How Much Does Botox Cost for Gummy Smile?

I have a "gummy smile" and I learned that you can get Botox injected into the muscle to relax your upper lip so it covers your gums when you smile. I would like to know how much this would cost me?

Doctor Answers 10

Expect to pay about $200-300 for the upper lip "Gummy Smile" fix with Botox

Botox or Dysport both work well in the upper lip for the "gummy smile" to make it look better and lasts about 3-4 months for the $200-300 cost you will incur. It is so worth it. 

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Not too much

Injections into the levator muscle to lower the lip and hide showy gums takes only about 4 units total, but you are not just paying for the Botox. You are paying for the expertise of the doctor. This is a tricky injection so choose wisely. Caution: Do not do this if you have a long upper lip or very thin lips.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Botox Cost for Gummy Smile

The treatment of botox into the upper lip is an advanced technique, and should only be performed by an experienced and expert physician injector. This treatment should be customized to the patient and each patient may vary considerably. Expect to pay in the range of $200 to $500 depending on the area that you live.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Cost For Gummy Smile Correction

The exact dosing for you can be determined in consultation with your cosmetic physician with an in-person evaluation, as this will allow for a better assessment of your concern. Generally, clinics provide a per unit price, and you simply multiply that amount with the number of units administered during treatment.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 179 reviews

Gummy smile and Botox

Yes, Botox can be used to treat a gummy smile but  it may also paralyze the lip too much, and prevent you from smiling correctly. Just be careful.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Gummy smile treated by Botox

Off label uses of Botox on the lower face, require expertise. There is a chance you won't like the result if the upper lip lowers too much. It should't require more than 2 units per side (total of 4 units) but you are paying for the expertise in this situation and not necessarily for the number of units of Botox. I usually start wtih a lower dose and work up if needed. The cost could be a few or several hundred dollars or less depending on the physician and location of the practice.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Botox cost for gummy smile

Around $350 in my practice. But you should research the fees and usage in each office. There are wide variations, so be careful out there. Merry Merry.

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Botox to Correct Gummy Smile

Hi Lgat,

It should take about 4 to 8 units of Botox to correct a gummy smile.  Botox is priced at anywhere from $8-15 per unit.  You do the math and hopefully the answer will give you a non-gummy smile.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Botox for Gummy Smile easy and inexpensive

The total dosage for Botox when treating a gummy smile is between 2 and 4 units. The cost per unit is between $10 and $15. My advice would be to treat on the lower end of the scale and see how you like it. Most people like the improvement, but it does affect your smile.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Botox Correction of the Gummy smile

Since it does not take more than 5-10 units of Botox to correct the Gummy Smile, the cost will be very reasonable. It can be combined with correcting down-turned corners of the mouth which also does not require a lot of Botox.

Most importantly, to avoid becoming a walking example of BAD BOTOX, I would make sure that the treatment is done by an experienced Board certified Plastic surgeon / ENT or Dermatologist who is VERY familiar with facial anatomy and NOT by an aesthetician or other injector.

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Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

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