This procedure is performed at our Gheringhap St., Geelong Clinic
ABOUT ADVANCED INJECTING
At Body Recon we offer advanced injecting for areas often left untouched. This can offer fantastic refinements for those who are concerned with specific areas. We can strategically relax certain muscles to create an eyebrow lift, reduce a gummy smile, slim the jaw line and to stop the downward pull of muscles on the mouth and neck. Injecting is no longer just for frown and smile lines and our injectors are specialists in these advanced treatments.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Don’t like your smile? When some people smile, their upper lip elevates too far above their upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive “Gummy Smile.” This is an aesthetic problem for many people. Factors contributing to this condition include hyperactive lip elevator muscles, too much gingival/mucosal tissues as well as too much maxillary height. Occasionally, the gummy smile is aggravated by a thin upper lip that further contributes to the problem by exposing more of the upper gum.
While for most people, smiling is an expression of happiness, individuals whose gums stand out more than their smile often feel self-conscious. Very often those with gummy smiles try to control and minimize their smile and some feel so self-conscious that they prefer not to smile at all. This may have a detrimental effect on one’s professional, social, and personal relationships.
Thankfully, gummy smile reduction is now possible, simple and effective. Utilizing a non-surgical approach by injecting small amounts of antiwrinkle injectable into the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip will give you a smile that is natural and carefree. This simple procedure will weaken the hyperactive muscles and reduce the elevation of your upper lip, thereby reducing your gummy smile. If a thin upper lip is a contributing factor, our experienced Cosmetic Nurse may also recommend lip augmentation (Swedish dermal fillers) to further enhance your new smile.
A female’s ‘ideal’ aesthetic face shape is a heart- nice high cheek bones and a slim jaw. A square lower jaw is generally considered a very masculine trait. Widening of the lower third of the face can cause either a square appearance to the face as a whole or can distort the natural appearance of the angle between the chin and the neck causing facial disharmony. A wide lower face can be caused by enlargement of the mandible or masseter muscle.
This can easily be corrected with the use of antiwrinkle injectables to the masseter muscle. This creates muscle wastage and over the next few months the face will appear notably slimmer and more feminine. This is also a great technique for people who hold a lot of tension in their jaw and grind their teeth. This treatment is only performed by highly experienced injectors such as our Cosmetic Nurses at Body Recon as incorrect dosage may result in the inability to chew food.
This procedure can be enhanced with the use of Swedish dermal fillers placed laterally on the cheekbones to heighten the appearance of the heart shape by drawing volume upwards.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.