Gummy Smile Botox Treatment in Birmingham
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Rediscover Confidence in Your Smile:
Are you self-conscious about the amount of gum or teeth that show when you smile?
A gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, can be caused by overactive upper lip elevator muscles. At Secret Aesthetics in Birmingham, our advanced specialists use Cosmetic Botox to target specific landmarks, allowing these muscles to relax and the upper lip to drop in a carefully determined, aesthetically pleasing way, as discussed in detail during your personalised consultation with our clinician.
The Science of Botox:
Botox, scientifically known as Botulinum toxin type A, is a purified neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
It works by blocking muscle impulses, effectively restricting muscle movement. At Secret Aesthetics, we use clinical-grade cosmetic Botox—a prescription-only medication—extracted, purified, and diluted from the original paralytic agent. In the context of treating gummy smiles caused by overactive upper lip elevator muscles, we target several muscle groups, including the right and left levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscles, quadratus labii superioris muscles, and zygomaticus minor muscles. By temporarily weakening these muscles, we prevent their hyperactive pull on the upper lip, thereby reducing excessive gum or tooth display. The result is the desired aesthetic effect of reduced gum or tooth exposure. Although there is currently no reversal agent for Botox, the body naturally breaks it down over several months, allowing gradual muscle movement to return.
The Botox Procedure at Secret Aesthetics:
Your journey to rediscover confidence in your smile begins with a comprehensive consultation.
Our doctor conducts a facial analysis and reviews your medical history, understanding your personal expectations and desired outcomes.
The treatment itself involves precise and controlled doses of Botox administered using a microneedle to target the hyperfunctional upper lip elevator muscles. Typically, the procedure is completed in less than 15 minutes.
Possible Side Effects of Botox:
Following the procedure, you may experience tenderness and temporary redness in the treated area, which typically subsides within 72 hours.
Some individuals may notice a headache, which usually resolves within 48 hours.
While bruising at injection points is usually minimal, it can vary from person to person. To minimise this risk, we conduct a thorough medical evaluation and recommend limiting alcohol intake for 48 hours before and after the procedure to aid recovery.
Possible Side Effects of Botox:
Immediately after the procedure at Secret Aesthetics in Birmingham, you may commonly experience tenderness and redness in the area treated, which can last up to 72 hours
A few individuals may notice a headache, usually resolving within 48 hours.
While bruising is usually minimal, some individuals are more prone to it, with healing taking longer. At Secret Aesthetics in Birmingham, we conduct a thorough medical evaluation to reduce this risk and advise limiting alcohol intake for 48 hours before and after the procedure to facilitate recovery.
Your Botox Results at Secret Aesthetics:
Results from the Botox treatment for gummy smiles typically become noticeable within 4 to 10 days.
If the desired outcome is not achieved within 14 days, additional treatment may be necessary. These results usually last between 3 to 6 months. In the initial stages of treatment, you may observe some muscle movement returning after one month, which is normal. This timeframe varies from person to person and may necessitate adjustments in future Botox doses. With consistent treatments over several years, clients often find they require less frequent touch-ups.
Aftercare for Botox:
To optimise the effectiveness of your Botox treatment and ensure lasting results, we recommend the following:
– Avoid lying down for 4 hours after treatment to prevent Botox migration to the orbital area, which could cause eyelid drooping.
– Refrain from touching, applying makeup, massaging, or rubbing the treated areas, including facials, for 12 hours.
– Abstain from exercise for 24 hours.
– Stay clear of extensive sun exposure and heat, such as hot showers, saunas, and steam rooms, for 48 hours.
– Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
Please wait at least 7 days before considering chemical peels, laser treatments, or microdermabrasion.
Other treatable areas with Botox include:
Forehead Lines – Also known as ‘Horizontal lines’ are lines which appear and eventually become permanent from repeated raising of the eye brows.
Frown Lines – Lines in between our eyebrows. As the name suggests, they become apparent when frowning. Also known as the 11 lines or glabellar lines
Bunny Lines – Wrinkles seen on the sides of the nose, often when smiling or scrunching your tightly.
Eyebrow Lift – In some people, a lift can be created on the ends of the eyebrows by injecting Botox in specific areas of the forehead and outer eye.
Visit our Botox Clinic in Birmingham:
Secret Aesthetics is based in Harvey Nichols in The Mailbox, Birmingham.
- Free Complimentary Mailbox Parking
- A 5-minute walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station
- Additional privacy facility available upon request
Our luxury skin clinic provides professional Gummy Smile Treatment in Birmingham, West Midlands as well as surrounding areas such as Solihull, Edgbaston, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Coventry, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Tamworth, Cannock and Lichfield.
Rediscover Confidence in Your Smile at Secret Aesthetics in Birmingham:
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Embrace a more balanced, harmonious smile and regain your confidence with our gummy smile Botox treatment at Secret Aesthetics in Birmingham. Schedule your consultation today to take the first step toward a rejuvenated smile you’ll love to share!