When it comes down to the details of your appearance, minor changes and tweaks can have a significant impact when it comes to your overall appearance. With things such as professional lip enhancements, you can add volume, and shape, and help reduce or eliminate unwanted lines around your mouth. At Dream Med Spa and Laser Center, we’re experts when it comes to helping you refine your look so that you can gain the confidence and appearance that you’ve always dreamed of.
In today’s world of modern technology and scientific advancements, there are multiple ways to approach a more refined look when it comes to lip enhancement. Depending on what results you’re after, we have the solution for you. We offer multiple services and treatments that can help you achieve fuller lips. From fillers to lip flips, you can trust that we have the team and experience to get you the results you’re after.
While the results aren’t permanent and you’ll need to maintain and continue treatment, fillers and flips offer an excellent alternative to more invasive surgical procedures. With most treatments typically taking less than an hour to complete and lasting anywhere from 3 to 12 months depending on the treatment, lip fillers and lip flips are growing in popularity thanks to the convenience and simple treatment procedure.
What is A Lip Flip?
When you’re looking at the different options for lip enhancements, we offer a procedure known as a lip flip that differs from traditional fillers and surgical treatment options. With a lip flip, we inject botox into your upper lip that creates the illusion of a larger lip. This procedure causes the muscles above your lip to relax which leads to your upper lip “flipping” slightly upward making it look more prominent without actually increasing its volume or size.
The Difference Between Dermal Fillers and Lip Flips
Selecting the treatment option that helps you get the results you want to see can often feel overwhelming. We’re here to help you choose the treatment that is right for you by sharing our knowledge and experience when it comes to various lip enhancement treatments.
Comparing dermal lip fillers with lip flips, there are several key differences that you will want to consider. While results are often similar, fillers can help add volume and shape to your lips while lip flips help make your upper lip more prominent.
Dermal Lip Fillers
Using dermal fillers can help shape and plump your lips which brings a variety of benefits when selecting this treatment. Used to help reshape and volumize, fillers can also help eliminate fine lines that appear around your mouth thanks to the added volume.
Some things that you should know about dermal lip fillers include:
- Adds volume and shape to your lips
- Results can last up to 6 months
- Treatment takes around 20 to 30 minutes
- Immediate results with complete settling within a few days after treatment
While the results aren’t as dramatic as fillers, lip flips can be a fantastic choice for anyone wanting to make their lips more noticeable and prominent. With fast and simple treatments, lip flips can be an alternate solution to fillers or more invasive treatments such as surgery.
Some of the things that you should keep in mind when looking at lip flip treatments include:
- Results can last anywhere from 3 to 5 months
- Enhances your top lip for a defined look
- Treatment takes around 10 to 30 minutes
- Results show in 4 to 6 days after treatment
Procedure and Recovery
Considered non-invasive, both dermal fillers and lip flip treatments are FDA approved to help you get the lips that you’ve always wanted. Before selecting the treatment that is best for you, you’ll have a consultation with one of our lip enhancement experts who can help answer all of your questions and address any of your concerns regarding treatment.
During this consultation, you’ll discuss your areas of concern and desired results as well as any medical concerns you may have. This helps us help you by ensuring that the correct treatment option is selected and that you understand the process thoroughly.
During a lip flip procedure, you’ll have small amounts of botox injected near your upper lip and cupid’s bow area. This will allow the muscles to relax and cause your upper lip to “flip” upward resulting in a more prominent-looking upper lip that people are sure to notice.
With a dermal lip filler, we’ll inject small amounts of anesthetic on the insides of your mouth to help numb the top and bottom lips for treatment. Small amounts of your selected filler will then be injected directly into your upper and bottom lips to help build shape and volume.
Depending on your treatment, recovery directions may differ. As always, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by our team so that you can avoid complications during your recovery process. Most side effects are minor and should clear within a few days of your treatment.
Some of the common things that you should keep in mind while in recovery include:
- Avoid exercise and strenuous activities for 24 hours after treatment
- Avoid using straws for several days
- Avoid sleeping facedown for several days
- Use an ice pack on your lips to reduce swelling and pain
- Use arnica gel to help with swelling and minor bruising
- Drink plenty of water during recovery
Enhance Your Natural Beauty With Lip Enhancements
Whatever your desired results may be, we can help you achieve your desired look with professional lip enhancement treatments. At Dream Med Spa and Laser Center in Plainfield, IL, we’re experts when it comes to helping individuals enhance their natural beauty with a variety of treatment options so that it’s easy to find the one that works best for you.