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Botox Treatment for Gummy Smile

Medical Prescription Icon- Prescription Only | Doctor Consultation Required Botox Injection

Treatment Summary

  • Anaesthetic Icon

    Anaesthetic

    Topical

  • Treatment Results

    Results | Duration

    2-3 Weeks | 4-6Months

  • Treatment Procedure Time

    Procedure Time

    20 Minutes

  • Treatment Risk and Complications

    Risk & Complications

    Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Swelling, Eyebrow/eyelid dropping asymmetry

  • Full recovery from treatment

    Full Recovery

    No Downtime

  • Back to Work from Treatment

    Back To Work

    Immediate

When an excessive amount of upper gum become visible while smiling or laughing it is referred to as gummy smile. It is often a cause of embarrassment, anxiety and stress among the individuals who have such problem. It can cause withdrawn social behaviours such as avoiding smile, photographs, facing people etc.

The levator muscle in the upper lip is a cause of this problem which is treated with Botox.

Treatment options: first the levator muscle is identified and small doses of Botox are injected into the muscle instantly above and lateral to the nostrils. This Botox treatment helps in relaxing the muscle in the upper lip which gives it a lengthened appearance. This cause a reduction in the visibility of the gum while smiling. This treatment can also help in softening the nasolabial folds.

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