It seems like America's favorite cosmetic injectable is being injected all over the face + body these days.
We just read about botox now being injected to "fix" a gummy smile.
How could this work? Wouldn't it feel weird not to fully open one's mouth?
According to the experts, Botox when injected precisely + carefully, can bring down the upper lip and "hide" a gummy smile. Botox does the job by paralyzing the hyperactive muscles in the upper lip, thereby reducing the elevation.
If lowered too much however, you might have trouble playing a wind instrument or even singing, say some plastic surgeons. And yet, there are patients who love the results and a smile that shows LESS of the upper gum line. The treatment would last between 3 - 6 months.
Most women + men get Botox injections to temporarily smooth away wrinkles + fine lines. The best advice is to go to a qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Cosmetic dentists are now specializing in the Botox for gummy smiles, but we are not sure how qualified dentists would be in the Botox arena.
We found these Before + After Botox shots for a gummy smile:
We think the procedure delivers nice, natural-looking results. But there are some plastic surgeons who don't think these injections are the proper way to solve the issue, and caution against injecting Botox in the gum region.
What do you think?
To learn more about Botox injections for gummy smiles, read this.