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Lip Flip vs. Lip Fillers: Which is Right for You?

In today’s ever-evolving world of cosmetic enhancements, you are undoubtedly faced with a MULTITUDE of options when seeking plumper and more defined lips. Two popular procedures that often spark confusion are the lip flip vs. lip filler. While both aim to enhance the lips, they differ in their methods, results, and longevity. In this blog post, we'll unravel the mystery surrounding these two treatments to help you make an informed decision about which one might be right for you. 

Here at Glo Aesthetics and Wellness, we offer both lip flip & lip fillers so we are so excited to discover which is right for you & help you with getting dreamy, plump & defined lips.


What Is Lip Flip? 

A lip flip is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a neurotoxin, for example: Botox or a similar substance. The goal of a lip flip is to enhance the appearance of the upper lip by relaxing the muscles around the mouth. Unlike lip fillers, a lip flip doesn't involve injecting any substances directly into the lips.

Woman getting lip flip injection

How Does Lip Flip Work? 

During a lip flip, a small amount of neurotoxin is strategically injected into the orbicularis oris muscle, the muscle responsible for controlling lip movement. This injection causes the muscles to relax, allowing the upper lip to flip slightly outward, creating the illusion of a fuller and more defined lip.

Lip Flip Results and Duration

The results of a lip flip are subtle and typically take a few days to become noticeable. The effects last around 6 to 8 weeks, after which the procedure can be repeated if desired. It's important to note that a lip flip does not add volume to the lips in the same way as lip fillers but rather enhances the shape and appearance. Keep in mind that it also does not last as long as lip filler does. 

Lip Flip Pricing:

Here at Glo Aesthetics, our Lip Flip procedure costs $150 

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers, on the other hand, involve injecting dermal fillers directly into the lips to add volume, hydration, shape, and definition. The most commonly used fillers for lip augmentation are hyaluronic acid-based, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain moisture and plumpness in the skin; this is what we use here at Glo. 

Woman receiving lip filler and a before and after shot of lip fillers

How Do Lip Fillers Work? 

The filler is strategically injected into specific areas of the lips to achieve the desired fullness and shape. The procedure is customizable, allowing individuals to achieve natural-looking results tailored to their preferences. 

Lip Fillers Results and Duration

The results of lip fillers are immediate, and the duration of the effects varies depending on the type of filler used, the amount of filler used and individual factors like metabolism. Generally, hyaluronic acid-based fillers last anywhere from 6 to 12 months, after which the procedure can be repeated to maintain or adjust the results. Keep in mind when seeing “inspo” photos every lip is different and unique. Some photos you may see of full luscious lips - they may have started with a fuller lip to begin with or they may have had multiple syringes placed. 

When you begin with a very thin lip or top lip that is turned inwards (not much pink showing) you may need to gradually build your lips starting with .5 - 1 syringe over time to work on stretching tissue and building that lip shape over time. 

Two before and after images of lip filler clients

Lip Filler Pricing:

Here are Glo Aesthetics, our lip filler procedure has 2 pricing depending on whether it's a full syringe (which gives a full, luxurious & plump effect) or a half syringe (which gives a more light natural plump effect)

Full Syringe is $725  

Half Syringe is $425

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If you want a lighter lip plump, SAVE $75 on a half syringe of lip filler.

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Lip filler effects in 2 clients' before and after

Summary of Lip Flip vs Lip Filler

In summary, the main difference between a lip flip and lip fillers lies in their approach to enhancing the lips and products used. A lip flip relies on neurotoxins to relax muscles and subtly alter the appearance of the upper lip, while lip fillers involve injecting dermal fillers to add volume and shape directly to the lips. The choice between the two ultimately depends on personal preferences, desired outcomes, and the level of invasiveness one is comfortable with. Consulting with a qualified and experienced cosmetic professional like us here at Glo Aesthetics can help you make an informed decision tailored to your desired lip effect. If you’re unsure which is right for you - we do offer complimentary consultations here at Glo and are happy to help! 

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