Lip Flip, it's really important that we talk about this, because I feel like all over Instagram, this kind of gotten a little bit too much hype. All a Lip Flip does is relax the muscles above the lip line. It's a tiny bit of Botox, microdroplet above the lip muscle, which, in turn, relaxes the muscle and flips this part up a little bit. But, something that patients really need to keep in mind, if you don't have much of a top lip, the pink part of your lip, it's not going to flip out a lot, if that makes sense. So, a lot of people try to book this appointment thinking that they're going to get a full, poutier lip. It doesn't do that. This is for the person that has a very contracted muscle above their lip, kind of causing it to contract inwards. It's a great addition to lip filler, but it's not long-lasting. It lasts, about, anywhere between six to eight weeks. And, the reason for that is, because we use our lips to talk every day. The movement that we're constantly doing by chewing and talking is going to break down that Botox faster.
OK, so the instructions before getting dermal fillers are pretty easy. No alcohol consumption, 24 to 48 hours. That's going to thin the blood and you don't want anything that thins the blood because it can open you up to extra bruising. So, that also goes for NSAIDs. Another thing that you want to avoid before you get injections is any laser treatments or strong chemical peels on the skin for about two weeks.
So, post-op instructions are pretty simple. For 24 hours after getting injections, you want to avoid working out. You want to avoid saunas. And, you also want to avoid any kind of excessive laser treatments, chemical peels, or anything like that. You want to just basically take two days off. The only thing you want to be doing is icing the area that got injected.
Things you want to avoid 2 weeks prior:
Things you should avoid 24/48 hrs prior:
No NSAIDS (Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, etc)
Things you should do day of:
Eat before Appointment
*Please let us know if you are on medical blood thinners or have a condition that you are using NSAIDs.*
Post Op is pretty simple, keep the area iced to help reduce swelling and redness. The full recovery time for most injectables is 4 to 6 weeks. The healing process is never even so the swelling has the potential to be uneven over time.
Please report any redness, itching or blisters if it occurs, it is extremely important to let us know.
Things you want to avoid the following for the next 24 to 48 hrs:
Working out intensely
Any type of facial treatment (lashes, facials, etc)