We talk about a gummy smile when the gums are no longer covered by the lips when the patient smiles. This is a fairly common reason why patients see an aesthetics doctor because it is often a cause of hang-ups.
The main cause of this “flaw” is the hypercontractility of the muscles that lift the upper lip.
The treatment offered by aesthetic medicine involves carrying out precise injections into these muscles in order to relax this area.
In just a few days, the lips lift slightly less when you smile and naturally cover the gums and part of the teeth.
Simultaneously, the nasolabial folds are less marked because the area moves less vigorously.
These relaxing injections need repeating every 4 to 6 months, on average.
The fee charged to treat a gummy smile depends on the amount of product needed to sufficiently relax the muscles but starts at 250 euros per session.