GUMMY SMILE with muscle relaxants


Smiling is one of the most common facial expressions. Because of this, it can be a source of major insecurity for many. Gummy smile, or excess gingival display, is when the upper lip is pulled higher than normal and excessive gum is shown above the tooth when a person smiles. For those affected, it can be both aesthetically unpleasing and physically uncomfortable. Excessive gingival display when you smile can easily be treated using anti-wrinkle injections in our clinics in  London City, London-Westfield, Glasgow and Liverpool. Gummy smile treatment from £149.


Do you feel you display an excessive amount of gum when you smile? Feel more confident when you smile today by booking a free consultation with our M1 doctors.

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For most of us, smiling is one of the most common movements our faces make. However, it can make many of us self-conscious if we aren’t happy with how we look when we smile.

Those affected by excess gingival display can feel very uncomfortable with their smile. Gummy smile is when someone’s smile reveals more of the gum tissue than is typical. This is generally caused by a hyperactive muscle that causes the upper lip to pull the lip higher than is normal or can be because you have more gum tissue than is typical.

Gummy smile can easily be treated using anti-ageing product. After you have consulted with one of our M1 Cosmetic Doctors in either or London or Liverpool clinics and decided this procedure is right for you, a specific amount of product will be injected by our doctors into the upper lip. This will work to relax the hypermobile muscle in the lip, preventing it from contracting excessively, reducing the amount of gum shown when you smile.

Excessive gingival display procedure generally takes about 20 minutes. Effects from procedure are not immediately visible. The product will slowly relax the upper lip and the amount of gum shown when you smile will be fully reduced after two weeks. Results generally last up to 4 months.

What to know before gummy smile injections

Not all practitioners have the same training and experience…

Cosmetic injectables can be performed by anyone as the UK has not regulated aesthetic injections. This means that regardless of qualification or quality of the product used, anyone can perform these procedures.

At M1 Med Beauty, we want to make sure that our patients are in the safest hands when they come to us. To ensure this, we use only the anti-ageing products from renowned manufacturers.

At M1 Med Beauty UK, we use the highest quality products from renowned manufacturers. All of treatments are performed by our highly-qualified M1 Doctors, who are GMC-registered specialists in their field. Our doctors remain up to date with the latest aesthetic techniques through training at our own M1 Akademie.

Anti-ageing treatments are very safe, non-surgical way to enhance your beauty. However, they can pose risks, particularly when administered by unqualified professionals.

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To make sure you know all of your options to achieve your beauty goals. We offer all of our patients a free consultation with our M1 doctors to help you to determine the treatment plan perfect for your goals. Book today in  London City, London-Westfield, Glasgow and Liverpool.

How much does gummy smile procedure cost?

Reduce the amount of gum tissue shown when you smile today in both London and Liverpool.

Gummy Smile Correction:from £ 149

Consultation on various options will take place and procedures will not be performed if a customer isn’t deemed suitable.

Find an overview of all our treatments and prices here.

What to expect after gummy smile procedure?

After Aesthetic treatments, it is common to experience some slight bruising, or redness around the treatment area. Any minor side effects should disappear in 2 to 3 days.

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Gummy smile treatment - FAQs

If you are considering this treatment, please read our guidelines for aesthetic treatments.

Gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, is when someone's smile displays too much gum. This is generally caused by an hyperactive upper lip which pulls the lip up further above the teeth and gumline than it should when you smile.

Treating a hypermobile lip with anti-ageing injections relaxes it, preventing the top lip from lifting. One of our doctors will examine your smile and how much gum tissue is visible. After this, they will administer the anti-aging treatment into the muscle in the lip using very fine needles.

Cosmetic treatments including gummy smile are relatively pain-free. Our products contain a local anaesthetic that begins to work from the first injection.
Results from anti-aging treatments are not immediately visible. The effects will become visible slowly after 14 days, leaving you with a beautiful smile. The results are long-lasting, and typically will last between 3 and 4 months.
As well as gummy smile, we perform a number of other anti-aging treatments in our clinics in both London or Liverpool, including forehead lines, frown lines, and crow's feet. We also perform a number of dermal filler treatments including lip enhancement, chin contouring and cheek augmentation.

Some minor bruising and swelling may occur, but will subside within 2-3 days.It is recommended to avoid excess sun exposure, solariums, saunas and exercise 2-3 days after your treatment to not affect your results.

Excessive gingival smile:from £ 149

Discussion of various treatment options will take place and a product won’t be administered if a customer isn’t deemed suitable.

Interested in another aesthetic treatment? See our overview of all cosmetic injections and prices.

At a glance: Gummy smile
Duration15-30 Min
AnesthesiaNone required/Local Anaesthetic
Kind of treatmentOutpatient
Recovery1 day
Results3-4 months
Costsfrom £ 149

Gummy smile - At a glance

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None required/Local Anaesthetic

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15-30 minutes

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1-2 weeks

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Up to 6 months
(may vary)

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