I think that everyone should be able to feel happy and confident in their own skin, and a beautiful smile is an important part of that! It’s the first thing most people notice when they meet you, and can have a big impact on their lasting impression of you. If I met someone who greeted me with a huge, healthy smile, for example, I would remember them as being really friendly and outgoing! If they didn’t smile much, I might think they were shy or upset.
This might be because our lips thin out when we smile, or because our teeth are particularly small, or simply because the muscle in our upper lip is hyperactive, meaning the lip comes up higher than usual. All these issues are actually very common! But a gummy smile can still make people feel incredibly self-conscious and uncomfortable. If you have a gummy smile that you want to get rid of, but you don’t want to go down the road of surgery, then Botox treatment is an ideal non-surgical alternative.
In the past, the main option for treating a gummy smile was to have surgery, which could involve sculpting or contouring the gum to shape it and remove excess gum tissue from the teeth, or a lip-lowering procedure to cover up an overly gummy smile.
Nowadays, though, there are far less invasive methods for reducing the appearance of a gummy smile, such as getting Botox treatment in London and filler. I like Botox as it is quick and easy to administer, and means that my patients don’t have to spend time recovering from surgery. The treatment takes about 10 minutes and can last up to four to six months, after which they simply come in for some more. A small amount of Botox is injected lip in the midline of the upper lip where it meets the nose (columella )so that the muscles which elevate the upper lip relaxe, without the risk of asymmetry .This reduces the amount it moves when we smile, hiding any excess gum. As a result, you’ll find that you smile more and more, and feel happier in your own skin!
To find out more about how Botox treatment in London can help you achieve the perfect smile, book a consultation with Dr Fern today.