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Botulinum Toxin for Gummy Smile

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Botulinum Toxin for Gummy Smile

Botulinum toxin, commonly referred to as Botox, is a sought-after solution for addressing the issue of a gummy smile, where an excessive amount of gum tissue is exposed during smiling. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the specific muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip too high, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing and balanced smile.

During the procedure, our skilled specialists administer precise injections of botulinum toxin into the targeted muscles involved in the gummy smile. This effectively inhibits the muscles’ contraction and reduces the elevation of the upper lip, leading to a more harmonious appearance between the gums and teeth when smiling. While the effects are temporary, typically lasting about three to four months, Metropolis excels in this treatment due to our practitioner’s extensive knowledge of facial aesthetics, personalized treatment plans, and commitment to patient safety. We use high-quality botulinum toxin products and maintain strict sterile protocols to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our patients. Our goal is to enhance their smiles while maintaining facial harmony and confidence.

In summary, Botox is an effective solution for correcting gummy smiles by temporarily relaxing specific muscles. Metropolis stands out in providing this treatment due to our expertise, patient-centered approach, safety measures, and dedication to achieving natural-looking results that enhance our patients’ smiles and overall facial aesthetics.

Understanding Moles

If you are unclear on the mole definition, find out more about it here. A mole, also known as nevus, is a cluster of pigmented cells that appear as dark spots on the skin. They develop due to the accumulation of melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells. 

While most skin moles are harmless, understanding their formation is essential. Explore topics such as the definition of moles, their development, and their connection to melanin production.

 

Types of Moles

Delve into the various types of moles here: 

  • Congenital moles - Present at birth, larger in size, potential for increased melanoma risk.
  • Dysplastic nevi - Irregular shapes, varying colors, higher melanoma risk.
  • Common moles - Everyday pigmented spots, usually harmless. Vary in color and size, often round or oval.

 

Signs of Atypical Moles

Identifying atypical or suspicious moles involves paying attention to specific characteristics. Watch for asymmetry, irregular borders, variations in color, and any changes in diameter or evolution in appearance. 

If a mole exhibits these irregularities during self-examination, it's crucial to seek professional evaluation promptly. Monitoring mole irregularities helps in the early detection of potential skin issues, ensuring timely intervention and peace of mind.

 

ABCDEs of Melanoma Detection

Learn the rules of ABCDE for melanoma skin cancer detection, such as the following: 

  • Assess moles for Asymmetry, ensuring both halves match 
  • Inspect irregular Borders
  • Note Color variations
  • Monitor Diameter, with a threshold of 6mm
  • Be vigilant for any Evolving changes in size, shape, or color. 

Understanding and applying these criteria during mole examination enhances early skin cancer detection and intervention.

 

Mole Self-Examination Guide

Conduct a thorough self mole examination with these steps. Use a mirror to check moles on all body parts in a well-lit area. Look for asymmetry, irregular borders, color changes, and any variations in size. Enlist a partner for hard-to-reach areas. Perform this skin check at home monthly to detect any abnormalities early, ensuring proactive skin health.

 

When to See a Dermatologist

Book a dermatologist mole check if you notice sudden changes, itching, bleeding, or any concerns about the ABCDE criteria. Timely dermatologist consultations ensure accurate assessments and proactive interventions, promoting peace of mind regarding your skin health. Don't hesitate; prioritize your well-being with professional mole consultation.

 

 

 

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Take control of your skin health.  If you have concerns about moles or notice changes, don't hesitate to book a consultation for a mole check. We have customers coming in from Brentwood, Downtown L.A., Pasadena, Costa Mesa & Orange County. Schedule an appointment with Metropolis Dermatology today!

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