Gummy Smile

Quick facts

Gummy Smile is a condition characterised by the presence of excessive gum tissue when smiling. It can be corrected effectively via a simple cosmetic treatment that uses only Muscle Relaxant Injections.

  • Muscle Relaxant Injections are used to reduce 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 are visible within 2 weeks and generally last 3 – 4 months

  • Injectable Muscle Relaxants are a safe, effective treatment option that has been successfully used for over 20 years

  • *Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient

Quick procedure

Costs from $120

Results seen within 2 weeks

Before and after

*Results may vary from patient to patient

Gummy Smile


Muscle Relaxant Injections for Gummy Smile prices vary depending on the number of units required. This is predominantly impacted by muscle strength. For more information on the cost of Anti Wrinkle injections, read here.

As a guide:

  • Initial consultation is between $120 - $150


  • What is a Gummy Smile?
    • A Gummy Smile is when a large portion of gum tissue can be seen when a person smiles. This can lead to an individual feeling self-conscious about smiling.

      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.

  • The procedure. What does it involve?
    • 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.

  • Results. What and when can I expect them?
    • 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)

  • Will I experience any pain?
    • The treatment is only mildly uncomfortable. Ice is used on the area being treated to also assist in minimising any pain.

  • What can I expect after Muscle Relaxant Injections for Gummy Smile?
    • You will be left with tiny marks, like mosquito bites, which will last for a few minutes. The ice also assists in constricting the blood vessels and therefore minimising the chances of bruising.

  • 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.

  • Which clinics can I undertake Gummy Smile correction?
    • Your initial Gummy Smile correction consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Australia – be it Sydney (NSW), Canberra (ACT), Adelaide (SA) or the Gold Coas (QLD).

Sydney. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm


10 Henrietta Street, Double Bay NSW 2028


1300 138 797


Cosmopolitan Centre: 22 Knox Street, Double Bay

1-13 Cross Street, Double Bay

2P parking available in surrounding area

Adelaide. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Mon: 9am-5pm. Tue: 10am-6pm. Wed-Fri: 9am-5pm


163 Archer St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Canberra. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5:30pm, Saturday: By Appointment


Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2, 70 Kent St, Deakin ACT 2600

Gold Coast. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm


220 Ashmore Road, Benowa QLD 4217