Have you been interested in trying lip filler? Wanting fuller, pouty lips but nervous about the cost or intensity of traditional lip fillers? A lip flip with Botox may be the option you have been looking for. But what is it and is it the right option for you?
A lip flip is a more subtle, quicker and short term option that uses Botox to ‘flip’ the upper and lower lip. A traditional lip filler uses Juvaderm, or Volbella, which can be more long term (8 to 12 months) and can create more density than you may desire.
The flip enhances your natural look with fuller lips. The concept is similar to how Botox is used as a dermal filler. The Botox allows the muscles of the upper part of your lip to relax and flip outward, resulting in the appearance of fuller lips. It is an easier injection than traditional lip fillers. It can also ease the vertical lines around the lips.
How Long does it last?
The Botox Lip Flip lasts 3 to 4 months.
Is it painful?
The treatment uses insulin syringes, similar to the needles we use for traditional Botox. You will feel a little poke and sting sensation in your lip. Typically 4 to 10 units of Botox may be needed to create the best and desired results. If needed or requested our nurse injector can use a topical numbing cream to ease the pain and sensation.
VIDEO: How a Lip Flip Works
Watch the video below with our medical esthetician and nurse injector, Ginny Johnson, RN, to learn more about our lip filler services:
Botox vs. Traditional Lip Fillers?
The Botox Lip Flip is NOT a replacement for traditional lip fillers. While we offer both at Rocky Mountain Skin Care Clinic, some patients may prefer an option with less intensity.
You may be interested in the Botox Lip Flip if you:
- would like more of a ‘pout’ to your lips
- feel your upper lip looks invisible or disappears when you smile
- want fuller lips but do not want ‘too much’ volume
- want a temporary treatment (3 to 4 months) that doesn’t last long
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