phone envelope

Welcome to Fitzrovia Clinic

Gummy Smile

If you struggle with feeling self-conscious about your smile, Botox injections can help by relaxing the muscles that lift the upper lip which currently exposes an excess of gum tissue, giving you a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

The procedure involves injecting small amounts of Botox into the muscles around the upper lip, which temporarily relaxes them and prevents them from lifting the lip too high when you smile.

Our team will work with you to ensure that you achieve the best possible results and leave feeling happy and confident with your new smile. Results last for three months, after which we suggest a follow-up appointment.

Treatment snapshot

clock 30 mins


meh 1/5


coffee Minimal


calendar Lasts

up to 3 months


Yes. Botox for a gummy smile is safe when performed by a qualified and experienced medical professional. Like any medical procedure, there is a small risk of side effects such as bruising, swelling, or infection, but these are generally mild and temporary.

At Fitzrovia Clinic, our medical professionals are highly trained and experienced in administering Botox. We take a personalised approach to treatment and work closely with each patient to ensure their safety and satisfaction.

No, gummy smile Botox and lip flip are two different procedures.

As outlined above, Botox for a gummy smile is injected around the upper lip for a more balanced smile, whereas a lip flip involves injecting Botox into the muscles above the upper lip, allowing it to roll slightly outward, creating the appearance of a fuller upper lip, without adding volume.

Both procedures involve the use of Botox, but target different muscles and have different goals.

Results typically last for three months. However, this will vary from person to person and depend on various factors such as the individual’s metabolism, the strength of the muscle that’s being treated, and the amount of Botox used in the treatment. Some individuals may require more frequent treatments, while others may experience longer-lasting effects.

Most patients report minimal to no pain at all. The injections are performed using very small needles, called ‘invisible needles’. However, some individuals may experience mild discomfort, redness, or bruising at the injection site, this typically resolves within a few hours, or at the very most, a few days. 

  • Lip Filler: For individuals who have a gummy smile due to a short upper lip, lip augmentation with dermal fillers can be used to add volume and length to the lip, reducing the amount of gum tissue that is visible.
  • Surgical lip repositioning: This procedure involves repositioning the upper lip to reduce the amount of gum tissue that is visible when smiling. It’s a more invasive option than Botox injections and usually requires a longer recovery time.
  • Orthodontic treatment: In some cases, orthodontic treatment such as braces or Invisalign can be used to address a gummy smile by correcting the position of the teeth and/or the upper jaw.

It’s important to discuss all available treatment options with your practitioner to determine the best approach for your specific situation. They can evaluate your concerns and provide guidance on the most appropriate treatment options based on your individual needs and goals.

More to explore...