Lip Flip

Experience the subtle yet impactful transformation of your lips with the Lip Flip treatment at Direct Aesthetics. Using a precise technique, our skilled professionals administer neuromodulators to the upper lip muscles, subtly flipping the lip outward. This technique enhances the natural shape and fullness of the lips, creating a more defined and youthful appearance without the need for dermal fillers. Discover a simple yet effective way to achieve the perfect pout with our Lip Flip treatment.
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Lip Flip: What it is & What to Expect

Lips are one of the most defining features of our face, and for many, full and plump lips are a sign of beauty. However, not everyone is born with naturally full lips, and that’s where lip flip treatment comes in.

Lip flip treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses wrinkle relaxing injections to flip the upper lip upwards, creating the appearance of a fuller lip. The procedure is quick and relatively painless, taking only a few minutes to complete. The effects of the treatment typically last for about 4-6 months.

One of the main differences between lip flip treatment and lip fillers is that lip fillers are used to add volume to the lips, while lip flip treatment uses neurotoxins to flip the upper lip upwards, creating the illusion of a fuller lip.


What is a lip flip?

A lip flip is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a small amount of neurotoxin into the muscles around the upper lip. Unlike traditional lip fillers that add volume to the lips, a lip flip aims to enhance the appearance of the upper lip by relaxing the muscles, causing the lip to gently flip outward. This procedure is designed to create the illusion of fuller, more defined lips without adding significant volume. It is a quick and minimally invasive treatment often chosen by individuals seeking subtle improvements in lip aesthetics.

During the lip flip treatment, a small amount of wrinkle relaxer (neurotoxin) is injected into the muscles around the upper lip. This works by relaxing the muscles that pull the upper lip downwards, causing the lip to flip upwards and appear fuller. The procedure is done with a very fine needle and takes only a few minutes to complete.

What are the pros of a lip flip?

Subtle Enhancement

Lip flips provide a subtle and natural-looking enhancement to the upper lip without the need for volumizing fillers.

Quick Procedure

The treatment is relatively quick, often taking just a few minutes, making it convenient for individuals with busy schedules.

Minimally Invasive

Lip flips involve minimal invasion, typically requiring only a few injections with a fine needle.

Reduced Lip Lines

By relaxing the muscles around the upper lip, lip flips can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Temporary Results

Results are not permanent, which allows individuals to try the procedure without committing to a long-term change.

What are the cons of a lip flip?

Temporary Nature

The effects of a lip flip are temporary, usually lasting a few months. To maintain the results, individuals may need periodic treatments.

Limited Volume Increase

If significant volume is desired, traditional lip fillers may be more suitable, as a lip flip primarily affects the upper lip’s appearance.

Possible Side Effects

As with any cosmetic procedure, there can be minor side effects, such as swelling or bruising at the injection sites.

Not Suitable for Everyone

Lip flips may not be suitable for individuals with certain health conditions or allergies. It’s essential to consult with a qualified practitioner.

How long does a lip flip last?

The longevity of a lip flip’s effects varies from individual to individual, typically lasting around 2 to 4 months. The temporary nature of this enhancement provides individuals the opportunity to experience the change without a long-term commitment. To sustain the results, periodic lip flip treatments may be chosen. For personalized information and guidance, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified practitioner at Direct Aesthetics, taking individual factors and treatment responses into account.

Lip flip side effects

The potential side effects of a lip flip are generally mild and temporary. Common side effects may include redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. Some individuals might experience slight tenderness or sensitivity in the treated area. These effects typically resolve on their own within a few days.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there is a small risk of more rare side effects. These could include asymmetry, allergic reactions, or infection, although such occurrences are uncommon.

In rare cases, patients may experience a droopy upper lip, but this is usually temporary and can be corrected with additional neurotoxins.

It’s essential to have the lip flip administered by a qualified practitioner, such as those at Direct Aesthetics, to minimize risks and ensure a safe and satisfactory experience. If you have any concerns about potential side effects, discussing them with your practitioner during the consultation is advised.

How soon do you notice a lip flip?

The effects of a lip flip are typically noticeable within a few days to a week after the procedure. As the neurotoxin, often used for lip flips, takes effect, the muscles around the upper lip relax, resulting in a subtle upward curling of the lip.

Individual experiences may vary, and factors such as metabolism and personal response to the treatment can influence how quickly the results become apparent. However, many individuals observe the initial effects of a lip flip relatively soon after the treatment, with full results becoming more evident over the following days.

For personalized information regarding your specific case, it’s recommended to consult with a qualified practitioner at Direct Aesthetics who can assess your individual factors and provide accurate expectations based on your unique situation.

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Transformation Unveiled

Explore our Lip Flip Before and After Gallery

Our before and after gallery showcases the impressive results of neurotoxin treatments to enhance the upper lip’s appearance by creating a subtle lift.

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Lip Flip Before After

Lip Flip Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common lip flip questions answered for your confidence. Should you not find the information you seek, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone for personalized assistance.

A Lip Flip is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses neurotoxins to relax and slightly flip the upper lip upwards, creating the appearance of a fuller lip.

The neurotoxin is strategically injected into the muscles around the upper lip, causing them to relax and gently flip the lip upwards. This creates a subtle and natural-looking enhancement.

The procedure is generally well-tolerated and relatively painless. Most individuals experience minimal discomfort, and a topical numbing cream may be applied to enhance comfort.

The effects of a Lip Flip typically last around 4 to 6 months. However, individual results may vary, and periodic treatments are needed to maintain the desired appearance.

Common side effects are minimal and may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These effects usually subside within a few days.

Yes, a Lip Flip can be performed even if you've had dermal fillers. It's essential to discuss your prior treatments with the practitioner during the consultation.

The results of a Lip Flip become noticeable within a few days, and the full effect is typically achieved within one to two weeks after the procedure.

Yes, a Lip Flip can be combined with other cosmetic treatments based on individual goals. Consult with the practitioner to create a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan.

There's minimal downtime associated with a Lip Flip. Individuals can usually resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure.

Preparing for a Lip Flip may involve avoiding certain medications and discussing any medical conditions with the practitioner. Specific pre-treatment guidelines will be provided during the consultation.

To schedule a lip flip appointment or to get more information, please contact Direct Aesthetics through our website or by calling 616.213.1804

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