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Gummy Smile

Confidence in Every Smile with Anti-Wrinkle Injections

A radiant smile is often considered a key feature of facial beauty, but for some, an excessive display of gum tissue when smiling can be a source of self-consciousness. This condition, known as a “gummy smile,” affects approximately 10-15% of the population. While not a health concern, it can significantly impact an individual’s confidence and willingness to smile freely.

At House of Beauty, we understand that your smile is an essential part of your self-expression and how you present yourself to the world. That’s why we offer innovative solutions like anti-wrinkle injection treatments for gummy smiles to create a more balanced smile. Our approach is designed to enhance your natural features, giving you the confidence to smile freely. A smile that you can feel great about every day.

Anti-wrinkle injections can do more than just smooth out wrinkles. This treatment is surprisingly versatile and can help with many different facial concerns. This can lift your eyebrows for a more awake look, soften lines on your nose (called bunny lines), and even slightly flip your upper lip for a fuller appearance. If you have a downturned mouth or problems with teeth grinding, anti-wrinkle injections might help. This can also smooth out a bumpy and dimpled chin. All these options show how adaptable these injections are in helping you achieve the look you want.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections offered at House of Beauty are done by our senior injector and founder, Anna Hannaford, who brings a wealth of experience to her craft.

Her extensive training from top international programs equips her with a profound knowledge of facial aesthetics, which she applies to each personalised treatment plan. Anna’s approach is anchored in safety, efficacy, and a commitment to enhancing each client’s natural beauty through meticulous and tailored care.

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What is a Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile, medically known as excessive gingival display, is a condition where a person shows an unusually large amount of gum tissue above the upper teeth when smiling. This occurs when the upper lip rises too high above the upper teeth, exposing more than 3-4 millimeters of gum tissue. While not a health concern, many individuals with gummy smiles feel self-conscious about their appearance. This may affect their confidence and willingness to smile freely. Several factors can contribute to a gummy smile, including hyperactive upper lip muscles, excessive gum tissue, small or short upper teeth, and overgrowth of the upper jaw (maxilla).

The prevalence of gummy smiles varies. Studies suggest it affects about 10-20% of the population, with women more commonly affected than men. Treatment options range from cosmetic dental procedures to minimally invasive treatments like anti-wrinkle injections. These solutions aim to address the underlying causes and help individuals achieve a more balanced and confident smile.

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How Anti-Wrinkle Injection for Gummy Smile Works

Anti-wrinkle injections offer a minimally invasive solution for treating gummy smiles. The treatment works by temporarily relaxing the hyperactive muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip too high when smiling. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

Targeted injection: A small amount of Botox (botulinum toxin) is injected into specific muscles around the upper lip.

Muscle relaxation: The botulinum toxin blocks nerve signals to these muscles, causing them to relax.

Reduced lip elevation: As a result, the upper lip doesn’t rise as high when smiling, reducing gum exposure.

Natural-looking results: The treatment aims to create a more balanced smile without affecting natural facial expressions.

Temporary effect: Results typically last 3-4 months, after which the treatment can be repeated if desired.

This non-surgical approach has gained popularity due to its effectiveness, quick procedure time, and minimal downtime. However, it’s crucial to have the treatment performed by a qualified practitioner to ensure optimal results and minimize potential side effects.

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Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injection for Gummy Smile

Anti-wrinkle injections treatment for gummy smiles has gained popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness and relatively simple approach. This innovative use of a well-known cosmetic treatment offers several advantages for those seeking to enhance their smile.

Minimally Invasive Procedure

Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical option, involving only small needle pricks. This means less risk, no incisions, and virtually no recovery time compared to surgical alternatives.

Quick and Convenient

The procedure is typically completed in 10-20 minutes, making it easy to fit into a busy schedule. Many patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.

Natural-Looking Results

When administered correctly, anti-wrinkle injection provides subtle improvements to the smile, maintaining natural facial expressions while reducing excessive gum show.

Temporary and Adjustable

The effects of the treatment last about 3-4 months. This allows patients to try the treatment without long-term commitment and adjust the dosage in future treatments if desired.

Boost in Self-Confidence

By improving the appearance of their smile, many patients experience increased self-esteem and feel more comfortable smiling in social and professional settings.

Complementary to Other Treatments

Anti-wrinkle injections can be used alone or in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures for comprehensive smile enhancement.

At A Glance

Procedure Time

20 minutes


Numbing cream can be applied


Mouth area




Immediate visibility, can last for 3 to 4 months

Treatment needed

*Varies based on the personalised treatment

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How Much Does Gummy Smile with Botox Cost?

The cost of anti-wrinkle injections for gummy smile treatment can vary depending on several factors. Generally, prices range from £100 to £200 per treatment session.

The severity of the gummy smile, the number of units of botulinum toxin used, whether it’s part of a larger treatment plan, and the reputation and location of the clinic can all influence the price. It’s important to note that anti-wrinkle injection treatments are temporary. It typically lasts for 3-4 months, so patients should factor in the cost of repeat treatments when considering their long-term budget. Some clinics may offer package deals for multiple sessions or combine gummy smile treatment with other facial anti-wrinkle injection procedures at a discounted rate. To get an accurate quote based on your specific needs, it’s always recommended to have a consultation with a qualified practitioner first.

House of Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Injections for Gummy Smile

At House of Beauty, anti-wrinkle injections for gummy smile price is set at £120.

Our mission is to offer top-quality care at a fair price. This cost covers not just the high-quality products but also the professional expertise needed to get the best treatment, tailored to your individual needs.

To get started, schedule a short initial consultation with our senior practitioner. During this consultation, Anna will work with you to tailor a personalised treatment best suited for your aesthetic desires.

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Procedure and Preparation for Botox Injection for Gummy Smile

Understanding the procedure and proper preparation for anti-wrinkle injections to treat a gummy smile is important for achieving optimal results. At House of Beauty, we are committed to providing personalized care and ensuring your comfort throughout the entire process. The following steps outline what you can expect during your treatment journey:

Initial Consultation

Before the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with our senior practitioner, Anna Hannaford. She will assess your smile, discuss your goals, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

Anna may provide specific instructions to follow before your appointment, such as avoiding blood-thinning medications or supplements for a few days prior to the injection.

Day of Treatment

On the day of your appointment, arrive with a clean face free of makeup. Anna will likely take pre-treatment photos and may apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

The Injection Procedure

The actual treatment is quick, usually taking 10-20 minutes. Anna will inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into specific muscles around your upper lip using a very fine needle.

At House of Beauty, we take pride in offering expert anti-wrinkle injection treatments meticulously done by our founder, Anna Hannaford. She brings over ten years of dedicated experience to her craft. Her extensive training from top international programs equips her with a profound knowledge of facial aesthetics, which she applies to each personalised treatment plan. Anna’s approach is anchored in safety, efficacy, and a commitment to enhancing each client’s natural beauty through meticulous and tailored care.

Read Anna Hannaford’s bio to get the full scope of her expertise and qualifications.

Anti-Wrinkle Injection for Gummy Smile Recovery and Aftercare

Potential Side Effects

Temporary drooping of the upper lip or difficulty pronouncing certain sounds are usually mild and resolve on their own. If you experience any unusual or persistent symptoms, contact your healthcare provider promptly.

Do’s and Don’ts

Stay upright and refrain from lying down or bending over for 3-4 hours following the treatment. Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area and abstain from alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours.

Avoid Facial Treatments

Avoid facial treatments such as facials, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion for at least two weeks following your injection.

Results Timeline

You should start seeing results within a few days, with full effects typically visible after two weeks.

Follow-up Care

You may schedule a follow-up appointment to assess the results and make any necessary adjustments.


As the effects are temporary, you’ll need to repeat the treatment every 3-4 months to maintain the results. Anna can help you establish an appropriate maintenance schedule.

Risks and Complications for Anti-Wrinkle Injections for Gummy Smile

Anti-wrinkle injections for gummy smile are generally safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. It’s important to be aware of potential risks and complications. Most side effects are minor and temporary, resolving within a few days to weeks.

Minor and Common Side Effects

  • Bruising or swelling at the injection site
  • Temporary asymmetry of the smile
  • Headache or mild pain in the treated area
  • Difficulty pronouncing certain words or sounds
  • Drooling or difficulty drinking from a straw

More Serious Complications

  • Unwanted weakening of nearby muscles, potentially affecting facial expressions
  • Temporary drooping of the upper lip
  • Difficulty closing the mouth completely
  • Allergic reaction (very rare)

Minimizing Risks

To reduce the likelihood of complications:

  • Choose a qualified and experienced practitioner
  • Disclose your full medical history and current medications
  • Follow all pre- and post-treatment instructions carefully
  • Avoid touching or manipulating the treated area immediately after injection

When to Seek Help

Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any unusual or persistent side effects.

Remember, the benefits of the treatment often outweigh the risks for most patients. However, it’s important to have a thorough discussion with your practitioner about potential complications and your individual risk factors before proceeding with the treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a gummy smile?

A gummy smile is when a significant amount of your gum tissue is displayed when you smile, often due to the upper lip rising too high.

How can anti-wrinkle injections help treat a gummy smile?

Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to relax the muscles that cause the upper lip to rise excessively, reducing the appearance of a gummy smile.

What is the procedure for gummy smile treatment with anti-wrinkle injection?

Botulinum toxin is injected into specific muscles around the upper lip to inhibit their movement and lower the gum line visibility, creating a more balanced smile.

How many units of botulinum toxin are typically needed for treating a gummy smile?

The number of botulinum toxin units required can vary but usually ranges between 2-4 units for each injection site, depending on the severity of the gummy smile.

What are the side effects of anti-wrinkle injections for gummy smile treatment?

Common side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, or slight asymmetry in the smile, all of which are typically mild and resolve on their own.

Is anti-wrinkle injection considered a safe and effective treatment for fixing a gummy smile?

Yes, anti-wrinkle injections is considered a safe and effective option for addressing a gummy smile when administered by a qualified professional.

Can anti-wrinkle injection be used in combination with other treatments to improve a gummy smile?

Anti-wrinkle injection can be combined with lip repositioning or other cosmetic procedures for more comprehensive treatment of an excessive gingival display.

Is anti-wrinkle injections the right treatment for fixing a gummy smile?

Anti-wrinkle injections can be an effective treatment for reducing a gummy smile caused by hyperactive lip muscles, but it may not be suitable for all cases. Consult with a qualified practitioner for personalized advice.

How does anti-wrinkle injections help with treating excessive gingival display?

Anti-wrinkle injections can relax the lip muscle responsible for pulling the upper lip higher, reducing the visibility of excessive gingival display when smiling.

Can anti-wrinkle injections treatment also help with cosmetic effects on the smile line?

Yes, anti-wrinkle injections treatment can help improve the cosmetic appearance of the smile line by addressing the underlying muscle activity causing a gummy smile.

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