Gummy Smile is a condition characterised by the presence of excessive gum tissue when smiling. It can be corrected effectively via Muscle Relaxant Injections.
Injectable Muscle Relaxants are a safe, effective treatment option that has been successfully used for over 20 years.
They work by reducing the elevation of the upper lip that expose ones upper teeth. Relatively painless and quick procedure. Daily activities can be resumed immediately after. Minimal side effects i.e minor redness/swelling.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
Minimise the appearance of a gummy smile in 10 minutes
The treatment is a simple and quick ‘walk in walk out’ procedure. Results will take effect at around 2 weeks and, in most cases, lasts 3 to 4 months. (*Results may vary from patient to patient)
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Relaxing the Gummy Smile with an Injectable Muscle Relaxant is a procedure designed to reduce the elevation of the upper lip. This can minimise the amount of excessive gum seen when smiling and it can give a more attractive and symmetrical smile. The quick and virtually painless procedure can be done in 10 minutes. The procedure involves one injection that is administered into the soft tissue and muscle that elevates the upper lip.
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.
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.
Are there any risks of complications?
Gummy Smile reduction with Injectable Muscle Relaxants is safe when administered by a medical professional. 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. 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.
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To comply with NSW Public Health Orders, Cosmos Clinic is currently only providing surgical procedures, and medical procedures performed by Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) Registered health practitioners that involve the prescribing of Schedule 4 medications or procedures requiring venous access or post-operative care for our surgical patients. Our surgical procedures are only performed at our licensed and accredited Day Surgery facility. We are not providing any treatments that may be provided by persons who are not AHPRA Registered health practitioners, such as beauticians, including laser skin treatments.
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