The Botox treatment that helps relax the top lip and “flip” it out, revealing a less gummy smile

4 units of Botox were injected into the upper lip allowing the muscles to relax and roll slightly upward, permitting more of the upper lip to be visible


What is a lip flip:
  • As the name implies, the Botox lip flip involves using Botox to enhance the upper lip
  • Just a few quick injections can help the upper lip relax and roll slightly upward, which allows more of the upper lip to be visible
  • It is a great alternative to fillers for patients who want a more subtle treatment than filler provides

How does it work:
  • To perform a Botox lip flip, our injectable specialists make a series of injections just above the upper lip
  • Botox temporarily relaxes the part of the muscle over the upper lip, causing the lip to roll slightly upward so it appears more voluminous and defined
  • This muscle relaxation can also help smooth vertical lines around the lips
  • Most patients notice the effects within a few days of treatment, with full results in about one week
  • The effects of Botox for lips lasts around three to four months

Can I use this instead of filler
  • The Botox lip flip isn’t a substitute for lip fillers
  • We inject for both lip flip and lip filler. A lip flip will not actually add any volume to the lips, it simply gives the appearance of volume


Try a lip flip if:
  • You would like a subtly more prominent “pout” to your lips
  • You feel your upper lip looks invisible when you smile
  • You want fuller-looking lips but do not want additional volume
  • You want a more temporary treatment {approximately 3 months}

You might be happier with filler if:
  • You would like additional volume in the upper and/or lower lip
  • You would like to address more severe vertical lip lines
  • You would like to improve overall lip shape and symmetry
  • You want a longer-lasting lip enhancement (6-12 months)

Lip Flip/Gummy Smile takes between 2 and 6 units of Botox