Gummy Smile Injections

Dr Lara Watson is a trainer and a highly experienced practitioner who uses Botox ® anti wrinkle injections

After a thorough consultation, Botox® may be provided to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile. 


A ‘gummy smile’ is described when lots of gingivae (gum) is displayed in full smile. Although all smiles are beautiful, the cosmetic ideal is thought to include a minimal amount of gum on show. Botox® can be used to drop the lip line (lower border of the upper lip) reducing the amount of gum that shows in smiling. 

The treatment involves a series of injections using a very fine needle. Generally speaking, the procedure is quite comfortable and topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is not required. Afterwards a soothing cream is applied to the treated area. The procedure takes 15-20 minutes and no recovery time is required. 

At a Glance

Pain Relief
Duration of Treatment
Onset time
None Required
15-20 minutes
7-10 days
Lasts 3-6 months
No strenuous exercise / alcohol / makeup for 24 hours after treatment 


Please note, the exact prices of your treatment will be confirmed during your consultation.

Gummy Smile: £280

Botox and other forms of botulinum toxin such as Azzalure and Bocouture, have been scientifically proven to

be safe and effective for clinical use. The effects of Botox® are temporary meaning that repeat treatments are

generally required (every 4-6 months) to maintain the desired result.

Before & After