A gummy smile can be seen in as much as 10% of the population, and is more prevalent in females than males. This appears as an excessive display of gum tissue during smile and animation, and can often be a source of self-consciousness for sufferers. One way to address this concern is using gummy smile Botox to reduce this excessive appearance.
Excessive Gingival Display
If you notice that you can see your gums above your lip line when you smile, this is often caused by overactive muscles that lift the upper lip higher than it should on animation. This can also be exacerbated by the upper lip being thin, as this contributes the amount of gum, or gingival tissue, that can be seen when smiling.
Gummy Smile Botox
At PHI Clinic, we use gummy smile Botox to relax the muscles responsible for causing excessive gingival display. Botox is a brand of botulinum toxin, a purified protein that is used across the world to temporarily stop a muscle from contracting, in this case reducing the height that the lip will lift to, avoiding exposure of the gums.
During treatment, your assigned clinician will introduce a small amount of Botox via a needle into your upper lip, most usually through the junction of the nostril and the nasolabial fold. Results are generally visible after 3 to 5 days, and will last for 3 to 4 months before a supplementary treatment is needed. We advise that this is an ongoing treatment.
Gummy Smile Botox Consultation
This treatment is only performed by medically trained professionals at PHI Clinic, like our doctors and nurses. Each member of our team is hand picked by Dr Tapan Patel, our medical director, and undergoes regular in house training with him as part of their continued professional development.
To book a consultation with one of our highly experienced team, you can contact us on 0207 034 5999, or to find out more you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.