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We invite you to ask questions about our services, procedures and clinic.
There are some questions we hear frequently, and we have listed some of them below. But if you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us directly. One of our friendly team members will be happy to help.
You may experience slight discomfort at the injection site, however our clinicians are well trained in using specialised, gentle injection techniques to minimise discomfort as much as possible. Our practitioners are also qualified to administer local anaesthetic to numb the more sensitive areas of the lower face and mouth. This is particularly helpful for filler placement in lips and nasolabial folds. We want to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
A "Gummy smile", also known as excessive gingival display, is the term used to describe a smile that reveals a disproportionate amount of gum above the upper teeth.
Muscle relaxant injectables can be used to treat gummy smiles, where the muscles in the top lip pull the lip up over the top of the teeth. Small injections to a specific muscle either side of the nose will lessen the amount the top lip can pull up and expose the gums while smiling.
Muscle relaxants can help patients with paralysed muscles in the face which leads to an asymmetrical smile. By relaxing the same muscle on the opposite side, a symmetrical or ‘softer’ appearance can be achieved.
There are no visible changes directly after the treatment. The full effect will develop over the following 2 – 14 days. We encourage patients to see us for a review after 2 weeks and if necessary we will provide a further dose to achieve the results desired.
The results depend on the individual, but generally last around 3-6 months. Over time and if the correct supplementary treatments and care are taken, muscle relaxant treatments will be needed less frequently to achieve the same results.
The results of this treatment are instantaneous
The results will vary from person to person: this will depend on factors such as the person’s age and lifestyle, the structure of the skin, and the amount of treatment required
The main component of dermal fillers is a natural substance which dissolves over time. As a result, most patients choose to have a repeat treatment within 12 months.