Are you tired of feeling self-conscious when you smile because of excess gum visibility? Gummy smile correction at Ginille Beauty may be the perfect solution for you. If your upper lip rests too high on your gums when you smile or want fuller lips, we offer Botox and dermal fillers to help you achieve the ideal smile.
Achieve The Perfect Smile
Patients who say they have a gummy smile often feel that their teeth are smaller than normal or that their upper lip curls or disappears when they laugh hard. An “ideal” smile generally exposes no more than two millimeters of upper gum tissue, while a “gummy” smile may show three millimeters or more. Ginille Beauty offers a personalized gummy smile correction using Botox and fillers to lower the lips and make them look fuller, giving you a naturally aesthetic smile.
How Gummy Smile Correction Works
Ginille Beauty offers two possible injectables to correct a gummy smile — Botox and/or dermal fillers. Our medical providers will analyze your lips and smile and identify the appropriate units of each type of injectable to help you achieve the perfect smile.
Botox is a cosmetic injectable made of botulinum toxin, a specialized neurotoxin protein that can temporarily paralyze targeted muscles. A gummy smile often occurs when the upper lips curl up while smiling, revealing more of the teeth than desired. Botox injections relax the muscles that control the upper lip, allowing the lip to be lowered and reducing the amount of gum tissue exposed when you smile. This procedure reduces the visibility of your gums.
Dermal fillers can also correct a gummy smile. The filler is injected into the upper lip to add volume and lift it, creating a fuller, more balanced look. Additionally, dermal fillers can enhance the shape and size of the lips, creating a more natural and youthful appearance. Since dermal fillers make the lips look fuller and more voluminous, they cover more gums while smiling. Dermal fillers produce instant results that last several months.
Benefits of Gummy Smile Correction:
- Improves the appearance of the smile by reducing the amount of gum tissue exposed
- Enhances the overall look of the lips, making them appear fuller and more balanced
- Can boost self-confidence and self-esteem
- Non-surgical procedure with minimal pain
- No downtime and minimal side effects
- Long-lasting results
- Tailored to individual needs and preferences
- Results are natural-looking and subtle
Results & Maintenance
Gummy smile correction patients will see immediate results after their treatment, but the full effect will be visible after two weeks. Ginille typically schedules a follow-up appointment at this time to make any necessary adjustments to enhance results. The filler takes four to six weeks to fully integrate into the lips and skin, and Botox injections can take a few days to take effect, as the muscle needs time to relax.
The results of your treatment can last between three months and a year, depending on the combination of Botox and filler used. Botox usually wears off within three to four months, while filler typically lasts longer. Regular maintenance appointments will be suggested to maintain the results. Ginille will recommend the optimal frequency after a thorough evaluation. Most clients can maintain the result with 2-3 treatments per year.
Candidates for Gummy Smile Correction:
- Have a gummy smile, where more than 2mm of upper gum tissue is exposed when smiling
- Have an uneven or asymmetrical smile
- May have a short upper lip
- Are self-conscious about the appearance of their smile
- Want to enhance the shape and size of their lips
- Don’t want to undergo surgery to correct the issue
- Are in good overall health
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
Side Effects & Recovery
After your gummy smile correction, our team will provide you with instructions on how to care for your lips to ensure the best possible results. You may experience minimal bruising, but it will fade after a few days. To minimize side effects and enhance recovery, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, saunas, and wearing makeup for 24 hours. Also, you should avoid putting pressure on your lips, such as biting your lips or kissing your partner for 24 hours.
Your Gummy Smile Correction Experience
At Ginille Beauty Aesthetics, we understand that every patient has unique needs and goals for correcting a gummy smile. That’s why we begin your experience with a consultation, either in-person or via Zoom or FaceTime, to discuss your desired results. Our lead injector, Ginille, is considered one of the best in Los Angeles for achieving the perfect amount of fullness in your lips while reducing the exposure of your gums.
During your treatment, Ginille will use a combination of Botox and filler tailored to your specific needs. Typically, just a few units of Botox are needed to correct a gummy smile. Botox is injected between your upper lip and nose to temporarily freeze the muscles that contract or elevate when you smile. Dermal fillers are carefully injected to ease and elevate your lips so they cover more of the gums. The treatment concludes within 30 minutes.
Schedule Your Consultation
Many patients feel more confident in social situations after having gummy smile correction and enjoy laughing without embarrassment. At Ginille Beauty Aesthetics, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Ginille offers gummy smile correction injections in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Torrance. Don’t wait any longer; schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards a more confident, beautiful smile.