New Jersey Lip Flip

Many of the women residing in and around New Jersey want youthful-looking lips. Although lip plumping using dermal fillers is an extremely popular option, some women want a result that appears more natural. Therefore, besides using dermal fillers to enhance the lips, at Fresh Face & Eye, Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal performs lip flip procedures using a neuromodulator (i.e., Jeuveau, Dysport, Xeomin and BOTOX). This minimally invasive procedure provides the patient with a more subtle lip enhancement result than what can be accomplished using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

A Botox Lip Flip In New Jersey

Although there are several commercial versions of neuromodulators (other than BOTOX) being used for cosmetic reasons, and BOTOX is actually a registered trademark of a company named Allergan, the different neuromodulators being used in the cosmetic industry are also frequently referred to as BOTOX. Since these neuromodulators are the products used to perform this innovative procedure, this treatment is often referred to as a BOTOX lip flip.

This lip enhancement procedure is performed to improve the definition of a patient’s upper lip. Therefore, a BOTOX lip flip is ideal for those who would like to improve the shape of their upper lip with the least effort possible.

Is It Safe To Use Botox For A Lip Enhancing Procedure?

Yes, in 2002 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved BOTOX for cosmetic use and since that time, it has been the go-to injectable for addressing the fine lines and wrinkles that develop as we age, however, lately, BOTOX has gained popularity as a lip enhancement product.

What Is A New Jersey Lip Flip Treatment?

This lip enhancement procedure offers patients a quick, convenient and effective method for attaining a shapely, well-defined upper lip. The results achieved with this procedure are subtle, making this treatment the perfect option for patients who want to have a lip enhancement procedure that provides natural-looking results.

Who Should Consider A New Jersey Lip Flip With Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal?

Individuals who are considering plumping their lips using dermal fillers, but are hesitant to make an obvious change, may be good candidates for the more subtle results that can be achieved with a BOTOX lip flip.

Although this lip enhancement procedure can make the upper lip appear fuller, it also improves the shape and definition of the upper lip, making this the perfect procedure for those whose main aesthetic goal is to define their lips.

Furthermore, when compared to the results achieved during a lip enhancement procedure designed to add volume to the lips using dermal fillers, this procedure offers patients a more natural-looking result.

How Does A Botox Lip Flip Make The Upper Lip Appear Fuller And More Defined?

Many people with thin upper lips are bothered by the way their upper lips vanish whenever they smile. This treatment helps eliminate that problem because it is designed to cause the vermilion border of the upper lip to roll slightly outward. The vermilion border refers to the edge of the lips that lies between the lip itself and the skin that surrounds it. This slight roll outward causes the upper lip to appear fuller than it actually is.

This illusion of a more voluminous upper lip is possible because once the BOTOX causes the lip to roll slightly upward, the amount of the upper lip that shows increases. Thus, giving the illusion of a fuller upper lip.

A Lip Flip Treatment Vs. A Dermal Filler Treatment

A dermal filler treatment involves injecting a gel that consists of hyaluronic acid directly beneath the skin of the lips to increase their size, whereas, during a lip flip, BOTOX is injected into targeted areas of the orbicularis oris muscle.

The key to a beautiful BOTOX lip flip result lies in strategically making a series of injections into the orbicularis oris muscle, which is located directly above the upper lip. This muscle actually encircles the mouth and its actions have been compared to those of a purse string.

Using BOTOX injections, Dr. Purewal temporarily relaxes certain sections of the part of the orbicularis oris muscle that is located above the upper lip. In addition to enhancing the patient’s lips, the muscle relaxation associated with this procedure can help to smooth the vertical lines that frequently develop around the lips: These lines are sometimes referred to as ‘smoker’s lines’ or ‘bar code lines.’

The areas of the orbicularis oris muscle that Dr. Purewal targets are those that frequently become tense. Following treatment, the sections above the vermilion border where the injections were administered are more relaxed. By strategically targeting these sections of the muscle, the patient enjoys a more defined, fuller lip that remains visible even while smiling.

How Do The Results Of A Lip Flip Vary From Those Achieved Using Dermal Fillers?

The lip flip directly reshapes the upper lip in a way that is extremely difficult to achieve with dermal fillers alone. In addition, the results attained with the BOTOX are much more subtle than the results achieved using lip fillers. However, both of these procedures can successfully soften the wrinkles and fine lines that surround the lips.

A New Jersey Lip Flip Or Lip Enhancement With Dermal Fillers; Determining Which Treatment Will Serve The Patient Best

Dermal fillers are ideal for individuals who would like to add a substantial amount of volume to their lips. Therefore, an individual who wants to make a dramatic change is a better candidate for lip enhancement using dermal fillers than they are for a BOTOX lip flip.

Individuals who would like to define their lips, subtly, are good candidates for a lip flip in New Jersey with Dr. Purewal. Also, some patients prefer to have this treatment before they have a bolder lip enhancement procedure, such as a lip augmentation with dermal fillers. Two of the reasons these patients opt for the lip flip before an augmentation with dermal fillers include that the results attained during a BOTOX lip flip are more subtle and they do not last as long as the results achieved using dermal fillers.

Patients Who Are Typically Happy With The Results Achieved During A Lip Flip Include Those Who:

  • Feel as if their upper lip disappears whenever they smile.
  • Would like to add a more prominent, yet subtle pout to their lips.
  • Want to have fuller-looking lips, without adding additional volume.
  • Are looking for a more temporary result that lasts from three to four months as opposed to from, six to 12 months.
  • Are interested in improving the overall shape and symmetry of their lips.
  • Have a wide smile, but are not necessarily interested in substantially increasing their lip volume.
  • Have a gummy-looking smile. This procedure helps hide the gums because it lowers the upper lip, which helps to reduce the visibility of the gum tissue, while making the top lip appear somewhat fuller.
  • Who are interested in improving the outline, shape and volume of their upper lip with zero downtime.
  • Who are concerned about looking as if they have had a cosmetic procedure.

Patients Are Usually Happy With Their Lip Filler Results If They:

  • Want Dr. Purewal to add volume to the upper and/or lower lip.
  • Would like severe vertical lip lines addressed.
  • Want a lip enhancement that lasts longer that three or four months: Dermal filler treatments can last from six to 12 months.

Choosing An Experienced Lip Flip Expert Injector Is Essential

As with all treatments and procedures, choosing an experienced professional to perform this innovative procedure in New Jersey is crucial to attaining beautiful and predictable results.

As a board-certified Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Purewal is very familiar with the nerves, muscles, tendons and bones of the face. She uses her extensive knowledge in this area to determine which sections of the orbicularis oris muscle to target during this lip enhancement procedure.

Furthermore, as an experienced Expert Injector, Dr. Purewal knows the optimal amount of BOTOX to inject. Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal’s experience with performing lip enhancement procedures and extensive knowledge of the human face allow her to successfully provide patients with the well-defined lips they desire.

Doctors Everywhere Are Offering Botox: What Patients Need To Know

Although it may sound like a simple procedure that any doctor can perform, using BOTOX to enhance a patient’s lips requires a great deal of skill and knowledge of facial anatomy.

An inexperienced injector could unintentionally target the wrong areas of the orbicularis oris muscle or inject too much BOTOX, each of these mistakes can negatively affect the patient’s results. For example, if the doctor injects too much BOTOX or administers the BOTOX into the wrong areas of the muscle above the lip, the patient may temporarily lose certain mouth functions, including the ability to drink through a straw, to show emotion and/or to speak clearly. Nonetheless, by choosing an experienced Expert Injector, it is possible to reduce the likelihood of experiencing these kinds of injection complications.

Do Lip Flip Treatments Hurt?

Since injections are being made, patients should expect to experience some mild pain during their procedure, however, when Dr. Purewal performs lip enhancement procedures, she uses an ultra-fine needle. Choosing an experienced injector helps ensure that any pain experienced is minimal as well as short-lived.

A Botox Lip Flip At Fresh Face & Eye

This procedure only takes about 10 minutes.

Dr. Purewal performs this lip enhancement procedure by administering a few quick injections of BOTOX into targeted areas of the orbicularis oris muscle above the upper lip.

Once these injections are administered, the upper lip will become more visible as it relaxes and rolls slightly upward. This slight upward turn makes the upper lip appear fuller.

How Long Will It Take To See Results?

At Fresh Face & Eye, Dr. Purewal injects extremely small amounts of neuromodulators at each corner of the patient’s mouth as well as near the Cupid’s bow. Once the injections are administered, within just a few days, changes can be seen, nevertheless, it takes from seven to 10 days for the lip to unfurl completely (i.e., turn slightly upward), making the patient’s lips appear larger and fuller than they did before this lip enhancement procedure with Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal.

What To Expect During The Healing Process

Similar to other BOTOX treatments (e.g., forehead furrows), realizing the full effect of the lip flip can take up to seven days. Results can last up to four months. Just as with dermal fillers, the length of time the results of a BOTOX treatment will last are dictated by the speed at which the patient’s body breaks down and metabolizes the neuromodulator.

An Initial Consultation For A New Jersey Lip Flip At Fresh Face & Eye

Individuals who are interested in learning more about, or those who would like to have a lip enhancement procedure, need to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal at her office in Chatham, New Jersey.

During this consultation, Dr. Purewal reviews the patient’s registration information and then has a one on one conversation with the patient. Her goal is to find out what the patient’s overall aesthetic goals are.

Registration Information Must Include:

  • Medications, vitamins and herbal supplements that are currently being used. Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal needs the name, dosage, frequency, reasons for the medication/herb and the ordering physician.
  • Any previous surgeries, treatments and/or therapy sessions.
  • Dr. Purewal needs to know if the patient has had any type of BOTOX treatment in the past and if there were any complications linked to that treatment.
  • Allergy information, including any allergies to latex and/or medications.

Preparing For A Lip Flip Procedure At Fresh Face & Eye

Patients who are taking blood thinners need to speak with their prescribing physician about stopping them for a few days before and a few days after their lip enhancement procedure. Additionally, any patients who take aspirin or drink alcoholic beverages need to refrain from using these products.

If a doctor has instructed the patient to take aspirin, discontinuing it must be agreed upon by the treating physician. Following these recommendations will help reduce bleeding, inflammation and bruising.

If a patient has an active cold sore, the procedure needs to be rescheduled once the cold sore has healed.

Can More Than One Lip Enhancement Procedure Be Performed At The Same Time?

Yes, some of Dr. Purewal’s patients decide to have a combination procedure that includes a lip flip and lip enhancement with dermal fillers. This combination of procedures is especially beneficial for individuals who have very thin lips.

During this lip enhancement procedure, Dr. Purewal injects BOTOX into targeted sections of the orbicularis oris muscle and the dermal filler is injected into the lower lip. The BOTOX will cause the upper lip to unfurl while the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers add volume to the lower lip.

How Much Does A New Jersey Lip Flip Treatment Cost?

This lip enhancement procedure is considerably less expensive than traditional lip fillers.

Each lip flip procedure that Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal performs at Fresh Face & Eye is tailored to meet the needs of a particular patient. Therefore, the only way to determine how much a lip flip would cost an individual patient is with an initial consultation.

If you are interested in learning more about the innovative lip enhancement procedures available at Fresh Face & Eye in Chatham, New Jersey, or you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal, who is an Expert Injector, and board-certified Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, contact Dr. Purewal’s office today. If you want to schedule a New Jersey lip flip consultation, you can call the office at Phone Number: (973) 635-4000 or use the online consultation request form by clicking here.

Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal also offers Virtual Consultations. To schedule a Virtual Consultation, please choose the orange button in the upper right-hand corner of the contact us page. Fresh Face & Eye is located at 82 Main Street.


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