The effect of Botox on a gummy smile from the words of Dr. Shokoofeh Barazandeh:

For several years, doctors have been injecting Botox into the levator muscles of the upper lip. Just two quick injections will usually cause muscle weakness and prevent lifting of the upper lip when smiling. Sometimes soft tissue fillers are also used to fill the upper lip to cover the gum line.

 When done carefully, cosmetic injection procedures can be a quick, easy, and affordable way to achieve the beautiful, natural smile you’ve always wanted. Gummy smile treatment with botox is one of the most common methods.

Movement and muscle contractions cause wrinkles on the face. Botox is a type of protein produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. By reducing mobility and relaxing muscles, Botox removes facial wrinkles and corrects a gummy smile. Botox is injected as a nerve modulator in the levator lip muscle. This makes the gums less visible when smiling.