Lip flips have been trending over all social media platforms and have been praised by celebrities and influencers alike. Although the upper lip is naturally smaller than the bottom lip, a prominent, thin upper lip can cause the smile to appear gummy and cause a patient to feel self-conscious about their lips. A lip flip might be ideal for patients with a thin upper lip who want to add fullness without actual volume. But what exactly is a lip flip?
Understanding A Lip Flip
While other lip enhancement treatments utilize fillers to produce a fuller lip, a lip flip uses neuromodulators, such as Botox, to naturally flip the top lip upward, creating an effortlessly pouty appearance in the upper lip. Typically, two to four units achieve the naturally full look. The Botox injections target the orbicularis oris muscle surrounding your mouth and form your upper and lower lip, relaxing the muscle in the upper lip and allowing it to “flip” upward and provide a plump, fuller lip.
Neuromodulators, such as the Botulinum Toxin A found in Botox, work by relaxing muscle movement and allowing the lips to pout naturally. However, it will not restrict lip movement, only create the right relaxation in the lip muscles to increase fullness.
Benefits Of A Lip Flip
There are numerous benefits to a lip flip treatment, as it adds plumpness and volume without actually inserting volume into the lips, like with lip fillers. It creates a subtle enhancement to the top lip and will never look overdone. A lip flip can also create symmetry in lips that are overly asymmetrical, as well as add soft plumpness to the top lips. Additionally, it relaxes the muscles around the mouth, treating any unwanted wrinkles or fine lines stemming from smoking or age. Any patient struggling with the appearance of a “gummy” smile can benefit from a lip flip.
Besides helping patients to achieve beautiful, full lips, they can also feel confident in the treatment. Lip flips are temporary and last from two to five months, so the effects will wear off on the rare occasion a patient is unhappy with their results. The treatment takes less than ten minutes, is non-surgical, and causes minimal pain. There is less risk involved with a lip flip than will fillers, and the injection sites are nominal. Patients can also choose their preferred neurotoxin, such as Botox or Dysport.
Lip Flip Treatment
The treatment for a lip flip is quick and minimally painful. The injections require a small amount of neuromodulators and are completed in less than ten minutes. Patients have very little downtime after the treatment. Dr. Kiara may advise patients to avoid strenuous activity, avoid sweating or wetness around the lips, and take over-the-counter aspirin medications for a few days. Other than these few requests, patients can return to their everyday lives once the treatment is complete.
The Best Lip Flip Treatment In Dallas
Botox Bar offers four of the best lip flip locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for Dallas patients seeking naturally plump and beautiful lips. Kiara is an Advanced Clinical Nurse Injector who runs Botox Bar with her expert staff of injectors. They are a dedicated team passionate about providing the best care for each patient. Botox Bar uses unique methods with cosmetic injectables and customizes each of their patient’s experiences.
Call us at (817) 533-7676 to learn more and schedule a free consultation. Patients can also book online or reach out through our contact form.