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How to create the perfect smile Understanding Gummy Smile treatments

Gummy smile treatments can be separated in to the following options:

1. Muscle relaxant injections

  • Targeted and expertly dosed relaxant injections into the muscles that elevate the upper lip cause a subtle lowering to reduce gum show when smiling, laughing or talking.These last 3-6 months and are performed in office with one injection per side just left and right of the nose.
  • This is a cost effective (~$199), easy and painless option.

2. Lip filler

  • This is the best option for patients with smaller upper lips who also experience gummy smiles.
  • Carefully placed lip filler can create the perfect lip volume and shape, while expertly hiding the gums while smiling and laughing.
  • This is a cost effective option ($250-400), done in clinic under numbing cream.

3. Gum reduction surgery

  • This is an uncommon option requiring at times extensive gum resection.
  • Perfect option for those with gum overgrowth.
  • Expensive often costing several thousand dollars.

4. Orthognathic Surgery

  • Jaw surgery is needed when there is significant structural problems when opening and closing the mouth.
  • Painful, long downtime, expensive surgery.

5. Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Veneers are a great option for those with smaller teeth, or those wanting to improve the general appearance of their smile.
  • Expensive and irreversibly damages underlying teeth

 

 

The Contour Clinics Guarantee

Your satisfaction is our guarantee. Choose the very best in cosmetic injectors. Every gummy smile treatment comes with:

  • A complimentary consultation and facial assessment.
  • A complimentary follow up appointment to review results.
  • Complimentary top ups/corrections, when suggested treatment plan is followed.
  • Only premium injectable products guaranteed.
  • Expert clinicians providing all treatments.

Gummy Smile Treatments

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Prices

All consultations with our doctors or registered nurses are complimentary.

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All gummy smile treatments are $199

All review appointments are free of charge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is gummy smile treated?

After a thorough personal history and examination, your cosmetic physician will numb and clean the treatment area. Targeted muscle relaxants are then delivered via ultrathin needle to the hyperactive lip elevator muscles. Ice is applied afterwards to decrease the risk of bruising.

Do gummy smile injections hurt?

No. There is minimal discomfort with this procedure. Ice packs are always used prior to our injections. If required, numbing cream and/or happy gas may be used.

Where are gummy smile injections placed?

Most gummy smile muscle relaxant injections are placed into the Levator Labii Superiorus Alaeque Nasalis (LLSAN muscle).

These paired muscles run down on each side of the nose over the inner cheek. Injections 0.5-1cm left and right of the nose (one injection per side).

Occasionally, gummy smiles are caused by pull of the Zygomaticus muscles. This is an advanced area to treat, and focuses on the areas just above the outer edges of the smile.

How long do gummy smile injections last for?

This will vary person to person. The treatment usually lasts 3-4 months, although some patients may notice longer lasting results. You may notice treatments start to wear off after 10 weeks.

What are the potential side effects of gummy smile injections?

This treatment is usually well tolerated, with minimal risks involved.

Uncommonly there is a small amount of bruising associated with injections. This occurs in about 1 in 10 patients. Bruising is often minor and easily covered by makeup. Commonly, patients may complain of asymmetry. This is often short lived and corrects by itself by 3 weeks post treatment. It is for this reason your follow up appointment is scheduled at this time. There is a rare risk of overtreatment of the area, causing less tooth show at rest. Problems with speech post treatment are rare.

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Whether you are looking for a subtle increase or a Hollywood pout our medical professionals can provide the perfect look you desire.

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Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.

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