Gummy Smile

Gummy Smile Treatment at SkinSpaceUK

If you’ve noticed that when you smile, your upper lip elevates too far above your upper teeth and exposes your gums, then you could be suffering from what’s commonly called a gummy smile. A gummy smile can often lead to feeling self-conscious when we smile or speak, knocking our confidence in the long run. 

So what causes a gummy smile? Common causes can be a hyperactive muscle elevating the upper lip or enlarged gum tissue (known as gingival hypertrophy) or excessive growth of the upper jaw. Sometimes, a gummy smile is made worse by a thin upper lip, which further emphasises the problem. 

Thankfully, a gummy smile is easily corrected, using injections to reduce the activity of the muscle that elevates the upper lip. You’re in safe hands at SkinSpaceUK, as our experienced practitioners are expert at using injections to treat a gummy smile.

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Gummy Smile Treatment Using Injections– How Does it Work? 

Your treatment will start with an initial consultation with our SkinSpaceUK practitioner to assess your suitability for injections to treat a gummy smile. At SkinSpaceUK, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients a personalised service.

Next, your practitioner will target the injections into the area between your upper lip and nose to temporarily freeze the muscles that contract or elevate when you smile, which allows you to smile without showing your gums.

The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. 

The results are natural looking and an improvement can be visible within a few days of treatment, with the full result will be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment.

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    TREATMENT FAQs

    Gummy Smile

    Does it Hurt?

    The treatment is not considered uncomfortable as the needles that SkinSpaceUK use are super fine, although some clients report a level of discomfort at the needlepoint. Following treatment, any discomfort is usually minimal and brief.

    How Long Does the Treatment Last?

    The treatment usually takes on average three to five days to begin to work. The treatment can take up to two full weeks to reach optimal results.

    Gummy smile injections are a temporary procedure and at first, you may find that your treatment results will last approximately three or four months. If you maintain your treatment appointments with the frequency recommended (every three to four months) the longevity of each treatment might last longer.

    What Are the Possible Side Effects and Risks?

    While cosmetic medicine is not without complications or unwanted side effects, we do take every precaution to minimise and limit any complications to offer a safe and comfortable service. Reported side effects include but are not limited to the following: discomfort, bruising, swelling, dull heavy sensation, occasional headache, Ptosis (droop) of eyebrow or eyelid.
    Individual results can vary and are not guaranteed.

    How Can I Prepare for the Treatment?

    If you are prone to bruising we recommend taking Arnica tablets around four weeks before treatment.
    Avoid any facial treatments one week before and after treatment.
    Please arrive with the area to be treated clean and free of make-up.
    Please advise us of any medications including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The administration of injections with certain other medicines may cause side effects.
    Advise us about any muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton Syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing.
    Advise us about any medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery, had surgery on your face, have trouble raising your eyebrows, drooping eyelids, any other abnormal facial change, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breast-feeding or plan to.

    WRINKLE RELAXING INJECTIONS PRICE LIST

    SINGLE TREATMENT
    AREAS
    FROWN LINE, CROWS FEET OR BUNNY LINES
    £ 145
    1 AREA
    FOREHEAD INCL. FROWN LINES
    £ 225
    2 AREAS
    3 AREAS
    £ 295
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    GUMMY SMILE / LIP FLIP
    £ 225
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    JAWLINE SLIMMING
    £ 395
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