Gingival smile. Gummy smile. Correction of gingival smile with botulinum toxin (Botox).
Ideally, a smile should reveal about 3/4 of the crown of the maxillary incisors. In some people m. levator labii superioris aleque nasi и m. levator labii superioris are hyperactive, revealing the entire dental crown and even parts of the gingival mucosa. When a smile reveals more than 2 mm of the gums, we speak of an excessive maxillary gingival display.
There are several reasons for a gingival smile, and they can be observed alone or in combination - short upper lip, relatively small upper teeth, overactivity of the muscles involved in the process of smiling, and others.
For many people with such a problem, this is quite embarrassing, they often put their hand in front of their lips when laughing. In addition, they have a genetically deeper nasolabial lines. С помощта на ботулинов токсин би могло да се редуцира активността на тези мускули и респективно корекция на венечна усмивка.
When it is necessary to correct a gingival smile with Botox
- when a large part of the gums can be seen while smiling
- when during smile your lips become significantly thinner
How is the procedure for correction of gingival smile with botulinum toxin done
The skin is cleansed. The area can be pre-anesthetized with lidocaine in the form of a cream, which is applied for 10-15 minutes. Your doctor will make you smile broadly. In this way, muscle activity can be determined. Botox is injected with a thin needle, and the injection points are usually 2. Bruises rarely occur at the injection site.
After correction of gingival smile with botulinum toxin
In the next 3-4 hours you should not lie down and bend over for a long time. On the day after the procedure, do not exercise or drink alcohol. Do not clean the face with disinfectants and products that may contain alcohol or alcohol. The formation of bruises and swelling is uncommon, which allows you to immediately return to your daily duties. Avoid saunas, steam baths and other heat treatments for the next few days. The effect will begin to appear in a few days. Follow-up of the results of the procedure is done every 10-14 days. If there is still movement in the area and correction is needed, it is done at the expense of the clinic.
Price for correction of gingival smile with Botox
It depends on the units used, which in turn are determined by the activity and strength of the muscles. With us the price for correction of gingival smile with Botox varies from 100 to 150 BGN. For current prices of the services offered you can see our pricelist.
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Pregnancy, lactation, local infection in the treated area, malignant and some autoimmune diseases.
Filler or Botox for gingival smile correction?
Both methods have their effect. The filler can increase the height of the upper lip, thus indirectly reducing the part of the gum that becomes visible when smiling. The principle of non-action of botulinum toxin is different. It directly reduces the activity of the muscles responsible for the expressive smile, which leads to the correction of the condition. When combining the two methods, the most lasting and satisfactory results are observed.
Does correcting a gingival smile with Botox hurt?
No, you don't even need pre-anesthesia. Only 2 prickings with a very fine needle are needed.
Is it necessary to make an appointment for a secondary examination after correcting a gingival smile with Botox?
The effect of botulinum toxin occurs a few days after its injection. Evaluation of the results is made only after 12-14 days from the first visit. If you are satisfied with the results, it is not necessary to make an appointment for a secondary examination.