The Botox lip flip is a unique treatment designed to enhance the natural curves of your lips. By precisely injecting a neuromodulator such as Botox into certain muscles surrounding the mouth, we can achieve a gentle upward roll of the upper lip, giving you a fuller smile.
At Red Carpet Aesthetics in Midtown Manhattan, we offer this specialized procedure performed by experienced, licensed injectors. Curious about how the Botox lip flip can bring out the best in your smile? Contact us today to book a personalized consultation, and let’s explore the possibilities together!
What is a Lip Flip?
A lip flip is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves the use of Botox injections to enhance the appearance of the lips. Botox contains the botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles where it’s injected.
When small amounts of Botox are administered around the mouth, particularly into the orbicularis oris muscle, the result is a subtle “flip” of the upper lip. This technique can create the illusion of fuller lips without the need for dermal fillers.
- Subtle enhancement: The lip flip subtlely enhances the upper lip, creating a more defined and youthful appearance.
- Natural-looking results: Compared to dermal fillers, lip flip results look more natural and never overdone.
- Quick procedure: Takes around 10-15 minutes.
- Temporary results: The effects typically last for 3-4 months, allowing you to decide if you want to continue with the treatment.
Why Choose Red Carpet Aesthetics
At Red Carpet Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care and delivering outstanding results. Here’s why you should choose us for your lip flip treatment:
- Expert practitioners: Our team consists of highly trained and experienced physician assistants, registered nurses, and medical aestheticians dedicated to providing the highest level of care.
- Compassionate approach: We understand that each individual is unique, and we take the time to listen to your concerns and goals to create a personalized treatment plan.
- State-of-the-art facility: Our medical spa is equipped with the latest technology and adheres to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety.
- Convenient location: Located in midtown near Bryant Park, we are easily accessible to residents and visitors from all over New York City.
Ideal Candidates for a Lip Flip
A Botox lip flip is suitable for a wide range of individuals who desire subtle enhancement of their lips. Good candidates are men and women aged 18 or older who:
- Want to achieve a more balanced, fuller lips
- Have thin or asymmetrical lips, a gummy smile, or vertical lip lines
- Prefer a non-surgical approach to lip enhancement
- Want to enhance their lip shape and definition without the use of dermal fillers
- Are in good overall health
- Have realistic expectations
The lip flip may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Discuss your medical history with our practitioners at Red Carpet Aesthetics to determine if the lip flip is right for you.
Before & Afters
After a Botox lip flip, you can expect to see immediately fuller-looking lips. Your upper lip will appear subtly enhanced and flipped upwards. The full effect will be visible within a few days, once any initial swelling subsides.
What to Expect from Your Lip Flip Procedure
At your appointment at Red Carpet Aesthetics, our skilled practitioners will begin by discussing your goals and expectations. They will then carefully administer small injections of Botox into specific areas along the vermillion border, the line where your lip meets your natural skin tone. The injection sites will be placed, depending on the shape of your lips and your desired results, at points between the cupid’s bow and corners of the mouth, and may be on only the top lip or the lower as well. The procedure is relatively quick and generally well-tolerated.
Some patients may experience mild discomfort or temporary swelling, but these effects typically subside within a few days. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results.
Risks and Side Effects
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable with an excellent and lengthy safety record. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, a lip flip carries some risks and potential side effects. These may include:
- Temporary swelling or bruising
- Discomfort or tenderness
- Rarely, allergic reactions or infection
To reduce the likelihood of side effects caused by improper injection technique, be sure to choose a board-certified or licensed injector.
Lip Flip vs. Dermal Fillers
The choice between getting a lip flip or dermal fillers depends on your individual aesthetic goals and preferences. Here are some key differences between these two lip augmentation treatments to help you make an informed decision:
|Botox Lip Flip||Lip Fillers|
|How it works||Uses Botox to relax the muscles around the mouth, resulting in a subtle “flip” of the upper lip.||Involves the injection of a gel-like substance such as hyaluronic acid into the lips to add volume and smooth out lines.|
|Procedure||Injections are typically made at 4 points along the upper lip, taking 10–15 minutes.||After applying a numbing cream, your doctor will inject filler at multiple points on the upper and lower lip. The process can take up to 30 minutes.|
|Side effects||Swelling may last hours to several days.||Bruising and swelling may last several days.|
|Results||Subtle enhancement to the upper lip, creating a more defined and youthful appearance lasting 3–4 months||Provide more dramatic enhancement to the lips lasting 6–12 months|
Cost of a Lip Flip in New York City
At Red Carpet Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on providing premium aesthetic services at competitive prices. In New York, NY, the cost of a lip flip is typically $70. The price is inclusive of the procedure and the expertise of our highly trained practitioners.
Keep in mind that the cost can vary depending on individual needs, such as the number of units of Botox used. For more detailed information, we recommend scheduling a consultation with us.
In addition to our Botox lip flip treatment, Red Carpet Aesthetics offers a range of other cosmetic services to help you achieve your beauty goals. These may include:
- Jeuveau: Jeuveau is an injectable treatment that improves mild to moderate facial wrinkles. When injected into the facial muscles, it prevents communications between the nerves and muscles, resulting in a smoother appearance of the skin.
- Juvederm: Juvederm is a line of dermal fillers that add volume to the face and smooth out lines and wrinkles. It is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body, and can last up to a year.
- SkinMedica Illuminize Peel: The SkinMedica Illuminize Peel is a chemical peel that helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. This gentle peel can be used on all skin types and requires no downtime.
Book Your Lip Flip Consultation in New York, NY
Interested in trying out a lip flip in NYC? Schedule your consultation at Red Carpet Aesthetics! Our practitioners will assess your needs and goals, answer any questions you may have, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to you. We’re here to help you bring out the best in yourself!
How long does a lip flip last?
A lip flip typically lasts 3-4 months. After this time, you may choose to repeat the treatment to maintain your desired results.
Can the lip flip be combined with other lip enhancement treatments?
Yes, the lip flip can be combined with dermal fillers, to achieve a more comprehensive result. Our practitioners at Red Carpet Aesthetics can help you determine which combination of treatments is best suited for your individual needs and goals.
How is a lip flip different from a lip lift?
While a lip flip is an injectable treatment with temporary results, a lip lift is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure that permanently lifts your upper lip. Performed by a plastic surgeon, a lip lift involves a small incision being made between the nose and upper lip and the skin being sutured upwards, resulting in a similar “flipping” effect.
While plastic surgery offers a more permanent solution for fuller-looking lips, it also carries the risk of more serious side effects such as scarring and infection.
Can only Botox be used for a lip flip?
No–any FDA-approved neuromodulator such as Dysport or Jeuveau can also be safely used for lip injections. At Red Carpet Aesthetics, we use Botox for its excellent safety profile and versatility.