My “Gummy Smile” Botox Experience

The title says it all…Yes, I get Botox, but not what you’re thinking.

You’re probably asking , Why?!…Well I’ll tell you. I get Botox to treat a “gummy smile.” Something I’ve been doing for over a year now, and I couldn’t be happier. I have pictures below of me pre Botox. Honestly, there’s nothing wrong, I just hated how much of my gums showed when I smiled.

My smile, pre -Botox..aka gummy smile

So, what is a “Gummy Smile?”

A “gummy smile” is an hyperactive muscle that controls the movement of my upper lip, causing it to rise higher than normal, exposing more gum tissue.

What Botox does is that it paralyzes the muscle in my upper lip to prevent the gummy smile. Dentists have been doing this for years, another alternative than getting gum surgery. Botox is quick, easy and most importantly safe. Dr. Peter Taub a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York said, “Botox goes directly into the lip tissue so there’s no risk of digesting it.

A study back in March 2014 from Aesthetic Surgery Journal, said using Botox to treat a gummy smile was safe and effective. It only last for three to four months depending on the person. The price is a lot more reasonable than surgery. And now your local medical spa can definitely treat it.

My smile now, after Botox

Make sure you do research in finding the proper person to do it for you. Because, let’s get real. It is your smile and you don’t want to ruin it. Meaning, having a crooked smile by someone who has never done it before.

I also feel like since having this done, my face has calmed down. Since I would smile so hard every crevasse of my mouth showed and scrunched my whole face upward. Now, it just flows as a normal smile should.

I get this treatment done at Destination Aesthetics.

Here’s a little video explaining more about it.

If you have an other questions regarding this I’d be more than happy to answer them!

💋 Mahagony

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