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Gummy Smile

While Anti-Wrinkle Injections are best known for their rejuvenating results, they have a number of other uses too, including treating a ‘gummy smile’.

A gummy smile is when the top lip rises well above the teeth, exposing visible gums. For many this can lead to a lack of confidence, with some patients too embarrassed to smile. Now more and more patients in the UK are having Botox® injections to stop the lip rising so far, decreasing the amount of gum on display. This non-surgical option is less painful, less traumatic and cheaper.


How do Gummy Smile treatments work?

Botox® injections are a simple yet effective solution. The injections into the hyperactive upper lip muscles, simply reduce its elevation to leave less gum exposed. All other facial expressions remain the same, ensuring a natural and subtle result. This treatment can also be combined with lip filler treatments to carefully enhance the lip further.


All patients will attend a review 3-4 weeks following treatment to reassess the area and the results. This is a temporary treatment and patients will need to be re-treated every 3 to 6 months to maintain their results.


Botox® is a prescription-only medicine, all patients are required to have a face-to-face consultation before a treatment can take place (as per the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines).

30 minutes

No topical anaesthetic required, however may be used at the patients request.

No downtime

Prices vary depending on Toxin chosen at consultation. Two week review and aftercare included in the price. 

Possible side effects discussed at initial consultation. Results at two weeks. Treatments lasts 3-4months

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