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A gummy smile, is when too much gum tissue shows above the top teeth when you smile. Some people are self-conscious about the amount of teeth and gum that is revealed when they smile. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to minimize this by relaxing the muscle above the upper lip, restricting it from lifting as high.

Summary Of Your Treatment

  • time
    Procedure Time

    Combined treatment and consultation approximately 30 minutes

  • Work
    Back To Work

    1 hour

  • anaesthetic

    Yes, if required

  • recovery
    Full Recovery

    There will be small swelling and redness initially but this usually subsides quickly

  • sensitivity
    Sensitivity Period

    Approximately 24 hours

  • results

    Can begin to be noticed as soon as day 2-3, with result achieved at around 2 weeks.

  • duration
    Duration of Results

    Approximately 3 months

  • complications
    Risks & Complications

    Bruising and swelling

Gummy Smile FAQ's

What does gummy smile correction involve?

If you have a low or uneven gum line, often known as a 'gummy smile', or if your gum line is uneven, then we can help transform that. By subtly reshaping the gum tissue we can restore the natural proportions of your teeth and smile.

After a full consultation to assess your suitability for the treatment, the doctor will examine your muscle movement and smile. A small amount of Botulinum toxin will be injected at both sides of the of junction of nostril and nose to mouth fold to weaken the muscles. Within the next 3-4 days, elevation of the upper lip will gradually become less and your new smile is transformed! You will be showing less gum and have much more confidence to smile without inhibition. The full result should be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment.

Does it hurt?

A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic

How long will the results last?

You will begin to see an improvement within 2 or 3 days when the elevation of the upper lip will gradually become less and less. The full result will be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment. Results tend to last 3-4 months, movement will begin recovering from 8 weeks.


Take care around the filled area for the period immediately following your treatment. Avoid unnecessary touching/pressure for the first six hours. extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, lying down or leaning over for 4-6 hours.

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