A “botox lip flick” is a cosmetic treatment that uses small amounts of Botox to slightly lift the top lip and create a subtle upward curve to the lips. The idea behind this treatment is that by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the mouth, the lips will appear more lifted.
There are some practitioners that offer this treatment, and some patients may see a subtle improvement in the appearance of their lips. However, it’s important to keep in mind that Botox is not designed to be used specifically for lip enhancement, and the results of a botox lip flick treatment may be limited, and is not used to add volume in the area.
Botox is a neuromodulator, meaning it works by temporarily paralysing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. It’s not a dermal filler, so it won’t add volume to the lips. Instead, it works by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the corners of the mouth, which can create a subtle upward curve to the lips, but it won’t change the size or shape of the lips.
It’s also important to keep in mind that Botox is not a permanent solution, and the effects of the treatment will typically last for 3-6 months before the treatment will need to be repeated.
It’s always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who can evaluate your individual needs and provide the best advice on how to achieve the best results.
There are other options for lip enhancement such as dermal fillers, which can add volume to the lips, and are a more effective solution for lip enhancement than Botox alone. It’s important to find a practitioner with experience in these treatments and have a clear consultation on what you want to achieve with the treatment.