Gummy Smile Botox
A gummy smile usually means you have extra, bulky gum tissue. You may feel like this excess tissue detracts from the appearance of your smile. Your teeth may appear too short or too small in proportion to your gum line. Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa Phoenix experienced licensed medical professionals can administer BOTOX injections to lessen the appearance of a gummy smile. Please call our Phoenix office at 602-952-8446, to schedule a consultation or a treatment.
People who are embarrassed by their large, visible gums are now turning to Gummy Smile Botox Treatment for the ‘ideal’ Hollywood smile. Our Physicians and Nurses can inject Botox into patients’ upper lip muscles, to decrease the amount of gum shown and prevent the so-called ‘gummy smile’.
Botox for gummy smile An anatomically ideal smile shows 75-100% of the front teeth. About 20% of people have what is called a “gummy smile,” where there is excess gingiva (gum tissue) above the upper teeth when smiling. Traditional methods for addressing a gummy smile involve orthognathic or dental surgery. However, a newer, quicker, and less invasive treatment involves Botox on the upper lip elevators.
Gummy Smile Botox | Before & After
BOTOX® for a Gorgeous, Appealing Smile
BOTOX® injections prevent your upper lip from rising too high, which exposes the excess gum tissue above the upper row of your teeth. Your smile will still look natural and attractive, but it won’t reveal more than is aesthetically pleasing. BOTOX® is completely non-surgical and may be a great fit for your expectations of cost and appointment time. When you visit our practice for an individualized consultation, we’ll discuss both options with you, plus any other treatments that may be a good fit for achieving the goals you have for your smile.
How Does Gummy Smile Botox Correction Work?
When 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 a hyperactive muscle that 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 do 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, the Physician and Nurses at Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa 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, the Physician and Nurses at Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa Phoenix may suggest concomitant upper lip augmentation with FDA-approved fillers such as Volbella, Restylane, or Juvederm.
Benefits of a BOTOX® Gum Lift
The only way to know if this type of gummy smile treatment is right for you is to visit our experienced cosmetic injector for a one-on-one consultation. We’ll help you decide the best course of action for achieving the smile of your dreams. We are committed to providing BOTOX® treatment for gummy smiles because of the tremendous benefits it offers you:
- Injection appointment is completed quickly
- No downtime required
- Results can last as long as 3 to 4 months
- The effect can be restored with a re-injection appointment
Although many Med Spas offer BOTOX®, you deserve the high-quality results of an experienced and trained injector in this method. Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa licensed medical professionals know how to administer BOTOX® in a way that will create a less gummy smile while retaining the natural beauty and youthfulness of your smile.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a BOTOX® Gum Lift?
The BOTOX® gum lift procedure can help to reduce the appearance of excessive gum tissue. The best candidates for the procedure are patients whose teeth are being obscured by a gummy smile.
We offer various techniques for gum recontouring. During your initial consultation, we can discuss all of your options to help you determine if the BOTOX® gum lift or another procedure will work best for your needs.
How to Prepare for a BOTOX® Gum Lift
Nothing will need to be done in preparation for your BOTOX® gum lift procedure. Injections are carefully placed to help guard against discomfort and, because it is a non-invasive procedure, there will be no recovery time required after the treatment.
What Is the BOTOX® Gum Lift Procedure Like?
During a BOTOX® gum lift, injections are placed into pre-selected areas of the upper lip. This allows the lip to relax, helping to cover excessive gingival tissue.
Recovery & Aftercare
BOTOX® gum lift is a non-invasive procedure. You may have some slight redness and mild discomfort at the injection sites, but these things should self-correct within a few days. Many patients are able to resume normal activities immediately. Others find more comfort in waiting for 12 to 24 hours before engaging in more demanding tasks. We will work directly with you to help ensure your comfort following treatment.
How Often Can I Undergo a BOTOX® Gum Lift?
BOTOX® gum lift produces temporary results. To maintain these results, touch-up treatments will be needed every three to four months. It is safe for most individuals to undergo BOTOX® treatment every 90 to 120 days.
To learn more about BOTOX® for improving the look of an overly gummy smile, please call Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa Phoenix, at 602-952-8446, to schedule a consultation. We serve all of Phoenix and the surrounding areas.