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What is a Gummy Smile?
A gummy smile is the occurrence of showing too much gum when smiling, or when the gums are too prominent when smiling. The cause is the upper lip elevates too far above the upper teeth, exposing the gums and producing a less attractive smile. Thin lips can make the problem appear worse by exposing the gums more.
How can Gummy Smile Botox® Anti-Wrinkle Treatment enhance my appearance?
A gummy smile can be easily treated using precise administration of Botox®* at both sides of the junction of the nostril and nose-to-mouth folds. This will reduce the activity of the muscles that elevate the upper lip, resulting in less gums showing when you smile.
What to expect before, during and after the gummy smile Botox® anti-wrinkle treatment.
Before the Gummy Smile Botox® Anti-Wrinkle Treatment.
During the initial consultation we will discuss the options and create a bespoke treatment plan, going over the benefits and possible side effects. We’ll take a few ‘before’ photos for you to compare the before and after results once the treatment has finished.
During the Gummy Smile Botox® Anti-Wrinkle Treatment.
*For a gummy smile, we often use Botox®, a botulinum toxin that was designed specifically for aesthetic purposes. The active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, is a neurotoxin that stops nerves releasing a chemical signal to muscle cells, reducing these muscles from receiving stimulation, and relaxing them. Botox® is injected at both weakening of the muscles, resulting in less gum showing when you smile.
After the Gummy Smile Botox® Anti-Wrinkle Treatment.
After the treatment, the positive effects of the treatment should be visible immediately, especially when compared to the ‘before’ photos. The effects of this treatment will typically last 4 months. Most people can return to their normal daily life immediately after the treatment. Try to avoid touching and keep the area clean. Also, try to sleep on your back facing up. You might experience slight side effect inconveniences in the treated area, such as swelling or mild bruising. These side effects typically only last between 1 and 3 days.