The Boca Flip involves using Botox to enhance the upper lip. Just a few quick injections of Botox can help the upper lip relax and roll slightly upward, which allows more of the upper lip to be visible. It is an excellent alternative to fillers for patients who want a more subtle enhancement than fillers provide and are not looking to add extra volume.
To perform The Boca Flip, your aesthetic injector will make a series of injections just above the upper lip, into the orbicularis oris muscle, which encircles the mouth. Botox temporarily relaxes the part of the muscle over the upper lip, causing the lip to roll slightly upward so it appears more voluminous and defined. This muscle relaxation can also help smooth vertical lines around the lips.
Most patients notice the effects within a few days of treatment, with full results in about one week. The effects of Botox for lips lasts up to two to three months.
In some cases, the best solution for a patient is to combine Botox with fillers. Using fillers to enhance lip volume and Botox to lift the upper lip slightly can achieve a beautiful effect for patients with very thin lips.
Through consultation, your aesthetic injector at Boca Skin and Body Med, will complete an assessment of your lips, discuss your aesthetic goals with you, and provide you with the best options for your desired lip enhancement effect.
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Do you feel that when you smile, you show too much of your gums or that your gums looks too prominent compared to your teeth? This is referred to as a ‘gummy smile’ and with Botox, a gummy smile can be aesthetically improved without surgery. Botox injections are administered to the muscles that pull the lip upward. The Botox works by weakening the muscles that elevate the lip so that your lips do not rise as high above your teeth when you smile.
Treatment for a gummy smile with botulinum toxin is not a permanent solution but will last for approximately 2 to 3 months and can be maintained with repeat treatments.
Treatment of a gummy smile can be provided as a stand alone procedure or combined with The Boca Flip for increased show up upper lip that can further enhance a smile. Through consultation with your Aesthetic Injector at Boca Skin and Body Med, you will be provided with a treatment plan that will best address your aesthetic goals.