GUMMY SMILE

Gummy Smile

A gummy smile, is when too much gum shows above the top teeth when you smile. Some people are self-conscious about the amount of teeth and gum that is revealed when they smile. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to minimise this by relaxing the muscle above the upper lip, restricting it from lifting as high.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION INVOLVE?

If you have a low or uneven gum line, often known as a ‘gummy smile’, or if your gum line is uneven, then we can help transform that. We can subtly restore the natural proportions of your teeth and smile.

After a full consultation to assess your suitability for the treatment, the doctor will examine your muscle movement and smile. A small amount of Botulinum toxin will be injected at both sides of the of junction of nostril and nose to mouth fold to weaken the muscles. Within the next 3-4 days, elevation of the upper lip will gradually become less and your new smile is transformed. The full result should be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment

DOES IT HURT?

A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic.

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?

You will begin to see an improvement within 2 or 3 days when the elevation of the upper lip will gradually become less and less. The full result will be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment. Results tend to last 3-4 months, movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks.

AFTERCARE

Take care around the filled area for the period immediately following your treatment. Avoid unnecessary touching/pressure for the first six hours. extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, lying down or leaning over for 4-6 hours.

Dr Paul Nassif

Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with one of our doctors, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed