Non-Surgical Gummy Smile Correction TreatmentThe Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
Discover the proven gummy smile botulinum toxin injection for upper lip elevation at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic by our highly experienced doctors, Dr Salinda Johnson and Dr Ame Ng.
Smile with confidence…
Gummy Smile is a phenomenon that when some people smile, their upper lip elevates too far above their upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive smile. This happens due to several causes, one being due to a hyperactive muscle which elevates the upper lip. Occasionally, the gummy smile is also aggravated by a thin upper lip that further contributes to the problem by exposing the upper gum even more.
Fortunately, gummy smiles can simply and effectively be corrected by Botulinum toxin injections, well known as Botox, to reduce the activity of the muscle that lifts the upper lip.
What is Botox?
Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a protein produced by Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It relaxes muscles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles. The cosmetic effect of Botox was first documented as early as 1989 and was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is now regularly used by many, both male and female, as it is less intrusive and less artificial in appearance than a traditional form of treatment such as plastic surgery.
What does the treatment involve?
Before the treatment: A thorough consultation is carried out by our specialist Doctor to determine whether the treatment is suitable for you. The doctor may examine your ability to move certain muscles to determine location, size and use of the muscles that create your wrinkles. A treatment goal will be discussed and finally a customised treatment plan will be tailored to your needs.
The treatment: No anaesthesia is required. However, for your own comfort the doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream. Any make-up will be removed and the skin disinfected. Our specialist doctor will then study your facial muscles/ gummy smile as individuals can differ. A few tiny injections of Botulinum toxin will be administered directly into the muscles that cause the gummy smile. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes for the entire treatment.
After the treatment: For at least 4 hours: Keep upright/ do not bend excessively. For 12 hours after the treatment: Avoid extreme facial expressions, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and avoid wearing heavy make-up. For 2 weeks after the treatment: Avoid exposure to strong sunlight and very cold temperatures. Avoid stimulating facials/ facial massage. A full after care instruction sheet will be discussed with you before the treatment begins.
Are there any side effects?
Injection related side effects are minimal and temporary such as redness, swelling, bruising etc. Spreading of the Botulinum toxin to surrounding muscles can easily be prevented by NOT rubbing or touching the treated area(s) for approximately 4 hours post treatment. Any reactions are generally minimal, temporary and typically relate to the injection itself.
Am I suitable for the gummy smile correction treatment?
Only you together with the doctor can decide if the treatment is the one for you. During your consultation, our expert doctor will assess your medical history and make sure that you are suitable for the treatment. Be sure to inform the doctor about any pre-existing medical condition such as:
- A disease that affects your muscles and nerves such as Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
- Allergies to any Botulinum toxin products
- Medication that you are taking
- If you’ve had facial surgery or plan to have surgery
- Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding
Are there any side effects?
Injection related side effects are minimal and temporary such as redness, swelling, bruising etc. Spreading of the Botulinum toxin to surrounding muscles can easily be prevented by NOT rubbing or touching the treated area(s) for approximately 4 hours post treatment.
How long the result last?
The results last between 4-6 months. The longevity of the result is variable and each individual may obtain a different result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion.
What will happen if I stop having Botulinum toxin injections?
Your smile will go back to where it was. You can stop and start having treatment again whenever you prefer providing that you are suitable.
How much does the gummy smile correction treatment cost?
Gummy smile treatment cost only £149 per session.
Why have your treatments at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
1. SPECIALIST DOCTOR: You will be treated by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic doctors who are highly experienced in the Tear trough treatment procedure
2. SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
3. CLINIC LOCATION: The treatment is carried out at our clinic in the heart of vibrant Knightsbridge. We are based a 5 minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station
4. HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic
5. PREMIUM MEDICATION : We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment
6. We are CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) registered and a SAFE FACE approved & regulated clinic. This ensures that we carry out treatments, hygiene and patient care to the highest of standards.
Call +44 (0)203 581 3391 to discuss your personal requirements or to book your free consultation. » Map and Contact Details The expertise of our doctor and trained personnel, together with our competitive prices and FREE CONSULTATIONS, make our clinic stand above the rest. For special offers, simply contact us to join our membership program.
*Price Note: Any prices quoted on this site are our standard prices. Be aware that prices may be subject to change without notice or tailored to your individual requirements or may be part of a promotion/special offer. You will be made fully aware of the total cost of any treatments following a free consultation before your treatment.