WHAT IS A GUMMY SMILE AND WHAT CAUSES IT?
When some people smile, their upper lip elevates too far above their upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive "Gummy Smile." This phenomenon could be due to several factors. One of the reasons is hyperactive muscle which elevates the upper lip. Occasionally, the gummy smile is also aggravated by a thin upper lip that further contributes to the problem by exposing the upper gum even more.
HOW DOES GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION WORK?
Gummy smile reduction is possible, simple and effective. Utilizing a non-surgical approach by injecting small amounts of Botox® into the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip, Dr. Vafa will give you a smile that is natural and carefree. This simple procedure will weaken the hyperactive muscles and reduce the elevation of your upper lip, thereby reducing your inhibiting gummy smile. If a thin upper lip is a contributing factor, Dr. Vafa may suggest concomitant upper lip augmentation with FDA approved fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm.
IS THERE DOWNTIME AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
The procedure is similar to a Botox cosmetic injection, with no or minimal downtime
Dr. Vafa is a board certified physician specializing in the use of Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Xeomin, Sculptra, Juvederm
, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Boletero, Radiesse, Kybella, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Radio-Wave Surgery, Smartlipo and the treatment of acne and facial aesthetics. Dr. Vafa performs thousands of aesthetics procedures yearly
, making him one of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level
Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to a select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic
treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year. He was awarded the Chairman Level Provider
designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra, Dysport and Restylane and also a Black Level Premier Injector
designation by Merz Aesthetics. His work is often referred to as “the downtown look”
by his patients- referring to a natural look that does not appear overdone yet yields amazing results*. Dr. Vafa is also an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work was exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Vancouver, among other cities. Click here for a complete bio of Dr. Vafa.