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Everything You Need to Know About the Botox Lip Flip

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If you follow trends in the beauty industry, you know that the popular lip shapes achieved with injectables are constantly changing, from cupid lips to cherry lips and the keyhole pout. The latest concept taking the industry by storm is the Botox Lip Flip, a quick, minimally invasive procedure that can transform your pout in just minutes.

Though the treatment may sound like a combination of Botox and dermal fillers, the Botox Lip Flip — and its desired effects — are much different than traditional lip fillers. Whether you’re seeking a slightly fuller upper lip or desire a gummy smile correction in NYC, this is everything you need to know about the Botox Lip Flip at Tribeca MedSpa.

What is a Botox Lip Flip?

A Botox Lip Flip is a non-surgical lip augmentation that enhances the fullness of the lips while maintaining a natural looking appearance. During the treatment, a small amount of Botox is precisely injected into multiple locations along the oral commissures, or corners of the mouth, and into the edges of the lips, also known as the vermillion border. As a cosmetic-safe neurotoxic protein, Botox relaxes the muscles around the upper lip.

In particular, a Botox Lip Flip relaxes the orbicularis oris muscle, a muscle that controls movement and tension in the lips. Once injected with Botox, the tension in the muscle lessens and the upper lip ‘flips’ outward for the appearance of a fuller, plumper upper lip without the added volume of a filler product. It does not actually enhance the size of the lip; rather, it makes the existing lip more visible.

Benefits of a Botox Lip Flip

A Botox Lip Flip has become an increasingly popular aesthetic treatment for women seeking a more natural-looking lip enhancement. Rather than add volume to the lip, a Botox Lip Flip is a slight augmentation that defines the upper lip for a plumper pout. Likewise, since the fullness is achieved with Botox, this treatment can diminish vertical lip lines that form above the upper lip, producing a more youthful appearance.

Also known as smoker’s lines, vertical lip lines often begin as fine lines that appear above the upper lip, but gradually deepen into more noticeable wrinkles over time. Botox not only relaxes the muscle that contracts to cause wrinkles but also smooths the overlying skin and reduces present wrinkles.

Another benefit is that more lip will show when you smile. If you have a gummy smile or one that shows off the gums of your teeth rather than your lips, a Botox Lip Flip can lessen the amount of gum that peeks through every time you smile. Though this procedure does not change the way you smile, it will provide a fuller top lip to essentially cover the appearance of gums.

Lip Flip vs Dermal Filler (Lip Filler)

Though a Botox Lip Flip may sound similar to lip filler, there are major differences between a Lip Flip vs. dermal filler (lip injections). This treatment provides the illusion of fuller lips by relaxing the muscle above the lips to change the upper lip position. In comparison, dermal filler and injectables physically add volume via a product, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane, to the lips to achieve the appearance of fuller, plumper lips.

A Lip Flip uses Botox, a type of cosmetic-safe neurotoxic protein that’s meant to release tension in muscles, whereas dermal filler uses hyaluronic acid (HA) to add volume. While a choice between either treatment relies on your individual goals, women often opt for a Botox Lip Flip vs. dermal filler when seeking natural-looking enhancement, reduced fine lines, or a less gummy smile.

How Long Does it Last?

The results often appear over the course of a few days. It can take two to three days for the muscle above the mouth to completely relax, and approximately one week post-treatment for the upper lip to lift and flip. Once the muscle relaxes, you can expect visible results for two to three months, though individual results may vary.

The longevity fluctuates due to a variety of factors, namely how often the top lip moves to speak or smile. It’s common to experience mild bruising or swelling at the injection site immediately after receiving the treatment, and while you should avoid exercise and sleep face-up for 24 hours post-treatment, most individuals are safe to return to work right away.

Why Choosing a Provider is Critical

When it comes to injectables, you should only ever trust an expert—especially for a Botox Lip Flip. This treatment requires master precision along the oral commissures and vermillion border to achieve a proper flip, as well as expert placement to complement your unique lip shape. This treatment also uses a very small amount of Botox, which is imperative for natural-looking results.

Whether you’re seeking a more plump pout or a slightly less gummy smile, schedule a complimentary consultation at Tribeca Medspa for a Botox Lip Flip you can trust. Since 2006, our Master Injectors are leaders in natural enhancements and gummy smile correction in NYC, so you can make the smile of your dreams your new reality.

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