Gummy smiles, or gingival smile, are smiles which expose the gums. They are treated using botox.
Different degrees of severity are shown on scales.
Standardised scale for gummy smile severity (gingival smile) :
Treating a gummy smile (gingival smile) using botox injections
A gummy smile is caused by a hyperactive lifting or ‘elevator’ muscle in the upper lip. This raises the upper lip too much when we smile.
Injections of botulinum toxin allow us to reduce the upper lip’s elevator muscle’s hyperactivity.
Botox is the suitable solution as soon as a gummy smile starts to be a problem for the individual.
The full result takes about 7 days to appear.
Side effects, risks and follow ups to botox treatment for a gummy smile
There are no side effects.
The practitioner must have mastered the technique. A faulty technique can lead to a falling upper lip, and edge of lip, which leads to dribbling, and an inability to keep food and liquid in the mouth.
Using hyaluronic acid injections to treat gummy smiles (gingival smile)
Hyaluronic acid injections are not useful for treating a gummy smile.
Aesthetic treatment of gummy smile: before and after photos
For more images go to : www.dr-romano-esthetique.com/en/results-before-after/gummy-smile-botox/
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