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 Bo-tox into

the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip,

Dr. Diaz-Yoserev 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. Diaz-Yoserev may

suggest concomitant

upper lip augmentation

with FDA approved fillers.





FAQ about Gummy Smile Treatment with Bo-tox


  • How long does the treatment take?

The procedure takes about 10 minutes.


  • What does this procedure involve?

Dr. Diaz-Yoserev will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection.  A small amount of Bo-tox 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 progressively 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 three-four months and you will surely make up for all that time of hiding your smile!