The treatment involves injecting Botox into specific facial muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip. This temporarily relaxes the muscles, resulting in a reduced appearance of the gums when smiling.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. The injections are quick, and a fine needle is used. Some clinics might apply a numbing cream before the treatment to further reduce any potential discomfort.
The results typically last between 3 to 6 months. Over time, the effects of Botox gradually wear off, and the muscles return to their normal function. For sustained results, periodic maintenance treatments are recommended.
Side effects are generally mild and temporary. Common ones include redness or swelling at the injection site. In rare cases, there might be unwanted muscle relaxations, leading to asymmetry, but these effects typically resolve as the Botox wears off
While many people can benefit from the treatment, it’s essential to have a consultation with a qualified professional first. They’ll evaluate if Botox is appropriate for you and consider any contraindications or potential allergies.
Some people start noticing results within a few days, but it typically takes 7 to 14 days to see the full effect of the Botox treatment on the gummy smile.