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
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!