Lip Flip With Botox for a Fuller Upper Lip
A lip flip refers to a lip injection using Botox. Unlike dermal fillers, which volumize lips, Botox relaxes the muscles around the lips. This allows the upper lip to unfurl outward and upward, creating a fuller-looking upper lip. Read on to discover how this treatment works. Plus, learn about results, side effects, the differences between Botox and dermal fillers for lip augmentation, and if a lip flip is right for you.
Related article: What is Botox?
How Does Botox Flip the Upper Lip?
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. It consists of a neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes muscle tissues. When used for lip augmentation, your specialist injects a minuscule amount of Botox into the Cupid’s bow (the middle part of your upper lip) and the corner of your lips.
By relaxing the muscles around the mouth, your upper lip unfurls, flipping up and out. This makes the upper lip more visible, producing a volumizing effect.
The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers, like Restylane or Juvéderm, are popular lip injections. Unlike Botox that relaxes muscle tissue, dermal fillers consist of a viscous substance that adds volume below the skin. When used in lip augmentation, Juvéderm or Restylane add plump up the lips for a fuller, more voluptuous pout.
The most reliable way to determine which type of lip injection is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with a specialist. The specialist can examine the anatomy of your lips, listen to your aesthetic expectations, and determine whether Botox or fillers best suit your needs.
Typically, Botox is best for patients who:
- Want less permanent results (Botox lasts for 3 to 4 months)
- Want a subtle enhancement to the upper lip
- Feel like their upper lip disappears when they smile
- Want a less gummy looking smile
- Want something less expensive than fillers
Typically, fillers are best for patients who:
- Want longer-lasting results (fillers last between 6 to 12 months)
- Want more dramatic results
- Want to volumize their upper and lower lip
- Want to improve the shape and symmetry of their mouth
After the Procedure
After your lip injections using Botox, you may experience slight swelling or bruising around the injection site. These side effects are mild and resolve themselves within days. Results take a few days to manifest, with full enhancement reached within a week of the treatment. Results are not permanent. The Botox injections will wear off within 3 to 4 months.
Cost of Lip Flip
Lip flip with Botox is a less expensive option than dermal fillers as it requires very few units of Botox. However, the exact cost of this treatment varies from patient to patient. To know what Botox lip flip will cost for you, contact a provider directly. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced, reputable provider. During this consultation, you will discuss your aesthetic goals and have a treatment plan created for you. Occasionally medispas will offer Botox specials and packages in which you can save on your treatments. Remember that shopping for Botox lip flip by cost alone is not the best way to get great results. The best way to have safe treatments and procure optimal results is to choose a skilled injector.
For Natural Looking Results, Choose the Best Provider
As with many cosmetic treatments, Botox lip flip is technique-sensitive. Choosing a highly qualified specialist with lots of training and experience will help you have a great experience during the procedure and outstanding results in the months after. For lip flip, in particular, not every injector is qualified to do this in a way that will achieve natural-looking results. It takes extensive skill and knowledge of anatomy on the injector’s part to have the right effect. Overtreating can happen with inexperienced injectors, which may hinder you from fully using your lips. For instance, you may be hindered in whistling or using a straw until the Botox wears off. For the best, natural-looking results, prioritize choosing the best provider and a master injector.
Lip Flip Near Me
Ensure you love your results by choosing a skilled specialist to perform this technique-sensitive procedure. The Altman Aesthetic Center is a leading provider of cosmetic injections in Purchase, NY. Get started on your lip flip by scheduling a free consultation. Contact the Altman Aesthetic Center online or call (914) 600-3479 today.
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