To Flip or To Fill? 

This year we couldn’t help but think about getting the perfect pout ready for our favorite love holiday! If you are thinking about a little plump why not try one of our lip-plumper treatments: lip flip or lip filler! These two options are very popular at SpaDerma for different and unique reasons. 


Lip Flip 

The Lip Flip creates a defined upper lip without adding volume with the use of a neurotoxin, Botox or Dysport. Lincoln Park Aesthetic Injector, Katie Rudzinski, BSN-RN states, “ I love both lip flip and lip filler treatment! A lip flip is achieved by injecting a small amount of Botox into the muscle above the lip. This enhances the body of the upper lip by relaxing the lip upward. The procedure takes a few minutes and results are noticeable in 2-4 days after treatment. The lip flip lasts about 2-3 months.” 


Lip Filler 

Lip filler uses a hyaluronic acid gel which is injected into the lips. It adds volume, structure, and hydration. The procedure takes about an hour and the results are immediate. Results last anywhere between 6 and 12 months depending on the product being used and the recipient. During the treatment, the cosmetic injector will numb the area and the pain level is very low! You may experience bruising and swelling at the injection site that usually lasts up to 48 hours. 

Lip Flip vs Lip Filler

So, which treatment should you go for? It’s difficult to say but Katie, Cosmetic Injector and RN, BSN at Lincoln Park, goes on to explain, “When a patient is deciding which treatment to get, it really depends on their goals and what they are trying to achieve. I typically recommend lip filler rather than a lip flip if a client wants fuller, plumper lips or wants to hydrate the lips. On the opposite, if a patient is happy with the size and shape of their lips and is only looking for subtle enhancement of the upper lip, I will recommend a lip flip. If you are debating between the two treatments, stop in for a consultation so that we can talk through all your options and pick the best treatment for you!” Our other Lincoln Park Injector, Austyn Johnson, PA, says, “I often use these treatments in combination, depending on my patients’ anatomy or presentation, but not everyone is a candidate so it’s important to have a thorough, in-person consultation.”


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