Botox lip flip is non surgical but used to make the lip look filled while still keeping the volume of the lip normal. To do this, you will need to inject botulinum toxin also known as botox into the borders and corners of the mouth. Botox to help relax the muscle around your lips. As we get older, our lips tends to be thin and fold inward. Botox lip flip allows the upper lip to rest and flip outward making it look fuller and more defined. Botox lip flip is a better alternative to lip fillers and the results are temporary.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is known to be a popular cosmetic procedure from the brand “Botulinum toxin”. Botulinum toxin is derived from a bacteria called “Clostridium”. Ever since the Botox injection procedure was approved by the FDA for cosmetology reduction of fine lines on the forehead and between the eye, it has remained the most sought after anti-aging procedure.
It is mainly used to remove wrinkles and facial lines. Botox focuses primarily on your muscles. It prevents your nerves from communication with your facials muscles thereby preventing wrinkles from appearing on your face. It is important to note that Botox is only injectable and is not made to be taken as a tablet, a capsule or a syrup.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX LIP FLIP AND LIP FILLERS
Both botox lip flip and lip fillers can help you achieve a full lips but they are different in some ways.
- Lip flip is not as expensive as the lip fillers.
- Lip flip does not last long whereas, lip filler can last for as long as 6-12 months.
- Lip flip is a easier and safer procedure than lip filler.
- Lip filler gives more vertical lip lines than lip flip.
- Lip flip is used to life the upper lips making your lips look fuller while lip filler is used to enhance lip volume.
TYPES OF BOTOX INJECTIONS YOU CAN USE FOR LIP FLIP
- Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A)
- Jeauveau (prabotulinumtoxin A)
- Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin A)
WHO SHOULD UNDERGO A BOTOX LIP FLIP?
The people who should undergo a botox lip flip includes those who;
- Want their lips to look full
- Feels that they do not see enough of their lower lip while smiling
- Needs a safer alternative to a lip filler
- Do not want to use a lip filler
- Wants their lips to cover their gum more
- Want to boost their self esteem
DOES BOTOX LIP FLIP HURT?
Just like every other injection, you are expected to feel a little pain or strong at the injections area but, it is not something to be worried about as it would subside quickly.
WHAT IS THE BOTOX LIP FLIP PROCEDURE?
1. Before The Procedure
You would need to avoid alcohol and other medicines 3 to 5 days before undergoing a botox lip flip procedure to avoid excess swelling.
2. During The Procedure
Your Doctor would not need to numb your lips before time because the procedure is less painful. The botox will be injected into the center and borderlands of your upper lips. This should take about 10 to 15 minutes.
3. After The Procedure
After botox lip flip, you should begin to see results in few days. You will see full result of the procedure in about 8 to 14 days. Botox lip flip results are temporary and can lasts for only 2 to 3 months with little or no discomfort at all. Once you begin to notice that the effect of the procedure is wearing off, you can maintain the results by having another botox injection.
WHO IS QUALIFIED TO PERFORM BOTOX LIP FLIP PROCEDURE?
Botox lip flip needs to be performed by a Medical professional or a plastic surgeon (even though it is not a surgical cosmetic procedure). It is important to visit your Doctor before time so they can explain what they will do during the and also show you before and after pictures of patients they have performed the procedure on successfully.
Some questions you can ask the Doctors includes;
- Will this procedure help me achieve my expected result?
- What should I avoid before the procedure?
- How should I prepare for the procedure?
- How long will it take for my lips to recover?
- What type of botox do you recommend for me?
ADVANTAGES OF BOTOX LIP FLIP
- It gives a natural and fuller shape to your lips.
- It is not as expensive as a lip filler.
- It is a safe choice for lip enhancement
- There are no complications after the injections
- It is less painful
- Its results are temporary incase you do not like the after look.
- It boost your self esteem
DOES BOTOX LIP FLIP HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
After undergoing botox lip flip, you might experience the following;
- Difficulty in smiling
- Difficulty in drinking
- Difficulty in eating with spoon
- Difficulty in pronouncing some words
- Inability to whistle
- Slightly swelling and numbness
- Pain in injected area
In worst cases, side effects may includes;
- Substantial bleeding
- Allergies reaction
- More swelling
- Difficulty in talking
- Difficulty in breathing
- Weakness in lips muscles
- Propping on one side of your mouth
If these side effects last more than usual, it is important to visit your Doctor again.
WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT DO AFTER BOTOX LIP FLIP?
1. Do Not Lie Flat On Your Stomach
Avoid lying flat on your stomach for some hours after a Botox lip flip. This is because, if you lay on your stomach, more blood will flow to your head stopping it from settle and making the botox to be washed out or to flow to and untargeted muscle. It helps you to avoid some common side effects and makes the results effective.
2. Do Not Touch Your Lip
If you touch your lips after a botox lip flip, bacteria from your hands will enter the injected area. This might expand the bruised area or shift the Botox to a different untargeted muscle. It might also damage your nerves and stop the expected results. In as much as you will feel the urge to touch your lips after a botox lip flip, avoid touching your lips for as long as your doctor recommends.
3. Do Not Take Alcohol
Avoid taking alcohol for as long as your doctors recommends. This should not only be done after the Botox lip flip but also before the Botox lip flip procedure. This will help to avoid the expansion and delay in the healing process of your bruises causing continuous pains in that area.
4. Do Not Be In A Hurry To Use Any Form Of Lip Cosmetics
I understand lots of women love to see those colors on their lips but it is important that you avoid using them for the mean time. Lipsticks are made up of so many formulas and chemicals which can easily flow into your skin holes. This would make bacteria to enter your lips and cause severe irritation or itch.
5. Do Not Exercise
Avoid any form of exercise for at least 24 hours. This is because exercise increase the rate at which the blood flows and may affect the targeted muscles. It also introduced bacteria to the injections area causing bruises, redness, soreness, discomfort or even swellings.
6. Do Not Bath Hot Water Or Drink And Anything Hot
Hot water or liquids opens your skin pores and might cause some irritation to the lip. Avoid bathing with hot water for at least 24 to 72 hours.
7. Avoid Exposing To Sun
After a Botox lip flip, avoid going or staying under the sun. This can cause a sun burn or increase in the blood pressure. Avoid exposing your just treated lips to the sun for about 24 to 48 hours.
7. Avoid Using Another Lip Treatment
Botox lip flip is enough to give you what you want, it is necessary to avoid another lip treatment such as cleansers, Cream, oil, etc. for about 24 to 48 hours.
8. Avoid Taking Any Medication
After undergoing a Botox lip flip, avoid using any type of medicine even if it is supplements except prescribed or approved by your doctor. It is best to contact or visit your doctor to know when to begin taking any medicine and to know the right medicine you should take.
WHAT ARE OTHER AREAS OF THE FACE IN WHICH BOTOX ARE INJECTED?
Botox is not only meant for the lips, it is for other areas if the face which includes;
- Side of the eyes
- Jaw line
Botox does same work in the above mentioned areas of the face as it does to the lips.
A botox lip flip is a non surgical cosmetology procedure that helps to achieve a fuller and natural lips. Although it does not last for so long (it is temporary) it is safe, easier and less expensive than a lip filler. It is important to get a medical professional to perform the procedure.
In finding a good medical professional, do not forget to ask for before and after pictures of patients they have performed the procedure on successfully. If after procedure side effects persist or become severe, it is important to contact or visit your Doctor for proper observation and treatment. Also, to avoid complications.