How a BOTOX® Lip Flip Can Improve Your Photos and Selfies

Dermal fillers are typically the gold standard for patients who want to give their lips a plumper, fuller appearance, but did you know that BOTOX® can also be a great tool for altering your lip shape? We see plenty of patients who are unhappy about having a “gummy smile,” reveals too much of the upper gum. BOTOX® at our Westlake Village practice works in a different way from fillers for your lips, but it can still help you to get a confident, beautiful smile so you no longer feel self-conscious about taking photos or talking in public. Imagine not feeling the need to cover your mouth when smiling or grinning! It can also be a useful tool for reshaping or adding thickness to the upper lip or adding more definition if that’s the aesthetic look you want. This is called a BOTOX® lip flip.

When you choose fillers like Juvéderm Volbella® for lip injections, they are designed to physically add volume below the surface of your skin. BOTOX® is a diluted form of botulinum toxin that acts as a temporary muscle relaxer to reduce the strong contractions that cause wrinkles and asymmetry on the face.

Patients often have a gummy smile as a result of their tendency to curl their lip above their teeth, so instead of making the lips larger, a small amount of BOTOX® injected above the lips relaxes the hyperactive lip elevator muscles that make the lip curl up too much when you smile.

When the upper lip rolls outward as a result of this treatment, you get a more symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing smile and less noticeable gums. It’s an ideal choice for patients who aren’t interested in lip fillers, but who still want to alter their lip shape in a subtle way or create the illusion of a slightly fuller lip without making their lips dramatically bigger.

Set up a consultation to see us for BOTOX® at Pierre Skin Care Institute. Call us at 805-496-9190, or submit a contact form for more details on what to expect from the procedure and to learn about alternatives for reducing wrinkles.

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