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.

*Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient

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.

Gummy Smile

*Results may vary from patient to patient

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.


*Results may vary from patient to patient

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. (*Results may vary from patient to patient)

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.


Do not use this website as a substitute for medical advice or self or other diagnosis. Seek the advice of a medical practitioner.
The examples, predictions, and results offered on this website vary from individual to individual. Results take time. They can be seen in as little as 6 weeks. This time may vary considerably depending on each individual. 6 weeks is a typical example. Results are effected by a number of factors, predominantly the way in which a patient follows instructions post surgery and the manner in which the patient behaves generally post surgery. Diet and exercise play an important part in the health and well being of a patient and in the maintenance of their body shape. Results will also vary purely based on the general make up of each patient and whether they have had surgery previously.