Do you feel like your lips have thinned significantly as you aged? At Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA, we pride ourselves on staying abreast of the latest aesthetic techniques. Today, we’d like to tell you about how a Botox lip flip works. Read on to learn more.
How Does a Botox Lip Flip Work?
To perform a Botox lip flip, your aesthetic expert will make several Botox injections just above the upper lip. This muscle, known as the orbicularis oris muscle, encircles your entire mouth. The injections relax the portion of the muscle that is just above the upper lip, causing it to roll upward slightly. This creates the illusion that your lips are voluminous and defined.
As an ancillary benefit, this treatment smooths the vertical lines around your lips, including smile lines, laugh lines and marionette lines. You will start to see the results of treatment within 24 to 72 hours. However, it will take around a week to see the full effects of treatment. Most of our clients enjoy these results for three to four months before they start to consider a follow-up.
Good Candidates for This Treatment
Botox has had FDA approval for safety and efficacy for decades. Safe for people of all skin tones, types, and textures, anyone who is neither pregnant nor nursing can be a good candidate for a Botox lip flip. The best candidate is concerned with a lack of upper lip volume and doesn’t want to receive a second treatment for mouth lines.
Is This the Right Treatment for Me?
A more useful point to consider than candidacy for this treatment is whether this is the right treatment for you. This treatment is better for lip augmentation than dermal fillers if you are allergic to lidocaine or any other ingredient used in dermal fillers. This treatment is also better suited for you if you’re looking for a natural-looking, subtle augmentation to your lips.
This treatment is better for you than traditional lip augmentation if you don’t have the time and money for an invasive medical procedure to implant synthetic substances into your lips. It is also advantageous because you don’t have to take an expensive allergy test to ensure you aren’t allergic to the unnatural substances to be implanted.
Pump Up Your Game and Plump Up Your Lips Today
Are you ready to take your lip game to the next level? Do you want an aesthetic that looks more natural than dermal fillers? Are you allergic to lidocaine or another ingredient used in dermal fillers?
If so, a Botox lip flip may be right for you. To determine if this is the ideal lip augmentation method for you, contact us today at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you soon and help you pump up your game (and your lips)!