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A Comprehensive Guide to Lip Fillers vs. Lip Flips

November 14, 2023

Are you looking to enhance your lips and achieve that perfect pout? Lip fillers and lip flips are two popular cosmetic procedures at Scrubd Esthetics that can help you achieve your desired look. In this comprehensive guide to lip fillers vs. lip flips, we will explore the pros and cons, features, and what clients can expect from both lip filler and lip flip services to help you make an informed decision on the best option for you. 

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Lip Fillers: Plump and Define

Lip fillers have gained immense popularity in recent years, and for good reason. This non-surgical cosmetic procedure involves injecting a dermal filler, typically made of hyaluronic acid, into the lips to add volume and definition. Here are the key features and what clients can expect from lip filler treatments:

Pros of Lip Fillers:

Enhanced Volume: Lip fillers can provide a noticeable increase in lip volume, giving you fuller, plumper lips.

Natural Look: Experienced practitioners can achieve a natural appearance by carefully sculpting the lips to suit your facial features.

Long-Lasting Results: Lip filler results typically last anywhere from 6 months to a year, depending on the type of filler used and individual factors.

Customizable: You have control over the level of enhancement you desire, from subtle to dramatic.

Minimal Downtime: Lip filler treatments usually require minimal downtime, and you can resume your daily activities shortly after the procedure. With every lip treatment, you will receive an aftercare kit, including Lip Candy Arnica-infused lip gloss, and post op instructions.

Cons of Lip Fillers:

Temporary: Lip fillers are not permanent, so you’ll need to schedule maintenance appointments to maintain your desired look. While everyone is unique, maintenance is usually recommended every 6-12 months depending on the amount injected and  your metabolism. 

Possible: Swelling and Bruising: Some swelling and bruising may occur immediately after the procedure, but it typically subsides within a few days.

Cost: The cost of lip fillers can add up over time due to the need for maintenance treatments.

Possible Allergic Reaction: While rare, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to the filler substance.

Lip Flips: A Subtle Enhancement

A lip flip is another non-surgical lip enhancement procedure that focuses on subtly enhancing the appearance of the upper lip. Unlike lip fillers, lip flips do not add volume to the lips. Instead, they relax the muscles around the upper lip, allowing the lip to roll slightly outward and create the appearance of fuller lips. Here’s what you can expect from a lip flip:

Pros of Lip Flips:

Subtle Enhancement: Lip flips provide a more subtle and natural-looking enhancement, making them an excellent choice for those who want a modest change.

Quick Procedure: Lip flips are a quick procedure that can be performed in a matter of minutes.

No Downtime: There is minimal to no downtime associated with lip flips, and you can return to your daily activities immediately.

Cost-Effective: Lip flips tend to be more cost-effective compared to lip fillers, making them an attractive option for budget-conscious individuals.

Cons of Lip Flips:

Temporary Results: Like lip fillers, lip flips offer temporary results, and you may need to repeat the procedure to maintain the effect. Typically, lip flips last around 1.5-2 months.

Limited to Upper Lip: Lip flips primarily target the upper lip, so they may not be suitable for individuals looking to enhance the lower lip or achieve more significant volume.

Not Suitable for Everyone: Lip flips may not be effective for individuals with certain lip shapes or muscle characteristics.

Possible Side Effects: While uncommon, there can be side effects such as temporary lip weakness or speech changes.

Cost of Lip Filler and Lip Flip Services at Scrubd Esthetics: 

Lip Flip: $100

Lip Filler:

Mini Lip Plump: $450 (half of a syringe)

Full Lip Plump $700 (full syringe)

Making Your Decision + Free Consultations

Ultimately, the choice between lip fillers and lip flips depends on your individual goals, budget, and desired level of enhancement. If you’re seeking a noticeable increase in lip volume and have specific shaping preferences, lip fillers may be the better choice. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more subtle and budget-friendly option, a lip flip could be the right fit.

Before undergoing either procedure, it’s essential to consult with an experienced practitioner who can assess your needs and provide personalized recommendations. They will help you achieve the beautiful lips you desire while ensuring your safety and satisfaction.

Book a consultation today!

Remember that both lip fillers and lip flips offer temporary results, so be prepared for maintenance appointments to maintain your desired look. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be one step closer to achieving the perfect pout you’ve always wanted!

PS: Did you know that we offer Cherry payment plans with 0% interest? Reach out today to see how these services can be more affordable to you.

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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. Injector. Permanent Makeup Artist & Educator. Owner of Scrubd Esthetics.