While some people smile, their upper lip elevates too far above their upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive “Gummy Smile." This phenomenon could be due to several factors. One of the reasons is hyperactive muscle which elevates the upper lip. Occasionally, the gummy smile is also aggravated by a thin upper lip that further contributes to the problem by exposing the upper gum even more.*
While for most people smiling is an expression of happiness, individuals whose gums stand out more than their smile does often feel self-conscious. Very often those with gummy smiles try to control and minimize their smile and some feel so self-conscious that they prefer not to smile at all. This may have a detrimental effect on one's professional, social, and personal relationships.*
Thankfully, gummy smile reduction is now possible, simple and effective. Utilizing a non-surgical approach by injecting small amounts of Botox® into the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip, Dr. Yagudin will give you a smile that is natural and carefree. This simple procedure will weaken the hyperactive muscles and reduce the elevation of your upper lip, thereby reducing your inhibiting gummy smile. If a thin upper lip is a contributing factor, Dr. Yagudin may suggest concomitant upper lip augmentation with FDA approved fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. *
FAQ about Gummy Smile Treatment with Botox®*
How long does the treatment take?
The procedure takes about 10 minutes.
What does this procedure involve?
Dr. Yagudin will apply a topical anesthetic, or plain ice, to numb the area prior to injection. A small amount of Botox® will be injected on each side of your lip to weaken the muscles' ability to contract. Within the next 3-4 days elevation of the upper lip is progressivelyt weakened and your smile is transformed, showing less gum and giving you the confidence to smile without inhibition.*
How long do the results last?
Your new smile will last about four months and you will surely make up for all that time of hiding your smile!*
Preparing for the Procedure
During your initial complimentary consultation, Dr. Yagudin will examine your individual concerns and determine whether this procedure is right for you. It is preferable that you temporarily stop taking medications that may cause bleeding, such as vitamin A and E, aspirin, or aspirin-like products (Motrin,Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Alieve), one week before the procedure to reduce chances of minor bruising. *
How much does this procedure cost?
Regular price for Botox treatment of gummy smile is between $200 and $300. *
* Legal disclaimer:
Results and duration of effect may vary, no guaranty of specific results can be given. Degree of side effects may vary, for full disclosure please read consent for the procedure before your treatment..The content on this website is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended in any way to substitute professional medical advice during an in office consultation and examination by the physician. Any photos from this web site with text “Property of Dermacare Medical PC” on them are not allowed to be copied and reprinted in any way without written permission from Dermacare Medical PC.
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