Get to Know the BOTOX® Lip Flip

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If you want to enhance your smile subtly yet powerfully, a lip flip can give your upper lip a natural-looking lift and attractive fullness. Read on to learn more about the BOTOX lip flip below, from how it works to what sets it apart from traditional filler treatments.

What Is a Lip Flip?

A lip flip is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance of the upper lip. Unlike lip fillers, which use gels to temporarily add volume, a lip flip uses BOTOX to relax the muscles that pull the lip inward. As that muscle relaxes, the upper lip gently “flips” outward, creating the illusion of a fuller upper lip and a more defined lip border.

BOTOX can also correct a gummy smile and smooth vertical smoker’s lines above the upper lip.

Lip Flip vs Filler

While both treatments enhance the appearance of the lips, they offer distinct benefits. A lip flip is ideal if you want a subtle, natural-looking improvement in lip fullness and shape. In contrast, lip fillers are a better option if you desire significant volume or want to correct lip asymmetry.

How Does a Lip Flip Work?

Where To Inject BOTOX for a Lip Flip

During a lip flip procedure, your injector carefully administers small amounts of BOTOX into the orbicularis oris muscle, which encircles the mouth and controls lip movement. Targeting select areas of this muscle, such as the cupid’s bow and corners of the mouth, can create a subtle lifting effect on the upper lip. The treatment typically takes just a few minutes and involves minimal discomfort.

How Many Units of BOTOX for a Lip Flip

A lip flip usually requires 4 to 6 units of BOTOX, though the exact amount may vary. During your consultation, we will determine how much BOTOX you need to achieve your desired result.

Lip Flip Results

You should notice a visible enhancement in your upper lip’s fullness and definition within a few days to a couple of weeks after treatment. The vermilion border becomes more prominent, accentuating the lips’ natural shape.

How Long Does a Lip Flip Last?

While individual results may vary, most patients can expect the effects to last approximately 3 to 4 months. Over time, the muscle-relaxing effects of BOTOX gradually wear off, allowing the lip to return to its baseline position. We recommend regular touch-up treatments to maintain your results.

How Much Does a Lip Flip Cost?

The cost of a BOTOX lip flip can vary depending on factors such as the provider’s expertise, geographic location, and the number of units required. A lip flip is relatively inexpensive compared to other treatments, usually costing less than $200.

Enhance Your Smile Today

The BOTOX lip flip offers a minimally invasive, low-maintenance way to create more defined lips. To discover what this procedure can do for you, please request a consultation or call Houston Dermatology Specialists at (713) 487-8233.

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