Those with a high lip-line may notice a large amount of gum above your upper teeth shows when they smile. ‘Gummy smile’ can be simply and effectively corrected by Botulinum toxin (also known as Botox®) injections to reduce the activity of the muscle that elevates the upper lip. 

Carefully administrated BOTOX® injections in small doses can help to slightly lower the lip line. This is a discreet treatment of the muscles that position the upper lip to produce a less ‘gummy’ smile.

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Gummy Smile Treatment FAQs

  • How Does It work?

    Botulinum Toxin (commercial name: BOTOX®) is a purified protein produced by a bacteria, when carefully injected it relaxes contracted facial muscles. Botulinum Toxin blocks the chemical signal from the nerves that responsible for the hyperactive muscle, which elevates the upper lip.

  • What Results Can I Expect To See?

    Results don’t show immediately and you can expect to wait a 3-4 days for the treatment to take affect and up to 10 days - 2 weeks for the full effect to be seen. Results will last for a period of up to 4 months, after which many clients return for further treatment.

  • How Many Treatments Would I Need?

    A single treatment of Botox can last around 4 months depending on the individual case.

  • Are There Any Side Effects?

    It's important that injections be placed precisely in order to avoid side effects. Flint Plus Flint have been specialising in BOTOX® treatments since 1999 and our medical practitioners have a wealth of experience in administering Botulinum Toxin.

    BOTOX® treatment isn’t painful and most clients compare the feeling to that of a quick sharp scratch. You may experience some mild swelling or bruising at the injection site.

  • What Results Can I Expect To See?

    A small amount of BOTOX® will be injected at both sides of the junction of nostrill and nose to mouth fold to weaken the muscles. Within the next 3-4 days, elevation of the upper lip will gradually become less and you will be showing less gum.

    Gummy Smile Treatment treatments are available at

    | The Mailbox, Birmingham |

    I hated my smile for years but this treatment was so quick and has made such a difference that it's going to be something I return for time and time again. 


    Gummy Smile Treatment Prices

    TreatmentSingle TreatmentCourse of 3Course of 6Course of 8
    Treatment from£295