If you’re like many people, you’re looking for a Botox® lip flip in Ann Arbor – but you may not know everything you need to know about this 10- to 20-minute procedure, which creates stunning results. This guide to the Botox lip flip has you covered.
Botox Lip Flip in Ann Arbor: Everything You Need to Know
A Botox lip flip creates a more volumized look for your lips – and it’s a simple, straightforward procedure. Using just a few units of Botox to achieve results, your cosmetic expert can relax the muscles above your upper lip. That causes it to roll slightly upward and appear more voluminous; it can help smooth vertical lines above your lip, as well.
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How Does a Lip Flip Work?
A Botox lip flip requires a series of small injections just above your upper lip. These injections go into your orbicularis oris muscle, which encircles your mouth. The Botox temporarily relaxes that muscle.
Do the Results of a Lip Flip Look Natural?
It’s absolutely essential that you work with a qualified professional when you’re looking for a lip flip in Ann Arbor. You need someone who’s exceptionally skilled – and who won’t over-treat your muscle, which can make the results look unnatural.
Who’s a Good Candidate for a Lip Flip?
If you feel like your upper lip disappears when you smile, or if your upper gums are extremely visible when you smile, you may be a good candidate for a lip flip. You may also be a good candidate for a Botox lip flip if you want results without opting for lip fillers.
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How Long Does a Botox Lip Flip Last?
Generally, a Botox lip flip lasts between two and four months. If you were happy with your results, you should return and get another treatment when the effects begin to fade. (Lip fillers are a more long-term solution; they can last about a year.)
Should You Have a Lip Flip or Dermal Fillers?
Lip flips and dermal fillers both produce similar results, but the two procedures are very different. Lip flips make your lips appear fuller, while dermal fillers actually make them fuller.
- In a Botox lip flip, your medical professional will inject a small amount of Botox into the muscles around your upper lip. That makes your upper lip turn upward, which makes it appear more voluminous.
- With dermal fillers, your medical professional will inject your lips with a special substance (mostly made from hyaluronic acid, which gives your skin structure and causes it to appear more hydrated).
A lip flip is a better option for you if you want your results to be more subtle, you think your upper lip disappears or your gums show too much when you smile, or you want fuller-looking lips without adding volume.
Dermal fillers are most likely a better choice for you if you want more volume, you need to address vertical lip lines (not fine lines, which a Botox lip flip can address), you want to change your lip shape or add symmetry), and you want results that last from 6 to 12 months.
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What to Expect From a Botox Lip Flip
First things first: avoid alcohol and blood thinners for a few days before your procedure, because they can make swelling worse.
During the procedure, which only takes 10 to 20 minutes, your doctor will inject Botox into the center and corners of your upper lip. Most people don’t find it painful – in fact, some people compare it to the feeling of having a pimple.
After your lip flip, you can go about your normal day. However, your upper lip might feel a little numb, and it may look a little swollen. You should avoid smoking and rubbing or massaging your lips (rubbing them can cause the Botox to spread to other areas, and you need it to stay right where the doctor injected it to achieve the right results). Try to sleep on your back for a few days so the Botox stays where it belongs.
You’ll likely start to see results within a few days – and your upper lip’s appearance will continue to improve for several more days. Most people don’t see the full results until 10 to 14 days have passed since the procedure.
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