Gummy Smile


Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is a phenomenon in which there is an elevation of the upper lip above the upper the teeth resulting in an over exposure of gums. Over-action of the associated muscles can cause this.

Here at Kings Skin Clinic Botox® can be used effectively to treat the hyperactive muscle responsible for elevating the lip.

Treatment Summary:

Treatment Time 

5–10 mins

Desired Effect 

Improvement of gummy smile within 7-10 days

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1-2 hrs

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Risks & Complications

Bruising, infection, allergic reaction


Avoid strenuous activity, facial skin treatments, and saunas for 24 hrs


Why use Botox®?

Botox® is a non-surgical, FDA approved, safe and effective treatment that can be carried out in a comfortable environment, with minimal downtime.

How is it carried out?

A couple of injections are administered in the desired area using an extremely fine needle.

Is it painful?

In the hands of a practised and trained clinician, most clients experience only mild discomfort. The application time will last a few minutes and the whole treatment is finished in less than five minutes.

When can I notice the results?

You should see the benefits from 3-10 days and the effects may last between 3-4 months.

Can anyone benefit from this treatment?

Botulinum toxin has been proven to work extremely well, and can be administered between the ages of 18-65 years.
Unfortunately, the treatment cannot be carried out during pregnancy, breastfeeding or in the case of a neuromuscular disorders (myasthenia gravies, Lambert-Eaton syndrome), or allergies to Botulinum toxin products.

Are there any side effect?

Reported side-effects, should they occur, are mild-moderate and are of temporary duration. At most these may include tenderness, bruising, temporary headache, and mild inflammation (redness of the area). Please discuss further with the clinician if you are at all concerned.

What will happen if I stop using Botox®?

Your smile will return to its natural state with the hyperactivity of the muscle returning and exposing the gums.

Treatment Prices
Consultation FREE
Gummy smile £99
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