Botox® Treatment for a Gummy Smile
A stunning smile is attractive and can bring out your best features, making your eyes sparkle and face glow. If the beauty of your smile is diminished by showing too much gum tissue, you are not alone. Many people are self-conscious of their appearance due to a “gummy smile” that distracts from their other facial features. If a short upper lip reveals too much gum tissue when you smile, there are solutions. The K Spa offers Botox® for gummy smile treatment at our clinic in Atlanta, GA.
Botox cosmetic treatments are best known for resolving frown lines, crow’s feet or other wrinkles. Neuromodulators like Botox can block nerve signals to muscles, causing them to relax or stop contracting. This can be used to smooth away lines and wrinkles, but other aesthetic benefits can be gained from Botox treatments. When used correctly, Botox can relax a short upper lip that reveals too much gum tissue, resulting in a more balanced smile.
Get Rid of Your Gummy Smile
A gummy smile is not always a tooth or dental issue. The muscles that control your mouth and lips can contract tightly to lift your lips above the gum line when you smile. In some cases, it is not a tooth or gum issue but an overactive muscle contraction that can cause a gummy smile. If you are hiding your enthusiasm by restricting your smile due to its gummy appearance, Botox treatments for a gummy smile may be right for you.
Botox works by blocking nerve signals to targeted muscles. When treating a gummy smile, we carefully use precision Botox injections to relax specific lip muscles. The K Spa uses blunt cannulas and an advanced technique for bruise-free injections during all our Botox treatments. The procedure can be performed in a quick office visit, and there is no downtime or unnecessary marks left behind. Within three to five days, the upper lip muscles relax from the effects of the Botox, revealing a balanced, beautiful smile.
A Better Smile Without Surgery
Dental treatments to fix a gummy smile can include oral surgery to remove excess gum tissue. With Botox treatments, a gummy smile can be resolved without invasive surgery. The Botox injection is used to target the elevator muscles of the upper lip, relaxing the lip to avoid showing too much gum tissue. The good news is that it does not change the shape or harmony of the smile or affect speech. The muscles that control lip movement and formation still work perfectly; just the elevator muscles are relaxed to minimize the appearance of a gummy smile.
At The K Spa, Dr. Ben Stong and our experienced staff can provide solutions for improving your appearance, including fixing a gummy smile. Botox treatments are non-invasive and require no downtime. You can visit our clinic on your lunch break and return to work after your gummy smile treatment. In a few days, you can enjoy a less gummy smile that is balanced and beautiful, improving your self-confidence when talking, laughing and smiling. The effects can last for three to four months before another treatment is required.
Your smile can be one of your best assets. If you are self-conscious of your gummy smile, Botox treatments may be the solution to give you the smile you desire. Contact our team at The K Spa in Atlanta to learn more about our gummy smile Botox treatments, and other services we offer. We can help you transform your smile in just one visit to our medical spa. Call us today to schedule your appointment.* Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.