With Valentine’s Day approaching, there’s no better time to level up your lips! When it comes to choosing a lip augmentation method, it’s important to consider your goals — do you want a dramatic improvement to your lips that can be achieved with lip filler, or would you feel more comfortable with a lip flip, a less invasive treatment that provides you with more subtle results? It all depends on your own aesthetic preferences, and we’re here to help you determine which method is right for you!
Let’s explore the main differences between lip filler and lip flips, and each of their unique advantages:
Lip fillers are a type of dermal filler specifically formulated to combat signs of aging by restoring lost volume to the lips. Here at medspa810, we offer a variety of dermal fillers, both for smoothing the appearance of the skin and for enhancing the lips. One of the most suitable for your lips is the game changing Juvéderm® Ultra XC, which restores fullness and plumps lips that have grown thin over time. Formulated with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), this crystal-clear gel is injected into and around the lips during your treatment session, providing you with substantially fuller lips for up to one year following treatment. You may experience swelling and bruising on your lips, which will last two weeks at most. If you’re looking for a treatment that can provide you with significant improvements to both the upper and lower lips, lip fillers are likely the ideal choice for you!
Another option for lip augmentation is the lip flip, which is less invasive than lip fillers and provides more subtle results. During a 10 to 20-minute session, our expert aestheticians will inject Botox® into your Cupid’s bow and the corners of your mouth. By temporarily relaxing the muscles around your lips, your upper lip will “flip” upward and outward, making your lips look fuller without the use of fillers. Since a lip flip relaxes your lip elevator muscles, it can also be used as a remedy for a “gummy” smile. Your results will appear almost instantly and will last for eight to 12 weeks following treatment. It’s especially important to protect your lips after a lip flip — avoid smoking in the days following your treatment session, refrain from rubbing or massaging your lips and avoid sleeping on your face. For subtle, natural-looking lip enhancements, look no further than the lip flip!
Which one is right for you?
If you’re new to lip augmentation and want to dip your toes in without fully committing to long-term results, a lip flip can serve as an introduction to lip treatments. It’s also less invasive than lip filler because it uses only a few units of Botox to achieve desired results. The lip flip specifically targets the upper lip for a fuller smile overall. Results are more temporary than lip fillers, lasting about eight to 12 weeks.
If you’re experienced in lip enhancements and want to achieve dramatic results that last longer, you may prefer lip filler over a lip flip. Lip fillers are capable of restoring lost volume that occurs as a result of aging. And since lip fillers can target both the upper and lower lips, this treatment can correct both the shape and contour of your lips. Results from lip fillers can last up to a year following treatment.
No matter which treatment you choose, the lips of your dreams are within your reach! Ready to get started? Give us a call today to schedule your consultation.