A lip flip is a cosmetic treatment that can help enhance the appearance of the lips by creating the illusion of a fuller, more pouty look. This procedure involves the injection of botulinum toxin A, commonly known as Botox, into the upper lip to relax the muscles and cause the lip to flip slightly upward giving the appearance of a more defined vermilion border or lip border. This procedure can also be performed by injecting Dysport, Xeomin or Jeuveau, substances all very similar to Botox. The result is a more pronounced Cupid’s bow, which can make the lips look fuller and more defined, as well as a more defined upper and lower lip borders.
Lip flip is a subtle enhancement and does not add volume to the lips, unlike lip fillers. This procedure is ideal for those who want a natural-looking improvement in their lip appearance without the commitment of fillers or surgery. The treatment typically takes less than 5 minutes to perform, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. The results begin to appear within a few days to a week after the injection.
While the results of a lip flip are temporary, lasting around 2-3 months, the procedure is safe and effective when performed by a qualified and experienced board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Rokhsar. Dr. Rokhsar is an expert injector of Botox and has served as a clinical trainer for Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, training other physicians on proper injection techniques. He has extensive experience in performing lip flip procedures and can help you achieve your desired results.
The Botox lip flip is a popular option for those looking to enhance the appearance of their lips. Botox is injected into the upper lip, targeting the muscles responsible for pulling the lip downward. By relaxing these muscles, the upper lip naturally flips upward, creating a fuller and more defined look. The procedure is quick and relatively painless, with minimal downtime.
Similar to Botox, Dysport can also be used to perform a lip flip. Dysport is a botulinum toxin type A that works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles and lines. When injected into the upper lip, Dysport relaxes the muscles, allowing the lip to flip upward, enhancing the shape and fullness of the lips. The results of a Dysport lip flip are similar to those achieved with Botox.
Xeomin is another option for a lip flip procedure. Like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. It works by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle contraction. When injected into the upper lip, Xeomin relaxes the muscles, resulting in a subtle upward flip of the lip. The procedure is quick, and the results can last for several months.
In addition to injectable options, the fibroblast CO2 laser lip flip is a non-invasive treatment that can help enhance the appearance of the lips. This procedure uses a specialized CO2 laser to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin around the lips. By targeting the vermilion border, the laser creates a lifting effect, giving the illusion of a fuller upper lip. The fibroblast CO2 laser lip flip is a safe and effective alternative for those who prefer non-injectable options.
Another non-invasive option for a lip flip is the Plasma Pen lip flip. The Plasma Pen is a handheld device that delivers a controlled burst of plasma energy to the skin’s surface. When applied to the upper lip, the pen stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin, causing the lip to flip slightly upward. The Plasma Pen lip flip is a quick procedure with minimal downtime, and the results can last for several months.
A lip flip can also be an effective solution for those with a gummy smile. A gummy smile is characterized by excessive gum exposure when smiling. By injecting Botox or other neurotoxins into the muscles above the upper lip, the lip can be slightly relaxed, reducing the upward movement of the lip and minimizing gum exposure. This can help create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.
After a lip flip procedure, it’s important to follow some aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects. These may include:
It’s important to consult with a qualified physician or cosmetic specialist to determine the best lip flip procedure for your specific goals and needs. They can assess your individual anatomy and discuss the potential risks and benefits of each option. With proper evaluation and skilled administration, a lip flip can be a safe and effective way to enhance your lips and achieve the desired aesthetic outcome.
Please note that the information provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized recommendations and guidance regarding cosmetic procedures.