A gummy smile happens to certain people when their upper lip lifts above their teeth too much, exposing the upper gums and resulting in what can be perceived as an unattractive ‘gummy’ smile. Sometimes gummy smiles are genetic, and will run in a family.
The muscle responsible for this hyperactive movement is called the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, by injecting a small dose of wrinkle relaxer product into this muscle we can stop the gums and teeth being overexposed.
Wrinkle Relaxers are made up of botulinum toxins that, when injected into the facial muscles, temporarily block local nerve impulses that trigger contractions. As it is prescription only medication, it can only be administered by a medical professional at one cosmetic.
It’s important to understand that wrinkle relaxer treatment is not a permanent solution, the result lasts for 2-3 months. If you have no further treatments the muscles will return to their normal function and lines will gradually go back to how they looked before injection.
The cost of wrinkle relaxer treatments are dependent on the dose required. Wrinkle relaxer treatments are not one size fits all. During your consultation our team will assess the area and give you a quote on treatment.
The treatment involves thoroughly cleaning the area first. Your practitioner will then mark up the area and determine where the toxin should be injected. A number of small injections will be completed by a very small needle. You will then be explained the aftercare.
Your wrinkle relaxer appointment will take about 15-30 minutes from start to finish. As soon as the series of injections is completed, you can go back to your regular activities.
At One Cosmetic, we use only the most advanced range of wrinkle relaxers. Due to Australian guidelines, we cannot use brand names online, however we stock the two leading brands available.
As always, there is risk involved with every treatment. At One Cosmetic we like our patients to be aware of risks and be well educated on the treatments they are undergoing. The risks associated with lip filler treatments are:
We regularly get asked about our procedures, so we have put together a couple of questions we get asked on a regular basis. If there is something else you would like to know, please get in touch!
No, our team is selective in who they treat. Below is a guide of patients who may not be suitable for treatment
You should start to see a visible improvement in the treated areas within a week. The full result will be noticeable at week 2 post treatment.
After a consultation one of our practitioners will determine how many units are required to treat the area. The normal dose is anywhere from 4-6 units.
There is no right or wrong answer here. Patients may start having wrinkle relaxer treatments when lines and wrinkles on their face start to bother them, if they dont bother you, then you do not need to have them treated.
If you’re looking for a hard and fast rule about when to start treatment, we’re going to disappoint you, because there isn’t one. Although many people start getting preventive treatments in their 20s there’s no one “magic” age when you should start getting it.
Once you start noticing fine lines beginning to start, that’s when you should consider wrinkle relaxer. If you want to prevent the earliest fine lines from becoming full-blown wrinkles, preventative treatment can be the solution. Wrinkle relaxer is approved for patients who are 18 years and older and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s are at a good age for preventative Botox treatment.
Most people wait until they start to see wrinkles before they seek treatment, but preventative treatment uses wrinkle relaxer to treat wrinkles before they emerge. By injecting the muscles that typically cause wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and eyebrows with wrinkle relaxer before they start to develop wrinkles, you are essentially preventing them before they happen.
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Katie is our beautiful clinic coordinator at OC and one of the first faces you’ll see when you walk through the doors or call our team. She has several years of experience in a customer service role and brings a wealth of knowledge in managing patients and understands what it takes to support our patients through their cosmetic journeys.
Katie is passionate about skin and skin health, which is so important when patents are seeking advice on where to start. Katie has also recently been through the surgery process herself, so she can give first hand experience when it comes to any surgery related questions.
Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery
Graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Webb has spent the last five years working as a surgical trainee in Sydney.
With a particular interest in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Dr Webb has turned his sights to Cosmetic medicine, incorporating his knowledge of anatomy and technical ability to provide minimally invasive rejuvenation techniques, emphasising symmetry and aesthetic outcomes.
Dr Webb collaborates with several aesthetic medical clinics and national scripting partners around Australia. Ensuring patient comfort and safety are paramount to Dr Webb, and he always aims to exceed his patient’s expectations for all cosmetic procedures.
Practice Coordinator + Post Surgery Nurse
Shannon is our lovely practice coordinator, working alongside Charlie and Katie, managing the team and our wonderful patients. Shannon is currently studying her nursing degree and has aspirations of one day becoming a nurse injector. She is currently working alongside our plastics team, managing the care of their post surgery patients, gaining first hand experience in plastics.
Shannon has a calming nature and can put even the most anxious patients at ease. She loves building genuine relationships with clients and working within a team environment.
With several years of experience in customer service and the beauty industry shannon understands what it takes to ensure your experience at OC is second to none.
Senior Cosmetic Injector
Bachelor of Nursing
After working as a Senior Dermal Therapist in the beauty industry for over four years, Max has mastered the complexities of skin. Now, as an advanced registered nurse and certified cosmetic injector, Max offers the latest and most advanced treatments.
Additionally, Max has experience working in a clinical capacity in a critical care environment, specialising in vascular nursing. Max is passionate about helping clients feel like their best selves, accentuating their unique and natural beauty. Max is dedicated to working with every individual to form results-driven, realistic and client-centred treatment plans.
Furthermore, Max has formulated a genuinely gifted and aesthetic eye with attention to detail. Education is integral to his approach, ensuring clients understand all aspects of the treatments they receive, including product information and post-treatment care.
Max ensures he attends ongoing training, workshops and leading industry conferences to remain up to date with the most advanced procedures and modes of treatments available.
Senior Dermal Aesthetician
After completing her diploma in beauty therapy at the Australasian natural therapies in 2011, Lacey was quickly identified as an emerging talent due to her meticulous attention to detail and offering a uniquely holistic and personalised approach to beauty and Wellness.
Holistic Wellness is associated with treatments and remedies that are natural, safe and focused on one’s internal and external wellbeing. Much more goes into Wellness of your skin than just a single treatment or product. Ones emotions, hormonal balance, nutrition, and the types of products used on the skin synergistically can make up the health of their skin.
Whilst gaining incredible industry experience both here and in the United States, Lacey went on to further her studies in holistic skin analysis – completing courses in lymphatic drainage, advanced dermal needling, skin mapping, hormonal imbalances, massage therapy an integrative nutrition. Her incredibly diverse training in highly customised treatment plans have ensured her reputation as one of the best aestheticians in Sydney.
Now, with over 12 years of industry experience Lacey acts as the senior dermal aesthetician for one cosmetic and skin therapist to celebrities. Her expertise lies in being results driven, providing exceptional service, and mastering high quality products and technology on the market. Lacey is forever researching industry innovations in remaining at the forefront of the latest procedures and modalities Lacey has become a renowned skin expert and trainer across the country. Book a consultation with Lacey to create your customised skin plan.
SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr Wessels is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. His practice covers the whole range of procedures in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast (augmentation, reduction and breast lift) as well as facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr Wessels received his MBChB in South Africa, completing his internship and general surgery residency, training in one of the most challenging clinical environments, before completing his Fellowship and his Master of Medicine in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr Wessels successfully completed his second Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery when he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015. He has published world leading research on breast implant infection and outcomes following breast augmentation surgery.
Chelsea has been with One Cosmetic since it’s inception, handpicked by Dr Wessels to manage his practice and patients. Having been in the health & beauty industry for over 8 years Chelsea has a passion for all aesthetic treatments! Her ever evolving thirst for knowledge and passion for delivering the very best to our patient is why Chelsea has a strong base of clients.
Chelsea treatments include anti wrinkle, dermal filler, PDO threads, lip enhancements, Morpheus8 face and body sculpting and much more! She has an eye for natural beauty and enhancing her patients features. She regularly attends seminars to learn new techniques for best practice.
Book a Consultation with Nurse Chelsea via the online booking system.
GENERAL SURGEON & BREAST IMPLANT SPECIALIST
Anita is a general surgeon at a variety of hospitals across Sydney and has been working alongside Dr Wessels for the past 2 years. She shares a passion for patient health and wellness, which is why is completes all of our breast implant checks. Anita has warm nature and wealth of knowledge when it comes to surgery and its possible complications. Anita is available for breast implant checks in clinic too ensure you and your implants are in good health.
Charlie is one of the beautiful faces you’ ll meet when coming into clinic. Charlie brings knowledge and experience in VIP customer service management. Charlie has such a calming nature that will make even the most nervous patients feel at ease.
Charlie knows the answer to all surgical and non surgical questions you may have. She loves chatting with patients and holding their hand along their aesthetic journeys.
SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON
MBBS BSc(Med) Hons GDip (Anat) MS FRACS (Plast)
Dr Sepehr Lajevardi is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon specialising in aesthetic surgery of the breast and body. After undertaking his undergraduate medical training at University of NSW with a scholarship, he went on to undertake 12 years of post graduate 12 years of post graduate training to be recognised as a specialist plastic surgeon with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Lajevardi has a keen interest in research with many publications and more than 50 presentations at national conferences. Dr Lajevardi was also mentored by many of Sydneys previous leading plastic surgeons to further his skills in aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr Lajevardi is a clinical associate lecturer at the university of Sydney. He is also a founding member and past chairman of the International charity organisation, ‘Doctors Assisting in South Pacific Islands’ (DAISI), organising much needed surgical trips to the pacific as well as medical supplies to help our closest neighbours.
Dr Lajevardi prides himself in his meticulous surgical technique. His paramount consideration is patient satisfaction, always striving to achieve tailored results in a caring and compassionate way.
SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr Wessels is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon and is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Macquarie University.
His practice covers the whole range of procedures in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast (augmentation, reduction and breast lift) as well as facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.