The treatment involves targeting the upper lip. Gummy smiles are the result of an upper lip which may:
elevate too far above the upper teeth because the muscles responsible for elevating the upper lip may be hyperactive
be too thin
In either case, smiling allows a considerable portion of your gums to be exposed and you may find this unattractive.
At Skin Vitality, we can help you reduce the amount of gums that are exposed by a BOTOX and/or Filler treatment. For BOTOX, a tiny amount of the product is injected into the muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip. By relaxing these muscles slightly, you’ll be able to smile as wide as you want without having to worry about looking gummy, unnatural, or forced. A Dermal Filler injection can complement results by desirably plumping up the upper lip.