Harbour Medispa

Harbour Medispa Hamilton Treatments

Lip Flip Injections

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Treatment Time

15 to 45 minutes
(Depending on number of areas being treated)

Recovery Time

Zero to little recovery time

Results Last

3 to 4 months
(Depending on metabolism & area being treated)

Everything you need to know about a Lip Flip

Everyone seems to be looking into getting lip filler. Lip filler is a big commitment not only for our profiles but also for our pocketbooks. So, what is one to do if they want a fuller lip without any commitment? Welcome to the lip flip!

How does a Lip Flip Work?

A lip flip can be quickly performed at Harbour Medispa Hamilton. We inject an anti wrinkle medicine into an area just above your lip, primarily the cupid’s bow area, this temporary fix relaxes the muscles around your upper lip causing the inside top part of our lip to flip a bit upward and outward. In some people, this is barely noticeable, but to many, it is the perfect pout they have been desiring for the perfect selfie. The area is numbed and the procedure is relatively painless and very quick.

We recommend to go ahead and get lip fillers for real noticeable results but a lip flip can also be used in conjunction with lip fillers and injectables.

Is a Lip Flip for You?

Taking a baby step toward getting lip fillers is the most common reason people want a lip flip. It can give the appearance of a fuller upper lip slightly, but nothing like lip filler results. Some also feel that their upper lip disappears when they smile or they feel their gums show too much when they smile. A patient’s reason is personal.

How Much Does a Lip Flip Cost?

Since the lip flip is a cosmetic procedure you will need to pay in full for the cost. It is definitely something not covered by insurance. It is a very reasonable cosmetic procedure compared to other options though. A lip flip costs just $50 at Harbour medispa Hamilton. Lip filler sessions start around $450.

The average lip flip lasts 8 to 12 weeks, so you may want to weigh the cost of a lip flip versus dermal lip fillers to see which is best for you and your needs.

Before And After A Lip Flip

Many of the ways to prepare for a lip flip are the same as when you prepare for anti wrinkle injections in other areas.

We recommend avoiding alcohol and blood thinners for a few days before the procedures.

After the procedure, you should not rub your lips and avoid smoking. Also, try to sleep on your back so you do not press on your lips and allow the medicine to spread incorrectly.

Complications

If you feel that lip flip is not what you thought you were signing up for that day – it can be reversed. Botox or dysport can take up 5-10 days to settle and maintain full effects.

One downside that most find is that you can have difficulties drinking from a straw. You have less control of your upper lip for a short time until the medicine settles in, so you cannot get the muscle action needed to pucker up and drink with a straw as one usually does when they drink. This is short lived and returns back to normal in a week or two but doesn’t affect everyone.

Conclusion

Only you can decide if a lip flip is for you. Please contact your us directly to decide if it is right for you, better still come in and have a consultation at Harbour Medispa Hamilton.
Jo Davy
Jo Davy
11. June, 2022.
Highly recommend Nurse Jo and her treatment range. The PDO thread lift is hands down the best face treatment I’ve had. I had 100 threads around my jawline and lower face area. i feel like I’ve had a face lift. Was quite tender for a few days afterwards but the results just got better and better for about 6 weeks. Definitely worth it.
Wendy Anderson
Wendy Anderson
1. June, 2022.
I have had 2 sessions now and love the results. I am 60 and have been told I look 50. Amazing work and very knowledgeable with what I needed and what I want. Suggestion are a great result. Love Harbour Medispa. Wendy
Eileen Mac Donagh
Eileen Mac Donagh
2. April, 2022.
Jo was fabulous! Extremely professional and a safe pair of hands. I had a chemical peel and facial that left me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! I was very happy with the results! Highly recommend. Thanks Jo.
Kristin Schilling
Kristin Schilling
2. April, 2022.
Jo is fabulous at what she does, my jaw feels so much better after my first bruxism treatment, had my second yesterday! Also some forehead injectables I am looking forward to the results in the coming weeks.
sarah Read
sarah Read
28. March, 2022.
Anyone wanting filler, Botox etc go see jo!!! She is amazing!!! So in love with my lips and wat she's done to my face! Honestly she is amazing will definitely be staying with Medispa 😍
Rose Thompson
Rose Thompson
21. September, 2021.
Jo made my first experience with injectables so comfortable, and I loved the results. Would definitely recommend!
Maria M
Maria M
24. August, 2021.
The best I have ever had in facial cosmetic treatments. Injectables - the best. Thank you so much ! Never going anywhere else. Wow x
Sue Burger
Sue Burger
9. August, 2021.
My lip filler was expertly done, looks absolutely gorgeous, with no bruising and no major swelling. Thank you Nurse Jo
Erin Glyde
Erin Glyde
4. August, 2021.
Thank you so much to Jo for a wonderful client experience and for making a huge difference in my life 😍To anyone who has a gummy smile I would recommend this treatment 100%. I feel so much more confident and am so impressed with the results. Jo was comprehensive and informative regarding the treatment and provided a relaxed and calm environment. I would highly recommend Harbour Medispa and am looking forward to visiting again ☺️

What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Neuromodulators or neurotoxins – the substance used in anti-wrinkle injections – are most well-known for “freezing” wrinkles and lines. They are best used for temporary treatment to smooth wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, and smiling.

Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that signals muscles to move. They temporarily paralyse those specific muscles that contract, creating common frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal lines.

While there is no real downtime associated with this treatment, the team at Harbour Medispa Wilston feel it is important to note that you may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment on occassions. This can easily be masked by make-up.

There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away, and can also fly post-treatment.

The results can last between four to six months depending on your metabolism speed, lifestyle and many other factors. Expect to see the fantastic results within two to three days following just one treatment, but really kicking in by the second week post-treatment.

Are Anti-Wrinkle Relaxants or Dermal Fillers Right For Me?

The simple rule? Lines of expression need anti-wrinkle injections. Lines at rest need filler. While anti-wrinkle injections are a great choice for hitting those “crease points” where muscles contract, fillers are best for deep lines that are present even when facial muscles are not contracting.

Harbour Medispa Wilston’s Anti-Wrinkle Injections can product long-term results with benefits including:

  • Reducing wrinkles, creating a younger-looking appearance
  • Non-surgical treatment with little to no downtime
  • Smoothest skin texture
  • Effective in treating excessive sweating and migraines

Treatment Must-Knows & Instructions

How Do I Prepare For Lip Flip Injections ?

72 Hours Before Treatment

AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Aleve, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements – this helps to prevent bruising

AVOID the use of topical products containing Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy-Acid or other “Anti-Aging” product

24 Hours Before Treatment
AVOID excessive alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment – this helps to prevent the likelihood of bruising.
Day of Treatment

Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with a clean face – please do not wear makeup

72 Hours Before Treatment

AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Aleve, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements – this helps to prevent bruising

AVOID the use of topical products containing Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy-Acid or other “Anti-Aging” product

24 Hours Before Treatment

AVOID excessive alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment – this helps to prevent the likelihood of bruising.

Day of Treatment

Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with a clean face – please do not wear makeup

What to Expect with The Treatment?
  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling or bleeding, if necessary. Ice and over-the-counter medication can be used to reduce any minor side effects. If you do experience these effects, they are easily concealable with makeup.
  • AVOID makeup or product application for 24 hours after treatment to help prevent infection
  • AVOID exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sunbathing) and/or intense cold for 24 hours after your anti-wrinkle injection treatment
  • AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements for 24 hours after your treatment
  • AVOID rubbing for your face and any strenuous activities for up to 72-hours post-treatment
Treatment frequency
  • Most patients require treatments 3 to 4 times a year for optimal results.
  • After several maintenance treatments, your facial muscles being treated begin to respond much quicker and remain trained, thus requiring less frequent treatments.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Harbour Medispa