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Gummy Smile & Dimpled Chin

It’s tough to feel confident when your facial features worry you.

Fortunately, treating a chin dimple and gummy smile is fast, affordable, and almost painless. Why not pair these procedures with traditional lip injections for a full smile makeover?

If you have concerns over this aspect of your look, minimally invasive aesthetic treatment can do wonders.

 

WHAT IS A GUMMY SMILE?

A gummy smile is where the lip rests high on the gum when a person smiles. For most people, a small amount of visible gum is normal. However, when your genuine smile has excessive gums showing, this can lower your self-esteem and make your self-conscious when smiling.

WHAT CAUSES A GUMMY SMILE?

Most people have gumminess for their entire life, and it usually hereditary. These are the most common genetic causes that can be fixed with lip filler for gummy smile:

 

  • Long or enlarged gum tissue (gingival hypertrophy)

  • Excessive growth of the upper jaw, known as vertical maxillary excess

  • Short (aka hyperactive) upper lip

  • Small teeth in relation to the gums

GUMMY SMILE TREATMENT

It is quick and affordable to fix gummy smile issues. This is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the injection of Botulinum toxin (Botox) into the muscles responsible for lifting your lip when you smile. As a result, your upper lip will relax, therefore reducing the appearance of the gum when smiling.

WHAT IS A DIMPLED CHIN?

If you have a dimply chin, you will notice many small pits or dimples across the bottom of your face, spreading across your chin.

WHAT CAUSES A DIMPLED CHIN?

Dimples across the chin occur when the muscle contracts too much. A dimply chin is usually caused by a hyperactive (overactive) a hyperactive mentalis muscle – the muscle in your chin. If you stop contracting these muscles, you’ll reduce the appearance of these dimples.  

CHIN DIMPLE TREATMENT

To treat this issue, I inject small amounts of Botulinum toxin (Botox) into my patients’ chin muscles. This relaxes the muscle, reducing the dimpling that occurs when the muscle contracts.  

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