Correct a Gummy Smile | Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide & Gold Coast
Reduce the look of a Gummy Smile with Injectable Muscle Relaxants
Some quick facts about Gummy Smile
- At Cosmos Clinic we use an Injectable Muscle Relaxant to reduce the elevation of the upper lip and stop the gummy smile
- The procedure is painless and as quick as 10 minutes. Ice is used to minimize the risk of bruising. You can resume your daily activities immediately
- Results will be visible within 2 weeks and will last 3-4 months
- The use of Injectable Muscle Relaxants is very safe and there are no side effects apart minor redness and swelling
- For more information on the product and costs check the link on Injectable Muscle Relaxants.
What is a Gummy Smile?
A Gummy Smile is when a large portion of a person’s gums can be seen when they smile. This can lead to a person feeling self-conscious when they smile.
Causes of a Gummy Smile
There are several causes of a Gummy Smile, but one of the most common can be over-active muscles controlling the upper lip. This can be easily corrected with a simple injection.
What does relaxing the Gummy Smile involve?
Relaxing the Gummy Smile with an Injectable Muscle Relaxant is a procedure designed to reduce the elevation of the upper lip, giving a more attractive and symmetrical smile.
The quick and virtually painless procedure can be done in 10 minutes. The procedure involves one injection into the muscles that elevate the upper lip. The treatment is only mildly uncomfortable and you will be left with tiny marks, like mosquito bites, which will last for a few minutes. Ice is usually used to constrict blood vessels and therefore minimise the chances of bruising.
How long will the Gummy Smile Treatment results last?
The treatment is a simple and quick ‘walk in walk out’ procedure. Results will take effect at around 2 weeks and in most cases last 3 to 4 months.
Is it safe?
Gummy Smile reduction with Injectable Muscle Relaxants is safe when administered by a medical professional. Muscle Relaxing Injections have been used for over 20 years in both cosmetic and therapeutic treatments without any reported long term issue. In fact, Injectable Muscle Relaxants are commonly used in much higher dosages to treat children with cerebral palsy to reduce muscle spasms, lazy eye and excessive sweating.
What are the possible side effects of the Gummy Smile Treatment?
There have been no permanent side effects reported for Gummy Smile Treatment using Injectable Muscle Relaxants. Most patients will have the treatment regularly, and for many years without ever encountering an issue. After the treatment, minor redness and swelling may occur but this is easily covered with make up if required. Small “mosquito bite” marks may appear immediately following treatment but this will only last for a few minutes following the injections. If too much Injectable Muscle Relaxant is injected, the upper lip can appear too flat.
Please click on the link for more information on Injectable Muscle Relaxants.
Locations for Gummy Smile Treatment
Your initial Gummy Smile Treatment consultation can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Double Bay; Sydney, Deakin ; Canberra, North Adelaide; Adelaide or Benowa; Gold Coast.