Botox is a non-operative cosmetic procedure performed using by purified botulinum toxin A to block the nerves in the contracted muscle and to gain softening appearance of dynamic wrinkles occurring on moving face such as when frown, smile, laugh, and squint.
Wrinkles, which are dynamic wrinkles and very fine wrinkles originating from thinning of the collagen in the skin, are first signs of the aging and occur around the eyes, forehead, cheeks, and lips. Botulinum toxin injections cause no botulism risk when used properly.
After injection of the toxin, headaches, bruising and pain at the site of injection area, and rarely (<1%) dropping eyelids or eyebrows returning to their natural position within a few months may be seen as a side effect. However, these side effects may be minimalized with experienced physicians and health-workers.
Although Botox is a non-surgical aesthetic procedure applied with multiple injections for removing wrinkles on the face, it has recently taken its place in the lip enlargement family as the “Botox Lip Flip” procedure as a new area of use of botox in the face area.
“Botox Lip Flip” is a procedure done with multiple botox injections into the upper middle part of your upper lip to make your lips appear larger. Thus, your lip curves upwards as the muscles in the upper part of your lip will relax. This causes your lip to appear enlarged as it shifts the upper line of your upper lip upwards. Therefore, with this method, your lips do not show a real increase in volume, it only gives the impression that it has increased. If you want a volume increase on your lips, you should choose lip fillers with this method.