A gummy smile, is when too much gum tissue 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 minimize this by relaxing the muscle above the upper lip, restricting it from lifting as high.
Combined treatment and consultation approximately 30 minutes
Yes, if required
There will be small swelling and redness initially but this usually subsides quickly
Approximately 24 hours
Can begin to be noticed as soon as day 2-3, with result achieved at around 2 weeks.
Approximately 3 months
Bruising and swelling
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. By subtly reshaping the gum tissue we can 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! You will be showing less gum and have much more confidence to smile without inhibition. 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.
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