How Long Can A BOTOX® Lip Flip Last?
There is no question that dermal fillers can create stunning enhancements to a patient’s lips, particularly when it comes to adding volume. For men and women who are hoping for a more subtle outcome, or those whose primary concern is a gummy smile, the BOTOX lip flip may be a perfect fit. At JPO Aesthetics in Palm Springs, CA, experienced physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Jeffrey Patrick Olson helps patients of all ages achieve the beautiful, natural-looking lip shape they desire with the BOTOX lip flip. Keep reading for a closer look at the BOTOX lip flip, including how it works, who may be an ideal candidate for treatment, and how long you can expect your sexy new smile to last.
What does BOTOX do?
BOTOX, which is typically used to perform a lip flip, works by binding with neuroreceptors to temporarily paralyze or freeze a muscle. This helps the muscle to relax, which can smooth out facial lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface. In addition to the lip flip, BOTOX is commonly used to improve the following signs of facial aging:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Brow lines
- Lines between the brows
- Glabellar lines
What is a lip flip?
The lip flip is a cosmetic lip enhancement procedure that is growing in popularity each year. The treatment itself involves injecting BOTOX into strategic areas around the mouth to create the illusion of a fuller upper lip. Unlike lip fillers, which add volume to the lips, the lip flip relaxes the muscles around the upper lip, allowing it to curl outward and appear fuller and more natural. Ideal candidates for a BOTOX lip flip are:
- Over 18 years of age
- Have a gummy smile
- Want a less permanent alternative to lip fillers or implants
- Desire a more defined upper lip
- Want to boost the results of lip fillers
- Desire a more affordable alternative to lip fillers
How long does a lip flip last?
On average, the effects of BOTOX last for about 3 – 4 months before a repeat injection may be needed. For patients whose facial muscles are particularly strong, as well as men and women who exercise excessively, BOTOX may wear off sooner. It is important for patients considering a BOTOX lip flip to understand that their results will take about 7 –10 days to become fully apparent. With this in mind, patients should schedule their lip flip accordingly and take into account any social functions they may be preparing for.
Can I get a lip flip and lip fillers?
Absolutely. Many patients choose to have a BOTOX lip flip performed in conjunction with their lip fillers to further define their upper lip and create an even fuller, sexier shape. During your initial consultation for a Palm Springs lip flip, Dr. Olson will evaluate your lips, discuss your desired outcome, and recommend the most appropriate course of treatment for you.
Kiss boring lips goodbye with a BOTOX lip flip in Palm Springs, CA
If you are envious of the plump pouts of your favorite celebs or simply self-conscious about your gummy smile, we can help. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of lip fillers and the lip flip, call JPO Aesthetics in Palm Springs, CA to schedule your private consultation with award-winning physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Jeffrey P. Olson today.