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Lip Flip vs. Filler: What to Know About Each Treatment 

Your Guide to Lip Enhancements 

Whether you want a subtle change or dramatic volume, lip flips and lip fillers offer different results. Here’s everything you need to know to decide which treatment is right for you. 

What Are Lip Fillers? 

Lip fillers are cosmetic injections of hyaluronic acid to enhance lip shape, volume, and overall appearance. They offer noticeable plumping and smoothing, tailored to your desired results. 

Procedure Details: 

  • Consultation: Discuss goals and medical history with your doctor. 
  • Numbing: Lips are numbed with a topical cream or lidocaine dental block. 
  • Injection: A fine needle injects filler into specific areas. 
  • Duration: Typically 30 minutes or less. 
  • Recovery: Minor swelling and bruising possible; avoid important events immediately after. 

What Is a Lip Flip? 

A lip flip is a nonsurgical procedure using Botox to relax muscles above the upper lip, enhancing its shape and creating the appearance of fuller lips without adding volume. 

Procedure Details: 

  • Consultation: Discuss goals and expectations. 
  • Preparation: Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications. 
  • Injection: Botox is injected into the corners of the mouth and cupid’s bow. 
  • Duration: About 15 minutes with minimal downtime. 
  • Recovery: Results appear in 3-5 days. 

Benefits and Results 

Lip Fillers: 

  • Immediate Results: Fuller, smoother lips with little downtime. 
  • Fine Line Reduction: Reduces lines around the mouth. 
  • Facial Harmony: Enhances overall facial appearance. 

Lip Flip: 

  • Subtle Enhancement: Creates a fuller lip appearance without fillers. 
  • Youthful Look: Gives lips a more youthful shape. 
  • Less Dramatic: Ideal for those seeking a less noticeable change. 

Duration and Maintenance 

Lip Fillers: 

  • Longevity: Results last 6-12 months. 
  • Maintenance: Requires 2-3 treatments initially, then yearly follow-ups. 

Lip Flip: 

  • Longevity: Results last about 3 months. 
  • Maintenance: Repeat treatments every 8-12 weeks. 

Suitability and Considerations 

Lip Fillers: 

  • Best For: Those in good health seeking noticeable lip enhancement. 
  • Considerations: Potential for bruising, swelling, and migration of previous filler. 

Lip Flip: 

  • Best For: Subtle enhancement without surgery or fillers. 
  • Considerations: Results are less dramatic and don’t smooth lip lines. 

Cost Comparison 

Lip Fillers: 

  • Initial Cost: Around $800 per session. 
  • Touch-Ups: $500-600 after 6-8 months. 

Lip Flip: 

  • Cost: Typically $10 per unit (membership price) or regular price $14 per unit.  

Preparation and Aftercare 

Lip Fillers: 

  • Preparation: Avoid blood-thinning medications. 
  • Aftercare: Apply ice packs for swelling and avoid touching the area. 

Lip Flip: 

  • Preparation: Avoid blood thinners. 
  • Aftercare: Avoid smoking and sleeping face-down; mild swelling and bruising may occur. 

The Final Takeaway 

Deciding between a lip flip and lip filler depends on your goals. For longer-lasting, noticeable volume, choose lip fillers. For subtle shape enhancement without adding volume, opt for a lip flip. Consult with a qualified practitioner to explore both options. 

Special Offer: Free Consultation at PÚR MedSpa 

Book a free consultation at PÚR MedSpa in Plano, TX, to determine the best lip enhancement treatment for you. Call us at 469-750-2273 or visit www.purmedspa.com to schedule your appointment today. Enhance your lips with expert care and personalized treatments. Act Now! Limited slots available. 

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