Fixing a Gummy Smile with Muscle Relaxing Injections
Muscle relaxing injections are a non-surgical alternative to extensive surgical treatments for severe gummy smiles. Botox is a neurotoxin that depresses various nerve functions. It is given as local anaesthetic injections just above the smile, at the Yonsei Point, which is where three muscles meet.
The injections work by paralyzing the muscles that pull up the corners of the mouth, and as a result, stop the excessive display of gum tissue. The procedure takes only 10 minutes to perform and has few risks. There is usually some bruising and swelling after the injections, but these will subside within a week or two. Results are usually seen within 3-4 days and last for around 3-6 months.
If you are considering Botulinum toxin injections to correct your gummy smile, please contact our office for a consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
How much does it cost to fix a gummy smile?
The cost of muscle relaxing injections, for a gummy smile, will vary but it is typically a relatively affordable procedure.