Herpes: Lip fillers can increase your chances of getting nasty cold sores

One doctor reveals why he advises against getting your lips enhanced.

With the normalisation of body modification in the media, lip fillers have become nothing short of commonplace But though they might have become part of society, one doctor believes people should think twice before getting the procedure done.

Herpes can be activated

According to Dr Ross Perry, a cosmetic doctor at Cosmedics, lip fillers only really look good when they are done in such as a way as to remain seamless and proportionate to the person's face. If done incorrectly, not only can it make you look a little wonky, it can also lead those already suffering from cold sores—herpes of the mouth—to have further outbreaks.

Dr. Perry advises those looking into getting lip injections to do the proper research before going ahead with the procedure. He says:

Expectations of ‘natural’ looking lips are nowhere to be seen despite assurances from practitioners that it will be the case. I would NOT get lips done unless I completely trusted the medical practitioner or is recommendation from a friend who I can see their work first hand.

Before adding:

You need to do your research and not find the nearest place especially if its out of a beauty salon as there is no guarantee you can find the practitioner again should anything go wrong as mobile practitioners are often not around when you need them.

Stars have had a change of heart

Its no surprise that in recent months the likes of Molly-Mae Hague and Faye Winter have decided to dissolve their enhanced lips for a more natural look. During an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, the reality TV star said:

I was doing a club appearance and took a selfie. I remember staring at it and thinking: 'I don't know what I've done to my face.' I went from looking like a teenager to someone on Botched. I've never thought of myself as insecure, but I must have been to do that.
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