gummy smile

about gummy smile toxin

A gummy smile refers to when a significant amount of gum tissue is visible when a person smiles. While this is a natural variation, some individuals may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile. Toxin injections can be a non-surgical option to address this concern across Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East.

When using toxin to treat a gummy smile, your medical aesthetics practitioner will strategically inject small amounts of toxin into specific muscles that control the movement of the upper lip. These muscles, known as the levator labii superioris aliqua nasii, the levator labii superioris, and the zygomaticus minor muscles, are responsible for lifting the upper lip when you smile.

After the treatment in Newcastle, it may take a few days for the toxin to take full effect. Over time, you will notice a gradual improvement in your smile, with less gum tissue showing when you smile naturally.

At novellus we only use premium brands such as Botox and Nucieva, however for more targeted areas like masseter, we use Nucieva as the product has a reduced spread comparative to some other toxins on the market.

With any and all facial aesthetics treatments our experienced medical team based in Newcastle upon Tyne will produce bespoke treatment plans in your consultation which take into account factors such as preferred gender, ethnicity, you specific anatomy etc.

treatment duration

30 mins

treatment longevity

3-4 months


botox, nuceiva, azzalure

pricing information


technical information

By injecting Botox into these muscles, their activity is temporarily reduced, resulting in a decreased elevation of the upper lip. This helps to limit the exposure of the gum tissue when you smile, creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

It’s important to understand that toxin for a gummy smile is a temporary solution. The effects of the treatment usually last for a few months, typically around three to four months. To maintain the desired results, you may need periodic Botox injections to maintain results.


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