What is Gummy smile or excessive gingival display?

Gummy Smile is when some people smile, their upper lip elevates far above their upper teeth, exposing the gums. This happens due to several causes. One of the causes is hyperactive muscles elevating the upper lip.

Treatment for gummy smile or excessive gingival display?

Fortunately, gummy smile can be simply and effectively corrected by Botulinum toxin injections to reduce the activity of the muscle that elevates the upper lip.

The excessive gingival display can make smile less attractive, often causing reluctance to smile at all. Smile confidently with a small Botulinum toxin injection for gummy smile treatment at MKSkin Clinic, Milton Keynes. All treatments are carried out by our expert cosmetic doctors.

At MKSkin clinic, Milton Keynes, medical consultation will be done to confirm your suitability for the treatment. The doctor may examine your ability to move certain muscles to determine location, size and use of the muscles that cause the area of concern. The desired results will then be discussed and a treatment plan will be created.

A small amount of Botulinum toxin will be injected at both sides of the junction of nostril and nose to mouth fold to weaken the muscles. Within the next 3-10 days, elevation of the upper lip will gradually become less and your new smile is transformed! You will show less gum and have much more confidence to smile without inhibition. The full result will be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment.

The effects last for around 3 months. Repeated timely administration of botulinum toxin injections will extend the period of effectiveness, due to the lip elevator muscle learning to adapt.