How to Use Botox®for a Gummy Smile

Did you know that you can use Botox for a gummy smile? Other neurotoxins work for this, too.

Botox for gummy smile before and after Dr. Dina Strachan of Aglow Dermatology of New York, NY, regularly works with patients with skin and body concerns. However, she also has the ability to assist men and women who have what is known as a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is a cosmetic concern when a person’s upper lip lifts to reveal too much of their gum line when they smile. While some dental treatments, such as laser gum contouring, can help, they may not completely eliminate the issue and leave patients feeling dissatisfied.

While some individuals may be born with a gummy smile, others may experience it as they age due to muscle movement changes or after dental work. To address this issue, Dr. Strachan and her team are able to use Botox® injections in the upper lip muscles to relax them, causing less upward movement and therefore reducing the appearance of a gummy smile.

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What can I expect from my Botox® injection treatment for a gummy smile?

The treatment is relatively quick and can have results that last up to four months before needing touch-ups. Dr. Dina Strachan performs these injections to achieve the best outcome. Many of our patients are excited to improve their appearance with this treatment versus invasive gum surgery or plastic surgery solutions. With regular injections, patients can boost their confidence to look and feel their best!

Am I a proper candidate for Botox® injections?

Botox for a gummy smile is one indication for this medication. Our dermatological team can also reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by muscle tension with Botox® as well. This versatile injectable is appropriate for both men and women of all ethnicities. A consultation appointment is the best way to decide if it is right for you.

How do I find out more about Botox® for a gummy smile?

If you are interested in finding out if Botox® injections could be the solution for your needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dina Strachan at Aglow Dermatology. Call 212-627-1004 to request an appointment at her New York, NY, area practice.



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