Have you noticed that your resting facial expression is one that looks sad, tired, or angry? This could be due to downturned or drooping mouth corners.
What causes drooping mouth corners?
Drooping mouth corners are often caused by the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscles, which pull the mouth downwards when frowning, leading to a downturned appearance over time. Additionally, natural aging can result in a loss of collagen and elastin, leading to saggy skin around the cheeks and mouth, further contributing to drooping mouth corners.
What treatments are there for drooping mouth corners?
Botulinum toxin injections targeting the DAO muscles help to relax the muscles and reduce the strength of muscle contraction pulling the mouth corners downwards. This leads to an elevation of the mouth corners.
Non-surgical face lift treatments such as Ultherapy, HIFU, 4D Lifting Laser and Protege Elite tighten and lift saggy skin which contributes to drooping mouth corners.
Dermal fillers in the cheeks, mouth, and chin can also be considered for drooping mouth corners. Replacing lost volume in the cheeks and mid-face strengthens and supports the facial structures, which results in a “lift” to the lower face and a more rejuvenated appearance.
These treatments can also be combined for maximal results.
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