Flipping Out Over the Lip Flip

When in doubt, lip flip it out! There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the lip flip. Many patients are choosing the lip flip, before they inject with filler to see if they like “the look”. It’s a great way to dip your toe in the water, without completely jumping into filler.

Instead of dermal fillers, the Lip Flip uses Botox to lift the upper lip for a more pleasant and pouty look. This is achieved by administering the neurotoxin to relax the orbicularis oris muscle at the corners of the lips and near the Cupid’s bow. By injecting the neurotoxin in those specific sites, we allow the lip to flip in order to achieve a poutier, fuller appearance. While dermal fillers work by literally making the lips bigger, Botox relaxes the muscles around the lips, which in turn gives the illusion of a fuller pout.

But, be careful, you don’t want the the lip flip that ends up being a lip slant…when too much Botox is injected into the orbicularis oris muscle, the mouth can have a tendency to move unnaturally. Soooo, this is why you come to Restorative Injectables for the ultimate smooth touch! These can be done as a combo treatment, or a single treatment. The process takes about 10 minutes and ranges anywhere from $100-$200 dollars depending on the strength of the muscle. You can expect results for about 3 months. Although, it does not last as long as filler, it’s definitely a great way to test out a fuller pout.