Skip to main content

Where to inject botox for lip flip?

When injected into a muscle, the neuromodulator Botox prevents the nerve from sending signals to that muscle, resulting in the muscle relaxing. Botox is used for “off-label” treatments, such as the lip flip, despite being licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only for treating frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.

The Botox lip flip is injecting four to six units of Botox into the skin just above the cupid’s bow in the middle of the top lip and into the skin just above the mouth’s corners. The orbicularis oris muscles, which attach to the top lip and prevent it from relaxing and curling outward, are primarily responsible for the lip flip’s principal impact of making the upper lip appear broader and more defined.


How many units of Botox does it take to flip your lips?

Patients can anticipate to receive up to 10 units of Botox with each Botox lip flip. There isn’t nearly as much Botox used in a Botox flip as there is in other facial procedures, making it a more cost-effective and time-efficient option.


What muscle do you inject for a lip flip?

A lip flip is achieved by injecting the upper lip with abobotulinumtoxin A such as Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau. Our focus is on the lip-sculpting orbicularis oris muscle, which needs to be calmed down. The injection induces a relaxation and “flip” of the upper lip, creating the impression of a somewhat bigger lip.


Do you inject bottom lip for lip flip?

Botox is used in the lip flip to provide a slight outward turning of the top lip without injecting anything into the actual lip.


Can you do Botox lip flip on bottom lip?

Only around 4 to 6 units of Botox are needed at the edges of the upper and lower lip to induce the flip, therefore it is relatively inexpensive.


Learn more about Botox, check out What is botox made of?

Discover more about Botox at How many units of botox do i need?

Read more on Botox at Botox Injections Santa Barbara | Botox Santa Barbara, CA

Close Menu