A gummy smile can be the first thing someone notices about you when you smile, and at PHI Clinic, we endeavour to alleviate some of the anxiety that can come along with this condition. Using Botox to affect the way the lip sit in relation to the gums, our doctors can reduce the appearance of a gummy smile through a course of ongoing treatment. One of our treated patients recently gave us her thoughts on her journey with us to treat a gummy smile: here’s her Botox testimonial.
Botox testimonial : "When I did my biggest smile"
“I had never really noticed my gummy smile before, but once you’ve passed your 20s, you notice your appearance a lot more, or at least I did. I first noticed my gummy smile when I was looking at my friend talk, as I noticed hers was extreme. I know that sounds awful, and of course I didn’t mention my thoughts to her.
Once I realised, I would spend loads of time in front of the mirror practising smiling so that my gums weren’t as noticeable, but they always crept out and were centre stage when I did my biggest smile. As if things couldn’t get any worse, my top lip was also noticeably uneven when I smiled, which added to how self-conscious I felt.”
"Multi-award winning reputation"
“When I hit my 30’s, I finally decided to take some action and plucked up the courage to contact PHI Clinic, which came highly recommended by a friend. Entering the clinic, you can understand their multi-award winning reputation, and it helped to reduce my first bout of nerves.
My consultation was led by Dr Tapan Patel, the medical director of PHI, and I communicated my concerns to him. He looked at my smile from all angles, and made me pull some faces and grin widely to see what he could do to help me. He talked me through where the product would be applied, how much he would use, and how long it would last (about 3 months, but Botox is an ongoing treatment).”
"Dr Tapan was absolutely lovely"
“The clinic doesn’t do same day treatments, as they want to make sure everyone who has a treatment is completely sure about it. I was still very positive and couldn’t wait for the treatment, and didn’t need any more time to explore other options, so I booked in as soon as I could.
Dr Tapan was absolutely lovely and marked the area where he would inject the product on my face. I won’t lie, it was a bit painful and I shed a small tear, but because of how short the actual treatment is, it was easy to cope with.”
"I noticed a difference within a week!"
“I noticed a difference within a week: my top lip looked more balanced, and my lip sat comfortably above my teeth. Since having the treatment done, I no longer think about the way I smile, and do so to my heart’s content without a second thought!”
For more information, or to book a no obligation consultation, call us on 02070 345999, or log an enquiry through our website today, and one of our friendly team will be in touch at your convenience.
Disclaimer: this Botox testimonial is unedited, and may make it seem like consultation and treatment were done on the same day. This is never the case at PHI, due to our 24 hour policy: same day treatments are not available, and we ensure at least 24 hours have passed after consultation to make sure every patient has time to reflect on their decision. We exclusively use Allergan products for their proven efficacy and patient safety.