You’ll Flip for these Lips!

You’ll Flip for these Lips! | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

You’ll Flip for these Lips!

It’s official: luscious, plump, full lips are in and they aren’t going anywhere. That’s why RefinedMD offers a variety of options to achieve the lip look and fullness you want, whether you’re ready to go full-Kylie or just want a subtle improvement to a gummy smile. Let’s start with the main players—lip fillers. There are all types of fillers, most made with hyaluronic acid (HA), to give you instant results. But why are there so many options?

Even though most lip fillers are made with HA, there are intricate differences in their makeup. Even within the same “families” of fillers (like Juvederm or Restylane) there are a lot of choices because every filler is designed for a different face/body part or to achieve different results. Getting matched with the right lip filler for you requires working only with a skilled professional with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

And speaking of injector experts, you definitely only want to see a professional for lip fillers. Even though all lip fillers are temporary, some do last several months. There are ways to dissolve many fillers, but ultimately you deserve to get results you love. You might be matched with the right filler, but if you don’t have the right pro taking care of you then the results might be subpar or might not last as long as they could. When you work with RefinedMD for your lip fillers, you know you’re in great hands.

Other Lip Options: Sculptra

There are some lip fillers that work differently, like Sculptra. These fillers aren’t made with HA, but rather another synthetic form of a natural protein. They work by encouraging collagen production that in turn provides fullness to the treatment site. As you can imagine, the results are more subtle but they do have benefits for certain clients. If you’re looking for a “light upgrade” to your lips and want those results to be garnered naturally and to last up to two years, Sculptra might be for you.

Save for fat transfer surgery (which often fails and cannot guarantee the kind of results you’ll experience), lip fillers are the only option for injecting a product into the lips to fill them. However, they aren’t necessarily for everybody. If you like the shape and overall fullness of your lips but struggle with a stubborn thin upper lip, there’s also the lip flip. It’s technically an injectable, but works totally differently than fillers.

Lip Flips

The lip flip has been around for quite a while, but just recently started garnering serious attention. This option uses Botox to manipulate the muscles that cause the upper lip to raise. When done correctly, it reduces the amount of gum that shows when smiling and also “flips” the upper lip outward to show more vermillion (pink). In other words, your lip isn’t actually fuller but it looks like it! This is a very subtle treatment that can be beautiful, but only when performed by experts.

You can probably guess that a lip flip will go horribly wrong if an inexperienced injector tries performing it. Unlike Botox injections in larger parts of the face, such as the forehead, these injections need to be incredibly precise to avoid a flat result. Botox is also temporary, but can last a few months. Plus, there’s no “antidote” to Botox. In other words, if you’re interested in a lip flip, you definitely only want to work with a pro.

Get Lips You’ll Love

Whether you’re into fillers or flips, there’s one more thing you need for the ultimately kissable mouth: gorgeous skin. Our medical-grade skin care products help your skin be and look its healthiest self, which is the best complement to any lip procedure (and that’s no lip service!). We offer personalized regimens with only the best products so that you can start genuinely caring for the skin you’re in.

Right now is the perfect time to take your smile to the next level. Schedule your consultation today to learn about all of your lip options. Get in touch with RefinedMD today by calling (408) 688-2082 or fill out the online form.