What is a Botox® Lip Flip?
The Botox® lip flip is an increasingly popular choice for patients who are looking to reshape their lip in a non-surgical manner. The Botox® lip flip is ideal for those medical spa patients who desire a fuller looking lip and/or are tired of seeing their upper lip disappear when smiling.
In essence, the way this type of lip flip works is by modulating the movement of the lip muscle so that the lip appears more pouty and youthful. This is done by injecting the Botox® into the superficial (shallow) layer of the orbicularis oris muscle. This is the oval-shaped muscle that allows you to purse your lips. If a doctor or nurse injects the most shallow layer of this muscle, the deeper portion of the orbicularis oris can still continue to move and function. It is this shift in the muscle activity that allows the area of the lip along the vermillion border (where the red and white lip meet) to curl up and out. Visually this results in the vermillion border ‘flipping’ or rolling out to give the appearance of fuller lips.
Botox® Lip Flip Units
In addition to giving you beautiful new lips, the Botox® lip flip is also more affordable than other areas where Botox® is typically injected. That is because the amount of Botox® needed to perform a lip flip is around 10 units total.
Botox® Lip Flip and Fillers?
Can you combine the Botox® lip flip with injectable fillers? Yes, you can. But you have to make sure that you are not being too aggressive with the amount of injectable filler being placed as the Botox® lip flip can create some impressive changes all on its own. For those patients who want maximal lip volume, adding an injectable filler to the Botox® lip flip can be just what the doctor ordered.