Gummy Smile Treatment

Gummy Smile Treatment

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Do you avoid smiling wide because you're self-conscious about too much gum showing? You're not alone - a gummy smile is a common aesthetic concern. At Injectual, our experienced team specialises in providing effective yet minimally invasive solutions to reduce the appearance of gums during smiling.

What is a Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile refers to a smile that exposes an excessive amount of gum tissue above the teeth. This happens because the lip line is high, pulling the top lip upwards to reveal more gum than is considered proportionate or aesthetically pleasing. While some degree of gum visibility is natural during wide smiles, a gummy smile sees the upper gum line extend well past the tooth line.

It can be caused by various factors like excessive gum height or thickness, an overly developed levator labii superioris muscle that flexes the upper lip upwards, and a naturally high maxilla bone structure. No matter the root cause, those with gummy smiles often feel self-conscious about smiles and avoid expressing joy fully.

Benefits of Treating a Gummy Smile

At Injectual, our goal is to enhance your smile and boost self-confidence through minimally invasive procedures like botulinum toxin (Botox) injections. Some key advantages include:

  • Improved Smile Esthetics: We aim to balance the appearance of teeth and gums for a natural look, letting your whole smile - not just the lower half - shine through.
  • Increased Self-Esteem: Addressing concerns over excessive gum visibility allows free and full smiling without worrying over appearance.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: Every patient and smile is unique. We consider individual factors and desires to design customised, expert-led gummy smile reduction treatments.
  • Comfort and Efficiency: Our treatments are low impact yet highly effective. No lengthy recovery or restrictions follow minimally invasive injections or tissue revision.

Is Gummy Smile Treatment Right for You?

Ideal candidates for non-surgical correction at Injectual generally exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Significant gum visibility at the apex of smiling, often half or more of the total tooth length.
  • A lip line positioned notably higher than the gumline when at rest.
  • Lip muscle hypertrophy visible as raised or bulging tissue above the teeth.
  • Desire to reduce excessive gum display without major oral surgery.

While mild cases may not require treatment, those experiencing self-esteem impacts from very noticeable gummy smiles often see life-changing results. Our practitioners evaluate each patient holistically to recommend the optimal plan.

Comparing Gummy Smile Treatment Options

Method

Advantages

Disadvantages

Botulinum Toxin Injections

- Minor impact, quick recovery

- Short-term effect requires repeating

Soft Tissue Grafting

- Long-lasting correction

- More extensive procedure

Dental Veneers or Crowns

- Enhance tooth structure/shapes

- More noticeable or expensive than minimally invasive options

 

At Injectual, we take time to understand your priorities, health history, and aesthetic goals to recommend solutions tailored to your unique situation. 

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Don't let a gummy smile hold you back from smiling with confidence. Experience the life-changing benefits of our Gummy Smile Treatment in London.

Book your consultation today and take the first step towards achieving a balanced and beautiful smile that you'll be proud to share with the world.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Treating the lip muscles in very precise spots with anti-wrinkle injections can relax the top lips to a specific degree to prevent the top lip from lifting past the gum line.

As with all anti-wrinkle injections, the effects are not visible immediately. Over the course of 14 days the treatment will start to work leaving you with a more attractive smile.

A gummy smile can be caused by several factors, including excessive gum tissue, a high lip line, or an overactive upper lip muscle. Our practitioners will assess your specific case to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

The treatment for a gummy smile depends on the individual's unique needs. At Injectual we use botox to correct a gummy smile. These injections work by temporarily paralysing the elevator muscles around your upper lip, meaning that when you smile, your lip will not raise dramatically and expose your gums.

Gummy smile treatment takes around 15 minutes.

The results of gummy smile treatment are temporary, on average this treatment lasts around 6-9 months. However, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly to ensure the longevity of your smile transformation.

Results


Reduced visibility of gums when smiling.

Return to work

Straight away.

Full recovery:

Within 10 days.

How Long does it last?

3-4 months.

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Founder Plastic Surgeon Dr. Veerle

Our founder Dr. Veerle, MD, FEBOPRAS, FCCP, is one of London's leading female plastic surgeons and is the co-founder of London’s holistic clinic, Tempus Belgravia. As her favourite motto is 'To be the best you need to learn from the best', Dr. Rotsaert has been travelling the world on the hunt for the world's leading techniques. Her and her peers' knowledge and skill have been used to create 5 proprietary techniques that will be used in all INJECTUAL clinics and by all injectors.

As founder of Injectual, Dr Rotsaert’s knowledge and understanding of both the surgical and non-surgical landscape is invaluable, and her commitment to helping enhance her patients’ lives continues to inspire.

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Aesthetic Doctor Thivos

Dr Thivos is a qualified doctor with a strong passion in aesthetic medicine. He graduated from one of the most prestigious medical schools in the world - Imperial College London. As well as his specialism in facial aesthetics, he has a background of working in medicine, surgery, psychiatry and A&E and has a strong background of anatomy and physiology.

Dr Thivos takes a holistic approach for bespoke treatment planning with his patients, aiming to enhance their features and bring beautiful results while maintaining natural and harmonised outcomes.

Specialties: Under Eye + Noses + Facial Feminisation/Masculinisation

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Aesthetic Nurse Shantel

Shantel Noble is an Independent Nurse Prescriber (INP) and clinical trainer. Shantel has been working full time in aesthetics since finishing a masters qualification (level 7) in non-surgical aesthetic medicine in 2018. After finalising her Level 7, she decided to combine her passion for skin with teaching and become an aesthetics trainer for Harley Academy.

Shantel’s ethos is about achieving natural results, beautifying and restoring what was once had without changing your unique qualities.

Shantel prioritises patient safety, ethical practice and ensuring each person has a comfortable experience.

Specialties: Artistic Transformation + Profhilo + Skincare

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AESTHETIC DOCTOR Janine

Dr Janine is an Aesthetic Doctor who graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Bristol in 2017 and has a Master’s qualification (the highest qualification for injectables) in non-surgical facial aesthetics. With a passion for teaching, Dr Janine thrives as a clinical trainer at the renowned Harley Academy.

Dr Janine is committed to maintaining facial balance and harmony, whilst creating a bespoke treatment plan. She also takes pride in treating patients holistically, thereby ensuring natural results that are both beautiful and elegant.

Specialties: Mid- and lowerface rejuvenation + Anti-wrinkle treatments

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aesthetic doctor nadia

Dr Nadia Taha, is a practicing GP, a General Medical Council registered Doctor and a Harley Academy trained Aesthetic Doctor. Having earned her medical degree from the University of Birmingham Medical School with a background in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, she believes in delivering excellence with her expertise in a safe and comfortable environment.

Dr Taha is passionate about helping clients and therefore, offers cutting-edge safe innovations and the best non-surgical treatments to achieve natural looking but profound results.

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Dr. Goziem - Aesthetic Doctor

Introducing Dr. Goziem Onuchukwu a highly experienced facial aesthetic practitioner known for her natural and stunning results. With prestigious academic qualifications from Barts and London, and a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary's University of London, she brings a keen eye for detail and facial harmony. 

Dr. Goziem's approach emphasises the latest techniques and personalised care to address various skin concerns. Her warm and friendly demeanour ensures a comfortable experience for every client, while her commitment to safety and evidence-based treatments guarantees excellent results.

Specialities: Skin + Anti-wrinkle treatment 

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Shima - Aesthetic Pharmacist

Shima Samivand is an Independent Pharmacist Prescriber (PIP) and a fully qualified Aesthetic Practitioner. Shima is particularly passionate about skin health and an advocate for medical-grade skincare.

Shima prides herself in providing personable advice supported by safe and evidence-based treatments and is a strong believer that subtle enhancements offer the best results. Having trained under some of the UK’s most respected aesthetic professionals, Shima combines the latest treatment methods with her patient centred approach to achieve her favourite aspect of the job - witnessing the confidence boost that non-surgical treatments offer to patients!

Specialties: Skin, lip enhancements and anti-wrinkle treatments

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What is a gummy smile?

A gummy smile is when someone displays too much gum, which is often caused by an hyperactive upper lip which pulls the top lip upwards above the teeth and gum line. When one smiles, it is generally preferred to not show any gums. 


How does the gummy smile treatment work?

Treating the lip muscles in very precise spots with anti-wrinkle injections can relax the top lips to a specific degree to prevent the top lip from lifting past the gum line. 



How quickly will I see results from gummy smile correction?

As with all anti-wrinkle injections, the effects are not visible immediately. Over the course of 14 days the treatment will start to work leaving you with a more attractive smile. 

Where are we located? 

Our lovely Westbourne Grove studio is easily reachable by public transport from most central London locations and is located in the heart of the iconic Notting Hill. Most of our clients come from nearby neighbourhoods: Paddington, Hyde Park, Green Park, Bayswater, Soho, Kings Road, South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Victoria, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Fitzrovia, Holland Park, Earls Court, Highgate, West Brompton, Westminster, Islington, Hampstead, Hammersmith, Battersea or Nine Elms

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