Gummy Smile

Consultation & treatment
30 minutes
Duration of results
Up to 4 months (toxin)
Up to 12 months (dermal filler)
Prices from
£130 (Toxin)
£250 (Dermal Filler)

How can Trikwan reduce the appearance of your Gummy Smile?

Previously patients have relied on Orthodontics, using braces or laser therapy, or even surgical bone shaving to reduce the gum line. However, at our Harley Street and Mayfair clinics we can achieve the same effects through much quicker and less intrusive treatments with botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

There are several ways we can achieve that perfectly balanced smile that you are looking for. For some people who are slightly less affected, we can drop the top lip by half a centimetre by injecting botulinum toxin into 2 specific muscles next to the nose that elevate the lip. These toxin injections relax these muscles and drop the top lip down over the gum line. The effects of this treatment can take up to 2 weeks to reveal themselves, but if your desired effect isn’t achieved in one appointment then we can perform a free top up 2 weeks later to drop that lip a little more.

However, if toxin injections alone do not achieve the desired result, we can combine this treatment with dermal filler injections into the top lip to add some extra volume to help correct the gummy look and achieve a perfectly balanced, natural looking smile.

*All of our treatments require minimal down time. Any potential side effects, such as temporary bruising and swelling will be discussed during your consultation.

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How does Gummy smile Botox work?

This is the secret behind many a Hollywood Celebrity smile. It is often the case that high profile celebrities do not have the time to undergo years of aesthetic treatment under the media eye to get rid of gummy smiles. To achieve the Hollywood smile, it is possible to have Botox injected into the muscles of the upper lip to decrease the amount of lip area shown, and in turn decrease that so called ‘gummy smile’.

The aim is that once the lip area has been injected and the Botox starts to take affect over the upcoming days or weeks, the lips will drape over the teeth so that overt gum lines are no longer visible. The treatment can last up to six months.

I don’t have any top lip when I smile and a large gum line. Would this treatment suit me

Often patients come to us thinking that a complete orthodontic smile makeover costing up to tens of thousands of pounds is the only answer to such a dramatic smile transformation. You can achieve many of your desired mouth goals through the use of clever Botox and filler. In this instance I would certainly suggest that some shaping and plumping of the lip line with subtle, natural looking filler, accompanied by Botox in the top lip area so that you no longer have such prominent gum line. Aesthetically speaking, it is said the around 2mm of gum line showing is the ideal look that we want to achieve.

Commonly combined with:

Lip Fillers

Nose to mouth lines


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