Botox Cosmetic to Help Reduce Gummy Smile Issues

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Non-Surgical Correction of Gummy Smile with Botox

For most people, smiling is a very normal and natural part of life, but for those suffering from gummy smile, it can be a source of major distress. Gummy smile means that when you smile the entire gum is exposed.

This condition can be caused by several things, including thin upper lip, hyperactive lips, excessive gum tissue and the shape and size of teeth, just to name a few.

Gummy smile can cause you to be very self-conscious and even avoid smiling all together. It can have a very big impact on your social, personal, and professional life.

Botox can be used to correct this condition. In as few as 2-3 treatments per year, you can see significant improvement.

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Botox for Reduction of Gummy Smile

If you suffer from gummy smile, Botox should be at the top of your treatment list. Botox ca be used to increase lip mass or decrease the movement of the upper lip. Both of which help to reduce gummy smile.

Process. It is simple and quick process that takes less than half an hour. The injection site is numbed with ice or a local anesthetic before the injections are given, and results can be seen almost immediately.

Side Effects. You may experience swelling, redness and bruising at the injection site but these are temporary. You should avoid rubbing or massaging the treatment area as this can lead to uneven spreading of the Botox.

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Dysport for Gummy Smile Correction

Dysport, also known as Reloxin, is an injectable treatment created using neurotoxins similar to Botox.

Process. The process is very similar to Botox and is usually completed within 30 minutes. Results can be seen instantly, which leads some people to choose this treatment over Botox. However, it can take up to 2-3 weeks to see full results.

Side Effects. Minor bruising, asymmetry, and under correction are possible side effects. The bruising is temporary and the latter two are easily remedied through further treatment. Click here to learn more about Botox and Dysport.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are interested in treatment to correct your gummy smile with Botox in McLean, VA, contact us  today and schedule your consultation. Don’t let your smile hold you back anymore, let Dr. Nicole Hayne help you take back your life.