip filled with just half a syringe of juvederm smile 5 weeks ago. I love the results, hardly any swelling or brusing!!! However the last couple of weeks I have found one side of my lip getting very itchy and then a bit tingly (almost numb) and it swells ever so slightly on that one side! Yesterday I had it again and then noticed it was getting a little tender to touch, its still tender today and I'm just a little worried, is this normal after 5 weeks? Thanks in advance !

Doctor Answers 8

Lip tenderness after Juvederm 5 weeks ago?

It sounds like something else is going on. Have you ever had a cold sore? I would definitely follow up with your doctor to have it evaluated. 

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

5 Weeks After Juvederm

It sounds like a cold sore, I would see a dermatologist so you can be evaluated and properly treated with anti-virals if it is in fact a cold sore.

Sabrina Fabi, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 84 reviews

Tingling and Tenderness 5 Weeks after Juvederm to the Lips

     Tingling and tenderness 5 weeks after Juvederm to the lips without contour irregularity may be herpes labialis reactivation.  A small or deeper granuloma may be another potential cause.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Lip tender at five weeks

It sounds like form your description that yoou are developing a cold sore which is unlikely related to a procedure from five weeks ago.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Tenderness and Itching after Juvederm

Hi Egh.  If there are no hard lumps in the lip, then it is probably not related to the injection.  Cold sores do have a tingling and itching sensation before they come on and in fact, a cold sore can be triggered by a lip injection procedure.  

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Itchy, tingly, and tender after filler to lips

Have you ever had a cold sore or fever blister? The symptoms you are describing sound very similar to that, and not to something caused by the filler, at this point in time. I would recommend you see your treating physician for a follow-up, and possible medications/assessment of the injected area.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Tender weeks after filler

The reaction you are describing is unusual and not normal, and so I'd definitely advise your injecting physician to be notified so they can properly assess you for an allergic reaction, or possibly an infection, or a granuloma, all of which can be treated.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Tender on lip 5 weeks after Juvederm

I would say that it is not normal to begin having tenderness on one side of your lip several weeks after a Juvederm treatment.  It's possible that something else is causing the tenderness.  I would return to your treating physician to be evaluated.    

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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