What is Botox?
Botox is a natural purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which has been applied since the early 70s in various medical fields, including neurology, ophthalmology and pediatrics, and it is used more than 20 years in aesthetic medicine. In the last ten years it has become one of the most popular and most effective aesthetic treatments to remove wrinkles and treating of excessive sweating. Botox treatment is simple and painless non-surgical treatment that takes only a few minutes and the results last up to 6-12 months!
What is Gummy smile?
Gummy smile is excessive display of gums when you smile or laugh. It often leads to the inversion of the upper lip while smiling.
The goal of this treatment is to reduce the sight of gums in a relaxed state and to reduce over-representation of the gums when you smile.
Effect of Botox
After extensive examination Botox is carefully applied into muscles that are responsible for raising the upper lip and block their work. Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular connectors that leads to inability of muscles to contract and consequently they cease to pull upper lip. The effect of Botox is localized to only those areas in which it is injected. The results of Botox can be seen in 3-4 days after application.
Is the botox treatment painful?
During the application we use cryoanalgesia and Botox is injected with very thin needles so that the treatment is completely painless. After the treatment our clients return to their everyday life. Due to the extreme brevity of the treatment period, Botox treatments fall into the so-called “lunch-time” treatments that can be done during your lunch break.
How long does it lasts?
Effects of Botox treatment applied in the face lasts approximately 4-6 months.
Are there side effects?
Botox is metabolized locally at the injection site and does not spread to other parts of the body. Side effects are extremely rare. In a case they do occur, they are usually tiny, tiny, barely noticeable red dots that will disappear within an hour or two and bruising at the injection site which all tends to disappear in a few days. There are no long-term side effects.
Recommendations after the treatment
We advise our clients to: