When you see yourself in photographs, do you wish that you could change your smile? One of the most common concerns about a smile is that the upper lip tends to disappear with the upturned corners of the mouth. This concern is what leads most people to consider a Botox lip flip with our experienced providers.
What is a lip flip and how can you benefit from this treatment? Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from Botox injections in the lip area.
Who Should Consider a Lip Flip?
When should you consider a Botox lip flip? Many people can benefit from this treatment if they’re looking for a solution that will give their lips more volume when they smile.
Take a quick look in the mirror and practice your pout. If you notice that your upper lip tends to disappear when you smile, then you might benefit from having Botox injections in the upper lip.
A lip flip is a great procedure for anyone who wants their upper lip to be a bit more prominent in their smile. Botox lip flips do not add volume to the lip or change its shape. They simply make the top lip more visible when you smile.
What Is a Lip Flip?
You might be wondering how exactly a Botox lip flip works.
Our patients are often already familiar with the idea of getting dermal filler to increase volume in their lips, but Botox works differently. A dermal filler can increase the volume of your lips or reshape them slightly. On the other hand, Botox is used to relax the muscles in your upper lip for a more modest difference.
Botox is a neuromodulator, which means that it blocks the messages from your nerves that signal the muscles to move. Botox in the upper lip allows the muscles of the lip to relax. Because the muscles no longer contract when you smile, the lip doesn’t get lost.
As a result, Botox provides a much more subtle effect than you would get from a dermal filler.
Benefits of a Lip Flip
What benefits can you expect from this treatment? Here are the top reasons why patients often come to Enriched Aesthetics for a lip flip:
- More defined top lip
- Minimized vertical lip lines on the upper lip
- Reduced visibility of the gums when smiling
- No downtime after the treatment
Because Botox is known for reducing fine lines, you may find that this treatment also addresses the vertical lip lines that occur above your top lip. If staving off the visible effects of aging is important to you, this is another reason you may want to consider the lip flip treatment.
Sometimes, we can even address a gummy smile with this treatment. As the Botox injections relax the muscles of the upper lip, your gums are likely to show less when you smile. If a gummy smile is still present, we may be able to offer other treatments that complement your lip flip for a more radical impact on your visible gums.
The other benefit of a Botox lip flip is that there’s no downtime. The treatment is minimally invasive and allows you to go right back to your busy lifestyle when the procedure is over.
Your Treatment Session
When it comes time to book an appointment for your lip flip, what can you expect? Fear not if you have a busy schedule that makes it hard for you to carve out time to pamper yourself or make improvements to your appearance. Botox lip flips are quick and easy, making it possible to work them in during your lunch break.
Our providers can get you in and out in under 20 minutes. If you have an hour-long break in the middle of the day, you can make it to your appointment easily.
The best part is that there’s no downtime with Botox injections in the upper lip. You will be able to go about the rest of your day with minimal disruption. No one will even be able to tell that you had work done until they see the results a few days later.
Chances are that you’re eager to see the results of your lip flip, but they won’t be immediate like the results you see with dermal fillers. Some patients report seeing the first signs of the injections taking effect in just a few days, but it can take seven to ten days to see the full effects of your treatment.
Fortunately, these injections are also long-lasting. If you love your Botox lip flip and want to keep up with it, you only have to come back to see us a few times each year. These Botox injections last for two to three months at a time.
Is a Lip Flip Right for You?
Does this treatment sound like the perfect fit to improve your smile? At Enriched Aesthetics, we believe in customized solutions to give you the look you desire. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to your aesthetic goals. Instead, allow us to come up with a solution specifically for you during an initial consultation.
We can help you decide whether Botox is the right fit for you or if you could benefit more from another treatment like dermal fillers. The dedicated staff at our Morristown, NJ, office would love to schedule your first appointment to get you the smile you’ve always wanted. Give us a call to book your appointment today.