Downturned mouth injections



Downturned mouth injections



Is a downturned mouth causing you to look unhappy, tired, or older than you are? No need to let this common aging concern leave the wrong impression on others. At Peak Life Health, we offer the latest downturned mouth treatments in Garland, Sunnyvale, Mesquite, Forney, and the DFW area, TX, to uplift your smile for a refreshed, vibrant, and more youthful look.

What is a Downturned Mouth?

A downturned mouth (also medically referred to as oral commissures or mouth corners that point downwards) is an issue that develops gradually over time. A variety of factors linked to natural aging contribute to this drooping of the lips' corners.

As we age, our faces lose volume, structure, and elasticity due to depleted levels of structural proteins like collagen and elastin. These structural proteins keep our skin firm and supple. The soft tissues and fat pads in the midface become thinner and shift downward due to gravity. Additionally, overactive muscles around the mouth can pull the corners into an exaggerated, downturned frown position.

How is Downturned Mouth Caused?

The root cause of the appearance of a downturned mouth is complex. A major factor is the loss of volume and elasticity in the mid and lower face that happens with age. As fat pads and soft tissues deflate and shift downward, the commissures or corners of the mouth can appear heavy and drooping.

Overuse of the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscles located around the mouth corners also plays a role. These muscles contract to pull the mouth down into a frown. When overactive, they can create a constant downturned look even when your face is at rest.

While genetics and bone structure influence one's baseline lip shape, the appearance of a "sadmouth" typically develops with age. It becomes worse from external factors like sun damage, smoking, and repetitive expressions.

Why Get Downturned Mouth Injections?

While your downturned mouth may not reflect your true emotions, it can unfortunately project an unwanted sad, tired, aged or even angry resting expression to others. This can negatively impact your self-confidence and how you're perceived in both personal and professional settings.

Fortunately, safe and effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments using neurotoxins and dermal fillers are available to reverse this aging concern. These injectables can restore a pleasant, upturned smile while redefining your natural lip shape and smoothing lines around the mouth.

Treatments for Downturned Mouth Corners

At Peak Life Health, we customize proven neurotoxin and dermal filler treatments to correct downturned mouth concerns:

Depressor Anguli Oris Injections (DAO Injections)

Our medical professionals precisely inject a neurotoxin like Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport into the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscles located around your mouth corners. This blocks the release of acetylcholine, the chemical messenger that causes muscle contractions.

By temporarily relaxing these overactive DAO muscles that pull your mouth downwards, the overlying skin gradually regains a neutral, uplifted position over 1-2 weeks. Your resting facial expression appears softer, friendlier, and more approachable as the effects take hold.

Dermal Fillers for Downturned Mouth

Volume loss and deflation in the mid-face area is another key contributor to a drooping, downturned mouth appearance. Our skilled medical professionals refresh and rejuvenate your smile by precisely administering dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, or Sculptra around the mouth area.

These hyaluronic acid-based fillers, or poly-l-lactic acid in the case of Sculptra, restore youthful volume, structure, and lift to the mouth corners. The plumping and contouring effect helps redefine your natural lip shape while raising the overall mouth area. This smooths out lines, wrinkles, and creases.

Benefits of Treatments for Downturned Mouth Corners

  • Lifts and rejuvenates aging, sagging mouth corners
  • Softens and smooths harsh lines, wrinkles and creases around the lips
  • Restores a natural, upturned mouth and pleasant resting expression
  • Redefines and enhances the natural curvature of the lip shape
  • Creates a friendlier, more approachable and youthful appearance
  • Boosts self-confidence in both personal and professional settings
  • Provides subtle, natural-looking results that don't appear overdone or frozen
  • Non-surgical treatments with minimal downtime and discomfort
  • Long-lasting effects for 3-6 months with maintenance sessions
  • Combines with other aesthetic treatments for overall facial rejuvenation
  • Very safe procedures, when performed by experienced medical professionals

Ideal Candidates for the Treatment

Both men and women are excellent candidates for downturned mouth correction if they:

  • Are concerned about sagging, downturned, and aging mouth corners.
  • Wish to soften harsh lines, wrinkles, and creases around the lips for a smoother look.
  • Want to restore a pleasant, upturned, and more youthful resting expression.
  • Have realistic expectations for subtle, natural-looking results.
  • Are in overall good health.
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

Treatment Process


To ensure your downturned mouth procedure goes smoothly, we provide these preparation guidelines:

  • Avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Stop taking blood- thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, or fish oils for 1 week before treatment.
  • Do not receive any other dermal filler injections for at least 2 weeks prior.
  • Avoid applying makeup, moisturizers, or other topicals on treatment day before arriving.
  • Eat a light meal before your visit to avoid feeling dizzy.

The Injection Process

Upon arrival, your treatment area will be cleansed and precise injection points mapped out. We then apply a topical numbing cream to maximize comfort during your injections, allowing it to take effect for 15-20 minutes.

For DAO neurotoxin injections, your provider will carefully inject the product into the targeted depressor anguli oris muscles around each mouth corner using an ultra-fine needle. Dermal filler injections involve precise administration of the smooth gel filler into different planes around the mouth area to add volume, structure, and lift.


After your downturned mouth procedure, you can expect to follow some basic aftercare instructions:

  • Apply cold compresses to the area to minimize bruising and swelling
  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas for 6 hours.
  • Do not participate in strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Stay upright and avoid lying flat for 4 hours after injections.
  • You may take acetaminophen for any mild discomfort.

Most patients can immediately return to normal activities. Any swelling or bruising subsides within 2-3 days as the products integrate. We advise allowing 2 full weeks for the final results to fully set in before evaluating your outcome.

Book an Appointment Today | Down Turned Mouth Treatment in Texas (DFW Area)

At Peak Life Health, you can trust that our skilled team of medical professionals, led by Dr. Raman Dhillon, will customize your treatment plan to your specific facial anatomy, aging concerns, and what you want.

Get safe downturned mouth treatment in Garland, Sunnyvale, Mesquite, Forney, and the DFW area, TX. To learn more about Peak Life Health, book an appointment or call +14696308733.