It might have a silly name, but for people bothered by a gummy smile, it’s tough to find the bright side. “Gummy smile” is a condition that is characterized by very visible gums when smiling. Many people with a gummy smile say they’re extremely self-conscious of it and make a special effort to avoid smiling as much as possible. At Essential Aesthetics, we think that’s a bit extreme — so we offer BOTOX® to Danville, Walnut Creek, and other area patients who want to take the gums out of their smiles.
BOTOX works by reducing muscle movement where it’s administered, which is why it’s so popular on crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles that are caused by movement. It also has non-cosmetic indications, such as treating eyelid spasms and overactive bladder symptoms. So how can it help reduce a gummy smile?
When judiciously administered to the muscles of the upper lip, BOTOX is actually quite effective at slightly modifying the smile. It helps by preventing the upper lip from completely retracting when smiling, keeping the gums concealed. Although the results aren’t permanent, they can be long lasting. It’s a good option for people who want to treat the symptoms of gummy smile but may not be ready for surgery.
We offer several services to help you improve the look of your mouth. For example, you can remove unwanted hair from your upper lip with laser hair removal or fade lines with dermal fillers. A complete smile transformation is possible here at Essential Aesthetics — no dentist required!