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Lip Flip

Botox lip flips are a quick, painless non-surgical cosmetic procedure in which a medical professional injects a small amount of Botox into your upper lip to make it appear fuller.

Lip flips are a quick cosmetic procedure performed in a clinic that takes about 10 to 20 minutes. Botox is injected into your Cupid's bow, which is the middle of your upper lip, and the corners of your mouth.

The injection relaxes the muscles around your lip for a short time. This causes the inside of your upper lip to “flip” upward and outward, giving your lip a fuller appearance.

We would need you to come in for a consultation with one of our experienced medical practitioners to determine whether a lip flip is right for you.

Who Should Get The Procedure?

People who are:

  • - are hoping to achieve fuller lips without dermal filler
  • - think their upper lip “disappears” when they smile
  • - want their smile to appear less gummy which is when your smile shows more of your gums than you'd like

Generally, the effects of the procedure last for 8 to 12 weeks. If you're looking for a more permanent option lip filler might be a more suitable option for you.

What is the distinction between a lip augmentation and a dermal filler?

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Lip flips and dermal fillers both give the appearance of fuller lips. However, the procedures differ. Lip flips only appear to plump the lips, whereas dermal filler actually makes the lips fuller. Lip filler is a procedure in which a medical professional injects a substance primarily composed of hyaluronic acid into your lips. Hyaluronic acid contributes to the structure and hydration of your skin. Lip flips, on the other hand, use Botox to relax the muscles around your upper lip, causing it to turn upward. This makes your lips appear fuller, but their volume does not increase; it is simply rearranged.

Dermal fillers may be a better option if you want to truly change the shape and volume of your lips.

Botox Lip Flip

Lip flips are nonsurgical cosmetic procedures that can help people achieve a fuller upper lip without the use of dermal fillers. Botox injections into your upper lip relax the muscles and cause your lip to “flip” upward. Because it uses fewer Botox units, it is less expensive than dermal fillers.

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Gummy Smile

One or two units of Botox are needed to fix a gummy smile. Botox is injected in the area between your upper lip and nose to temporarily freeze the muscles that contract or elevate when you smile which allows you to smile without showing your gums.

Downturned Smile

A downturned mouth is frequently the result of an excessive downward pull by muscles attached to the corners of your mouth. Loss of volume and structure in the soft tissues that support your mouth can also be the cause - without good support, the corners of the mouth simply fall down and create a sad appearance. Botox® can be injected into the muscle that pulls the corners of the mouth down. This is usually done in conjunction with filler for the best results, but it can also be done alone.

How Long is the Procedure?

A few tiny injections are used in a simple 10-minute treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.

What Can I Expect on the Day?

The doctor or nurse will take off your makeup and clean the areas where you will be injected. Once you're seated upright, your practitioner will have you contract the muscle in the area being treated so she can better target the injection. If you're getting injections for wrinkles between your eyes, you might be asked to frown. Each treatment area will be followed by a series of tiny injections.

Depending on the number of areas being treated, your Botox appointment will last about a half hour. You can resume your normal activities as soon as the series of injections is finished. Your practitioner will instruct you to avoid bending or lying down for six hours.

Is It Painful?

There is no need for anaesthesia, and most patients experience only minor and brief discomfort. Before injecting, your provider may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Side effects are usually related to the local injection. While uncommon, soreness or mild bruising may occur around the injection site. Makeup may be worn after treatment if applied by a doctor or nurse using our special post-treatment makeup, but avoid pressing or massaging the area for several hours. Patients may experience temporary weakness of neighbouring muscles, a droopy brow or eyelid, or a headache in rare cases. This is why it is critical to consult with a trained medical professional, such as the team at Harley Street Injectables.

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