How Many Units of Botox for a Lip Flip?

By Pinch Med Spa Staff

October 7, 2023

A lip flip is a popular cosmetic treatment that enhances the upper lip’s appearance by making it look fuller. Tox is a simple and effective method for achieving a lip flip. In this post, we'll discuss how many units of Botox are typically needed for a lip flip and what you can expect from the treatment.

What Is a Lip Flip?

A lip flip involves injecting Botox into the upper lip’s orbicularis oris muscle. This relaxes the muscle, causing the lip to roll slightly upward and outward, creating the appearance of a fuller lip.

Lip Flips generally require 4 to 8 units of Tox.

How Botox for a Lip Flip Works

Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the upper lip, which allows the lip to flip outward, giving the appearance of a fuller lip without adding volume.

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Recommended Units of Botox for a Lip Flip

For a lip flip, the recommended amount of Botox typically ranges from 4 to 8 units. The exact number of units needed can vary based on individual needs and the desired effect.

What About Xeomin Units for a Lip Flip?

Both Botox® and Xeomin® can effectively achieve a lip flip, utilizing botulinum toxin type A. At Pinch, we often use Xeomin for its purity and effectiveness. The unit requirements for Botox and Xeomin are generally similar.

Factors Influencing the Number of Units

  • Desired Result: The level of fullness you want to achieve can determine the number of units.
  • Muscle Activity: Higher muscle activity around the upper lip may require more units.
  • Individual Response: Each person’s response to Botox or Xeomin can influence the required dosage.

What to Expect During Your Treatment


Your treatment will begin with a consultation with a skilled medical professional, such as a nurse practitioner, who will assess your lip and determine the appropriate number of units needed for your treatment. Your provider may recommend numbing cream, as lips can be more sensitive.

The Injection Process

The injection process for a lip flip is quick and involves minimal discomfort. A fine needle is used to inject Tox into the upper lip muscle. The procedure typically takes only a few minutes.

Post-Treatment Care

After the treatment, you may experience mild side effects such as redness, swelling, or bruising around the injection sites. These effects are usually short-lived. Following the aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner is crucial for the best results.

Results and Longevity

When to Expect Results

You can expect to see results from your Botox treatment for a lip flip within 3 to 5 days, with full effects visible after 1 to 2 weeks. Your upper lip will appear fuller and more defined.

How Long Do Results Last?

The effects of Botox for a lip flip typically last between 2 to 3 months. Regular follow-up treatments will help maintain the results.

Cost of Botox or Xeomin for a Lip Flip

The cost of Botox or Xeomin for achieving a lip flip depends on the number of units and the provider’s rates. Generally, Botox and Xeomin cost between $12 to $15 per unit. Here’s a cost breakdown based on the recommended units:

  • Minimum Cost (4 units): $48 to $60
  • Maximum Cost (8 units): $96 to $120

Factors Affecting Cost

  • Provider's Expertise: Highly experienced practitioners may charge more.
  • Geographic Location: Treatment costs can vary based on the region.
  • Botox vs. Xeomin: Brand name recognition can influence the cost.

Is Botox for a Lip Flip Right for You?

Botox is an FDA-approved treatment suitable for most individuals looking to enhance their upper lip’s appearance. A detailed consultation with a qualified provider will help determine if it’s the right option for you, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are on certain medications.

Next Steps

If a fuller upper lip is your goal, a Botox lip flip offers a quick and effective solution. With the typical requirement of 4 to 8 units, the treatment is efficient with minimal downtime. For a convenient and professional at-home experience, consider booking with Pinch. Our nurse practitioners will visit your home, ensuring you receive the best care in a comfortable setting.

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