At Rio Medical in Hudson, MA, we pride ourselves on our ability to stay abreast of the latest tips, tricks, and trends in the aesthetic industry. One of the latest fashions, so to speak, is Botox lips. To achieve these natural-looking lips, we use a technique called the Botox lip flip.
The Number of Units Necessary for Botox Lips
The number of units necessary for Botox lips varies on a case-by-case basis based on a number of factors. However, our clients never require more than 10 units of Botox. On average, our clients receive two units of Botox to the lower lip and two to four units added to the upper lip. Unless you have very thin lips, you probably won’t need more than eight units.
The Frequency of Treatment
Due to the extremely dynamic nature of the mouth and the tiny doses used to achieve the results, most clients need to come in every four months to maintain the results of their treatment.
However, the longevity of your results will depend on several factors, including the strength of your immune system, the dose used, and how regularly you come in for treatment. Regular treatment will result in more relaxed orbicularis oculi muscles. This means you will need a lower dose with subsequent visits and your touch-up appointments will become more few and far between.
Good Candidates for a Botox Lip Flip
The most surefire way to determine if you are a good candidate for a Botox lip flip and Botox lips is to come in for an initial consultation. This will allow us to assess the physical structure of your lips and your unique aesthetic goals. The physical structure of your lips is significant because if your skin is very inelastic, a Botox lip flip will not help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
In general, the best candidate for a Botox lip flip is someone who feels like his or her upper lip is invisible when smiling and wants subtly fuller, natural-looking lips without adding too much volume. The ideal candidate is not allergic to cow’s milk protein and is neither pregnant nor nursing.
How to Prepare for Treatment
If we determine during your initial consultation that this treatment is a good fit for you, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of everything you need to do to prepare for treatment. If you take first-generation allergy medications, muscle relaxants, or sleeping aids, you should stop in the days leading up to your treatment. You should also stop taking blood thinners.
Discover How to Enhance Your Aesthetic Today
You don’t have to settle for a pout you don’t love. Depending on your unique aesthetic goals, you may be able to plump up and perfect your pout with Botox lips. To determine if you are a good candidate for the Botox lip flip, contact us today at Rio Medical in Hudson, MA to schedule your initial consultation.