A lip flip is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance the appearance of the lips. Unlike traditional lip augmentation techniques, which involve injecting fillers into the lips to increase their volume, a lip flip focuses on the upper lip and injects a small amount of Botox (botulinum toxin) into specific muscles around the mouth.
The purpose of a lip flip is to relax the muscles that surround the upper lip, which can help the upper lip appear fuller and evert slightly, giving the illusion of a more pouty and defined lip shape. This procedure is typically used for individuals with a naturally thin upper lip or who want a subtle enhancement without significantly increasing lip volume.
The effects of a lip flip are temporary and usually last for 6-8 weeks, after which the muscles gradually regain their function. It’s essential to consult with a qualified medical professional if you’re considering a lip flip or any other cosmetic procedure to discuss your goals, expectations, and potential risks.
What are the types of botulinum toxin injections?
Botulinum toxin injections, often referred to simply as “Botox” (which is a brand name), are a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing or relaxing the muscles responsible for causing them. There are several different types of botulinum toxin injections available, each with its own brand name. Here are some of the most commonly used types:
- Botox Cosmetic: Botox is one of the most well-known and widely used brands of botulinum toxin. It has been approved for cosmetic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is commonly used to treat wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and around the eyes (crow’s feet).
- Dysport: Dysport is another brand of botulinum toxin that is used for cosmetic purposes. It is similar to Botox and is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
These different brands of botulinum toxin injections contain similar active ingredients but may have subtle differences in formulation and onset of action. The choice of which product to use may depend on the individual patient’s needs, preferences, and their healthcare provider’s recommendation. It’s important to consult with a qualified medical professional to determine the most suitable.
What is the difference between a lip flip and lip fillers?
A lip flip is a non-surgical procedure primarily focusing on the upper lip.
The result is a subtle lifting and reshaping of the upper lip, which can make it appear slightly fuller and more defined.
The effects of a lip flip are temporary and typically last for 6-8 weeks.
Lip fillers, also known as lip augmentation or lip injections, involve injecting dermal fillers (usually hyaluronic acid-based fillers) directly into the lips.
Lip fillers increase lip volume, enhance shape, and create a fuller and plumper
appearance. The results are more focused on adding volume and definition.
Lip filler results are generally longer-lasting compared to a lip flip, with effects lasting anywhere from
several months to over a year, depending on the patient and the specific filler used.
In summary, choosing between these procedures depends on your specific goals and desired outcome. Consulting with a qualified medical professional will help you determine which approach is best
suited to your needs. Some individuals even opt for combining both procedures to achieve the
Davam Aesthetics proudly presents the Lip Flip treatment, an elegant solution for those seeking a subtly enhanced and fuller lip appearance without the commitment of fillers. Using precision techniques, the Lip Flip relaxes the orbicularis oris muscle at the mouth’s edge, giving the lip a slightly “flipped” appearance and revealing more of the lip’s red part. It’s a quick and minimally invasive procedure that offers a fresh and natural-looking pout. Conveniently available at our Magnolia and Tomball, TX locations, our expert team is dedicated to helping you achieve that perfect touch of allure for your lips. Trust in the finesse and expertise of Davam Aesthetics to deliver impeccable results with our Lip Flip treatments.