Gummy smile

Excessive visible gums while laughing is also known as a gummy smile. Does this bother you and limit your enjoyment of laughing hard? That's a shame! With a subtle treatment, this can be easily corrected.

A gummy smile is a smile where the gums become visible, hence the name "gummy smile. It occurs because there is too much tension on the muscle that pulls the upper lip up. So it has nothing to do with the amount of gums a person has. It is just more visible in some people than others. Unfortunately, for some, a gummy smile can mean insecurity or reluctance to smile. Through treatment with botox can correct this problem.

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a muscle relaxant that causes the muscles that pull up the upper lip to temporarily contract less. Because these muscles no longer contract properly, the upper lip is no longer pulled up as hard. This makes the gums less visible when smiling.

How long does the result last?

Botox remains effective for 3 to 4 months on average. At JECT Clinics we offer both Azzalure and Alluzience botox, with effective duration times up to 6 months. At the end of the effective duration period, the treated muscles will gradually start to move again. When the effect has diminished, the treatment can be repeated. Repetition of treatment is important to maintain the best possible results.


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