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Transforming a Gummy Smile with Botox and Lip Fillers

A gummy smile, where a significant amount of gum tissue is exposed when smiling, can be a source of self-consciousness for many. Fortunately, advancements in aesthetic treatments offer effective solutions. Dr. Anita Dhunna, with clinics in South Woodford, Hatfield, and Bishop’s Stortford, specialises in using Botox and lip fillers to enhance the smile and boost confidence.

Understanding a Gummy Smile
A gummy smile is typically characterised by more than 2 millimetres of gum showing above the upper teeth when smiling. Several factors can contribute to this condition, including a hyperactive upper lip, an overgrowth of gum tissue, or the natural positioning of the teeth and jaw.

Botox for a Gummy Smile
Botox, a well-known botulinum toxin, can be effectively used to treat a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip. When these muscles are relaxed, the upper lip lengthens, covering more of the gums and creating a more balanced, attractive smile.

Dr. Dhunna employs a precise technique to ensure the Botox is injected accurately, targeting the right muscles without affecting natural facial expressions. This results in a subtle yet significant improvement in the appearance of the smile.

Lip Fillers for Enhanced Fullness
In addition to Botox, lip fillers play a crucial role in transforming a gummy smile. Using FDA-approved dermal fillers like Juvederm, Dr. Dhunna provides gentle fullness to the lips. This helps to prevent the lips from flattening out too much when smiling, maintaining a naturally plump appearance.

Juvederm fillers are known for their smooth consistency and long-lasting results. When injected into the lips, they add volume and shape, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the smile. Dr. Dhunna’s expertise ensures that the fillers are applied artistically, complementing the patient’s natural features.

The Combined Approach
The combination of Botox and lip fillers offers a comprehensive solution for those looking to improve their gummy smile. Botox relaxes the upper lip muscles, reducing gum exposure, while Juvederm fillers add volume and contour to the lips, creating a harmonious and youthful smile. Dr. Dhunna’s personalised approach to each patient ensures that the treatment is tailored to individual needs and desired outcomes. By carefully assessing the anatomy and dynamics of each smile, she crafts a bespoke treatment plan that delivers natural-looking and beautiful results.

Seeing is believing. The transformation of a gummy smile with Botox and lip fillers can be truly remarkable. Here is an example of a patient who underwent this treatment:

A gummy smile no longer has to be a source of insecurity. With the expert application of Botox and Juvederm lip fillers, Dr. Anita Dhunna provides an effective and aesthetically pleasing solution. By combining these treatments, she can create a balanced, natural smile that enhances confidence and beauty.

For those interested in learning more about treating a gummy smile, or to schedule a consultation, please visit Dr. Dhunna’s clinics in South Woodford, Hatfield, and Bishop’s Stortford.