Botox® is a treatment that can take as little as 15 minutes, it can be applied in various areas of the face and neck, and is often a popular choice for women or men looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. More recently though, Botox has become increasingly popular for other types of cosmetic treatments, such as treating one’s jaw line (known as non surgical jaw reduction or Botox masseter reduction) or for a non-surgical lip lift.
Dr. Michele Green injects a small amount of Botox to the area above the upper lip to increase the “turn out” or “curl” effect of the lip, creating a more pouty effect that has been made popular via fashion and entertainment celebrities. A good candidate for this treatment is someone who wants a little bit of volume, a subtle add on to their “pout” but does not want a dermal filler (which is longer term) injected into their lips.
For most patients, we typically use about four units of Botox and results last about three months, upon which some patients may opt to come in for a touch-up. Costs for the procedure range based on various patient factors, though it does help to find a qualified board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Green, who will provide a much safer experience and peace of mind.
And after the treatment, there is no downtime. So you can continue with your day, or even get the procedure completed during your lunch break. Of course, each person is different, and in some cases, there may be some swelling or a bruise from the injection and so it is worth discussing this in advance with Dr. Green.
Overall, Botox continues to be one of the top treatment options that patients request, and this can often be combined with other dermal fillers such as Juvederm Volbella in order to restore youthful features in your face beyond just the lips. For those seeking a longer term solution, both Juvederm® and Juvederm Volbella can also help with adding volume to the lips. Both are these are complementary treatments that can be used alongside Botox.
Botox can be also be combined with Restylane for lip line enhancement, along with the use of Fraxel laser to smooth the lines of the upper lip. To find out more, please contact our NYC based office today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether Botox may be right for you.