What is Botox Lip Flip?

by in Botox, Dermal Fillers June 3, 2022

Botox lip flip is taking the cosmetic world by storm. This easy, convenient treatment can enhance the lips without the use of fillers. It is perfect for patients who want a subtle change, or those new to lip augmentation. Here’s what you need to know about the Botox lip flip.

What is Botox Lip Flip?

This is a lip enhancement procedure that uses Botox injections. Since Botox is a neuromodulator, it can disrupt nerve signals to the muscles, effectively paralyzing them temporarily. This is how it treats wrinkles.

For the lip flip, Botox is injected in the are just outside the lips. This causes the muscles of the lips to relax and flip the upper lip upward and the lower lip downward. This creates a fuller, more luscious pout without adding volume.

Botox lip flip VirginiaGood Candidates

Any patient over 21 who wants to get fuller looking lips is a good candidate. Also, this procedure is an excellent treatment option for patients with a gummy smile since it relaxes the muscle that causes a gummy smile.

During the Procedure

Botox lip flip is a quick, simple procedure. During the treatment Botox is injected into the area around the lips to target the orbicularis oris muscle. You may feel minor discomfort, but it will dissipate quickly. After the procedure, you are free to resume normal activities. However, we recommend that you avoid activities such as:

  • Smoking
  • Massaging or rubbing the lips
  • Kissing
  • Sleeping with lips pressed against a pillow or hand

Avoiding these activities in the days following your procedure will give the best results.


While some fullness will be apparent a few days after treatment, optimal results are usually seen around two weeks later. This treatment is a great alternative to dermal fillers. It provides a subtle change and does not alter or enlarge the shape of the lips. Results may look more natural than other augmentation techniques. The only downside is that it doesn’t last as long as dermal fillers.

Botox Lip Flip Near Me

Does the Botox lip flip sound like something you want to try? Contact Reston Dermatology to schedule a consultation!

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