Are you tired of looking upset or disappointed even when you’re not because of your turned down mouth corners? Do you suffer from a perpetual frown? Here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego we often treat patients with perpetual frowning using Botox injections. An effective, temporary treatment, Botox is a great way to correct turned down mouth corners without surgery!
Botox for Down Turned Mouth
The depressor anguli oris muscle controls the action of frowning. It starts in the mandible and extends up to the corner of the mouth. Hyperactivity of the depressor anguli oris can cause the corners of the mouth to be constantly turned down, giving the appearance of a perpetual frown.
When Botox Cosmetic is injected into the depressor anguli oris muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse signals causing the muscle to relax. When the depressor anguli oris relaxes it releases the corners of the mouth, leveling out the mouth and diminishing the appearance of a frown. Botox injections coupled with a filler injection such as Radiesse into marionette lines is especially effective at rejuvenated the mouth area and getting rid of that perpetual frown.
Botox for Perpetual Frowning FAQ
If you have questions about how to treat turned down mouth corners, read the answers to some frequently asked questions below or call our office today at (858) 365-3620.
Q: Do Botox injections hurt?
A: Botox injections are typically painless, but patients concerned can let the doctor know and he/she will apply a topical numbing agent to the injection site before beginning the procedure.
Q: What is the recovery after Botox for down turned mouth?
A: Fortunately, there is no downtime after Botox injections. Most patients resume normal daily activities and return to work right after treatment. It is normal to experience some redness or swelling of the area after treatment, but this should go away within a few days of the procedure.
Q: Are there other procedures that can help perpetual frowning?
A: Botox is the most effective non-invasive treatment for droopy mouth corners, but it may be beneficial to have facial filler injections at the same time to fill in any marionette lines that may be contributing to the appearance of a perpetual frown.
Q: How long does Botox last?
A: The results of Botox injections vary from patient to patient, however, results can last up to 6 months. Once the corners of the mouth begin to droop again, the Botox procedure can be performed again.
Q: Why should I go to Cosmetic Laser Dermatology?
A: The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are expert injectors who have all had specialized training in Botox. It is important to visit an experienced, certified Botox injector for any injectable treatment in order to ensure the best possible outcome.
Contact the San Diego Botox Experts Today
If you are ready to put a smile back on your face, contact our office for more information about Botox for perpetual frowning. Our dermatologists are highly regarded in their field and would love to meet with you to address your droopy mouth corner concerns. Call us today at (858) 365-3620 to schedule a consultation.
For more information on Botox for perpetual frowning, contact our office in San Diego today.