Everything You Need to Know About Lip Flips AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

Published: July 12, 2023
Category: Blog

How many times have you seen a commercial with someone applying some lipstick, only to sigh and wish you had nicely shaped lips just like that? The problem is that for your lips to look this full, you probably need a lip filler – something you are not yet ready to commit to. You want the perfect lips, but you do not want to inject any fillers. 

Luckily, now you can opt for a lip flip. But what is a lip flip, and what makes it different from a lip filler? What are the advantages and drawbacks, and what can you expect from such a procedure? 

What Does a Lip Flip Do?

Lip flips are non-surgical options meant to create fuller-looking lips. The only difference is that instead of using lip fillers to obtain this effect, the doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into your upper lip, relaxing the muscles around the lip. This will slightly “flip” your upper lip, preventing it from curling inward every time you smile. So, generally, lip flips are a good option for patients whose smiles show too much gum.

Your lips may look more prominent with this technique, but the procedure does not necessarily change the shape of your lips. For this reason, this treatment offers a subtle, more natural enhancement. 

Advantages of Lip Flips

Compared to other lip enhancement treatments, lip flips come with a few advantages. Here are the most notable perks: 

  • Affordable: The lip flip cost is more affordable compared to lip fillers. This is beneficial if you need more treatments and are on a budget.
  • Less Painful: Dermal fillers are slightly more painful than BOTOX® Cosmetic because your lips need to adjust around the foreign filler, which is more invasive. For this reason, a lip flip may be a good option for you if you have a low pain threshold. 
  • Less Bruising: Likewise, lip flips end up with less swelling and bruising than lip fillers because BOTOX® Cosmetic only relaxes your muscles and does not fill the skin underneath. As a result, your natural healing system will not be triggered as much. 

After a lip flip, you can easily get on with your daily activities. It takes about 20 minutes to get the treatment done and it doesn’t even require a numbing agent. You can easily have a lip flip treatment during your lunch break!

What to Expect After a Lip Flip?

The results of a lip flip will become visible within a week of getting the BOTOX® Cosmetic injection. Don’t panic if it doesn’t show in the first two to three days, because it takes time for the upper lip muscles to relax.

After a lip flip, you may also have a small bump or potential bruising at the site of the injection. Again, do not worry about it, as this is a normal reaction to any injection. The area will need time to adjust to BOTOX® Cosmetic, so it may feel slightly tender.

We recommend that you avoid exercising after you get a lip flip and don’t sleep face down. This will help the BOTOX® Cosmetic spread evenly over your upper lip and offer you a perfectly symmetrical look. 

The effect of a lip flip can last between two and four months. It depends on how fast your immune system metabolizes the BOTOX® Cosmetic. Once the effect is gone, you can schedule another appointment for a lip flip. Our professionals can help you whenever your lips need a “refill” or “reflip” in this case! 

Verdict: Should You Get a Lip Flip?

Lip flips represent a great alternative if you want to obtain fuller, better-shaped lips without bringing lip fillers into the equation. With a lip flip, your lips will look natural and enhanced. Book a lip flip with Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics right now, and we will bring your lips into their best shape!

For more questions about lip flips, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics at 760-206-8926 (Carlsbad) or 858-230-8040 (San Diego). We will be more than happy to answer all of your questions. You may also use our online contact form to ask questions, and we will get back to you shortly!