Lip Filler Aftercare: Best Lip Balms After Lip Injections

After enhancing your smile with lip fillers, the journey to perfect pouts isn't over—it's crucial to follow a meticulous aftercare regimen to ensure optimal healing and lasting results. Integral to this process is the application of the right lip balm to soothe, protect, and nurture your lips.

Read on to find out the two best lip balms after lip injections, trusted by dermatologists and aesthetic experts nationwide.


Hydration is Key: Keep your lips and body well-hydrated to support the healing process.
Sun Protection: Protect your lips from UV and HEV blue light rays with mineral sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation and irritation. 
Clean Care: Avoid makeup or harsh products on your lips for at least 24-48 hours post-injections to prevent irritation and infection.
Lip Balms: After lip injections, only use lip balms specifically formulated to heal, protect and nourish your lips.



Did you know? The best lip filler experience starts before your appointment! That's why NYC facial plastic surgeon and top 1% injector in the U.S., Dr. Jennifer Levine, preps her patients with oral Arnica monata homeopathic pellets. Taking Arnica orally prior to such procedures has shown to help reduce swelling and bruising. 

The first 24 hours are key to achieving optimal results and preventing complications. Your injector may give you guidelines, but understanding why they're important is key. Consider these:
  • Reduce Lip Movement: Yes, that includes smooches! Post-injection, limit talking and facial expressions to decrease swelling and avoid lip filler migration.
  • Incorporate Arnica: To decrease swelling and bruising, savvy injectors like Dr. Levine may advise you to take Arnica orally beforehand and apply Arnica gel after lip injections. You may acquire homeopathic Arnica pellets here
  • Elevate When Sleeping: Use extra pillows to keep your head raised, helping reduce fluid build up and overnight swelling.
  • Gentle Ice Packs: Carefully apply ice packs to alleviate swelling and bruising, avoiding direct pressure. Use non-stick ice packs wrapped in a soft cloth for a safer, more controlled cooling effect, helping reduce swelling without direct contact.
  • Sidestep Alcohol and Exercise: Both can worsen swelling and indirectly increase chances of filler migration, infection and other complications, so it's best to abstain for 24 hours around your procedure.
  • Focus on Hydration and Nutrition: Avoiding straws, drink about 25% more water than your usual hydrated level to help the healing process. Additionally, carefully consume foods high in water content, protein and Vitamin C, which are necessary for the production of collagen. In addition to providing the structural framework for wound healing, collagen gives skin its youthful, firm appearance.
  • Moisturize & Protect: Apply a hydrating balm to ensure lips stay nourished, moisturized and protected. See the next section to discover which lip balms are best after lip injections.


Post-treatment, your lips need gentle care that soothes, hydrates and promotes healing without further irritating them. Here are two lip balms formulated to do just that:

CALM Lip Balm: Lavender, Vitamin E, Manuka Honey

Specifically formulated for lip filler aftercare - and beloved by lip injectors nationwide for protecting their results - CALM Lip Balm is safe to apply directly after treatment and is a standout product for lip filler aftercare, meticulously formulated with ingredients that promote healing, moisturizing, and protection:

  • Soothe: Lavender - it doesn't just calm the senses - it helps your lips heal quicker! Studies have shown therapeutic-grade lavender, such as what is included in MOOD's CALM Lip Balm, to speed up the wound healing process, increase collagen expression, and enhance tissue remodeling protein activity. Its anti-inflammatory properties also help reduce bruising and swelling. Its aromatherapy benefits also include reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation, which can be particularly beneficial after cosmetic procedures.
  • Hydrate: Manuka Honey is a humectant akin to hyaluronic acid, it effectively hydrates tissue, accelerating regeneration, and offering antibacterial benefits, making it a powerhouse for preventing infections and promoting healing.
  • Protect: Zinc Oxide is a mineral sunblock that gives CALM its SPF 30 protection for your lips. Lips are especially sensitive and prone to hyperpigmentation (dark spots) after treatments like lip filler injections, requiring sun protection. However, chemical sunscreens enter the skin barrier and can irritate or even prompt an allergic response. Mineral sunblock sits atop the skin, protecting sensitive lips, allowing them to heal.
In addition to these key ingredients, the CALM Lip Balm enriches lip care with 20% Shea and Cocoa butter for deep moisturizing, essential for keeping lips soft, supple and comfortable immediately after injections and beyond.

Formulated with clean ingredients, CALM Lip Balm is safe and recommended for daily use to maintain and protect your lip filler results.
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Lavender Serenity Lip Balm

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Top-selling lip brightening balm with safe lip lightening ingredients.

Specifically formulated for hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the lips ILLUMINATE Lip Brightening Balm is safe to apply directly after treatment. In addition to Shea and Cocoa Butter, Manuka Honey, Zinc Oxide SPF 30 sun protection and Vitamin E, this lip lightening balm contains the following ingredients:

  • Brighten + Soothe: Turmeric + Lemon have been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for their whitening benefits. In addition to its brightening properties, turmeric is also a potent anti-inflammatory agent, reducing swelling and bruising, as well as moderating any sensitivity to lemon. 
  • Protect: Lemon is also an excellent antioxidant, helping neutralize free radicals that cause cellular damage and premature signs of aging. Additionally, Zinc Oxide offers SPF 30 protection from further hyperpigmentation.
ILLUMINATE has been tested by skin experts with zero reports of irritation and visible reduction in hyperpigmentation on the lips in as few as 2 weeks. 
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Lemon Glow Lip Balm

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Each MOOD Skincare product is meticulously formulated to address aesthetic concerns and provide science-backed aromatherapy benefits. 

Using strictly clean, clinic-grade ingredients, every MOOD lip balm offers what lips need: long-lasting comfort, hydration and protection.

But we believe that skincare goes beyond ingredients. As the act of caring for yourself, skincare is also an emotional experience. That's why each balm has a plant-derived scent that has science-backed aromatherapy benefits.

For lips with more specific needs, MOOD offers the two treatment balms you learned about above: ILLUMINATE for lip brightening and CALM for post-filler lip care. 

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Lip Balm Blue Defense
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Elevate Orange Power Lip Balm