What Are the Best Ways to Keep Your Lips Looking Hydrated After Lip Fillers?

Even if you’ve had cosmetic treatments to enhance the look of your lips, you may still be looking for ways to keep your lips moisturized. Our New Jersey-based team at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center frequently works with patients choosing lip fillers—a popular cosmetic treatment that can enhance the appearance of the lips by adding volume and definition.

Lip fillers are known for providing beautiful results. However, after a treatment session, it is essential to keep your lips hydrated to maintain their appearance and prevent dryness or chapping.

Here are some tips to help keep your lips plump and hydrated no matter where you are:

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your lips moist and plump after lip fillers. Water also helps to flush out toxins and maintain the skin’s moisture balance.

Apply a Lip Balm

Look for a lip balm that contains hydrating ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, or vitamin E. Apply the product frequently throughout the day (especially after eating or drinking) to keep your lips properly moisturized.

Avoid Licking Your Lips

Licking your lips can actually make them drier and more prone to chapping. This is because the saliva on your lips evaporates quickly, which can cause them to become even drier than they were before. Instead, apply a lip balm to keep your lips hydrated and prevent dryness.

Avoid Tobacco Products

Smoking can be harmful to your lips, causing them to become dry and discolored over time—and probably not as much time as you may think. Smoking also increases your risk of wrinkles around the mouth due to the frequent pursing action, which can detract from the appearance of lip fillers.

Protect Your Lips from Ultraviolet Radiation

The sun’s rays can be damaging to the delicate skin on your lips. To protect your lips from the sun’s harmful UV rays, wear a lip balm or lipstick that contains SPF. This will help to prevent sunburn and protect your lips from the harmful effects of the sun.

Avoid Exfoliating Your Lips Too Soon

After getting lip fillers, it is best to avoid exfoliating your lips for at least a week—or at least until the swelling has gone down. Exfoliating your lips too soon after lip fillers can cause irritation or even damage to the delicate skin there.

If you’re looking for more strategies to achieve beautifully plump and pouty lips, our New Jersey-based team at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center can help. Call us at (856) 810-9888 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.

Dr. Robin Levin