A gummy smile can be caused by an overactive upper lip muscle. The gummy smile treatment works by injecting Botulinum toxin into the upper lip, temporarily blocking nerve transmitters and relaxing the upper lip.
This treatment lasts approximately 4-6 months, allowing you the gorgeous smile you always dreamed of.
It can also be caused by a thin top lip, which some subtle lip fillers can correct. We can carry out both these treatments at our clinic in Doncaster.
Before the procedure, you will be given a full consultation. We will analyse the size and activity of the muscle that needs correcting and discuss the outcome you desire. Your treatment will be tailored to you.
During the procedure, Botulinum toxin will be injected both sides of the nose junction and above the nose to mouth fold to weaken the muscle. The full results will be visible within a few days. You should avoid touching or massaging the area for around 6 hours after treatment.
Botulinum toxin is a protein that relaxes muscles by blocking nerve impulses. It was approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2002 and is a popular treatment.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is injected into the upper lip, causing it to relax and stop it from rising too far over the gums when you smile.
The treatment is fairly quick so you should have completed your treatment between 10 – 20 minutes
Before we start, we will carry out a full consultation with you to assess if you are suitable. As long as you are generally fit and healthy, are not allergic to Botulinum toxin products, do not plan on having facial surgery or are not pregnant you are likely to suitable.
Results last for between 4 and 6 months. You can keep having the treatment for as long as you like.
Your smile will return to how it was. You can start again as soon as you are ready.
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