If you are looking for a non-surgical treatment to enhance your lips to make them look fuller, you may be interested in a Botox lip flip. At Scottsdale Dental & Facial Aesthetics, we are passionate about providing care to our patients to help them achieve the best possible results. Please keep reading to learn about lip flips to see if you are interested in this treatment. We would be happy to schedule your free consultation right away.
What is a Lip Flip?
This Botox treatment involves injecting Botox at the corners of your mouth and around the lining of your lips. Patients with needle phobias can ask their doctor to numb the area with a gel.
It may pinch a little, and your eyes may water, but this is perfectly normal. It may take several units of Botox for your treatment, but this procedure usually takes less than 20 minutes and is quick and relatively painless.
Results show up after a couple of weeks once the Botox has a chance to do its job. Patients love their results while they last. It is a temporary treatment, and your lip flip may last two to five months. You can repeat the treatment to keep your desired look.
Please keep reading to learn the difference between using lip flips and lip fillers to enhance the size of your lips.
Lip Flips vs. Lip Fillers
Getting a lip flip is very different from getting lip fillers. Dermal fillers involve your doctor injecting hyaluronic acid directly into the lips to plump them up, and you will have plumper lips as soon as you walk out of the office.
Lip flips do not add volume to your lips. They relax the surrounding muscles to make your lips appear fuller. Many people prefer lip flips because they are more natural-looking.
We provide Botox injections and dermal fillers at Scottsdale Dental & Facial Aesthetics. Call us today to inquire further.
Good Candidate for a Lip Flip
Deciding to get any facial aesthetic treatment done is a very personal choice. You may want to feel better about your appearance for yourself and in front of others, especially if your appearance is important to you.
The requirements for someone who wants this treatment are that they are in good health, are free of any oral infections and have reasonable expectations about the outcome of the treatment.
People seek out this treatment for various reasons. Lip flips can cover a gummy smile, reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth, and give you fuller-looking lips. It is a great way to boost your self-confidence.
For those opposed to fillers for any reason, getting a lip flip can be just what they are looking for. Keep reading to learn more about the procedure.
Risks of the Procedure
Lip flips are very common procedures, but there are some rare risks. In the weeks following your procedure, if you experience any symptoms such as trouble breathing, swallowing, weakness, or impaired vision, you should seek medical care as these are signs that Botox has spread to other parts of your body.
Less severe risks include not liking the results or drooling if the Botox is injected too close to your mouth. These issues go away once the Botox wears off.
Request Your Free Consultation
If you want to learn more about the lip flip Botox treatment, we would be happy to get you set up with a free consultation with Dr. Todd Shatkin. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about this treatment or want to learn more about what we offer at Scottsdale Dental & Facial Aesthetics.