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How to Take Care of Your Lips After Lip Flip Injections

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Most people know that BOTOX injections can take years off of your appearance, but did you know they can also plump up your lips? By injecting wrinkle relaxers into a specific area, patients in Dallas can create a pouty appearance that's definitely photoshoot-worthy. This innovative treatment at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery is called the BOTOX lip flip.

You may wonder how to care for your lips after BOTOX lip injections. The good news is that there are a number of things you can do at home to prevent complications and improve your results. Below, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe covers all the tips and tricks for keeping your lips looking their best after treatment.

Why is the BOTOX lip flip so popular?

There are a number of reasons why the BOTOX lip flip has become so successful. First, it offers a simple solution to a complex problem. If you've been thinking about improving your lips but aren't sure how to go about it, the lip flip is an easy way to make your pout more kissable without going under the knife or getting implants.

The BOTOX lip flip allows patients to achieve dramatic results without investing much effort. With a simple injection, patients can enjoy their results in just a short amount of time.

How long do the effects of BOTOX lip injections last?

The beauty of BOTOX is that the effects are temporary. This injectable solution only remains in your body for a short period of time. After about 3 – 4 months, you could start to notice that your lips are beginning to lose their plump appearance and may require a follow-up. Dr. Dauwe can let you know what your options are and discuss techniques that may extend the longevity of your results in Dallas.

What side effects should I expect with BOTOX?

While BOTOX injections are generally pretty safe, there are a few temporary side effects involved. Patients in Dallas can expect some mild bruising or tenderness following their appointment. These are a normal and expected part of the process. You can reduce discomfort by following our aftercare advice. Results should be noticeable once the side effects dissipate.

How do I care for the injection sites?

Your BOTOX lip flip treatment is considered a minor procedure, but that doesn't mean you don't need proper care. At home, it's important that you keep the treated areas clean and avoid strenuous physical activity. Dr. Dauwe recommends taking an over-the-counter pain reliever to help with any discomfort. You can also apply a cool compress to the area to reduce swelling.

What should I avoid after BOTOX injections?

In order to get the most attractive results, there are a few things you should avoid after lip injections. First, stay out of extreme temperatures for at least 48 hours following your appointment. Avoid going into a hot tub or sauna and abstain from smoking. You can safely apply lipstick and other cosmetics after this time.

Plump up your lips

Just like other cosmetic procedures, lip injections come with risks and side effects. You can reduce these risks by following our simple rules provided by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe. If you are considering this treatment for yourself, we can make sure you know what to do so healing goes smoothly! As always, be sure to call Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery if anything feels off or changes over time. We look forward to seeing you at our office in Dallas.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.