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Botox for Lip Injections

lip injections BotoxFor anyone not keeping up with the latest medical aesthetic trends, lip augmentation is still topping the list for cosmetic procedures. Lip procedures, typically done with a filler injectable containing hyaluronic acid, gives lips a plumped-up volume. However, using Botox for lip injections is creating noise, amplifying the pout, and defining the upper lip. Full, youthful lips are always in style. A great temporary way to pout your lips, with a less dramatic effect than filler, is a Botox lip flip! 

What is a Lip Flip

A lip flip, also known as a lip pop, is a procedure using Botox injections in your upper lip. Using a small amount of Botox strategically injected into sections of the orbicularis oris muscle. Doing exactly what it sounds like, popping the lip. If you need a less dramatic image in your head, the injections gently roll the lip upward and slightly outward to give the illusion of larger, fuller lips. This procedure should only be done by experienced medical professionals to guarantee your desired results. 

What is Botox

Botox is a temporary injectable treatment made from a toxin produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum. By using a very small needle, it causes little to no discomfort with no numbing or anesthetic needed. Botox is a completely safe, FDA approved injectable treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and smoothing the skin. Not only does Botox have many great aesthetic cosmetic uses, but medical uses as well. In a doctor’s office, Botox treats headaches, neck spasms, excessive sweating, and more! The preventative anti-aging injectable is a relatively affordable, non-surgical procedure that almost anyone is eligible to receive. 

What to Expect

If you receive Botox injections, you will not need any numbing or anesthetic. Injections are administered using a very small needle, typically causing little to no discomfort. If you are pain sensitive, you can talk to your provider about administering a topical numbing agent prior to injections. The injections themselves only takes minutes, and requires no downtime. As a result, you can go right back to your usual daily activities upon leaving your appointment.  

Why Choose Botox for Lip Injections

Botox for lip flips and lip pops give patients the option for a pout without the dramatic commitment a filler offers. It creates a cute little pop without seeing a drastic change in your appearance, the perfect option for those not wanting the full volume from fillers. If you don’t get the look you were hoping for, Botox injections will fade within 3 months. Make sure to talk with your injector about pre-treatment and post-treatment care. You can minimize the effects of bruising and get maximum results from your injections by following a few simple steps. 

Side Effects of Botox

Side effects from Botox vary depending on the injection site. In the most common areas of injection, including the forehead, crows feet, and eyebrows, certain side effects are more common. For instance, headache, puffy and drooping eyelids, and blurred vision. Here you’ll find the more common side effects when injecting Botox in lips: 

  • Bleeding, bruising, and pain near the injection site 
  • Trouble swallowing 
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle pain or weakness 
  • Neck stiffness 
  • Tiredness 
  • Lip drooping due to an excessive amount of the injection

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