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Gummy smile & lip flip

Gummy Smile is a phenomenon that when some people smile, their upper lip elevates too far above their upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive smile. One of the causes is hyperactive muscle which elevates the upper lip.

Occasionally, the gummy smile is also aggravated by a thin upper lip that further contributes to the problem by exposing the upper gum even more. Injecting a small amount of an anti-wrinkle injection above the top lip can help to flip out a thin top lip that can roll up and almost disappear as one smiles. This can be used alongside dermal filler in the lips to create a fuller lip.

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Botox FAQs

How do I prepare for a Botox treatment?
  • Do not take any medication such as painkiller that could thin your blood at least 48 to 72 hours before your treatment.

  • Avoid take herbal supplements at least 48 hours before your appointment. This includes products like ginseng, Vitamin E and other vitamin supplements.

  • Abstain from drinking alcohol for at least 48 to 72 hours before your treatment. The blood-thinning effects of alcohol may increase the risk of bruising.

  • Do not exercise the day of your appointment.

What steps should I follow after Botox?
  • Keep your head upright as much as possible and do not touch the area for 6 hours after the treatment.

  • Do not engage in any strenuous exercise straight after the treatment (24 hours recommend)

  • Avoid exposure to heat (hot baths, showers) for 24 hours as this will cause the product to move towards unwanted muscles.

  • Do not do massage.

  • Do not apply to make up for a minimum of 8 hours. This can risk infection in the injected area.

  • Avoid any gardening or hoovering or any activity where you head will be down for 24-48 hours.

  • Avoid activities with high pressure such as driving or flying for 72 hours.

  • Avoid any form of facial treatment or massage to avoid the product spreading to adjacent muscles where it might cause the eyelid to droop.

  • No facials, eyebrow shape or laser treatment on face for 2 weeks.

What are the risks and possible complications of Botox?
  • The anti-wrinkle treatment has no permanent side effects. There may be a temporary swelling and sometimes slight bruising after the injections. These effects usually disappear within 4-5 hours.

  • Some patients may have a temporary headache that usually subsides within the first 24 hours and can be treated with painkillers.

  • Slight asymmetries may sometimes be seen in the first week of the treatment. This can be corrected by top up if necessary.

  • A droopy eyelid (ptosis) and eyebrow, double vision (diplopia) are seen in 1-2% of patients having anti-wrinkle treatment. This is temporary and lasts for 2-4 weeks and is usually mild. It can be treated with special eye drops.

All our facial aesthetic treatments are carried out by our lead Dentist, Dr Giso.

 

As a well trained dentist with years of experience you are in the best of hands. Dr Giso has in-depth knowledge of the facial structures and will discuss with you at length the best possible treatment for you that will suit you and help you address any concerns you have.

Speak to use today if you would like more information and to book an appointment.

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