What is the issue?
Some people have a tendency for the upper lip to pull up resulting in showing more gum.
This can be treated with Botulinum Toxin (Botox).
This technique may not be suitable for older people as it leads to lengthening of the upper lip
When will results be seen?
Up to 2 weeks.
How long do the results last?
Results usually last 6 -12 weeks.
What are the important side effects to be aware of?
In addition to the usual side effects of Botox,there may be weakening of the upper lip area which may be a concern for those who sing or play wind instruments.
Some difficulty sucking through a straw may be experienced.