Lip Flip Winnipeg
Did you know that it’s possible to enhance your lips without the use of fillers? This procedure is called a lip flip; it’s a way to increase the surface area of your upper lip, but with more subtlety and less permanence than fillers. A lip flip uses Botox to create youthful and plump lips without making it obvious that you’ve had work done. An injection above the upper lip allows the muscles to relax and turn upwards, or “flip”, which exposes more of the lip. This reverses a gummy smile, where the top lip disappears when you part your mouth. A lip flip creates a slight pout, but without the dramatic effect of fillers. By relaxing the orbicularis oris muscle, the lip appears more defined and voluptuous. If you have wrinkles surrounding your lips, the Botox can help smooth out these vertical lines. This procedure is rising in popularity because it’s non-surgical, quick, and affordable.
How long will it last?
A lip flip is a more temporary cosmetic procedure than fillers. Botox injections last between three to four months on average. To maintain your results, you can receive additional treatments after your initial injections have worn off. Results typically last longer when Botox is re-administered.
What will happen during the appointment?
In total, the procedure takes less than 10 minutes. Your skin will be thoroughly cleaned so that no oil or dirt particles interfere with the process. When the Botox is injected, you will feel a slight pinch. Afterward, you’ll be able to carry on with the rest of your day as you would normally.
When will I see results?
With Botox, it usually takes a week or two before the results are visible. Over time, the muscles become relaxed, which unfurls the upper lip to add fullness. You’ll notice that when you smile, more of your upper lip will be visible, without looking over-injected.
How does it work?
Botox, or botulinum toxin A, is a neurotoxin that attaches to nerve endings. It inhibits the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that makes muscles contract. When Botox is injected into the orbicularis oris, tension is released. This causes the lip to flip or roll upwards, adding more fullness and giving the mouth a subtle pout.
What should I avoid doing before my treatment?
One day before your appointment, stay away from blood thinning medications, alcohol, and aspirin to reduce swelling. Anti-inflammatories and anti-coagulants can increase the risk of bruising. Refrain from applying makeup to the areas that will be treated.
Are there precautions I should take after my lip flip?
It’s advised that you avoid strenuous exercise for several hours following your appointment. You’ll want to stay out of saunas, too. It’s important not to touch or massage the injection site; this can reshape the Botox and cause undesirable results. For the same reason, don’t go for a facial or apply makeup after your procedure. You may want to try sleeping on your back for a few days so that you don’t accidentally press your mouth into your pillow.
What are the risks involved?
Following your treatment, you may notice minor swelling or discomfort but this should dissipate within a few days. With inexperienced and under-qualified technicians, there is the risk of injecting too much Botox, which can restrict the movement of the mouth. The certified and credible technicians at Simply Radiant have the expertise required for this procedure. We use small quantities of Botox that are injected into strategic areas.
What is the difference between a lip flip and lip fillers?
Lip flips use Botox to subtly create more definition in the lips. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, use injections of hyaluronic acid for an eye-catching effect; they have a longer-lasting and more dramatic result. Fillers smooth severe lip lines, enhance lip symmetry, and add volume to both the upper and lower lips. They last between six to twelve months. It is less expensive to receive a lip flip treatment than it is to get fillers, although results do not last as long. A small amount of Botox is used in lip flips, as opposed to fillers, which use injections of hyaluronic acid. In some cases, patients choose to combine fillers with Botox. The result is increased volume and definition in the lips - this is very effective for those with thin lips.
Is a lip flip different from a lip lift?
Yes - a lip lift is a surgical procedure with permanent results. It uses local anesthesia to numb the area. Then, a piece of skin between the nose and mouth is removed. It results in more pronounced and fuller looking lips. The main goal of a lip lift is to permanently add height to the lips, which defines the cupid’s bow and reduces the thinning that happens with age. On the other hand, a lip flip is a non-permanent, non-surgical procedure that uses Botox to increase the size of the lips.
Is a lip flip right for me?
You may be wondering whether Botox will suit your needs, or if derma fillers are the way to go. The answer depends on the look that you are seeking to achieve, and how noticeable you want your results to be. Consider what level of lip enhancement you desire - do you want a subtle yet noticeable pout in your lips? Perhaps you want your upper lip to be more visible when you smile. A lip flip can act as a baby step for those considering a more dramatic result - it’s a low commitment and a less costly procedure than lip fillers are. Maybe you want to enhance the definition of your mouth, but without adding too much volume. Finally, ask yourself if you want results that will last three to four months. If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then a lip flip may be right for you. For any further inquiries, you can request a consultation with one of our technicians at Simply Radiant.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Visit the “Contact Us” section on our website to begin speaking with an experienced technician today. For fuller looking lips and a less gummy smile, consider booking an appointment for a lip flip at Simply Radiant.
To book a consultation please call 204-470-9953