How Can Botox Fix My Gummy Smile?

The First Glance
February 21, 2023
How Can Botox Fix My Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile makes some people feel shy or embarrassed to smile big in photos. You have a gorgeous smile, and there’s absolutely no reason to hide it! A quick Botox treatment can correct your gummy smile within minutes.

A gummy smile is a condition in which a person’s upper lip appears to be too short, causing the gums to be exposed when they smile. It is a common aesthetic concern for many people and can be corrected with Botox.

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a popular treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, and other cosmetic concerns. It works by blocking the release of a chemical in the brain that causes muscles to contract. When the muscles relax, wrinkles and fine lines are reduced.

In the case of gummy smiles, Botox can be used to weaken the muscles that pull the upper lip up, causing it to relax and appear longer. This can give the face a more balanced and symmetrical appearance. Botox injections are typically administered in small amounts and are placed directly into the muscle that is causing the gummy smile.

The effects of the injections usually last up to three months, and the treatment can be repeated as needed. The procedure is relatively quick and easy, and most people experience only minor discomfort during the injections. The results will begin to be visible in a few days, and the full effect of the treatment typically takes up to two weeks to become visible.

The main advantage of using Botox to treat a gummy smile is that it is non-invasive, which means that there is no need for surgery or other invasive procedures. Additionally, the effects are long-lasting and can be easily maintained with regular treatments.

Key Benefits of Using Botox to Treat a Gummy Smile

  1. Improved Facial Aesthetics: Botox can reduce the appearance of a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles in the upper lip and reducing the amount of gum exposed when smiling.
  2. Increased confidence: By reducing the size of the gum line, patients feel more confident in their smiles and can confidently take pictures and smile in public without feeling self-conscious.
  3. Gentle Treatment: Botox injections are minimally invasive and involve less pain than other cosmetic procedures.
  4. Quick, Natural Results: Results can be seen within days of the injection, and the effects can last for up to 4 months.
  5. Cost-Effective: Botox is a cost-effective treatment for a gummy smile compared to other cosmetic procedures such as gum grafting.
  6. Safe: Botox is FDA approved and has been used safely for many years to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.
  7. Reversible: The effects of Botox are temporary and can be reversed if needed.
Our lovely patient initially requested a fuller upper lip to camouflage her gummy smile. After her personalized consultation with our Expert Nurse Injector, the plan was tailored to her unique needs. A Lip Flip with Botox and Lip Filler was done. She loves her results!

If you have a preferred treatment date, do not wait until it’s too late.

The First Glance Aesthetic & Surgery Centre is a very active practice. Call (204) 885-1419 to reserve your consultation today. Our Patient Coordinators are happy to help you, every step of the way.

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