At Gertsberg Aesthetics, we believe in the importance of feeling confident in your smile. Some people may feel a compromise in their confidence due to what is known as a “gummy smile”. A gummy smile is when a large section of the gums is exposed above the teeth upon smiling. It’s normal to see a small amount of the gums when it’s time to smile, but it can be easy to feel self-conscious when a larger ratio is visible.
What Causes a Gummy Smile?
Showing a significant amount of the gums while smiling can be a result of a thinner upper lip that isn’t able to cover the gums when smiling. It can also be caused by hyperactive muscles that pull the lips higher while smiling, exposing more of the gums. If you have a gummy smile and would like to address it, we use Botox® to help you regain confidence in your smile.
How Does Botox® Fix A Gummy Smile?
To treat a gummy smile, Botox is carefully administered into the upper lip. The highly purified botulinum toxin protein in Botox will reduce their muscle activity, limiting the height at which the lip can raise while smiling. This safe and effective non-surgical treatment is quick with virtually no downtime.
What Are the Results of a Botox Treatment?
The results of treating a gummy smile with Botox are not permanent but could last up to six months with a single treatment. Some clients see results from the injections immediately, but it can take a few days to see the full effects of a natural smile without a large section of visible gums. The ultimate result is a beautiful smile you can show off while feeling confident all the while. Since everyone may process the Botox formula differently, results will vary from person to person.
What Is the Process to Get Started?
If you are seeking a safe and effective, non-surgical treatment to correct a gummy smile, then we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with Botox. Contact Gertsberg Aesthetics in Brooklyn to schedule a consultation and start on the path to a more beautiful, confident you!