Botox for Gummy Smile Los Angeles
Attractive smiles reveal bright, healthy teeth and the right amount of gum tissue. Gummy smiles, or smiles that reveal too much gum tissue, can make people feel self-conscious and may be less attractive. Several factors can contribute to gummy smiles, including hyperactive facial muscles. Dr. Ghasri, our Los Angeles Botox for gummy smile expert, can use Botox to relax these muscles and reduce the appearance of a gummy smile.
Many people with gummy smiles try to hide their teeth when they smile. They may smile with their lips closed or place their hand in front of their face. In some cases, they may even avoid smiling altogether. This can affect the quality of their lives and interfere with personal, social and professional relationships. Dr. Ghasri, our expert in Botox for gummy smile in Los Angeles, can evaluate your smile and help you decide if Botox is right for you.
Los Angeles Botox for Gummy Smile
Dr. Ghasri, our Los Angeles Botox for gummy smile expert, can use Botox to make a fast, highly effective change to your smile. We inject small amounts of Botox into the hyperactive muscles that control the upper lip. This relaxes the muscles so that they do not pull back from your smile as much. It will also help keep your lower lip in the right position to reduce the appearance of your gummy smile. In some cases, other procedures may also be helpful, including dermal fillers to enhance and plump naturally thin lips.
If you are a candidate for Botox, Dr. Ghasri, our expert in Botox for gummy smile in Los Angeles, will begin by applying a topical anesthetic or ice pack to numb the treatment area. The injections can be administered quickly on each side of your smile and usually take just 10 minutes. You may begin to notice results immediately, and your smile will continue to improve over the next several days. Most people enjoy their full transformation within three to four days.
Botox is not a permanent solution for a gummy smile, but it does offer results that can last four months or longer. Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ghasri, our dermatologist in Los Angeles.