What You Should Know about the Botox Lip Flip

Have you heard about the Botox lip flip? Keep reading to learn more.

What happens to your lips over time?

Over time everything in your body changes. In your face, bones, fat, muscles, and skin change. You have a muscle that goes around your lips that you use to move your lips when you eat, speak, drink, etc. Over time, with more and more use, this muscle gets stronger. After decades of use, along with other changes, the strength of this muscle causes your lips to curl inward. This makes your lips look smaller, and is usually particularly noticeable when you smile.

How can I improve the appearance of my lips?

There are many things you can do to improve the appearance of your lips. Most women use makeup like lip stick to make their lips look better. There are also topical products like the A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper that will make your lips look fuller. The results are subtle and very natural. But that’s what people want right now. Unlike about ten years ago when people like Kylie Jenner were getting fillers to make their lips look much bigger, sometimes unnaturally bigger, now people want their appearance to look much more natural. Fillers such as Volbella are still very popular to enhance the appearance of your lips. It’s just that now, they’re used differently to make your lips look natural. Another treatment that’s not as well-known is the Botox Lip Flip.

What is the Botox Lip Flip?

The Botox Lip Flip is a simple treatment to improve the appearance of your lips. It is an injectable treatment like fillers, but that’s pretty much the only difference. There’s no numbing cream for Botox, there are only four to six injection points, the risk of bruising is much less, and you won’t have swelling. Also, the Botox Lip Flip works differently than fillers. Fillers like Volbella contain a sugar called hyaluronic acid that draws water into your skin to literally make your lips fuller. Botox, on the other hand, works by relaxing the muscle around your lips. This is the muscle that curls your lips inward, especially when you smile. What happens when this muscle is relaxed? Your lips don’t curl in as much and you get more of a pout, making the outer parts of your lip flip out, hence the name Botox Lip Flip. In turn, this makes your lips look bigger.

What are the benefits of a Botox Lip Flip?

The Botox Lip Flip is an easy treatment that you can try if you’re not yet ready for fillers. This is perfect because the results from a Botox Lip Flip are more subtle and not as long-lasting as the results from a filler. It’s also a much easier and faster treatment than fillers. The Botox Lip Flip treatment itself takes less than a minute and you don’t have to numb like you do with fillers like Volbella. Also, you won’t have the same recovery as you will with fillers like Volbella. With fillers like Volbella, you typically have swelling for about a week and there is a much higher risk for bruising. You won’t have this with a Botox Lip Flip.

Can you combine a Botox Lip Flip with filler?

Yes, you can combine a Botox Lip Flip with fillers such as Volbella. You’ll want to do the Botox Lip Flip first, then give it about two weeks to kick in. This allows you to see what it looks like once the Botox has taken effect before adding any filler. But combining Volbella in your lips with the Botox Lip Flip is an outstanding treatment.

When will I see results from my Botox Lip Flip?

It takes about two weeks to see the full results from a Botox Lip Flip. So it’s important to be patient. Also, since the results are so natural, you may not even notice it. That’s why it’s important to take before and after pictures; we do this in the office for you. The other thing you’ll notice is that it may feel strange when you move your lips for the first week after your Botox Lip Flip. When you relax the muscle around your lips with the Botox Lip Flip, it will feel different when you eat, speak, and drink for a few days. Most people notice the biggest difference when they sip from a straw.

How long do the results of a Botox Lip Flip last?

The area around your lips is sensitive. You have many muscles in the area that allow you to move your lips when you eat, speak, smile, etc. And these muscles are relatively small. Therefore, the dose of Botox used for the Botox Lip Flip is quite low, usually four to six units. Because of this, you can expect your results to last about six weeks. Doing the Botox Lip Flip every six weeks or so for a prolonged period will provide continued results.

Am I a good candidate for a Botox Lip Flip?

The best way to know if you’re a good candidate for a Botox Lip Flip treatment is to look at your lips when you smile; in particular, your upper lip. Relax your lips and look in the mirror. Then smile and see if the appearance of your lips changes. You may notice the vertical height from the top to the bottom of your upper lip gets smaller, as if it’s getting thinner. This is what happens when you smile and the muscle around your mouth is strong. If you see this, then you’re a good candidate for the Botox Lip Flip.

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