If you have an excessively gummy smile, Dr. Lori Ann Safar can use BOTOX® to non-surgically remove excess gum tissue and enhance your beautiful smile! If your thin lips are a contributing factor, our dentist may recommend a dermal filler, such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM® to augment your upper lip and provide further improvements. To schedule your consultation with our dentist and learn more about how BOTOX can reduce your gummy smile, call Celebrity Smile today at 858-481-8688.
When you receive BOTOX to reduce your gummy smile, our dentist will begin by applying a topical anesthetic or ice to numb the area prior to injection. She will then inject a small amount of BOTOX into each side of your lip to weaken the ability of the hyperactive muscles in the area to contract. This entire process takes about 10 minutes. Over the next three to four days your smile will transform to show less gum. You can expect your results to laser for about four months.
Prior to your BOTOX procedure, Dr. Lori Ann Safar will meet with you to examine your mouth and discuss your concerns. If you are taking any medications that may cause bleeding (Vitamins A and E, aspirin or related products, such as Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and Aleve), we recommend that you temporarily cease to use them for one full week prior to treatment.
For more information about BOTOX therapy to reduce gummy smiles and to set up your appointment with our dentist, call our office today.