Correction of a Gummy Smile with Botox in Beverly Hills by Francis R Palmer MD
Correction of a Gummy Smile with Botox in Beverly Hills is performed by Francis R Palmer, III, MD who was voted one of the “World’s Best” plastic and cosmetic surgeons is quick, easy and highly effective. Dr Palmer has used neurotoxins (Botox, Xeomin and Dysport) also called neuromodulators for decades and has a thorough understanding of the facial anatomy as well as the extensive experience injecting these modulators required for delicate and precise weakening of the targeted muscle(s).
A Gummy Smile is over-exposure of the upper gums when smiling. Thinning of the upper lip, when smiling, is caused by muscles that elevate, stretch and thin the upper lip. Neuro-modulators can be used to weaken these muscle in order to decrease their effect. When smiling, the accepted amount of “gum show” is 2 mm’s above the upper line of the teeth. Anything greater than that amount is considered to be a Gummy Smile.
Using Botox, Xeomin or Dysport, the upper lip elevator muscles can be weakened by precise application at the convergence point of the three elevator muscles called the “Yonsei point”.
A study in Aesthetic Surgery Journal published in March 2014 found that off-label use of neuro-modulators (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) was a safe and effective alternative treatment for gummy smile in the right hands. The downside of Botox, Xeomin for gummy smile is that the effect of these medications lasts about 3-4 months and the treatment has to be repeated to maintain the results. The cost of Botox for gummy smile is also more appealing than any surgical option. Treatment costs average $300 around the country and is charged as a professional fee for the treatment instead of per unit due to the expertise required for this type of treatment. Beauty is more than only skin deep so be sure to find an experienced Botox Injector, like Dr Palmer for correction of your gummy smile.
Correction of the Gummy Smile can be combined with other Non-Surgical Procedures such as: