By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology
For years now, “volume” has been the name of the game in the ever-escalating pursuit of bigger, fuller lips. In cosmetic dermatology clinics around the world, patients are seeking every advantage they can find in achieving the sexiest, poutiest lips possible.
But volume, as it turns out, may not be everything. In exploring every avenue for lip fulfillment, a new option has risen in popularity alongside traditional fillers. This new trend—appropriately dubbed the Botox Lip Flip—is flipping the lip world upside down!
What is the Botox Lip Flip?
Traditionally, those seeking fuller lips have turned to hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Juvéderm Volbella, Vollure, or Restylane injections. Each of these fillers adds that much-desired boom to the lips, providing plump and circumstance to even the thinnest kissers. But in all our focusing on volume and size, we’ve missed another route to desirable lips—the angle and outward swoop of the upper lip.
By focusing on shape more than size, on profile more than just volume alone, the Botox Lip Flip has been providing delightful results at the cutting edge of lip enhancement procedures. But how does it work?
How the Botox Lip Flip Works
Botox is famous the world over as a solution to unwanted wrinkles. By blocking signals to certain facial muscles, Botox prevents the muscle contractions responsible for wrinkles in the first place, providing a smoother and more youthful-looking face.
Recently, though, cosmetic dermatologists have figured out that those same nerve signals inform the muscles around the lips, determining how the lips “hang” or come away from the face. Now, especially when combined with fillers, the Botox Lip Flip is creating one-of-a-kind results.
By injecting Botox into the muscles around the mouth, the upper lip is free to hang naturally, creating a “flipped” look that contributes to an overall plumper appearance.
The Botox Lip Flip targets only the superficial layers of the muscles around the mouth called the “orbicularis oris.” By relaxing the sides of the lips, the muscles aren’t as able to produce a grimace or taut (and therefore flattening) lip position. This process creates the signature swoop from the relaxed upper lip and gives the impression of volume without actually creating that additional volume.
In order to achieve a pouty look without limiting lip movement and functionality, the injection sites for the Botox Lip Flip have to be strategically located. Given the benefits of such a pinpoint procedure, only an expert cosmetic dermatologist should be trusted.
Perhaps the best feature of the Botox Lip Flip procedure is its affordability. The Lip Flip procedure can cost anywhere from $100 to $500 on average, but given the precise nature of the injection sites, cheaper isn’t always better. The procedure takes hardly any time and can be attached at the tail end of a filler appointment without any additional burden on your time and for the best results.
Explore the Botox Lip Flip Today
The pursuit of fuller lips is the pursuit of passion and the utmost confidence. While some new trends fade shortly after gaining popularity, the Botox Lip Flip is too successful, easy, affordable, and satisfying to be disappearing any time soon.
If you’ve got the bug for bigger lips, consider adding a quick Lip Flip onto the tail end of your next filler appointment! You won’t be disappointed if you do.
Learn more about the Botox Lip Flip from Skin Wellness Dermatology!
Some people spend decades chasing after baseball cards, rare antiques, works of art, or movie memorabilia. Others live in the hot pursuit of plumper lips and ideal lip profiles. At Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama, you’ll find the best in cutting-edge lip enhancement procedures and products administered by some of the foremost experts in the field! For more information about combining your filler appointment with a lip flip procedure, call us today at 205-871-7332.