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How Can Cosmetic Injectables Help a Gummy Smile?

woman smiling in mirrorA condition characterised by an overly exposed gum area while smiling, a gummy smile can make some people feel self-conscious. A gummy smile might occur due to excessive gum tissue, a short upper lip or hyperactive lip muscles. Fortunately, a non-surgical solution exists in the form of cosmetic injectables that work by minimising gum visibility via muscle relaxation.

The Role of Muscle Relaxation

Cosmetic injectables contain a special substance that disrupts nerve signals to specified muscles, causing them to relax. When treating a gummy smile, these injections are aimed specifically at the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi (LLSAN) and the zygomaticus minor muscles. Relaxing these muscles lowers the upper lip, reducing gum exposure.

Achieving Reduced Gum Exposure

These cosmetic injectables work by decreasing gum visibility during a smile. This is achieved by soothing the hyperactive muscles that elevate the upper lip, hence resulting in a more balanced, aesthetically pleasing smile with lesser gum exposure.

Precision in Treatment

Dentist Dr Parnian performs the procedure, strategically administering injections to muscles involved in raising the upper lip. This precision ensures natural-looking outcomes that do not interfere with general facial expressions.

How Long Do the Effects Last?

The effects of the cosmetic injectable typically last about 3-4 months. Regular treatments can help maintain the desired smile aesthetics, offering a manageable and effective solution to minimise gum visibility.

Complementary Treatments

Cosmetic injectables can be combined with treatments like lip fillers or gum contouring to enhance the overall aesthetics of your smile. Choosing this combination can help you achieve the perfect smile you’ve been striving for.

Minimal Recovery Time

Cosmetic injectables offer a convenient way to achieve a stunning smile with almost no discomfort and downtime. You can usually return to your daily activities immediately.

Ready to enhance your smile? Book a consultation with Dr Parnian today to discover more about how we can help you accomplish a balanced, beautiful smile!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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