LIP FLIP, BABY LIPS, LIP POP–We hear these procedure names talked about everywhere! What are these lip procedures and will they work for you? These procedures are on the lighter spectrum of lip enhancement, and are specially for patients interested in a natural appearing lip enhancement result, where “NOBODY KNOWS BUT YOU”. We have the answers you’re looking for about these lip procedures.

Lip POP and Baby lips are essentially the same procedural concept. Basically, small amounts of dermal hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Versa, and RHA are injected into the lips to create refreshed, hydrated lips with the goal to add minimal lip volume. Our goal at Derm Clinic MD is to follow our mantra of “WHEN NOBODY KNOWS, BUT YOU” when we are creating this result. Many of our patients want natural lips, with minimal volume, and to appear hydrated with fewer lines and wrinkles in their lips. Our lips lose volume as we age, appearing dehydrated, deflated, and less interesting. With the Lip POP or Baby Lips procedure, we bring the lips back into play so they don’t take a back seat on the facial features’ center-stage trifecta of eyes, nose, and lips. As we age, the nose appears larger, sometimes the chin appears smaller, and the lips diminish in size. This can make the nose appear more projected compared to the other 2 features in the trifecta. Adding a lip refresher brings back the lips to balance better with the nose once again. Sometimes a little chin balancing is necessary to and can be done at the same time as the lips.

Lip FLIP–lip flips are a super popular trend/procedure performed with a neurotoxin (think Botox, Dysport, Jeauveau, Xeomin, Daxxify), not with a lip filler. Actually, not everyone will benefit from a lip flip and, in fact, some patients shouldn’t have one done PERIOD. Lip flip is great in patients with a lip that disappears with smiling, and sometimes in patients with a gummy smile too. It minimally everts the lip to appear fuller in a very subtle way. Sometimes, it also helps diminish vertical lip lines, called smoker’s or straw lines (many people get these lines and NEVER smoke or use a straw). It creates a very mild lip eversion most noticeable upon smiling. It usually requires light amounts of a neurotoxin such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeauveau or Daxxify to create the effect and must be injected properly so a patient can still smile effectively and retain their ability to drink from a cup without drooling. If you have an elongated upper lip or an aging lip (think lips past the age of 55), this may not be the best procedure for you.

Lips can be done with a natural result. Natural lips are desireable when injected well, and in fact, this is a rising trend in lip fillers since the over abundance of overfilled lips and unnatural lips running around on television and trending on tik tok and instagram. Most patients are afraid to have lip procedures because of these images of unnatural lips everywhere, but rest assured that there are options for natural lips where “NOBODY KNOWS BUT YOU”.