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Botox Lip Flip: A Guide to the Popular Lip Enhancement Procedure

Both young and middle-aged women desire to maintain fuller and youthful lips even as they age. Among the available lip augmentation options, Botox is a popular cosmetic procedure that gives a natural-looking fuller lip and helps achieve that beautiful celebrity-like pout.

So how does a Botox lip flip treatment work? The lip flip procedure involves Botox injections to the upper lip. Unlike a traditional lip filler that literally adds volume to thin lips, a Botox lip injection relaxes the muscle arounds the lips to make it “flip” or curl outward to appear more defined. This treatment also corrects gummy smile issues and enhances the overall look of the mouth.

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Reasons Why People Get Botox for Lips

There are many things that complete a woman’s physical appearance and overall attractiveness, among them is having a fuller looking lip. The lips are one of the facial features that people tend to notice first in a person of the opposite sex. In fact, one study shows that having a bigger lip and full pout makes a woman more appealing and popular.

Today, many women get lip enhancement treatment not only to accentuate their lips but also to maintain its healthy glow. Here are the other reasons that push women to get lip injections:

  • The lips have lost their natural volume - Natural aging is the number one cause why facial skin looks duller over the years. As people age, the collagen production decreases which leads to the skin losing its firmness and makes the lips appear flat and thin.
  • Vertical lip lines and wrinkles - When the skin has lost its elasticity, this also causes lip lines and wrinkles to show around the mouth. Sun damage, lifestyle habits (such as smoking), vitamin deficiency, stress can also lead to lip thinning.
  • Gummy smile - People with gummy smiles have their gums on display when they smile. It can be both an aesthetic issue and a telltale sign of poor oral health which can put a patient at risk for dental problems.  
  • Thin lips can also affect self-confidence - Many celebrities today are donning full pouts and sharing them on social media. Because of this, some women may feel insecure about their thin lips and want to achieve fullness to boost their confidence levels.

What Is The Botox Lip Flip? 

Botox is an FDA-approved cosmetic injection that is widely used for treatment of fine lines and skin wrinkles on the face. Today, many dermatologists also administer Botox cosmetic as an alternative to surgical lip lift and dermal filler for lip rejuvenation.

Botox is a neuromodulator that is derived from botulinum toxin, a potent substance produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. As a cosmetic injection, Botox temporarily blocks nerve signals from being sent to the facial muscles which will cause them to relax and improve the appearance of wrinkles.

As a lip injection, Botox is placed directly into the orbicularis oris muscle near the upper lip and at the corners of the lip line. This muscle encircles the mouth and is responsible for the movement of the lips.

During a Botox lip flip, the neurotoxin will relax the lip muscle and cause the lip border to curl outward to create the illusion of fuller and larger lips. This procedure also corrects the issues of wrinkles surrounding the mouth and lip area.

The Botox lip flip treatment can be performed in no more than 10 minutes. To achieve fuller and defined lips, your injector can administer up to 10 units of Botox injection during a lip flip. Unlike a surgical procedure, Botox lip flips are minimally invasive and come with no downtime so you can go back to your activities after the treatment.

Minor bruising and swelling at the injection site are the common expected side effects of any Botox treatment. It’s important to have your Botox done by a skilled provider to minimize its risks and ensure success of the cosmetic procedure.

Are the Results of a Botox Lip Flip Procedure Permanent?  

Patients can start to see the effects of Botox within 24 to 48 hours after the treatment. Meanwhile, full results of the lip flip are expected at least two weeks after the procedure. Like with any cosmetic solution, a Botox lip flip result is temporary and can only last for 3 to 4 months.

Over time, the toxin will naturally wear off as your body produces new neurotransmitters and reverses the muscle relaxing effects of Botox. It’s important to practice good skin care routines that involve hydrating the skin and lips and wearing an effective lip balm to maintain healthy-looking lips.

Good diet and nutrition can also support the effects of Botox lip flip even after they have worn off. Taking zinc supplements can also prolong the results of your Botox injection. You should also protect your lips and face from the sun's harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen.

Your plastic surgeon may also advise you to get maintenance treatments to extend the effects of Botox. There are also cases when they may combine the lip flip with other cosmetic procedures like filler injection to complement lip volume for optimal results.

Botox Lip Flip vs Lip Filler 

Dermal fillers are another popular cosmetic procedure that can beautify the lips. Similar to a lip flip, filler treatments are considered a safe and noninvasive plastic surgery option. When choosing between the two procedures, it’s important to consider their differences in terms of how they work, expected results, and possible side effects.

  • Different Substances: A lip filler makes use of gel-like substances that are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural bodily substance that maintains hydration and skin moisture. Among the popular filler products today are Juvéderm and Restylane.
  • How It Works: Before injecting the fillers, your surgeon may apply a numbing cream on the area surrounding the lips. The HA filler injectables are inserted directly to the lips using a cannula.  
  • Side Effects: Bruising, swelling, and minor pain are common side effects of a filler injection and they’ll go away after a few days.  
  • Results: Patients can expect to see improvement on their lip volume and shape immediately after the treatment. The full effects may last for 6 to 12 months.
  • Best Option For: Lip fillers are best used for restoring lost volume on the lip area. The hyaluronic acid will also keep the lips soft and hydrated by holding water on the skin.    

Why Choose the Botox Lip Flip?

Deciding on the lip procedure will depend on the initial assessment of your plastic surgeon. It takes an expert opinion to determine which cosmetic treatment will work best for your lip goals. However, Botox lip injections considerably have an edge over dermal fillers for reasons such as:

  • It gives a subtle enhancement that lets you achieve a natural fuller lip look.
  • It’s a quick procedure that comes with minimal side effects and no downtime.  
  • As long as it’s done by a skilled injector, Botox comes with little to no risk unlike fillers that may block blood vessels and cause skin necrosis and infection if poorly placed.
  • Botox injections are more cost-effective than filler treatments.

If you want to supplement the lost volume in your lips, your doctor may suggest getting fillers along with Botox for best results. It is recommended to wait at least two to three weeks before getting additional cosmetic procedures to the lip area.

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A fuller pout is the latest beauty trend among celebrities and influencers, and now you can also achieve this look with Botox lip flips. Here at aNu Aesthetics, we provide safe and effective Botox treatments so you can attain your dream look.

aNu Aesthetics is Kansas City’s premier aesthetics clinic and wellness spa. We are home to board-certified physicians and trained staff who are all knowledgeable in providing outstanding patient care and assuring safe cosmetic procedures. Call us now to schedule a consultation or learn more about our products and services.

Say Goodbye To Your Wrinkles and Fine Lines

With just a few simple injections, our providers can erase your wrinkles and fine lines in no time with Botox. Call us today to book your appointment.

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