We all deserve to smile as often as possible, but our happiness can be hindered if we aren’t entirely happy with the way we look when we do so. For some, they may feel that smiling reveals far too much of their gum tissue, or their gums are too prominent in comparison to their teeth. This is simply known as a “gummy smile”, and most often occurs when the muscles in the upper lip is hyperactive, causing it to elevate too far above the teeth and expose too much of the underlying gum tissue. Patients who have a gummy smile may feel it detracts from the attractiveness of their appearance, making the teeth look smaller or shorter in comparison.
Patients Before and After Images
What does the treatment do?
For gummy smile treatment, Dr Hiba Injibar is on hand to help here at Dermasurge. The most effective treatment involves the use of a muscle-relaxing injection. These can be used to block nerve signals to the overactive muscle, preventing it from fully contracting and reducing the amount of gum shown for a truly stunning smile.
A thorough consultation is preformed first by our resident consultant dermatologist to examine the patient and suggest possible treatments.
Many patients may feel reluctant about undergoing injectable treatment, but with Dr Injibar’s talents, there really is no need to fear. Using the advanced technique, Dr Injibar avoids the dreaded “frozen” effects that incorrect or heavy-handed administration of injectables can cause for a subtle improvement to the beauty of the face, whilst preserving full freedom of expression in the face.
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients will notice an improvement to their smile within 3 days of treatment and will find their upper lip elevates less and less over a period of around two to three weeks. After this time, the full extent of the effects of the treatment will be evident.
Injectables are considered a minimally invasive treatment, and as such, there is very little downtime. Most patients are able to return to their everyday routines immediately after treatment. However, care should be taken to follow Dr Injibar’s aftercare advice in order to ensure the best results. This includes avoiding extreme temperatures, vigorous exercise for two days, and lying down, or leaning over for around 6 hours after treatment.
During your consultation, Dr Injibar will check your medical history to ensure there are no contraindications for any injectable treatments. These treatments are not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, or patients currently taking certain types of medication. That is why it is important to conduct a full consultation before any injectable treatment is done.
Patients may experience bruising, swelling, itching, redness, or tenderness around the site of injection. This is perfectly normal, and should not last more than a few days. More severe or persistent symptoms should be seen to by a medical professional.
Most patients find results for gummy smile last between 3 and 4 months. However, this depends on how each individual’s body processes the injectables. Also, it may vary from person to person.
“I am so glad I came to Dr. Hiba, I didn’t know what I wanted, however, my skin felt tired, old, and grey. She immediately put my mind at ease. She helped me with a skincare regime that worked! My treatment quick, painless – and results fantastic. Very happy, can’t recommend her enough.”
“As my skin is aging, Dr. Hiba is helping me improve and maintain the texture of my skin in ways that are very natural looking and age appropriate. Dr. Hiba is so professional and took the time to explain the process and ensured she wouldn’t freeze my face. Dr. Hiba is very easy to communicate with (as is her staff) and I am genuinely looking forward to having my procedures done.”