A lip flip is an injection-based, non-surgical treatment to make your lips appear fuller without increasing their volume. This cosmetic procedure involves injecting Botox (botulinum toxin) into the edges of your lips in order to relax specific muscle fibers. This causes the upper part of your lips to turn upward or ‘flip’, making the lips appear more pronounced.
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Who Is A Good Candidate For Lip Flip?
A lip flip is most suited for individuals who want fuller lips without having the extra volume. You may also benefit from this treatment if your upper lip tends to curl inward when you smile.
Additionally, a lip flip can help reduce the appearance of vertical fine lines and wrinkles formed around the mouth as you age. Your aesthetician will inject botulinum toxin into the areas around the mouth, smoothing out those small creases.
You can discuss whether you are a good candidate for this procedure in detail with your doctor or aesthetician.
What Does A Botox Lip Flip Do?
When injected into specific areas of the muscle around the upper lip, Botox causes it to relax, causing the lip to roll upward slightly. This way, the treated lip appears more voluminous than before. Not only does this treatment transform your thin lips into a more defined pout, but it also treats vertical fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
How Is Lip Flip Done?
A lip flip is a quick procedure usually performed in an outpatient setting.
A numbing solution may be applied to the treatment area to desensitize it against the injection’s prickings. Afterward, a healthcare provider injects botulinum toxin into the muscles around the corners of the mouth and the Cupid’s bow.
The most common botulinum toxin brand used in a lip flip procedure is Botox®, but other options may also be considered, such as:
The effects of a lip flip procedure generally become noticeable in about a week; when this happens, the treated lips appear poutier without an actual increase in lip volume
How Much Does Lip Flipping Cost?
The cost of lip flipping in Dubai starts from 1500 AED but may vary from person to person, depending on:
- The treatment area
- The expertise of your aesthetician
- The geographic location of the clinic
How painful is a lip flip?
In general, a lip flip is usually not considered a painful treatment. However, a sensation of sharp stretching may be felt at the injection site, but treatment recipients describe it as minimal discomfort. You may continue to have mild discomfort for 24 hours, after which it fades away.
Does a lip flip look natural?
According to most recipients, a lip flip may offer a more natural-looking result compared to lip fillers, but individual results may vary. But as a rule of thumb, it comes down to the practitioner’s expertise.
How long does lip flip last?
The effects of a lip flip may last between two to five months, after which its effects may start to fade and further treatments may be required.
Book an Appointment
Euromed Clinic Dubai offers lip flip treatments from the hands of top-rated aestheticians. For more information, call +971 4 394 5422. You can also book a consultation online by filling out the form below.