Botox® for Lip Flip
Lip Flip Treatment with Dr. Carol, Livingston, NJ
Focus Area: Lips
A new popular cosmetic treatment for the lips is the Lip Flip. The Lip Flip uses Botox or Dysport to relax the orbicularis muscle in the top lip. By injecting Botox or Dysport in this muscle, the top lip is encouraged to relax and ‘flip’ outwards to give the illusion of a subtle, fuller lip. It is a popular choice for those wanting to correct a gummy smile, or for someone who doesn’t want to add volume. This simple non-surgical lip augmentation procedure is cost-effective, temporary, and simple.
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Our treatment goal of injectable neuromodulator use is to highlight your features, not stop complete movement in the face. Dr. Eisenstat in Livingston, New Jersey, will review your skin concerns, facial anatomy, and appearance goals and make recommendations that will best enhance your natural beauty.
A lip flip procedure is a quick and nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that aims to plump your upper lip. The treatment aims to prevent lip thinning and give you a full, juicy pout instead. Through the use of ‘baby Botox’, the procedure flips your lip to enhance its appearance and relax the upper lip muscle without using fillers or reshaping the tissue.
A lip flip treatment is suitable for patients who:
- Want to achieve fuller lips without using dermal fillers;
- Have lost upper lip tissue flexibility and motion;
- Crave a less gummy smile.
The treatment takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete and ensures results for 8 to 12 weeks.
Three to four days prior to the treatment, patients have to avoid alcohol consumption and consumption of blood-thinners (e.g. Aspirin). During the procedure, the lips are not numbed as the treatment is not painful. Using injections, a specialist will treat the centre and corners of your upper lips. Following the treatment, you can resume regular activities, with caution. Stop smoking in the first few days after a lip lift and avoid rubbing, massaging or touching the area. During this time, it is best you sleep on your back to avoid lip creasing.
While generally a safe treatment, some patients might experience minor side effects following the procedure, including minor bruising or swelling. If a larger dose of Botox is used, patients might experience additional side effects, such as:
- Speaking difficulties
- Spitting issues
- Lip dropping, on one side
All these symptoms will retract as the effect wears off.
Ensure you consult your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Swallowing complications
- Slurred speech
- Heavy breathing
- Blurred vision
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