• Darlene Walchuk

Have you heard of a Lip Flip?

A lip flip is a non-surgical aesthetic procedure that makes your lips appear fuller.

There is nothing injected into the lip and it doesn’t add volume but it can give them a fuller more relaxed appearance. It is a great alternative to fillers for those who are looking for a more subtle enhancement to the upper lip with minimal effort.

A Botox lip flip involves injecting 4-6 units of Botox above the upper lip at the center (near the cupid’s bow) and near the corners of the mouth to relax the muscles that connect to the upper lip, allowing the lip to relax and curl outward, so they appear larger and more defined in shape. This creates the illusion that your lips are plumper.

Your muscles normally pull your upper lip tight when you grin, but a lip flip allows more of your lip to show when you are smiling.

The lip flip can also have a wrinkle-reducing effect on your upper lip, smoothing vertical lip lines.

Botox often takes а week to become effective but with a lip flip, only after а few days, you can notice your lips were looking fuller when you smile — no more curling around your teeth or lips that are disappearing. They appear to be more even and symmetrical.

It is suggested to check in after two weeks to see how things are going and if anything needs to be added.

As with most treatments, it’s preferable to start slowly and gradually increase the dosage rather than introducing too much too soon.

A lip flip is painless, requires little downtime, and can give you the subtle look you want for that natural look. This isn’t the treatment for you if you want your lips to be seriously plumped up or have а lot of volume added to them. If you want to prevent your lips from disappearing when you smile, try this.

You will be happy with the Botox lip flip if:

- You would like a subtly more prominent “pout” to your lips

- You feel your upper lip looks invisible when you smile

- You want fuller-looking lips but do not want additional volume

- You want a more temporary treatment (3-4 months)

Secret Faces provides the best in Botox, medical aesthetics, and the ultimate rejuvenating experience. Owned and operated by Darlene Walchuk RN, BScN.

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