BOTOX: Gummy Smile Correction Using Neurotoxin

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In today’s article, we will help to educate you on BOTOX & Neurotoxins for Gummy Smile Correction.

(Also read- Botox: The Hidden Benefits of Botulinum Toxin)

A “Gummy Smile” is when your upper lips contract and shows a large portion of your gums when smiling. For some people, they tend to grow self-cautious of their smile when talking to people. Traditionally, the option to reduce the “gummy smile” completely is by a surgery called gingivectomy. This procedure is done by an oral surgeon where they cut away part of the upper gums and is known as a permanent solution. However, more people result to a non-surgical approach as there are no downtime, painless and are able to see the effect take place almost immediately, which is by using BOTOX & Neurotoxins for Gummy Smile Correction

It’s an affordable procedure since you don’t need much of Botox to treat, and the results last about 4 to 6 months. So how do we do it?

Treating Gummy Smile with Botox

The trick to treat “gummy smile” is by injecting a few units of Botulinum Toxin using the Yonsei Point technique. It will be injected in between the side of your upper lips and nose, and will only be needing 1-2 units of Botox to temporarily freeze or paralyze the muscles from elevating or contracting when smiling without showing your gums. It basically relaxes your lips to balance your smile. However, in the untrained hands, what can go wrong with the use of Botox in gummy smile correction? Mainly, it is injecting into the wrong muscle such as the levator muscles of the lip, and the orbicularis oris, or using high doses of the toxin. This will lead to unnatural looking smile, or worst, not being able to smile. Some experience difficulty in speaking and slurring of speech.

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About IIWAM training in Botulinum Science

As always, it is imperative for the practitioner to undergo proper training in facial aesthetics to understand the procedure, the product and the patient. Equally he / she must know the benefits, the risks and countermeasure to correct complication. IIWAM also offers an Online Aesthetic Certification programme for Non-Surgical Body Sculpting, Advanced Dermal Filler Training (Restylane, Juvéderm, Teosyal, Bellotero), Advanced Botulinum Toxin Training (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), Skin Booster Training (Restylane Skin Booster, Profhilo, Rejuran), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Training, and Threadlift Training (PDO, Aptos, Happy Lift).

At IIWAM, our trainers pay utmost attention in teaching the following subjects in Botulinum Science under online Botox and filler training course.

  • Botox and facial anatomy

  • Injection points for Botox / Dysport for gummy smile

  • Where NOT to inject for Botox / Dysport for gummy smile

  • What are the benefits of Botox / Dysport for gummy smile

  • Methods & techniques for Botox / Dysport injection for gummy smile

  • How to inject Botox / Dysport for gummy smile

  • Risks of Botox for gummy smile

  • How to treat Botox / Dysport complication in gummy smile

  • What are the side effects of Botox / Dysport for gummy smile

About IIWAM Aesthetic Education

At IIWAM, we provide International Aesthetic Certification program and also Advanced Online Aesthetic Courses for Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Aestheticians, and Spa Owners in the field of Aesthetic Medicine. Our Institute is based in Malaysia and has international students from Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and other parts of Asia. With our insignia of “Be Certified, Be Recognized”, we develop knowledgeable, skilled and confident aesthetic practitioners of international repute. Our Aesthetic training focuses on teaching the principles of Aesthetic procedures before venturing into Aesthetic clinical skills. IIWAM training Programs are a combination of Onsite Training, LIVE Online Webinars, and Online Learning. IIWAM is the first Institute in the World to have its Programs assured by City & Guilds of London and certified by European International University. IIWAM is also a registered CPD Training provider with CPD Standards Office in UK and by CPD Malaysian Medical Association.

Onboard is our Assoc. Prof Dr. Morthy, the lead trainer, medical director of the International Institute of Wellness & Aesthetic Medicine (IIWAM), formerly known as Aesthetic Academy Asia ( In the Aesthetic part of our Institute, we provide Advanced Aesthetic Medical Procedures that are Safe, Effective and Affordable, offering a wide range of specialized treatment for All Your Aesthetic Needs. (Also read: