Gummy Smile Botox
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Gummy Smile Botox Treatments
A gummy smile happens to certain people when their upper lip lifts above their teeth too much, exposing the upper gums and resulting in what can be perceived as an unattractive ‘gummy’ smile.
This may be caused by several issues. The main reason this happens that is treatable by Botox is when the muscle that elevates the upper lip is hyperactive. Occasionally, a gummy smile can be made worse if you have a thin upper lip, contributing to the problem by exposing the upper gum even more.
Can Botox fix a gummy smile?
At Harley Street Injectables we recommend Botox as a very good choice of treatment for a gummy smile if the gummy smile is caused by a hyperactive upper lip muscle. Experienced cosmetic medical practitioners that know where to inject Botox for gummy smile reduction will be able to deliver excellent results. Botox will paralyse the muscle animation and inhibit your smile moving too high up and excessively showing your gums.
How many units of Botox
for gummy smile reduction?
This is largely dependent on a patient’s individual case. Botox is usually injected on each side of the mouth with 2-3 units being injected per side. If you need more units then it is advised to wait for a follow up consultation two weeks after your first appointment rather than injecting more units in one session. Botox is a brand name. Other brands approved in the UK are: Dysport, Azzalure, Bocouture and Xeomin. The medical name of the drug is Botulin Toxin Type A which is derived from Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. It’s naturally found in soil, lakes, and forests.
Botox is a prescription medication which is why it’s so important that you get Botox treatments from a trained professional. They are knowledgeable about the appropriate dosage and know where to inject the Botox to alleviate wrinkles. To create Botox to inject, the powder is mixed with a saline solution and then injected into certain areas to weaken the muscles. This is how it works to reduce wrinkles. By weakening the muscles, Botox prevents them from moving and causing static or permanent wrinkles. The Botox slows down the use of the overactive muscles causing the gummy smile.
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How long does Botox last for
gummy smile reduction?
Generally, when treating gummy smiles with Botox, we will need you to return after a period of around 3 months for a follow up appointment. The more treatments you receive can lead to more effective results that last even longer. Recovery is immediate. It may take some to time for you to get used to the restricted movement in your lip, but your unwanted gummy smile problem will be resolved. And, because you will get used to not using those specific hyperactive muscles around your mouth, the muscles may lose some of their overactivity permanently once .
Finally, Botox is convenient and affordable. Your appointment will last between 20-30 minutes and will take two weeks to see the final effects although typically clients will start to notice results in the first few days it will slowly be working over the two weeks period.
What is a Gummy Smile?
When you have a gummy smile, a bigger than average potion of your gum tissue is exposed, which disrupts the symmetry of your facial features. While there are many different causes that create the conditions for a gummy smile, the most typical is the presence of extra gingiva. When this happens, your teeth are the correct size, but they are being covered by a larger amount of gum tissue. Gummy smiles are considered to be more of an aesthetic issue than a functional one. They can be caused by several factors including your skeletal proportions, facial muscles, amount of gum tissue and shape and size of your lips and teeth. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the origin of your gummy smile.
The Advantages of
Correcting Your Gummy Smile?
The benefits from your gummy smile treatment extend way beyond the physical. Even though the treatment will improve your appearance by filling in your lip and giving you a gorgeous new grin, it will do so much more than that. It will restore the self-esteem that has been missing so you can live a fuller, more exuberant life.
Frequentley asked Questions
Botox will paralyse the muscle animation and inhibit your smile moving too high up and excessively showing your gums.
It’s a simple, 10-minute treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows that consist of a few tiny injections.
The doctor or nurse will remove any makeup and wash the areas that you will have injected. Once seated upright, your practitioner will have you contract the muscle in the area being treated so she can better target the injection into the muscle. For example, you will be asked to frown if you’re receiving injections for wrinkles between the eyes. A series of tiny injections will follow for each treatment area.
Your Botox appointment will take about a half hour from start to finish, depending on the number of areas being treated. As soon as the series of injections is completed, you can go back to your regular activities. Your practitioner will ask you to refrain from bending or laying down for approximately six hours.
Anesthesia is not required and most patients experience only minimal and brief discomfort. Your provider may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting.
There is the chance that Botox may completely lower the upper lip so that your gum line might not be visible at all when smiling. Lowering the upper lip too much can restrict movement and affect your day to day movement of your lips, impairing your ability to sing or even play certain instruments. This is why it is so important to see a trained medical professional like the staff at Harley Street Injectables.
You should start to see a visible improvement in the treated areas within a week. The area may continue to improve for up to two weeks.
When administered properly, the effects of your Botox Cosmetic treatment can last up to 3 months. If you do not continue treatments, your wrinkles will gradually look like they did before treatment.
After treatment with Botox Cosmetic, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows and around your eyes. But Botox Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised—without the wrinkles and creases between your brows. It is true that anyone with a medical license can administer Botox Cosmetic. But it is very important, for your safety and your positive cosmetic results, that you choose a provider who has studied the skin, its muscles, its nerves, and every tiny nuance about how it works for their entire career.
Why Harley Street injectables
• Our highly trained and certified London Doctors and nurses perform over 5000+ Botox treatments annually.
• We tailor the injection approach to suit your aesthetic goals.
• Our London nurses and Doctors use the latest techniques such as the brow lift method, and continually stay up to date with current trends.
• We have a thorough understanding of the muscle anatomy to avoid unforeseen sided effects.
• The products we use are of the highest quality and are genuine Allergan.