Reduce gummy smile

A gummy smile is a situation whereby when you smile you show a lot of the gum that is above and below your teeth. In some cases, there is a genuine condition whereby there is an overgrowth in the gum tissue which means that it covers the teeth more than it should do, in others, it’s just a case that someone opens and widens their mouth a lot when they smile and the strength of the muscles around their mouth causes then to show a lot of gum as well as their teeth. Both situations can be improved with a combination of dental and non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

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Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin type A, know by the brand names Botox (Vistabel), Dysport (Azzalure) and Xeomin (Bocouture), is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is licensed as a prescription only medicine and can be used to treat wrinkles like frown lines and crow`s feet as well as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. As a prescription only medicine, it requires a face-to-face consultation to determine your suitability for treatment.


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Gum Contouring (Teeth)

Gummy smiles are a common problem, caused by overgrowth of the gum tissue that then covers the teeth. This can be easily corrected with a procedure known as a cosmetic gum lifting or contouring.


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Azzalure ®

Azzalure ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available since the early 1990s as Dysport ® but is licensed in the UK as a prescription only medicine for cosmetic use to treat frown lines and crow`s feet under the name Azzalure. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.


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Bocouture ®

BOCOUTURE ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since 2008 as the brand name Xeomin ®. Both are prescription only medicines. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.


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Botox

Botox ®, botulinum toxin type A, was the first botulinum toxin to gain a cosmetic licence in the UK. It is a prescription-only medicine and is licensed to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic concerns, including certain wrinkles and excessive sweating. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.


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Dysport ®

Dysport ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since the early 1990s. It is a prescription only medicine and is also approved for some cosmetic uses in the UK under the brand name Azzalure ®. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.


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Neurobloc ®

Neurobloc ®, botulinum toxin type B, became available in the UK in 2001. There is limited experience in the use of this type of toxin, and the product does not currently have a licence or approval for cosmetic use anywhere in the world. You will require a face-to-face consultation with an experienced prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.


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Vistabel ®

Botox ®, botulinum toxin type A is also licensed as a prescription only medicine for cosmetic use in the UK under the brand name Vistabel® with dosing specific to treat glabellar (frown) lines. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.


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Xeomin ®

Xeomin® is the third botulinum toxin type A licensed in the UK as a prescription only medicine. It is an innovative Botulinum type A formulation, in which the complexing proteins have been removed. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.