121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB, New York, NY 10022

Ph. (212) 285-1110

Long Island

901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530

Ph. (516) 512-7616

New York City (212) 285-1110

Garden City, NY (516) 512-7616

Gummy Smile Reduction in New York

Most people love to show off their smile, but people with an “overly gummy” smile tend to feel a bit self-conscious. At New York Cosmetic, Skin and Laser Surgery Center, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is excited to offer the most cutting-edge and effective treatments available, such as gummy smile correction with Botox. New York board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and trainer for Allergan, Dr. Rokhsar performs non-invasive Botox injections to treat a gummy smile, while maintaining your natural beauty and sense of expression.

Since there are so many nerves and sensitive areas surrounding the mouth, it is critical that only a specialized doctor injects Botox into the gums. Dr. Rokhsar is a highly experienced dermatologist and expert injector with distinct training in facial anatomy. He safely corrects a gummy smile with Botox and is committed to delivering his valued patients the best results possible.

Candidates For Gummy Smile Correction

Do your gums show too much when you smile or talk? If so, you’re an excellent candidate for Botox injections to reduce a gummy smile. Leading NYC dermatologist and expert injector, Dr. Rokhsar provides relief for gummy smiles and helps you regain your confidence in just a few minutes.

Gummy Smile Correction with Botox in New York

Botox injections are the most effective way to diminish the effects of a gummy smile. With this quick, non-invasive procedure Dr. Rokhsar gently injects Botox into the upper lip, minimizing the lip height that can be achieved while smiling. He corrects both a hyperactive lip muscle and a thin upper lip. The in-office procedure is done in less than 20 minutes and can be combined with filler treatments for optimal aesthetic results.

Recovery and Results After Gummy Smile Correction

Directly after Botox injections, you can resume your daily schedule. Some patients may leave New York Cosmetic, Skin and Laser Surgery Center with immediate results, while others notice their improved smile within several days after treatment. Dr. Rokhsar’s Botox injections beautifully reduce the appearance of a gummy smile with results that last up to 6 months. Leading New York Botox injector, Dr. Rokhsar is an expert at achieving subtle, natural-looking results.

Choosing Dr. Rokhsar For Gummy Smile Correction

If you’d like to learn more about how Dr. Rokhsar resolves a gummy smile with the help of Botox, contact the leading NYC cosmetic dermatologist today.

Gummy Smile Reduction FAQ

What is a Gummy Smile?

When you show off those pearly whites, are your upper teeth overshadowed by an excessive amount of gum tissue? If your answer is yes, you probably have an excessive gingival display, or simply a “gummy smile.” While this is not a reason for a medical concern, a gummy smile can negatively impact the aesthetics of your smile. A healthy, balanced smile line should reveal the least amount of gum tissue possible. Gummy smile reduction with Botox is Long Island expert dermatologist Dr. Rokhsar’s approach at balancing the shape and size of your lips to reduce gum visibility and achieve a more optimal smile line.

What causes a gummy smile?

A gummy smile is a condition where more than the usual amount of gum tissue is visible when someone smiles. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, poor dental hygiene, and hormonal imbalances associated with pregnancy or puberty.

One of the most common causes of a gummy smile is genetics. This can be due to a variety of factors, including having a large jaw, a short upper lip, or small teeth. Some people are also born with more gum tissue than the average mouth, leading to a gummy smile.

Another cause of a gummy smile is poor dental hygiene. When oral care is lacking, not only the teeth, but also the gums, can suffer. This can lead to an excessive amount of gum tissue, which can cause a gummy smile.

Hormonal imbalances associated with pregnancy or puberty can also cause changes in the body’s anatomy that result in a gummy smile. Blood disorders such as leukemia can also cause or worsen gingival enlargement, leading to a gummy smile.

In some cases, a gummy smile may be due to gingival fibromatosis, which is a hereditary disease where the gum tissue slowly grows and can even expand to the point of causing issues with speech.

A bad bite can also cause a gummy smile. If the top jaw does not properly align with the bottom jaw, it can cause the upper jaw to protrude further than it should, resulting in a gummy smile.

Treatments for a gummy smile depend on the cause and severity of the condition. These can range from jaw surgery to botox injections. In some cases, crown lengthening, which reshapes the gum tissues and underlying bone to expose the full length of teeth, can be an effective treatment.

How to correct a gummy smile?

If the excessive gum tissue is due to the position of the upper lip, a doctor may suggest lip repositioning surgery. For those hoping to avoid the risks of undergoing surgery, Dr. Rokhsar can easily place Botox injections to help fix a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles of the upper lip, reducing how high the lip goes when smiling. Botox injections are safe and the results last for about 3-4 months. The procedure takes a few minutes to do and is almost pain free. You can see improvement in your gummy smile within a few days after the Botox injections. Other neuromodulators that can be exchanged in the upper lip include Dysport, Juveau and Xeomin. They all work similarly to correct the gummy smile.

Where to inject Botox for a gummy smile?

Botox injections can be used to treat a gummy smile by temporarily relaxing the muscles that control the upper lip, thereby reducing the amount of gum that is visible when a person smiles. The most common area for Botox injections for gummy smile is the area between the upper lip and nose, specifically at the Yonsei point. This is where three muscles involved in smiling intersect, and injecting Botox at this point can temporarily relax the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi (LLSAN) muscle, which helps to lower the upper lip and reduce the amount of gum that is visible when a person smiles.

Dr. Rokhsar can perform the procedure in the office and it takes about 3 minutes. If more Botox injections are needed, it is recommended to wait for a follow-up consultation two weeks after the initial appointment rather than injecting more units in one session.

How long does gummy smile Botox last?

The duration of the effects of Botox for a gummy smile typically lasts for 3-4 months, although this may vary depending on the individual. The duration of the results can be up to 4 months, with some patients experiencing results that last even longer. The results of Botox injections for a gummy smile are not immediate, and it can take up to 2-3 days to begin seeing results, with full results showing around two weeks following treatment. In general, Botox treatments for a gummy smile may need to be repeated after 3-6 months to achieve longer-lasting and more effective results.

The duration of the effects of Botox for a gummy smile can vary from person to person, depending on individual factors such as muscle strength and metabolism. Overall, it is recommended that individuals interested in receiving Botox treatment for a gummy smile consult with Dr. Rokhsar to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for their individual needs.

New York Office Locations

Upper East Side Manhattan Office
121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022
(212) 285-1110

Long Island Office
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 512-7616

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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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