At Enriched Aesthetics, we understand having a gummy smile can be a bothersome area for some. This type of smile is often caused by an overactive facial muscle, causing the upper lip to raise too high over the gums while smiling. Fortunately, with a small amount of Botox, placed in just the right spot, you’ll be able to love your smile even more.
Fixing a Gummy Smile
Gummy smiles can be a cute feature for some while others may feel self-conscious about their smiles. The use of Botox for a Gummy-smile correction is a reliable short-term correction to improve the appearance of your smile. This long-trusted injectable, Botox, has a reputation for being safe, versatile, and effective. When Botox is used, the upward pulling muscles relax, lowering the upper lip just above your teeth, greatly improving the appearance of your smile.
Botox Lip Flip
In addition to the Gummy smile correction with Botox, the upper lip is another great area to treat. A lip flip is an aesthetic treatment, using Botox, which relaxes the muscles of the upper lip creating a fuller smile or more voluminous pout. During this treatment, Botox is injected into targeted areas of your upper lip to relax muscles that contribute to a thinning upper lip.
What Can You Expect during Treatment of Gummy Smile?
Overall, the treatment process will take about 20 minutes to complete. The treatment is quite comfortable and can easily be combined with other injectable treatments.
To prepare for your treatment with Botox, it is advised to avoid Advil-type medications as this may increase the risk of bruising. You will need to reschedule your appointment if you have a fever blister, cold sore, or other skin condition on the lips the day of your appointment.
When Will You See Results?
Botox takes 7-10 days for full results, though may begin to see results throughout these 2 weeks.
Recommended aftercare will include the avoidance of rubbing or touching your lips for a minimum of four hours. Avoidance of spicy foods, tobacco, extreme heat, or other potential irritants on your lips. We recommended the use of a gentle cleanser for 24 hours, avoiding exfoliants. It’s also a good idea to keep your lips and skin well hydrated.
How Do Neuromodulators such as Botox Work?
A neuromodulator or neurotoxin is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that is commonly used to relax muscles in the face to smooth away wrinkles, or in this case, correct a gummy smile and thin upper lip. This injectable treatment works by interfering with the message muscles receive for contraction, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of this treatment work to correct a gummy smile for an average of three months.
Why Should You Consider A Gummy Smile Correction?
With the use of neuromodulators, a subtle and more natural-looking result can be achieved, versus some of the more aggressive options available, with no social downtime.
Enrich Your Smile
If you are looking to Enrich your smile, and reduce the amount of gum showing or loss of upper lip volume while smiling, book your complimentary consultation today with one of our expert injectors at Enriched Aesthetics in Morristown, New Jersey.