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Lip fillers have become so popular in the last few years. From celebs to influencers and even moms in the school pickup line, plump and full lips are in. No matter if your lips have lost fullness and volume as you aged or if you were born with thinner lips, you now have two choices to better define your lips. Lip flip vs lip filler: which is right for me?
Subtle vs More Dramatic
That is one way to decide which is best for you. They both will alter your lips but lip flips are more subtle and are a great way to test the waters, whereas lip fillers will be more dramatic and last more than twice as long.
Let’s dig in a little more.
A Lip Flip Is a New Aesthetic Treatment
A lip flip is relatively new and uses small amounts of Botox or Dysport, which are neuromodulators, to relax muscles on the upper lip. It relaxes the upper lip near the cupid’s bow and corners of the mouth making the upper lip flip forward. This change makes the lip look fuller without changing its size. It causes the upper lip to “unfurl” and tilt forward.
You end up with a fuller appearance and a beautifully defined cupid’s bow. Also known as a “lip pop,” the bottom lip can also be injected to create a fuller pout.
Pros of a Lip Flip
It is less expensive than a filler because so little Botox is used. It is a minimally invasive treatment that only takes just a few minutes.
There is no downtime and you can go back to work or daily activities immediately after the injections. It provides a temporary result so you can decide if you like it without being fully on board. It does wonders for a gummy smile.
Cons of a Lip Flip
You must wait up to 14 days to see the full results. The results are only temporary lasting 3 to 4 months.
Most of us are familiar with lip fillers since they have been available for several years. If you’re looking for a more significant change, lip filler is going to be the treatment for you.
Pros of a Lip Filler
Lip filler provides a more lasting result up to one year.
The results are more dramatic.
Cons of a Lip Filler
It is more expensive than a lip flip. It is a more invasive treatment and you can experience discomfort during the treatment with bruising and swelling afterward which can last for up to a week.
Which sounds more like you? Subtly vs drama, or short-term commitment vs longer one? Both treatments are safe, short and highly effective. You can even combine the two.