Enhance Your Pout With A Lip Flip
As we age, insecurities about our appearance can crop up seemingly out of nowhere. It’s common to notice facial changes and hyper-fixate on them, and unfortunately, sometimes that leads to a lack of confidence. Wrinkles, fine lines, and changes in skin tone and texture are normal results of the aging process, but sometimes we start to notice things like lip thinning. The lips actually play a large role in how young (or old) we look, and sometimes just a subtle enhancement can really make a huge difference. A lip flip is a short, simple procedure that can help give your upper lip the appearance of more volume. Find out why we love this type of treatment for many women who are self-conscious about their smiles.
The Affect Of Aging On The Lips
We often associate aging skin with wrinkles on the face, neck, and even hands. But the lips also change as we get older. They also start to wrinkle and can lose both volume and color. People who already have lips on the thinner side might notice their smile causes the top lip to almost disappear, giving the appearance of a “gummy” smile. Many of our patients come to us extremely self-conscious about this issue – and fortunately, we have a solution.
The Lip Flip
What is a lip flip? While many lip enhancements involve dermal fillers, a lip flip actually uses strategically placed Botox. During treatment, we inject Botox into the orbicularis oris muscle, which is critical in forming the shape of the upper lip. This relaxes the muscle and causes the top lip to “flip” out a bit, giving the illusion of a larger, more full lip without any filler. It’s especially effective in reducing the amount of gum tissue that shows when you smile.
This procedure is fast – just a few minutes – with no downtime. Full results typically appear in about a week. Many people are truly shocked at just how much of a difference this makes in their smiles! To learn more about it, schedule a consultation. We will help you decide if you are a good candidate for a lip flip.