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Gummy Smile Botox

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    1-2 Weeks | 4-6 Months

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    15-20 mins

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    Allergic Reactions, Bruises,
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Gummy Smile Botox?

Botox for gummy smile treatment actively reduces the visibility of excessive gums when smiling. If the upper lip rises excessively when smiling, revealing a more significant portion of the gums, this condition is often called a gummy smile.

An ideal smile typically displays up to 2 millimeters of gums above the top teeth. However, when 3 to 4 millimeters or more of gum are visible, the smile may appear ‘gummy’.

Gummy Smile Botox Treatment

Botox is an excellent option for treating a gummy smile. It targets and relaxes the muscles that cause excessive upper lip lifting during smiling.

Injecting Botox into specific muscles around the upper lip (LLSAN and zygomaticus minor) reduces the upward movement of the lip. Hence, this results in less gum tissue exposure and a more balanced smile.

Injection Sites & Botox Units for Gummy Smile

The following are the injection sites to address the gummy smile.

Gummy Smile Botox Treatment Injection Points

A non-surgical gummy smile treatment usually requires the following:

  • 2-3 units per side for females
  • 2-4 units per side for males

Botox For Gummy Smile Treatment Journey 

Consultation & Assessment

Your doctor will assess your gummy smile, determining gum exposure, underlying causes, and factors. Our expert will advise possible options based on their assessment of your gum, muscle dynamics, and lip anatomy.

Customised Treatment Plan

At CosmeDocs, our personalized approach helps ensure optimal results. So, we tailor the dosage of Botox to each individual based on your specific anatomy and the severity of the gummy smile.

The Botox Treatment

  • Cleansing the area around your mouth that needs treatment with Botox injections 
  • Applying topical numbing cream or gel reduces the discomfort as much as possible. 
  • After numbing the target area, the topical anaesthetic is removed for the procedure. 
  • Lastly, Botox for a gummy smile is injected with a tiny needle called the “invisible needle.”

Follow-Up Care

We believe in comprehensive care, which includes post-treatment follow-up to ensure your satisfaction and address any concerns you may have.

Results and Maintenance:

Duration of results: Botox gradually relaxes the treated muscles over the following days to weeks, resulting in less upward movement of the upper lip when smiling.

Maintenance: The effects of Botox on the muscles usually last for 4 to 6 months before gradually wearing off. Hence, maintenance sessions are recommended to sustain the desired reduction in gum exposure.

Botox for Gummy Smile Price

Gummy Smile Botox costs £175 at CosmeDocs. The cost includes the professional service, Botox, and any necessary follow-up care to ensure the best possible results.

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Botox For Gummy Smile Before and After

Before and after Botox for gummy smiles, patients typically see a noticeable reduction in gum visibility when smiling. The treatment subtly lowers the upper lip to cover more gums, creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.


Common Causes Of A Gummy Smile

Among many causes behind your gummy smile, the most common ones are as follows:

  • Your gums may be extended or enlarged
  • A hyperactive upper lip may be another cause of your gummy smile. The lip may be normal length when your face is relaxed but elevated when you smile, revealing a lot of gum tissue.
  • Vertical Maxillary Axis or an overgrowth of your upper jaw may cause your gums to bulge.
  • Lastly, smaller teeth in comparison to your gums due to genetic factor

Why Choose Botox for a Gummy Smile? 

Choosing Botox for a gummy smile offers several advantages. The adjustments to the smile are subtle, enhancing its aesthetic appeal while maintaining a natural look.

Moreover, the procedure is quick and convenient, easily fitting into a busy schedule without surgery. Hence, this minimizes risks, discomfort, and recovery time, allowing immediate return to daily activities.

Effectiveness of Botox for Gummy Teeth

In a 2016 study conducted in a dermatology clinic 99.6 per cent of the women saw a significant difference in their smiles after two weeks.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Botox for gummy smile safe?

At CosmeDocs Clinic, your safety is our top priority. With Botox treatments for gummy smiles, you can trust that you’re in expert hands. Our qualified and experienced medical professionals ensure your safety every step of the way.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Gummy Smile Botox?

Before receiving the treatment, your practitioner will conduct a consultation to ensure it’s suitable and safe for you.

Eligibility criteria for gummy smile Botox include

  • firstly, being between 25 and 65,
  • having good oral hygiene,
  • seeking a quick and non-invasive solution,
  • having no severe dental issues,
  • maintaining good skin condition,
  • desiring natural results,
  • lastly, preferring a more economical option than surgery

Are there any side effects?

Common side effects for Gummy Smile Botox may include,

  • Firstly, bruising
  • Secondly, swelling
  • Lastly, redness at the injection site

Although these effects usually subside in a few hours,.

Is Botox the only option for treating a gummy smile?

While Botox is a popular and effective option for reducing the appearance of a gummy smile, other treatment options may also be available, depending on the underlying cause. These can include:

  • orthodontic treatment,
  • surgical lip repositioning, 
  • lastly, gum contouring procedures.

What is the aftercare for Gummy Smile treatment?

After the gummy smile Botox treatment, remember to:

  • Avoid hot or cold food and drinks
  • Don’t do intense workouts
  • Don’t lean over or lie down for 6 hours
  • Sleep with your head elevated
  • Avoid alcohol for a few days

How Soon Can You Expect Gummy Smile Treatment Results?

You can generally expect to see an improvement after around three days. After this point, your upper lip won’t look as lifted upon smiling. However, you will be able to see the full effect of the treatment after two weeks.  

Will Botox injections for a gummy smile affect my ability to smile naturally?

At CosmeDocs, our skilled injectors strategically place Botox injections to target precise muscles, reducing gum exposure without compromising your natural smile. With our expertise, your ability to smile naturally remains unaffected, ensuring your confidence shines through in every expression.

Is the Botox for Gummy Smile a painful procedure?

No, it is not at all painful for most patients. Many patients report a mere pinch or prick during the Botox injections. Lastly, using a numbing cream before injecting Botox avoids any possible discomfort.

Will Botox injections for a gummy smile change the appearance of my lips?

Botox injections for a gummy smile are focused on reducing gum exposure when smiling and should not significantly alter the appearance of your lips. However, some individuals may notice subtle changes in lip movement and symmetry.

Why CosmeDocs?

CosmeDocs is a renowned name in the industry of cosmetics. Our clinics located in Harley Street (London), Derby, Nottingham, and Portsmouth are well-equipped and modern practices. CosmeDocs are also well-known trainers to physicians from around the globe.

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