Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is essentially the excessive appearance of your gums when you smile with your teeth. This is typically the cause of having strong upper lip muscles that restrain the movement of the upper lip, and for those who find it bothersome, Botox is an easy and highly effective solution. By administering two injections, the upper lip muscles will relax and not remain raised, giving you an aesthetically pleasing smile. The procedure takes only a few minutes, with its full effects appearing in about a week and the results lasting from four to six months.

How long does it take?

20 - 25 mins

How much does it cost?

£100 (£50 deposit required to secure your booking)

After your treatment

Things to avoid: Medicine, alcohol and caffeine. For at least three days, you should avoid taking any of these products to reduce the risk of heightening the sensitivity of the injected areas and to not tamper with the metabolising of the injectable. Any activity related to extreme heat or sweat. This includes being under the sun for long periods and going to the sauna or gym. These activities can also affect how the injectables metabolise in your body. Too much movement or strenuous activity. It's important not to move your affected areas too much to give the injectables time to settle properly in your face. For the mouth area, in particular, avoid activities like smoking or vaping. Also avoid applying too much pressure on your face, as this can potentially damage the treated area. Laying down immediately. For the injectable to not migrate, you should wait at least four hours until you lay down and rest. The migration of the injectables may cause muscle or damage. Things to do: Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water for the first few days of treatment as this will quicken the healing process. Cold water could also help in easing the post-procedure swelling. Also, it's nice to be hydrated, in general! Eat clean. It's best to stay away from processed foods and instead eat food loaded with vitamins and minerals to aid in the healing process.

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Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a gummy smile? :
A gummy smile is essentially the excessive appearance of your gums when you smile with your teeth. This is typically caused by having strong upper lip muscles that restrain the movement of the upper lip.
How is a gummy smile fixed? :
For those who find it bothersome, Botox is an easy and highly effective solution. By administering two injections, the upper lip muscles relax, giving you an aesthetically pleasing smile.
How long does a gummy smile treatment last? :
A gummy smile treatment can last anywhere from four to six months, depending on the filler used and how the body takes to the Botox.
When will I start to see the results? :
The full effect of the results can be seen within a week or so.
Will there be bruising? :
There may be a little bruising which dies down within the week after the treatment. However, everyone is different, and some people are more prone to heavy bruising than others.
Which product is best for a gummy smile treatment? :
Botox is the recommended product for gummy smile treatments because the results last longer.
Will there be any pain while getting a gummy smile treatment? :
The pain is very minimal. Before treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to lessen the pain.
How long is the recovery period after getting a gummy smile treatment? :
The downtime for getting a gummy smile treatment is minimal. Small amounts of bruising can occur, which fade within two weeks after the treatment. Small amounts of swelling can also occur for the first few hours after the procedure, but it subsides within the day.