If you’d like plumper-looking lips but aren’t quite ready for filler, there’s an easy, “entry-level” injectable treatment that’s worth a try….a BOTOX “Lip Flip.”
A Lip Flip involves just a couple tiny pokes, during which a few units of BOTOX are put above the upper lip. The muscles relax, so more of the colored lip tissue turns upward and outward.
Lips look fuller and more youthful, without filler!
A Lip Flip used to be an “Injector’s Secret.” But now, many of our BOTOX clients get it done at every visit. It’s fast and easy, and looks so natural…but the difference is noticeable and flattering to just about every face.
Patients love it…and this is a great time to try it.
During February you can get a FREE LIP FLIP with every BOTOX treatment with our incredible nurse injector Olivia in Los Gatos. (You might want to get in before Valentine’s Day?) Call the Los Gatos office to book your appointment.
This “Free Lip Flip” offer can only be redeemed in February 2023 in Los Gatos with Olivia Palmer. Free treatment is not transferrable, not redeemable for cash or credit on other services, and not eligible for refund.
For more information on whether a Lip Flip will give your smile the boost you’re looking for, this article is a great resource!
Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parikh are honored to be featured in NEWBEAUTY’s latest article, “How To Decide If You Need A Lip Flip Or Lip Filler” by the wonderful writer Allie Hogan. Pop over to their site to read the entire article! Below are the pearls from our own Drs. L&P.
For more volume: lip filler
Dr. Lieberman says his practice always suggests lip filler over a lip flip when a patient’s main goal is greater volume. “A lip flip can make the lips look larger and slightly fuller. However, it’s due to more vertical exposure of lip structure, not forward projection or actual plumpness,” he explains…
“The flip simply turns more of the colored lip area upward and outward,” explains Dr. Lieberman.
If you have thin lips: lip flip + lip filler
“Some patients have a thin upper lip or lips that almost disappear when they smile. Placing filler within the lip border would result in plumper, but still ‘small’ lips, with outward projection but very little vertical uplift,” explains Dr. Parikh. In these cases, he advocates for a combination of a lip flip and lip filler. This creates “more of a lip shape that can then be plumped with filler if that’s the desired effect.”
Dr. Lieberman says some patients look their best with a combination, but it’s all about balance. Experts need to examine the “proportion of the lip in order to bring the right balance to the face in such a way that many people wouldn’t even be able to tell treatments were done,” he says…
For longer-lasting results: lip filler
Instead of filler, a lip flip uses a neurotoxin, like Dysport or Botox Cosmetic. “It’s two tiny injections of about four units in total, right above the lip, to relax the muscles that hold the lip down over the teeth,” explains Dr. Parikh. Although lip flips have beautiful results, they tend to wear off quickly, in as little as four to six weeks, he says. For longer-lasting volume, lip filler is your best bet.
Here at L&P Aesthetics, there are many “tools in the tool kit” to deliver a beautiful, youthful, full set of lips to any patient who desires it. Schedule a consultation to determine what the best options are for you, based on your individual anatomy and the results you’re hoping for.