- 1 hr1 hour
- 350 British pounds£350
A ‘gummy smile’ is one where more than 2mm of gum shows above the teeth when smiling (see before photo below). Approximately 10% of people show their gums when they smile. Anti-wrinkle injections are a great temporary treatment for gummy smiles. At Halcyon Aesthetics in London we treat thousands of patients each year and we love to treat gummy smiles. It is a technically difficult area to treat but thankfully our team have years of experience. Treatment involves normally just small injections per side of the nose. The muscle injected is called the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi (LLSAN). This muscle is bilateral down the sides of the nose and the action of the muscle is to pull the top lip up when smiling. When a small amount of anti-wrinkle injections are injected into this muscle, it temporarily relaxes the muscle down, which results in showing less gum.
Halcyon Aesthetics, Hinde Street, London, UK