Are you unhappy with your gummy smile? While most smiles expose two millimeters (or less) of upper gum tissue, gummy smiles reveal three or more. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it makes some people feel self-conscious. However, getting Botox for gummy smile helps.
How Botox for Gummy Smile Works
So, how does Botox for gummy smile work? Well, Botox injections relax the muscles in the upper lip, which prevents it from rising as high when smiling. Essentially, when practitioners inject Botox into the area above the upper lip, the amount of visible gum is drastically reduced.
Many patients prefer using Botox to correct gummy smiles because it’s minimally invasive and relatively quick. Not only that, but the treatment is super effective, and the results last three to four months. (However, if the procedure is regularly repeated, the results start to last even longer.)
Benefits of Getting Botox for Gummy Smiles
Wondering if getting Botox for gummy smile is right for you? Here are some reasons why we recommend it:
- Results are natural and quick
- There is very little recovery time
- Injections are easily adjusted based on the desired results
- Botox is cost-effective compared to other surgical treatment options
- Botox injections cause little discomfort (even less so with repeat care)
How Many Botox Units Are Needed?
Generally, we use about one or two units of Botox to correct a gummy smile. As we mentioned, they’re injected into the area between the nose and upper lip to temporarily freeze the muscles elevating your smile.
Best Botox Injector in Rockville, Maryland
If you’re interested in treatment for gummy smile, Dr. Hackley and her team are here for you. Don’t let a gummy smile hold you back, stop by the office or contact us to get your questions answered and/or schedule an appointment.