This Could Have Been Prevented
Updated: Dec 2, 2022
Do you suffer from Cold Sores?
Patients that have a history of HSV-1 must let their provider know before their scheduled appointment for any filler treatment that may be in or around the lip area.
Trauma is a well known trigger for cold sores.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get lip fillers if you happen to be 1 of the 3.7 billion people that struggle with this virus. We simply make sure that you take a prophylactic dose of an anti-viral medication and your chances of having an outbreak post procedure are significantly reduced. It is also important to remember that treatments such as microneedling, infusion therapies, PRF and heat based devices such as Sofwave can also be triggers.
Even if you haven’t had an outbreak in a really long time, please let us know so that we can take the best possible care of you!