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