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Lip Flip | Lip Anti-Wrinkle Injections

The lip flip is a procedure that uses lip anti-wrinkle injections to shape the upper lip and create the appearance of fuller, more defined lips. The lip flip can be a stand-alone treatment or used with lip fillers for added volume. Lip anti-wrinkle injections also smooth upper lip lines (smokers’ lines). The lip flip is a quick, minimally invasive procedure in the clinic and costs $120. However, if combined with a 2-area or 3-area anti-wrinkle, it is $100 as an add-on. 


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Before and after image of lip flip and gummy smile treatment achieved with anti-wrinkle injections

* Before & After Lip Flip and Gummy Smile Treatment with Anti-Wrinkle Injections. Results are individual.

Before and after image of lip flip achieved with lip fillers.

*Before & after lip flip achieved with lip fillers. Results are individual

Two Lip Anti-Wrinkle Injections.

  1. Lip Flip: to make the lip fuller and change the shape – lip flip or lip fillers
  2. Smoothing the lines that form around the lips is about restoration and not about increasing the size of the lips.

Our Doctors can combine the two treatments.

Who Gets a Lip Flip?

The Lip Flip works best for people with a top lip that rolls inwards when they smile or contract the muscles around their mouth. Some people get it when they are not ready to commit to lip fillers. It can also be used as a supplement between Lip Filler treatments.

  • The lip flip has added advantage because it also softens upper lip lines (smoker’s lines) by relaxing the muscles around the mouth forms.
  • Lip anti-wrinkle injections are contraindicated in people who play musical instruments or sing, i.e. anyone that requires specific mouth muscle control and positions.

Can you have both a Lip Flip and Lip Fillers?

You can get the Lip Flip alone or in conjunction with Lip Fillers. To achieve their desired results, some people will require both treatments concurrently or alternate the Lip Flip injections with Lip Filler treatments.

Lip Flip vs Lip Filler

Lip flips, and dermal fillers both give the appearance of fuller lips. However, the procedures differ.

  • Lip flips only appear to plump the lips, whereas dermal fillers make the lips fuller.
  • With lip fillers, our Doctors inject a substance primarily composed of hyaluronic acid into your lips.
  • Lip flips, on the other hand, use anti-wrinkle injections to relax the muscles around your upper lip, causing it to turn upward.
  • This makes your lips appear fuller, but their volume does not increase; it is rearranged.

Dermal fillers may be better if you want to change your lips’ shape and volume. However, some people will need a combination of both procedures to achieve the desired outcome.

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Lip Flip Procedure and Results

The Lip Flip is performed by injecting anti-wrinkle injections (muscle relaxing injections)  into the top muscle (Orbicularis Oris) at the lip border. It is a slightly different pattern from that used to treat upper lip lines. The injections relax the muscle allowing the top lip to roll out, exposing more of the upper lip body and making the lips appear fuller.

  • The procedure takes less than 15 minutes.
  • You will notice results from a lip flip about 2-3 days after your treatment.
  • The total effect of your treatment develops over two weeks.
  • The treatment usually lasts 2 to 3 months.

The Lip Flip treatment costs $120 at Pearl Medispa or $100 when combined with another treatment area.

Side effects of the Lip Flip?

Lip flips are generally considered a safe and low-risk procedure, owing to the small amount of lip anti-wrinkle injections used. In addition, because of the anti-wrinkle injections into the lip, the side effects are temporary if they occur.

  • Minor bruising or swelling at the injection site is possible.
  • Initially, it can be challenging to purse your lips, whistle, kiss or use a straw for drinking.
  • The lip anti-wrinkle injections can also cause a symmetric smile or drooling and dribbling.
  • If a higher dose of anti is injected, your lips may become overly relaxed, making them difficult to close.

As the effects of the lip anti-wrinkle injections wear off, all symptoms will fade.

Smokers Lines | Lip Lines Anti-wrinkle Injections

Dermal fillers remain the most effective treatment for smokers’ lines or upper lip wrinkles. However, our Doctors may advise lip anti-wrinkle injections to improve the outcome for some clients. Lip anti-wrinkle injections are seldom used alone; they are often combined. However, some women are just not ready for lip filler or are frightened of the outcome (they imagine they will end up with a duck pout – not so attractive)

When dermal fillers are used for smoker’s lines, they are placed under and into the lines – not the lip itself. Although filler into the lip border and superficially in the lips can help create a more youthful volume, these injections are not the aim.

Upper Lip Line Injections

Small injections with an excellent needle relax the upper lip muscle. It is similar but not the same technique as the lip flip. Instead, the injection is into the mouth muscle (Obicularis Oris), specifically the areas of wrinkling on pursing lips.

Potential Complications are the same as for the lip flip. However, these are temporary, wear off, and are rare as the dose of anti-wrinkle used is very small.

Anti-Wrinkle Two Area – $349. Anti-Wrinkle Three Area – $499.

Our Doctors provide natural-looking anti-wrinkle injections. In addition to frown line, eye wrinkle and forehead treatments, we have small-area and niche-area muscle relaxing treatments. Small-area anti-wrinkle treatments are all $100 when you have a two or 3-area treatment.

Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a free consultation or appointment with our Cosmetic Doctors.