muscle relaxant injections for Gummy Smiles

Creating a beautiful smile with balanced proportions

A great smile doesn’t just end with straight white teeth, all of the surrounding elements help to create a beautiful smile.

A gummy smile is present when you smile and their upper lip elevates too far above the upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive smile. An ideal smile will only have up to 2 millimeters of gum showing with the upper lip sitting just above the top teeth.

The most common cause of the gummy smile is hyperactivity of the muscles which elevates the upper lip.

In the past gummy smiles were treated with invasive surgeries of the gum tissue and jawbone. Thankfully, developments in aesthetic medicine allows us to treat the appearance of gummy smiles with a simple, non-invasive 10-minute treatment that is effective.

Your Gummy Smile Specialist:

Miss Monica Berrange


Please hover/tap on the images below to see the Before & After examples

Gummy Smile treated with Botox®

Gummy Smile treated with Botox®

Gummy Smile treated with Botox®

Gummy Smile treated with Botox®

The treatment

A small amount of Botulinum Toxin Type A is injected on both sides at the junction of the nostril with the nose-to-mouth fold (levator labii muscle). This is a very safe, virtually painless procedure that can be undertaken in approximately 10 minutes and patients can return immediately to their normal activity. Within the next 2 weeks the treatment will gradually take effect reducing the elevation of the upper lip thus creating a more balanced smile. 

Potential Side-Effects and the Result

You may get a slight bruise at the injection site.

Please note that some patients who don’t require the treatment or are not good candidates will be advised during the consultation process and treatment may be declined to avoid disappointment.

Beware of Bargain Botox®

Your health and wellbeing is not something you should put at risk for the sake of a few pounds. There are many stories of bogus muscle relaxant injectors offering this treatment at impossibly low prices. The old adage, “…sounds too good to be true…” is normally true when it comes to medical aesthetic injectable treatments. Remember, although it is a cosmetic treatment it is a prescription-only medicine and can only be performed by medical doctors and nurses with special prescribing qualifications. If you are unsure about who is performing the treatment and their qualifications, we recommended checking the SAVE FACE website which contains the only government recognised list of accredited practitioners. 

Price Guide

Treatment £250 per treatment


All treatments are paid in full at point of delivery.