Those with a high lip-line may notice a large amount of gum above your upper teeth on show when they smile. ‘Gummy smile’ can be simply and effectively corrected by Botulinum toxin (also known as Botox®) injections to reduce the activity of the muscle that elevates the upper lip.
Carefully administrated BOTOX® injections in small doses can help to slightly lower the lip line. This is a discreet treatment of the muscles that position the upper lip to produce a less ‘gummy’ smile.
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Gummy Smile Treatment FAQs
How Does It work?
Botulinum Toxin (commercial name: BOTOX®) is a purified protein produced by a bacteria, when carefully injected it relaxes contracted facial muscles. Botulinum Toxin blocks the chemical signal from the nerves that responsible for the hyperactive muscle, which elevates the upper lip.
What Can I Expect In Treatment?
A small amount of BOTOX® will be injected at both sides of the junction of nostrill 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 you will be showing less gum.
Are There Any Side Effects?
It's important that injections be placed precisely in order to avoid side effects. Skin Health Spa have been specialising in BOTOX® treatments since 1999 and our medical practitioners have a wealth of experience in administering Botulinum Toxin.
BOTOX® treatment isn’t painful and most clients compare the feeling to that of a quick sharp scratch. You may experience some mild swelling or bruising at the injection site.
How Many Treatments Would I Need?
A single treatment of Botox can last around 4 months depending on the individual case.
What Results Can I Expect To See?
Results don’t show immediately and you can expect to wait a 3-4 days for the treatment to take affect and up to 10 days - 2 weeks for the full effect to be seen. Results will last for a period of up to 4 months, after which many clients return for further treatment.
I hated my smile for years but this treatment was so quick and has made such a difference that it's going to be something I return for time and time again.Sophia. Wolverhampton
Gummy Smile Treatment Prices
|Treatment||Single Treatment||Course of 3||Course of 6||Course of 8|
|Gummy Smile||from £295|