Botox Lip Flip for Natural Looking, Fuller Lips
Since the beginning of recorded history, a woman’s lips have always been a focal point of allure and charm. But, sadly, not everyone is born with luscious lips. And to make matters worse, it is a fact of life that one’s lips thin with age.
For decades, dermal fillers were the only option for augmenting lips and adding volume. But in recent years the Botox “lip flip” has become a popular cosmetic treatment for naturally enhancing lip size and shape – without fillers.
Thankfully, beauty standards have evolved from the early 2000s – shifting from the overfilled, exaggerated “pillow lips” trend to a more natural, subtle look. As a result, many women now aspire to achieve fuller, yet natural-looking lips that enhance their facial features without appearing artificial. And the Botox lip flip is the ideal treatment to meet this growing demand for a sophisticated, refined, and natural lip appearance.
Why Lips Get Thinner with Age
Collagen and hyaluronic acid are essential substances that give the lips their structure, volume, and moisture-retaining properties. As we age, the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the body decreases. This loss of structural support and moisture leads to a decrease in lip volume, making them appear thinner and less plump.
With age, there is also a natural reduction in fat and muscle mass in the face, including the area around the lips. The diminishing fat and muscle contribute to a decrease in lip fullness, resulting in a thinner lip appearance. Aging also causes a decline in the skin’s elasticity, leading to sagging and stretching of the tissues around the lips.
Additionally, environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and environmental pollutants can also accelerate the aging process and contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the lips, leading to thinning lips and other signs of aging.
How Does the Botox Lip Flip Work?
During the Botox lip flip procedure, a small amount of Botox is strategically injected into the muscles surrounding the upper lip. The Botox temporarily relaxes these muscles, allowing the upper lip to roll slightly outward. This creates a fuller and more pouty lip, all without needing to add volume to the lips with fillers.
The Botox lip flip is a quick procedure, typically taking only a few minutes to complete. It requires no downtime, and patients can resume their regular activities immediately after the treatment. The results gradually become noticeable within a few days, with the full effects becoming apparent after about two weeks.
And, to ensure a comfortable procedure, at Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC we offer TargetCool with any injectable procedure. TargetCool delivers a combination of cooling and vibration to the skin at the same time the needle is inserted, to numb the treatment area.
Patients can resume their normal daily activities afterwards – with no downtime! There may be minor bruising afterwards, but this usually resolves quickly. While each patient absorbs Botox differently over time, a Botox lip flip often lasts up to four months.
History of the Botox Lip Flip
The Botox lip flip technique was pioneered by Dr. Jean Carruthers, a Canadian plastic surgeon. She noticed that when she injected Botox into the corners of the mouth, it would relax the muscles that pull the upper lip down, causing the lip to flip up slightly. This created a more youthful and plump appearance to the lips.
However, the number of Botox lip flips performed annually has increased significantly in recent years. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were over 100,000 Botox lip flips performed in the United States in 2022!
Advantages of the Botox Lip Flip
One of the significant advantages of the Botox lip flip is that it offers natural-looking results. Since it does not involve adding any fillers, there is no risk of overfilled or disproportionate or “pillow” lips. Instead, the Botox lip flip enhances the lips’ natural shape and structure, achieving a more defined and balanced appearance.
The Botox lip flip can also be customized for each patient’s individual aesthetic needs. At Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC, our experienced, board-certified cosmetic dermatologists recognize that each patient has unique facial features and desired outcomes. Therefore, the Botox lip flip is tailored to suit each person’s personal needs and desires. Our skilled NYC dermatologists will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy and listen to your preferences to create a personalized treatment plan that enhances your lips’ natural beauty.
Affordability is another advantage to the Botox lip flip. While a full syringe of lip filler can cost up to $1000, the Botox lip flip typically requires only about 6 units of Botox! This means that a Botox lip flip will typically cost a fraction of dermal lip fillers.
And, because such a small amount of Botox is required for a lip flip, there are fewer injections, less discomfort, and typically less bruising or swelling than there is with dermal lip fillers.
Botox Lip Flip | NYC
Both Botox Lip Flips and dermal fillers offer excellent options for achieving fuller lips. The choice between the two depends on individual preferences and desired outcomes. However, if you seek a more subtle and natural lip enhancement, the Botox Lip Flip may be a good choice for you. At Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC, we understand the importance of personalized and subtle enhancements that accentuate your unique beauty
Schedule an appointment at Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC and confidently embrace the allure of luscious lips, knowing they radiate elegance and sophistication – while harmoniously and naturally complementing the rest of your facial features!
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