Full, youthful lips are always in style—and lip filler is one of our most popular uses for dermal fillers. However, not everyone who wants their lips to look fuller necessarily wants or needs fillers to achieve their desired effect. Maybe instead you want a very subtle result that only lasts a few months.
To perform a Botox lip flip, our certified aesthetic nurse pracitioners make a series of injections just above the upper lip Botox temporarily relaxes the part of the muscle over the upper lip, causing the lip to roll slightly upward so it appears more plumped and defined. This muscle relaxation can also help smooth vertical lines around the lips.
The Botox lip flip isn’t a substitute for lip fillers. Lip filler is actually the best option if you’re looking for fuller lips that last a bit longer.
Fillers are likely a better lip enhancement option if:
- You would like additional volume in the upper and/or lower lip
- You would like to address more severe vertical lip lines
- You would like to improve overall lip shape and symmetry
- You want a longer-lasting lip enhancement (6-12 months)
In most cases, the best solution for a patient is to combine Botox with fillers. Using fillers to enhance lip volume and Botox to lift the upper lip slightly can achieve a beautiful outcome.