It’s not unusual for our bodies to change as we age, and often, our faces are the first place to show signs of aging like wrinkles, laxity, and sagging. While you’re probably familiar with the use of injectables like Botox or Dysport to improve the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes, you may not realize that there are similar treatments that can help thinning lips to look fuller.
If you’re not interested in surgical procedures to produce a fuller pout, and you’re worried that fillers may not provide the subtle improvement you prefer, you’ll be happy to learn that there’s a non-surgical and minimally-invasive alternative: the Lip Flip.
What is the Lip Flip?
The lip flip is a treatment that involves injecting Dysport, an injectable similar to Botox, into the muscle just above the upper lip. This will cause the muscle to relax temporarily, and the upper lip to roll slightly outward. The result is an upper lip that looks slightly fuller and more defined, but that’s still completely natural when you talk, smile, and move your mouth.
In addition, this treatment will help to smooth any tiny lines that can form around the upper lip and contribute to the look of aging. The lip flip is not designed to add volume to the lips, unlike fillers. If you’re simply looking for a subtle improvement that refreshes and rejuvenates your smile, the lip flip is a great option.
What Makes Dysport Better than Botox?
Dysport and Botox are very similar products, so you may not know what makes one better than another. Both are easy to administer in the office setting, with procedures typically taking just about ten minutes to complete, and patients are allowed to return to normal activities immediately after. They also produce similar results when it comes to the lip flip procedure.
So, what makes Dysport better? It really comes down to instant gratification. With Dysport, you’ll see results within a couple of days. Botox, on the other hand, could take up to a week or more to show improvement – sometimes up to a month after treatment. If you want speedy results, Dysport is the clear choice.
How Long Does the Lip Flip Last?
Dysport injections should last at least 4-5 months after treatment.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Treatment?
In order to be a good candidate for the lip flip procedure, you must be in good health and you should not have a history of sensitivity to botulinum toxin treatments.
The lip flip procedure is ideal for anyone with a thinning upper lip and/or upper lip wrinkling who is interested in a fuller lip. If you’re considering fillers, the lip flip is a great way to get an idea of what you might look like with more fullness, before you commit to the effects of fillers.
Cost of Dysport
The cost of the Dysport lip flip treatment is around $250. Lip fillers could cost significantly more, so the lip flip procedure is an affordable way to get an idea of whether or not you like your new look before you commit to fillers.
If you’re ready to improve your pout with a fast, affordable, and minimally-invasive treatment that provides almost immediate results, contact the experienced professionals at Beverly Fischer, MD and The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery today at 410-308-4700 or online to schedule a consultation and learn more.