Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is a smile that shows a lot of gum. The gummy smile treatment is a way to correct this without invasive dentistry or surgery. Botulinum toxin is injected into the upper lip, causing it to relax and stop it from rising too far over the gums when you smile. 

A gummy smile can be caused by an overactive upper lip muscle. The gummy smile treatment works by injecting Botulinum toxin into the upper lip, temporarily blocking nerve transmitters and relaxing the upper lip.

This treatment lasts approximately 4-6 months, allowing you the gorgeous smile you always dreamed of.

It can also be caused by a thin top lip, which some subtle lip fillers can correct. We can carry out both of these treatments at our clinic in Sheffield.

Before the procedure, you will be given a full consultation. We will analyse the size and activity of the muscle that needs correcting and discuss the outcome you desire. Your treatment will be tailored to you.

During the procedure, Botulinum toxin will be injected both sides of the nose junction and above the nose to mouth fold to weaken the muscle. The full results will be visible within a few days. You should avoid touching or massaging the area for around 6 hours after treatment.

Summary Of Your Treatment

Procedure Time

15 Minutes estimated

Results Seen In

Two Weeks

Potential Effects

Redness, swelling, bruising

Downtime

None

Back To Work

Immediately

Anaesthetic

None