Dr Love Mt Pleasant | Lip Flip vs. Fillers

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Are you looking for a nonsurgical option for an enhanced look? If you are considering dermal fillers or a Botox lip flip, there are a few things to think about before making a final decision. Both treatment options are quick and less invasive than surgery. However, they also come with some differences, including the length of time that the results last, the price, and the look they produce. 

While they are often used individually, in some cases, a combination of a lip flip and fillers can provide the most optimal results. Dr Love Mt Pleasant has a lot of good advice on the subject. 


Lip Flip 

A lip flip creates the appearance of a fuller upper lip with a more defined cupid’s bow.  According to Dr Love Mt Pleasant, there is also a reduction in lines around the mouth. While the price can vary depending on what you would like done, the entire procedure is more affordable than getting fillers and usually only takes less than twenty minutes to complete. There is no need for recovery time.  

What defines a lip flip is the use of Botox. It is made from Botulinum Toxin, which partially paralyzes muscles, creating a smoother and more defined appearance. 

The procedure at NeuLogics Mt Pleasant includes the injection of Botox into the upper lip, causing it to “flip” upward and create an appearance of fullness. Some of the results are immediately visible, with full results seen in approximately four to six days. Those results will remain from two to five months, making a lip flip an ideal choice for anyone who wants to test the waters and see how they will like the look of more defined lips. 


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Dermal fillers are a somewhat more expensive procedure and take a little longer to do (usually between twenty and thirty minutes). Like a Botox lip flip, Dr Love Mt Pleasant notes that fillers can help define features and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, the results can last from six months to a year, and they restore and add volume to the lips in a way that Botox cannot. 

There are a variety of fillers on the market, with some of the most popular options containing natural non-animal-based hyaluronic acid, a type of filler that adds both volume and moisture to targeted areas. 

Dr Travis Love’s Juvéderm line includes:

  • Juvéderm XC
  • Juvéderm Ultra XC
  • Juvéderm Voluma XC

Dr Love NeuLogics also uses these Restylane products:

  • Restylane
  • Restylane Silk
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Defyne


Key differences

While a lip flip creates the illusion of a larger upper lip, dermal fillers add actual volume. The type of treatment you choose will probably depend on the effect level you would like and the original size of your lips. Other aspects to consider include the amount of time you would like the effect to last, the price, and if you need the effect to be immediate. While a lip flip takes a week for full results to be seen, fillers offer a substantial immediate visible effect.  

A lip flip also requires no recovery time, while a patient who has fillers may take several days to recover after treatment. However, there is still a potential for bruising to occur with either treatment, so expect some downtime the first time just to be on the safe side. 

If you’re ready to take the plunge or still trying to decide, book a consultation with Dr Travis Love. 


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