The most common question we get is “How do I know if I should get a lip flip versus a lip filler?”
Here is everything you need to know about how to choose and what each one is.
A lip flip is when we inject 4-5 units of botulinum toxin into the muscle around the mouth which relaxes it and slightly plumps the lips. Results usually take effect within 2-10 days and last about 4-6 weeks, everyone's body is different. Our newest toxin, Daxxify, can also be used for a lip flip which may last you double the time - it has been FDA-approved for longer-lasting relaxation of muscles. Your injector will help you decide which botulinum toxin to use. Here are examples of some lip flip before and after patients.
Who is this for: If you want a subtle plump that possibly only you would be able to notice.
Appointment length: 15 minutes total
Cost: Starting from $99 for the regular lip flip, $149 for longer lasting
Downtime: None, you will have a small chance of bruising. Side effects might include not being able to suck through a straw well.
Lip Flip Before and After
Hyaluronic acid fillers that fill the lips and can be dissolved if necessary. Results are immediate and last 6-12 months. It is uncommon to ONLY get lip filler without balancing the rest of your face. To avoid an unnatural appearance we will perform a full face assessment and at the very least recommend chin filler to help balance the look of fuller lips. Here is an example of a lip filler client's results.
Who is this for: If you have small lips that the lip flip won’t work on, if you want hydrated fuller-looking lips, and/or if you want a longer-lasting product.
Appointment length: 45 minutes, it takes about 15 minutes to educate you on the procedure and what to expect, 15 minutes to numb the area being injected and 15 minutes to fill.
Cost: Starting from $495+
Downtime: You will be swollen and bruised for a couple of days, some more than others. Don’t love or hate them for 2 weeks!
Lip Filler Before and After
We Can Help You Decide If You Want a Lip Flip or Lip Filler
As you can see both these lip enhancement services are completely different. At The Aesthetic Method, we believe in understanding the aspects of aging and combating it proactively. To do this, each patient receives our Signature Full Face Assessment at their initial appointment.
That is where we can determine your needs, and what service would be a perfect fit for you.
Book a Botox of Daxxify Lip Flip or Lip Filler Appointment at Our Ferndale Medical Spa
To book a consultation at our Ferndale, MI clinic, please call us at 313-992-6659. At that time we will address individual concerns as well as recommendations on what to monitor, what to treat and what to leave because no matter what, you’re beautiful! Your specialized injector will come up with a plan over the course of the next year or two so you can decide what is right for you and budget accordingly!
*“Injectables should not be ala carte, our job is to balance your face, never to overfill or freeze it.”
Please note when looking for an appointment, we open our schedule three months in advance and are usually booked 2-4 weeks out. We do not have a cancellation list, but we post all last-minute availability on Facebook and Instagram stories, so make sure to follow us there. Our Nurse Injectors, Lily and Lauren, have their books open for both new and existing clients. Stephanie, PA-C and Nurse Injector Dana only take a select number of new clients each month, if you are interested in seeing one of them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-992-6659.