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Correct Your Gummy Smile at Sydney’s First Choice for Cosmetic Injectables

Boost your confidence and fall in love with your smile again! It’s time to say goodbye to your gummy smile…

If you’re self-conscious about excessive gum visibility when smiling or laughing, we’ve got great news. Our medical professionals can correct this common issue quickly and easily, helping you to achieve a perfectly balanced smile you’ll love to show off.

Our gummy smile correction treatment uses a muscle relaxant to target specific lip muscles, allowing us to address gummy smiles in a matter of minutes. Plus, the procedure is pain-free and you’ll see the results within just a few days.

Put an end to feeling embarrassed by your smile – we’re here to help you correct your gummy smile and step into any situation feeling your best.

Your gummy smile treatment at a glance:

  • Overview: A cosmetic injectable procedure that targets lip elevator muscles to reduce gum visibility when smiling (gummy smile).
  • Treatment time: 5 minutes
  • Downtime: None
  • Results:Visible after 3-4 days, can last 3-4 months

From our state-of-the-art Sydney clinics, our qualified medical doctors can perform a gummy smile correction treatment that will leave you feeling happier than ever with your beautiful new smile.

To correct the excess gum visibility associated with a gummy smile, your doctor will administer a muscle relaxant injection.

The muscle relaxant is targeted to specific muscles that cause a gummy smile, allowing us to correct the smile appearance without impacting other areas of the face.

Your gummy smile treatment is incredibly quick – the whole procedure takes around five minutes – and you’ll notice a visible improvement in your smile within a few days. Plus, this super-quick procedure involves no downtime, so you can get back to your normal activities right away.

Here’s what to expect when you undergo a gummy smile injection treatment at one of our premier Sydney cosmetic clinics:

  1. Following an initial assessment, your cosmetic doctor will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing agent to help you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your session.
  2. Your doctor will then administer a series of injections using an ultrathin needle, in order to relax the hyperactive lip elevator muscles. The whole process will take around 5 minutes.
  3. And that’s it! The doctor will apply an ice pack to the area to reduce the risk of bruising and you can safely return to work without any disruption.
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Gummy Smile Treatments: Frequently Asked Questions

A gummy smile refers to excessive visibility of the gum area when smiling or laughing, due to overactivity in the lip elevator muscles (the levator labii superioris, levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, and zygomaticus minor).

Gummy smiles can be caused by a range of factors, including hyperactivity of the muscles involved in lip elevation, overgrowth of the gums, or irregular teeth size or shape.

Teeth straightening treatments such as braces or Invisalign are not designed to correct gummy smiles, as they do not address muscle overactivity.

In fact, as teeth straightening devices can irritate sensitive gums, they can actually lead to thicker gums which worsen the appearance of a gummy smile.

The results of your gummy smile injections will generally last for 3-4 months or even longer in some cases. It’s important to note that this can vary from person to person. Once the injection begins to wear off after this period, you can come back for another treatment in order to keep your gummy smile at bay.

A gummy smile procedure involves minimal pain and discomfort. A numbing cream will be applied prior to your treatment and your doctor will apply an ice pack straight after the injections to reduce the risk of bruising.

If you’re concerned or anxious about your gummy smile injections, chat to our friendly team for more information on what the treatment involves, so you can feel relaxed and confident when you attend.

Muscle relaxant injections are a safe and proven treatment option for reducing the appearance of a gummy smile. Side effects are rare – and when they do occur, they’re minor and temporary.

In a small number of cases, minor bruising will occur at the site of the injection. This is easily concealed with makeup and will subside within a few days.

You may notice some asymmetry straight after your treatment, but this should correct itself within around three weeks post-treatment. In very rare cases, overtreatment may occur.

To address the overactivity of the lip elevator muscles responsible for your gummy smile, our cosmetic doctors will use targeted muscle relaxant injections to relax specific muscles.

In most cases, muscle relaxants will be placed into the Levator Labii Superiorus Alaeque Nasalis (LLSAN muscles), located on either side of the nose. By reducing the activity of these muscles, your smile will no longer have a gummy appearance.

You’ll notice a correction in the gummy appearance of your smile within 3-4 days of your gummy smile treatment.

Our highly personalised level of service means that we’ll tailor a treatment plan to suit your specific needs, skin concerns, and desired results. As a result, treatment pricing will vary from patient to patient.

During your initial consultation, one of our trained doctors will conduct an assessment of your skin, discuss your situation, and develop a customised plan for your treatment. This will include a detailed breakdown of costs, timeframes and what to expect.