Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales
Based in Swindon

Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023, based in Swindon

Gummy Smile

Gummy Smile

The beauty of a smile is often in its balance, a harmony between the lips, teeth, and gums. In some people, this balance is interrupted by an excessive display of gums when smiling, often referred to as a ‘gummy smile’. In this article, we will discuss how Botox has become an increasingly popular treatment option for correcting a gummy smile and how it could help you find a smile you love.

In our previous articles, “Understanding the Basics of Botox Treatments” and “How Long Does Botox Last?“, we have covered how Botox works and its typical duration of effect. In essence, Botox is a non-surgical treatment that can relax overactive muscles, and it has found a unique application in managing gummy smiles.

Understanding Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is a cosmetic condition where a significant portion of the gums is exposed when smiling. It’s not a medical concern, but many individuals feel self-conscious about the aesthetic appearance of their smile.The primary cause of a gummy smile is overactive muscles in the upper lip, causing the lip to rise higher than usual when smiling and exposing more of the gums. And this is where Botox comes into play.

Botox for Gummy Smile: How Does It Work?

The treatment involves the practitioner injecting a small amount of Botulinum toxin into the hyperactive muscle that elevates the lip. Botox then works to relax this muscle, limiting its activity and thereby reducing the upward movement of the lip when smiling. The procedure is usually quick, often completed within 10-20 minutes, and the discomfort is typically minimal. The effect is not immediate and may take up to 2 weeks to become fully apparent.
Anna Medical Candid founder and lead practitioner

” I invite you for a no-obligation consultation to discuss YOUR concerns and goals. We will also talk about various treatment options and how they can improve your condition, boost your confidence and sense of well-being.” 

Expectations and Results

As we have discussed in “Exploring the Benefits and Risks of Botox“, Botox treatments are generally safe with minimal side effects. However, it’s crucial to have the procedure performed by a trained professional to avoid potential complications and ensure optimal results.

The result is a less gummy, more balanced smile that can significantly improve your confidence. However, it’s essential to remember that Botox is a temporary treatment, and the effects typically last between three to six months, requiring repeat treatments to maintain the results.

Rediscover Your Confidence

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and it should be something that makes you feel confident. Correcting a gummy smile with Botox can help restore balance to your smile and give your confidence a significant boost.

Interested in knowing more about this treatment and how it could help enhance your smile? We invite you to book a consultation with our experienced team today.

Botox Award
Anna receives the HIGHLY COMMENDED for BTX (Botox) Challenging Case Award from the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics

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Read What Our Patients Say

Janet MehrezJanet Mehrez
20:50 15 Mar 23
I went for my first appointment with Anna nervous and not knowing what to expect. All the staff were friendly and professional, putting me at ease. Anna takes time to explain all the treatments available and listens to you, asking what you would like to achieve. It is a journey and she looks after you every step of the way.I am so happy with the treatments we decided on. Very subtle, boosting my confidence, my skin looks amazing. I can't stop looking in the mirror.A big thank you to Anna and her staff. An amazing experience from the very beginning.
Kerri LewisKerri Lewis
15:08 25 Jan 23
Dr Anna has changed my life, my confidence has been restored all thanks to her amazing work!The advice and guidance I received from herself and her team is invaluable, (particularly Kelly who went above and beyond to make me feel at ease each time I attended the clinic)The support and service I’ve received really is second to none. The clinic is immaculate and is also gorgeously furnished.I would very highly recommend Anna Medical Aesthetics to anyone looking to have an aesthetic procedure and rest assured it’s in the most professional of settings.Anna is very highly qualified, knows what she is talking about and has made me feel at ease during this entire process. I can quite confidently say I would never go anywhere else for advice or treatment!Thanks to Anna and her wonderful team!
Liss DLiss D
13:12 13 Nov 22
I have been seeing Anna for quite a few years for various facial procedures and the transformation from when we first met to now is incredible! This is all thanks to the amazingly talented Anna, who is a true professional, providing honest advice and guidance to get the best, natural looking results. I trust Anna implicitly and this, along with Anna’s wonderful team, is the reason I wouldn’t go anywhere else for help to age gracefully 😉 Thank you all for doing such an amazing job!
Katerina LeonidaKaterina Leonida
09:28 28 Sep 22
Went to Anna to get my skin ready for my wedding. I have had wonderful hydro facials, skin pen with Erica who has helped reduce pigmentation from scaring on my skin. My skin feels so smooth and looks amazing without make up. I also had a tear trough treatment with Anna. She promised me I wouldn't feel any to very little pain, and she was right. It was comfortable, and the end result looks natural. Everyone at Anna Medical Aesthetics are understanding, approachable and honest. I feel these are such great qualities to have that I will be returning for more facials and any future treatments. Thank you ladies
Michelle WMichelle W
09:19 19 Jul 22
I’m a new client with Anna Medical Aesthetics. After some research and reading lots of reviews I went to the clinic.I couldn’t have been more delighted with Anna, and her great team Kelly, and Erica.Anna is very knowledgeable and extremely patient, for many reasons I had to go back a few times. She was incredible kind.I would highly recommend this five-star clinic to anyone considering facial aesthetics.I look forward to returning in September!

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We provide no-obligation consultation on medical and cosmetic treatment and women’s health, covering Swindon, Cirencester, Bath, Oxford, Newbury, Chippenham and surrounding areas. Our new, purpose-built facility is equipped with three state-of-the-art treatment rooms and the latest medical equipment.

We are a CQC registered medical practice, and a SAVE FACE accredited aesthetic clinic; adhering to the highest possible standards of safety and clinical expectations, earning the highest-rated medical aesthetic clinic in Swindon with industry-leading TrustPilot’ Excellent’ score.

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