This treatment is great for patients that have a disappearing top lip when they smile. Neurotoxin is injected into the lip to relax the muscle that goes around the mouth to allow the top lip to show when smiling.
A lip flip refers to a nonsurgical process of creating a full lip. Usually, the doctor will inject “botulinum toxin A,” that we normally call a Botox treatment.
It is done on the upper lip, creating an illusion that your lip is larger than it actually is. There is a big difference on your lips with a lip flip before and after comparison.
Once your lip relaxes, the muscles above the lip will also relax, leading to a “flipping,” slightly. It is a sort of Botox lip flip-flipping.
Although the procedure will make your lip appear larger than it actually is, it really doesn’t increase its size at all.
Benefits of a Lip flip treatment
A Lip flip treatment is ideal for people with smiles that expose too much of their gums as it increases the lip size hence reducing the number of gums showing.
Additionally, the goal is to relax the orbicularis oris muscle and help shape the lips. This injection encourages your top lip to relax.
Botox lip flip before and after will show an almost different person, and although the procedure takes less than 2 minutes to complete, it’s wise to always find a board-certified dermatologist.
It can also be a great option for anyone who’s wary of invasive surgeries, but it’s not ideal for anyone who fears needles.
Before making a decision of what you want, look at the different Botox lip flip procedures available online and explore in order to ensure that you have chosen the best lip flip treatment there is.
Finally, be sure to confirm that the treatment is not contraindicated with other medications you are taking.
What To Expect During Treatment
Before treatment begins, our staff consults with you, explaining the lip flip treatment and confirming the appearance goals you want to accomplish. Then we recommend the best neurotoxin formulations for you.
Our trained injectors make a series of injections, which typically take 10 to 15 minutes. Discomfort is minimal, and after a brief wait to make sure you have no adverse reactions, you can resume your daily routine. There may be minor redness or swelling, but these quickly go away.
What Are The Results Of Treatment?
After treatment, you begin to notice the muscle in you upper lip begin to relax, and your smile change so your upper lip is more visible. Results begin to show in 3 to 7 days, but can take up 2 weeks for full effect.
Neurotoxin treatments usually last three to four months, and then treatment needs to be repeated (we’ll help you develop an ongoing treatment plan) so you maintain your treatment benefits.
How To Learn More
Schedule an appointment or consultation with one of our experienced injectors, and we will help you with a plan using neurotoxins to help you reach your appearance goals.