Hamilton Skin Clinic

Lip Flip Treatment

Hamilton Skin Clinic Treatment stats

Treatment Time

15 to 45 minutes
(Depending on number of areas being treated)

Recovery Time

Zero to little recovery time

Results Last

3 to 4 months
(Depending on metabolism & area being treated)

Everything you need to know about a Lip Flip

Everyone seems to be looking into getting lip volumiser. Lip volumiser is a big commitment not only for our profiles but also for our pocketbooks. So, what is one to do if they want a fuller lip without any commitment? Welcome to the lip flip!

How does a Lip Flip Work?

A lip flip can be quickly performed at Hamilton Skin Clinic. We inject an anti wrinkle medicine into an area just above your lip, primarily the cupid’s bow area, this temporary fix relaxes the muscles around your upper lip causing the inside top part of our lip to flip a bit upward and outward. In some people, this is barely noticeable, but to many, it is the perfect pout they have been desiring for the perfect selfie. The area is numbed and the procedure is relatively painless and very quick.

We recommend to go ahead and get lip volumisers for real noticeable results but a lip flip can also be used in conjunction with lip volumisers and injectables.

Is a Lip Flip for You?

Taking a baby step toward getting lip volumisers is the most common reason people want a lip flip. It can give the appearance of a fuller upper lip slightly, but nothing like lip volumiser results. Some also feel that their upper lip disappears when they smile or they feel their gums show too much when they smile. A patient’s reason is personal.

How Much Does a Lip Flip Cost?

Since the lip flip is a cosmetic procedure you will need to pay in full for the cost. It is definitely something not covered by insurance. It is a very reasonable cosmetic procedure compared to other options though. A lip flip costs just $90 at Hamilton Skin Clinic Hamilton. Lip volumiser sessions start around $450.

The average lip flip lasts 8 to 12 weeks, so you may want to weigh the cost of a lip flip versus dermal lip volumisers to see which is best for you and your needs.

Before And After A Lip Flip

Many of the ways to prepare for a lip flip are the same as when you prepare for anti wrinkle injections in other areas.

We recommend avoiding alcohol and blood thinners for a few days before the procedures.

After the procedure, you should not rub your lips and avoid smoking. Also, try to sleep on your back so you do not press on your lips and allow the medicine to spread incorrectly.


If you feel that lip flip is not what you thought you were signing up for that day – it can be reversed. Botox or dysport can take up 5-10 days to settle and maintain full effects.

One downside that most find is that you can have difficulties drinking from a straw. You have less control of your upper lip for a short time until the medicine settles in, so you cannot get the muscle action needed to pucker up and drink with a straw as one usually does when they drink. This is short lived and returns back to normal in a week or two but doesn’t affect everyone.


Only you can decide if a lip flip is for you. Please contact your us directly to decide if it is right for you, better still come in and have a consultation at Hamilton Skin Clinic.
Nina L
Nina L
8 October 2023
I had my first ever cosmetic appointment with Nurse Jo 29/09 and I am so happy with the service. My results are still settling but I could see the difference within a week (really happy). I was really nervous but Nurse Jo provided so much information and options, I felt like I was being listened to. Thank you so much Nurse Jo!! Really appreciated the experience & support.
Libby Allen
Libby Allen
19 September 2023
I went to Jo feeling nervous and uncertain of what I wanted after being sent away by another clinic who had no idea! She immediately knew what to do to transform me. No messing around, careful, honest and kind. I’ve woken up a new woman so grateful to have been led by a lady with experience and skill.
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
30 June 2023
Jo is a superhero!! she done my lip filler 1ml and i feel like a changed woman - she listened to my needs and wants. she is so careful, compassionate and gentle. i also got a hydrodermabrasion and chemical peel - i walked out feeling brand spanking new. 10/10 recommend. thank you so much Jo.
Kirsten Burger
Kirsten Burger
7 March 2023
I booked an appointment for lip fillers and masseter Botox. My lips were severely asymmetrical so I went to Nurse Jo to have them corrected and could not be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Hamilton Skin Clinic and without a doubt attest to Nurse Jo being the top cosmetic injector in Brisbane. Could not be more grateful!
Mia Wilson
Mia Wilson
8 February 2023
Couldn’t recommend more! Jo is an exceptional Nurse. She has such an in depth knowledge of what she does and as someone who is new to cosmetic treatments, has always made me feel comfortable and empowered me to make informed decisions by taking the time to explain how everything works. Jo tailors what she does to suit my face and offers alternative approaches to achieving the outcome that I’m wanting. I’ve never felt pressured by her to adjust or get a treatment I wasn’t comfortable with and the results that she creates always exceed my expectations. If you’re looking somewhere to get your next cosmetic treatment that offers friendly and approachable customer service, expertise and will yield amazing results, then look no further than Hamilton Skin Clinic.
12 December 2022
Jo was absolutely amazing and professional. My experience was beyond what I imagined - you are in safe and expert hands with her!
Oriel Ganter
Oriel Ganter
16 November 2022
OMG I loved this experience so much I wanted to marry Jo…. from the moment I met Jo she was very friendly professional and caring. I’m 77 years old never had any treatments like this and what a difference when I looked in the mirror I loved the softness of my skin and the very slight lift Jo has achieved. Highly recommend Harbour medispa…..
Rhiannon Franzke
Rhiannon Franzke
11 August 2022
Jo is seriously unbelievable!! She is a miracle worker to say the least! She explains the products she is using any questions she answers with confidence because this beautiful lady knows what’s she’s doing!! She makes you feel so welcome and her personality makes you want to stay there and get more! Full Warning people you won’t stop looking at yourself in the mirror once Jo is finished with you! I’m In love ❤️
Natalie S
Natalie S
22 July 2022
# 1 Miracle Worker for Cosmetic Treatments ! Jo is amazing - her work has been perfected over many years of experience and up to date training. I’m in my late 40s and without fail always come out of my treatment so happy with the natural youthful look Jo gives me. Honestly you will not be disappointed- highly recommended - Nat S
Laura Laa
Laura Laa
22 July 2022
As a total novice I was terrified of looking.obviously done up. I was convinced subtlety couldn't really be achieved. I was so nervous about the results of my lip filler looking obvious against my soft features, but Jo worked genuine wonders. The result was believable, soft and subtle, a far cry from the protruding, stretched out lips I was desperate to avoid. I didn't think filler would be for me so I am particularly surprised by how confident I now feel, totally unafraid to see the people I know and love. Thank you, Jo!

What Are Wrinkle Reduction Injections?

Neuromodulators or neurotoxins – the substance used in wrinkle reduction injections – are most well-known for “freezing” wrinkles and lines. They are best used for temporary treatment to smooth wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, and smiling.

Wrinkle reduction injections work by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that signals muscles to move. They temporarily paralyse those specific muscles that contract, creating common frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal lines.

While there is no real downtime associated with this treatment, the team at Hamilton Skin Clinic feel it is important to note that you may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment on occassions. This can easily be masked by make-up.

There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away, and can also fly post-treatment.

The results can last between four to six months depending on your metabolism speed, lifestyle and many other factors. Expect to see the fantastic results within two to three days following just one treatment, but really kicking in by the second week post-treatment.

Are Wrinkle Reduction Relaxants or Volumisers Right For Me?

The simple rule? Lines of expression need wrinkle reduction injections. Lines at rest need volumiser. While wrinkle reduction injections are a great choice for hitting those “crease points” where muscles contract, volumisers are best for deep lines that are present even when facial muscles are not contracting.

Hamilton Skin Clinic’s Wrinkle Reduction Injections can product long-term results with benefits including:

  • Reducing wrinkles, creating a younger-looking appearance
  • Non-surgical treatment with little to no downtime
  • Smoothest skin texture
  • Effective in treating excessive sweating and migraines

Our Results

Treatment Must-Knows & Instructions

How Do I Prepare For Lip Flip Treatment ?

72 Hours Before Treatment

AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Aleve, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements – this helps to prevent bruising

AVOID the use of topical products containing Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy-Acid or other “Anti-Aging” product

24 Hours Before Treatment

AVOID excessive alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment – this helps to prevent the likelihood of bruising.

Day of Treatment

Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with a clean face – please do not wear makeup

What to Expect with The Treatment?
  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling or bleeding, if necessary. Ice and over-the-counter medication can be used to reduce any minor side effects. If you do experience these effects, they are easily concealable with makeup.
  • AVOID makeup or product application for 24 hours after treatment to help prevent infection
  • AVOID exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sunbathing) and/or intense cold for 24 hours after your wrinkle reduction treatment
  • AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements for 24 hours after your treatment
  • AVOID rubbing for your face and any strenuous activities for up to 72-hours post-treatment
Treatment frequency
  • Most patients require treatments 3 to 4 times a year for optimal results.
  • After several maintenance treatments, your facial muscles being treated begin to respond much quicker and remain trained, thus requiring less frequent treatments.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Hamilton Skin Clinic