Let’s face it, a smile can be one of the most memorable facial features when you first meet someone but in general, the mouth is an area that people tend to focus on in general conversation too.
However, when the muscles that connect the upper lip and the gums are too strong, it can result in a smile that shows a lot more of your gums than you would like. Gummy smiles are common and while many people aren’t bothered by it, for others, it’s the cause of a lot of unhappiness and a lack of self-confidence.
Fortunately, there are non-invasive treatment options available to people with gummy smiles, with anti-wrinkle injections being the most effective. These injectable treatments are used to make the mouth more visually appealing by altering the muscle balance in that area of your face.
If you are always putting your hand in front of your mouth when you smile, London Cosmetic Clinic is specialised in Botox injections and can help you treat your gummy smile without the need for surgery.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections as a Treatment for Gummy Smiles
To treat a gummy smile with anti-wrinkle injections, you will need to receive several injections with a very fine needle around your mouth. Reputable doctors will use a less-is-more approach when correcting a gummy smile using injectable treatments because more product can always be added at a later stage should the patient not be happy with the initial result.
It’s incredibly important not to over treat the mouth and lip muscles because you can end up with an unnatural result that will affect your eating and drinking as well as your smile, which is the opposite to what you want from this treatment.
Choosing a qualified doctor with experience in treating gummy smiles with anti-wrinkle injections is a must. While almost any general doctor can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, this doesn’t mean that they have the experience and know-how necessary to safely and effectively administer a treatment of this nature.
Why Post-Treatment Check Ups are a Good Idea
A reputable cosmetic clinic will always schedule a follow-up appointment after your gummy smile treatment to assess the results and determine whether additional anti-wrinkle injections will be required. This follow-up appointment is also a good time for you to provide your doctor with feedback and ask any questions about future treatments.
Your doctor will be looking at the muscles and wrinkles around your mouth to make sure that the injections are creating an even and natural-looking appearance.
If you’re both not quite satisfied with your results, additional treatments may be required. Dermal fillers can also be used in conjunction with the anti-wrinkle injections to achieve your desired result.
It’s also important to remember that while the results of your anti-wrinkle injections will last for a substantial amount of time, you will require additional treatments in the future should you wish to maintain your results and keep smiling confidently in social situations and photos.