Integrated Dermatology Group of Reston

Botox Northern Virginia

Botox for a corner of the mouth lift can correct a common issue in a matter of minutes without surgery, incisions, or downtime.

Genetics and gravity can cause men and women to experience downturned corners of the mouth that make them look angry or upset. This effect is sometimes referred to as a permafrown, and it can make patients self-conscious and appear older than they actually are.

Keep reading to learn how this injectable treatment can quite literally turn your frown upside down.

Why Try Botox for a Corner of the Mouth Lift?

When injected into muscles, Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine and inhibits muscle contraction. Limiting this movement not only relaxes facial wrinkles and lines, but it can also lift the corners of the mouth.

More specifically, Botox can be used to target and weaken the Depressor Anguli Oris muscle. This decreased mobility then allows the elevator muscles to lift the corners of the mouth to correct a perma-frown. 

Who’s a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

Any healthy adult who wants to lift the corners of their mouth for a more refreshed and youthful appearance can benefit from this Botox procedure.

However, it’s important to note that individuals with muscle imbalances, considerable asymmetries, and skin heaviness may not be ideal candidates.

Through a comprehensive consultation and evaluation, our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Morgana Colombo will be able to determine if a cornermouth lip lift with Botox Cosmetic is right for you.

What to Expect from Botox for a Corner of the Mouth Lift?

Most patients find that undergoing Botox to lift the corners of the mouth is a quick and painless process.

It begins with the application of ice or a topical anesthetic to numb the area.

Then Dr. Colombo will precisely inject specific amounts of product with an ultra-fine needle.

The entire treatment takes 10-15 minutes, after which, patients can resume all normal activities and return to their busy lives. 

How Soon Can You See Lifting After Receiving Injections?

Within 3-5 days of receiving Botox, patients begin to note lifting in the corners of the mouth and disappearance of their permafrown.

Friends, family, and colleagues may also comment that they look happier and more relaxed, unaware that the change is the result of Botox for a corner of the mouth lift.

Treatment benefits can last up to 3-4 months, at which time, patients will need additional injections to maintain effects.

To learn more about Botox for a corner of the mouth lift, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Colombo.