From Filler to Flips: 3 Types of Lip Injections for Fuller, Plumper Lips

Needle used for dermal lip fillers

Lip filler is undoubtedly a popular option for lip enhancement, but it’s not the whole story when it comes to lip injections at our Omaha med spa. Whether you’re looking for a subtle boost or a more dramatic transformation, our experienced injectors offer a full spectrum of services to give you exactly the look you want.

In this blog post, we’ll break down 3 different lip injection approaches for achieving fuller, plumper lips with little to no recovery time.

Lip Filler Injections

The most popular approach to lip enhancement, lip injections add volume to the lips with injections of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found naturally in your body that attracts and holds water, and it has a plumping effect when injected just under the skin.

Filler treatments are highly customizable, so you can enjoy a subtle volume increase or opt for a more dramatic look. By adjusting the amount of filler injected and where it’s placed (with the guidance of an experienced injector, of course), you can achieve a look that flatters your unique face.

You’ll see results right away, though you may have some swelling for a few days. Most people find their lip injections results last between 6 and 12 months.

New to lip fillers? Learn more about the “do’s and don’ts” of lip injections in this previous blog post.

Lip Flip

If you want to achieve the look of a bigger top lip without actually adding volume, a lip flip may be the right treatment for you. A lip flip uses 2 to 4 units of BOTOX® to relax the upper lip, allowing it to turn slightly upward to reveal more of the lip.

While this treatment won’t physically add volume, it is ideal for anyone who feels like their top lip disappears when they smile. Many people choose to add a lip flip to their filler treatment as a finishing touch.

Keep in mind you won’t see your results right away the way you will with lip fillers. BOTOX takes 5 to 7 days to take full effect.

Smooth Lip Threads

Injectable PDO threads boost collagen production to smooth lines around the lips (smoker’s lines) and subtly enhance lip fullness and definition. These threads are made of a dissolvable substance called polydioxanone (PDO). Once injected around the lips, they stimulate your body’s natural collagen production to smooth out lines and create a subtle volume increase.

You’ll likely notice the difference immediately, though best results occur with a series of multiple treatments – we recommend 1 treatment a month for 3 months. As the threads gradually dissolve and new collagen forms over the next few months, you’ll enjoy long-lasting improvements. PDO threads work beautifully when combined with a lip flip for a more affordable alternative to fillers.

Curious about how you can combine lip enhancement treatments to enjoy the best results? Visit our specials site to learn more about our popular lip enhancement treatment packages.

To learn more about lip injection options such as lip fillers at our med spa in Omaha, please contact us online or call (402) 895-8001.

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