The goal of neuromodulators (botox) in this case is to limit the upper gum surface that is visible when smiling.
Neuromodulators (botox) consists of natural proteins that will attach to the muscles in which they are injected to relax them. By injecting neuromodulators (botox) into the muscles responsible for the gummy smile, we will correct this condition.
We aim for a smoother smile by showing less of the gums. Optimal before and after results can take up to 2 weeks to appear.
Neuromodulators (botox) are injected using a syringe with a very small needle. This treatment is nonsurgical.
The use of numbing cream is not necessary before a neuromodulators (botox) injection. The discomfort is minimal.
The duration of a neuromodulators (botox) injection varies between 15 and 30 minutes.
The effect of neuromodulators (botox) lasts between 4 and 6 months. It is recommended to do 2 to 3 treatments per year to maintain the results. The price of botox varies according to the number of units used.
Most of the time, recovery after a neuromodulator (botox) injection is within the hour following the procedure. This is the time required for minimal swelling and redness to fade. On the other hand, the effects of the treatment takes a few days to appear.