Melanin is a pigment that contributes to the skin color. Hyper pigmentation where melanin is in excess quantity can cause significant esthetic problems.Facial aesthetics is affected by smile line. Gingiva is an integral component of facial esthetics. Various treatment modalities have been employed to correct hyperpigmentation of gingiva. In the present case, hyperpigmentation was graded, scalpel technique was used for depigmentation and followed upto three months. Significant improvement in aesthetics was achieved.
Key Words- Depigmentation, Gingiva, Scalpel surgery, Melanin.