Ever since famous celebrities and models have stepped out onto the scene with their full, sensual lips, the look has become the top sought-after beauty goal for women.
From Kylie Jenner to A-list actresses like Nicole Kidman, lip enhancement procedures have become popularized for not only enhancing the lips’ aesthetic but also for improving self-confidence. If you are unhappy with the thinness of your lips, now is the time to achieve the plump pout you’ve always wanted!
At Faces PLLC in Jackson, MS, we offer two different non-invasive lip enhancement procedures—a BOTOX®, lip flip and lip fillers. Both are excellent treatments for filling and defining the lips, but which is the best one for you? Overall, that really depends on your desired lip shape, but also your lip anatomy, and your willingness to commit to it’s upkeep.
Continue reading to learn more about the differences between a BOTOX® lip flip and lip fillers to decide which treatment is right for you.
What Is a BOTOX® Lip Flip?
Is your top lip less full than your bottom lip? Or, does it almost disappear when smiling, leaving you with a “gummy smile”? If you’re unhappy with the way your lips look but want just a subtle enhancement, then you may be the perfect candidate for a BOTOX® lip flip!
This cosmetic procedure involves injecting BOTOX® into the cupid’s bow of your upper lip and the corners of your mouth. The BOTOX® will interrupt the nerve impulses in the lip, thus allowing the upper lip to “flip” upward and outward, creating the appearance of plumper, fuller lips.
What Is Lip Filler?
Here at Faces PLLC, we use dermal fillers to help achieve natural-looking lip volume and fill in lines around the mouth, resulting in a smooth, supple appearance of the lips. Fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance found in our bodies, so you can be confident that there is less of a chance your body would have a reaction.
Comparing the Lip Flip vs. Lip Filler
Now that we know what each procedure involves and what to expect, you may still be wondering which strategy is better when it comes to your lip augmentation. Compare your goal and desired upkeep with the list of benefits below to gain more insight into which enhancement method is the right one for you.
- BOTOX® is injected
- Lasts 8-12 weeks
- Subtly enhances the appearance of the upper lip
- Gives you control over your lip shape
- Dermal filler is injected
- Can last up to a year
- Customizable volume increase of the lips
Schedule Your Lip Augmentation at Faces PLLC
Whether you choose a lip flip with BOTOX® or lip fillers (or both!) is entirely up to you and your individual aesthetic goals. If you already have a decent amount of volume in your lips but would like to alter the shape, a lip flip might be the better choice. If you want added volume and longer-lasting results, then lip fillers may be what you’re looking for.