The Latest Trend – The Lip Flip

The most affordable lip enhancement

Since the early 1700’s people have endeavored to enhance their natural beauty using expensive, invasive surgical interventions. These interventions are effective, however, are accompanied with lengthy downtime and major risks. Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret; gone are the days where invasive surgical procedures were your only option. With the introduction of minimally invasive cosmetic injectable procedures, it is possible to correct or augment aesthetic appearance in a safer way with minimal down time. Dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections inherit minimal risk, have little to no downtime and guess what? They don’t cost a fortune.

Celebrities such as the likes of Kylie Jenner have influenced the popularity of lip augmentation using dermal fillers to create what is considered the “perfect pout”. Dermal filler procedures are commonly used to improve definition and shape of lips and increase volume, resulting in a “plumped up pout”. While lip filler procedures are common place today, what most people are unaware of is the new injectable trend on the market known as the LIP FLIP.

Tell me more’ you say? By strategically injecting a very small dose of anti-wrinkle product into the white vermillion border of the lip it is possible to slightly roll out the upper lip, giving the appearance of more volume. This cutting-edge procedure also temporarily reduces repetitive muscle movement that is associated with the development of wrinkles around the mouth. In addition to these amazing benefits the lip flip is considerably more affordable than dermal filler, has even less risks and there is no downtime. The treatment only takes 5-10 minutes, causes minimal discomfort with the effects of this procedure last roughly between 3 and 4 months.

So, is the lip flip better than filler? For best results it is advised to have both; dermal filler will increase volume, improve definition and symmetry, while the lip flip will roll out the upper lip and delay the ageing process to give you a pout that would even make Kylie Jenner jealous. This new trend is a safe, quick, easy and cost-effective method to the lips you have always, so why not give it a try?

Prices start from just $50 


What is the Lip Flip?  
The lip flip is a cosmetic injectable treatment that helps to slightly shape the lip slightly outward to create fuller, poutier and more shapely lips. It can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with lip fillers for added volume.

How is it performed?
It is performed by a Nurse or Doctor and involves a few small strategically placed anti-wrinkle injections around the lip border into the orbicularis oris muscle. 

What are the benefits? 
The lip flip treatment with the anti-wrinkle injection is a great way for clients to experience fuller looking lips before committing to longer lasting lip filler treatments. Another benefit of this treatment is that it softens peri oral line (lipstick lines) by relaxing the muscle making wrinkles around the mouth less likely to form.

What will relaxing the top lip do?
The anti-wrinkle injection will allow the muscle that surrounds the top lip (orbicularis oris) to slightly lift creating the illusion of a fuller yet soft top lip, without the worry of having a “voluminous pout”.

Is it the same as Lip filler?
It is important to note that lip filler and anti-wrinkle injections are not the same. Filler adds volume which makes the lips appear larger, whilst anti-wrinkle injections roll the lip slightly outward.

Can I get it in conjunction with my filler?
Absolutely! Some clients like to try the lip flip before they proceed with filler. This gives them an idea of the procedure and how they will look before committing. We have filler clients who just need that little extra lift on their top lip and love to have both. We recommend discussing with your Nurse or Doctor which treatment is best suited for you.

What are the downsides?
It is important to note that for a small percentage of people, the lip flip is not effective. Clients that play musical instruments that require a certain mouth position or clients in roles that require them to make speeches may not like the feeling of the mouth muscle (orbicularis oris) being relaxed.

How long does it take?
The best thing about the lip flip is that it takes literally less than 5 minutes to perform! It is a great treatment to get done on your lunch break with next to no downtime and minimal discomfort during the procedure.

How often will I need to come back for a top up?
Anti-wrinkle injection should last anywhere between 3-4 months; however, every individual is different, and the longevity can vary. Your Nurse or Doctor will discuss this with you during your consultation.

Interested in learning more? Prices start from just $50 

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