Excessive gingival display, more commonly known as gummy smile, is a condition where too much gum shows when a person smiles. Not only can this be physically uncomfortable, but it is also particularly aesthetically unpleasing when a person smiles. A gummy smile can be caused by a number of factors, however, one of the most common is that the muscle that controls the movement in the upper lip is hyperactive, causing it to pull up the lip higher than normal. This leads to more gum to be exposed while smiling than would normally be visible.
A treatment of anti-wrinkle injections targeted into this hyperactive muscle relaxes it, rendering it unable to lift the top lip. The result is a natural, relaxed smile where the lips, gums and teeth are all in proportion with each other. An anti-wrinkle injection treatment can create the same effect as thousands of dollars in expensive dental work and give your self-esteem a boost with a beautiful new smile.
To find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us today to book a complimentary consultation with an M1 experienced practitioner.
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
The first step to realising your new smile is booking a one on one consultation with an experienced medical practitioner. There, your doctor will explain all the details of the procedure and determine how much muscle relaxant is needed to sufficiently relax the upper lip muscle. They will also give you details on treatment aftercare to ensure the best possible results from your anti-wrinkle injection treatment.
Your experienced practitioner will then inject anti-wrinkle product into the upper lip muscle using very fine needles; this makes the treatment virtually painless. The full results of your treatment will take 10 days to show; however, you may notice some small bruising or swelling around the injection sites. These will subside within two to three days.
The results of your anti-wrinkle injection treatment will last from 3 to 4 months. At this point, a follow-up treatment will be needed to maintain your new smile.
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