Years of facial expressions and the natural loss of volume that comes with age can cause a look of sadness or seriousness that doesn’t fit your personality. If you are concerned that your downturned mouth is causing you to look differently than you feel, consider Botox treatment from Huntington, NY dermatologist Dr. Roger Koreen.
Drooping mouth corners can often be treated successfully with Botox or dermal fillers. In some cases, a combination of the two are used to create a beautifully rejuvenated appearance. Dermal fillers are designed to restore fullness to facial areas where volume has been lost. They can be injected near the corners of the downturned mouth to promote a lifted appearance. Alternatively, Botox works on the depressor muscles around the mouth.
How Botox works to lift the downturned mouth
Botox is well-known for its excellence in treating dynamic wrinkles on the upper face. This product was initially approved for use on glabellar lines, the vertical folds that develop between the brows. Before cosmetic usage, the base for Botox, botulinum toxin, was used therapeutically for muscular disorders. When persistently contracted muscles are injected with this substance, they relax. Once a state of relaxation is reached, the overlying skin is smoothed of wrinkles. In the case of the mouth, the release of depressor muscles allows corners to lift naturally. As needed, dermal fillers can enhance the effect.
Precision care leads to excellent results
Cosmetic treatments are best performed by a board-certified physician who has been fully trained in proper techniques. A dermatologist with extensive, focused education, Dr. Koreen is familiar with the numerous structures that make up facial anatomy. His understanding of injections and their effect on muscles and nerves makes him a wonderful resource for patients who want to achieve optimal results with minimal risk of side effects.
A comprehensive consultation and assessment is performed to identify the most suitable approach to your cosmetic concerns. Call the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center to learn more about Botox for a downturned mouth.