Lip flip – what is it and how does it work?

Lip flip – what is it and how does it work?

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Anti-wrinkle injections can be used in the upper lip to achieve a ‘lip flip’. It is usually quite a subtle effect as we do not use high units in the area around the mouth.


How many units do you need to flip the lip?

We usually use between 2 and 4 units of anti-wrinkle product to turn the lip out. The injection points that we use are shown below with 0.5 – 1 unit used at each injection site (yellow dots).


How long do lip flip results last?

Lip flip results tend to last up to 8 weeks. The treatment does not last as long as other areas of the face because smaller units are used when treating the upper lip.


Potential side effects of the lip flip procedure

The downside to the lip flip technique is that it can make it more difficult to purse the lips or drink from a straw. This is a temporary side effect and is likely to wear off within 3 weeks. 


How much does a upper lip flip cost?

The cost of the lip flip treatment is between $24 and $48 when we treat this area in conjunction with other areas of the face. When we treat the lip flip alone we charge $150. At Cityskin we do not charge a consultation fee.


How do I find out more?

We often use anti-wrinkle product above the lip in conjunction with lip dermal filler to achieve the look that you are after.

Have a read of our lip dermal filler page to find out a little more about having this as an adjunct to anti-wrinkle treatment,

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