Hoping to get that full upper lip but are nervous about the effects of dermal filler? Then perhaps a Botox lip flip is for you!
We dive into what this procedure entails and how it may just be the treatment you’ve been looking for.
Breaking Down Botox Lip Flip
What is it?
A lip flip is a quick cosmetic procedure that involves injecting Botox into your Cupid’s bow (the dip in your upper lip) and into the corners of your mouth. This process shouldn’t last longer than 20 minutes, after which you’re free to leave without any post-procedure follow-up.
This injection causes the muscles around your lips to relax. Therefore, the part of your upper lip that is tucked into your mouth flips upward and outward, giving your upper lip a fuller appearance.
How do you prepare for the Botox lip flip?
In the 3-4 days leading up to the procedure, it’s recommended that you avoid alcohol and blood thinners, as they may result in an increase of swelling.
Is the procedure painful?
Botox lip flips are not painful. In fact, an anesthetic is generally not used to numb the lips in advance due to the low pain levels associated with the procedure. As mentioned above, you should finish your appointment in under 20 minutes, but it generally takes closer to 10 minutes.
How is it different from dermal fillers?
Lip flips are simply rearranging the volume of your lips and drawing out some areas that are normally hidden. While your lips do look fuller, nothing is being added to them.
However, dermal fillers, such as Juvederm dermal fillers, do physically make the lips fuller. In this option, a medical professional will inject your lips with a substance made primarily of hyaluronic acid. This allows your lips to increase in volume and appear more hydrated.
Lip flips rely on what you already have that may just be hidden. However, if you want to truly change the volume of your lips, then Juvederm dermal fillers may be the better option for you.
If you are considering getting a Botox lip flip, don’t hesitate to speak with a professional. They will be able to advise you on whether this is the right procedure for you and answer any concerns you may have.
Are you looking to reduce the signs of ageing and sagging skin? Do you wish your skin looked as good as you feel? YYC Injectionist is a premium clinic in Calgary offering everything from Botox to non-surgical facelifts. Book an appointment today! Call 403-255-0150 or email [email protected]