The Truth About Social Media’s Favorite Treatment
If you’re a fan of following beauty trends, you’ve probably heard about lip flips. But if you haven’t, here’s the rundown. The Lip Flip is a minimally invasive treatment that involves injecting Botox® into the upper lip line and has been hailed by social media users as the latest viral sensation. But is it worth all the hype? We’re here to give you the honest truth.
At Re:nu 180, we love seeing people embrace their beauty through the art of injections, and we have helped countless clients achieve their dreams with our services. Yet, we think this trend may overpromise what it does for your pout, so we’ve outlined the three main questions you should ask yourself before deciding whether a lip flip is right for you.
Are you the ideal candidate for a lip flip?
While it’s known that a good candidate must have realistic expectations for any treatment, with a lip flip, this rule applies more than ever. Lip flips only provide subtle enhancement, so it’s typically not recommended for people with very thin lips. Those with larger lips are better suited for this treatment as it will accentuate the natural shape and structure already there. Lip flips are also an excellent choice for people with gummy smiles because it minimizes movement in the upper lip when smiling.
Yet, with that said, potential candidates must consider that lip flips will seriously impair certain functions. If you teach, sing, or generally talk a lot for a living, a lip flip is probably not the right choice for you.
What are your treatment goals?
It’s important to determine what you hope to achieve with your lips before deciding which treatment is right for you. As mentioned earlier, lip flips focus on the upper lipline, so nothing is injected into the lip itself. The end result is a slightly more defined upper lip; however, there will not be any changes to the size of your lips or the appearance of wrinkles. Lip flips usually take about 14 days to show full results as the Botox settles in, which is much longer than other treatments.
Fillers are the way to go if you want noticeable and quicker results. Traditional treatments like Juvéderm® and Restylane® can be personalized to go however dramatic or natural you want. Plus, you can see results in a few short days once swelling decreases.
How long do you want your results to last?
Lip flips are often recommended to those new to injectable treatments because the results are temporary and only last about three months. On the other hand, fillers can last up to a full year, so they are more of a commitment. Yet, if you like the results from a lip flip but want them to last longer, we recommend fillers. You can achieve a similar look and get more beauty for your buck!
While lip flips have surged on social media, they may not be as fabulous as you think (at least in our book). And as your trusted injectable specialists, we believe it’s worth taking another look at the facts before going with the flip. If you’re still unsure what treatment is right for you, feel free to give us a call or click here to request an appointment online.