What is a Lip Flip?
Lip flip treatment involves injecting a small amount of a neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport, Jeaveau, Xeomin) into the orbicularis oris, which is just above the vermillion border of the upper lip.
The orbicularis oris is a muscle that helps form and shape the lips. This is what gives you what is called the ‘cupids bow’.
The vermilion border of the upper lip is a normally sharp line between the lip and adjacent skin and is where lipstick is typically applied.
In the next few days following treatment, the muscle becomes relaxed — allowing the upper lip to turn outward.
This creates the appearance of a fuller, youthful-looking upper lip. Lip flips do not affect the lower lip but some procedures can be done there too.
The injection takes less than two minutes, making it perfect for people who have a fear of needles and invasive surgical procedures.
Lip Flip In Cincinnati
Have you been interested in trying lip filler? Wanting fuller, pouty lips but nervous about the cost or intensity of traditional lip fillers? A lip flip with Botox may be the option you have been looking for. But what is it and is it the right option for you?
A lip flip is a more subtle, quicker and short term option that uses Neurotoxin to ‘flip’ the upper and lower lip. A traditional lip filler uses Juvaderm, or Volbella, which can be more long term (8 to 12 months) and can create more density than you may desire.
The flip enhances your natural look with fuller lips. The concept is similar to how Botox is used as a dermal filler. The Botox allows the muscles of the upper part of your lip to relax and flip outward, resulting in the appearance of fuller lips. It is an easier injection than traditional lip fillers. It can also ease the vertical lines around the lips.
Lip Flip VS. Lip Filler
As we age, our faces begin to lose volume – leading to the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles. This includes our lips. Lips start to lose definition, look less plump, and fine lines around our mouths start to form. Two popular treatments to help restore youthfulness back into our lips are Lip Filler, and the Lip Flip. But how do you know which treatment is right for you? Check out our breakdown below.
Alternatively, a new popular cosmetic treatment for the lips is the Lip Flip. The Lip Flip uses Botox or Dysport – which are neuromodulators (yes – the same Botox you get in your forehead!), to relax the orbicularis muscle in the top lip. By injecting Botox or Dysport in this muscle, the top lip is encouraged to relax and ‘flip’ outwards to give the illusion of a subtle, fuller lip. It is a popular choice for those wanting to correct a gummy smile, or for someone who doesn’t want to add volume.
Fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane work to treat these fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume in the face. Both Juvederm and Restylane are hyaluronic acid fillers, which is a naturally occurring molecule found in our bodies. HA (hyaluronic acid) helps to restore moisture and volume to the skin. When filler is injected directly to the lips and Vermillion border, it creates volume and brings back definition, leading to a fuller, poutier lip while still producing a soft, natural appearance.
Dr. K talks about the difference between a LIP FLIP and LIP FILLERS.
Dr. K demonstrates the LIP FLIP procedure.