By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM
The Depressor Anguli Oris muscle, also known as the facial DAO, is responsible for creating a sad or frowning expression by pulling down the corners of the mouth. If you are bothered by the appearance of a sad mouth, Botox and Dermal Filler injections are two popular options for reducing the appearance of the DAO muscle and achieving a more youthful and lifted appearance.
Learn about the benefits of Botox and filler injections for reducing the appearance of the facial DAO muscle, including how they work and what to expect during the procedure.
Restore facial harmony and banish sad mouth corners
Considering the various factors that may be involved, The Cosmetic Skin Clinic personalised approach typically involves a blend of treatments to elevate the corners of the mouth. To achieve this, we may strategically utilise Botox and Dermal Filler – on separate treatment days – to address volume loss, wrinkles, lines, and hyperactive muscle stimulation that contribute to the appearance of a sad mouth. This is part of our tailored approach.
How Botox Works for Treating Sad Mouth or Facial DAO
Botox is a cosmetic treatment that blocks the signals from the nerves that cause facial muscles to contract, relaxing the muscle and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
What to expect during your Botox treatment?
To treat the DAO muscle, Botox is injected directly into the muscle, causing it to relax and reducing the downward pull on the corners of the mouth. This results in a more lifted and youthful appearance, with a less sad or angry expression.
How long does the treatment take?
The procedure for Botox injections to treat the Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO) muscle is relatively simple and can be completed in just a few minutes. It can take 15 minutes, as our practitioner will take time to assess the area, speak with you and make you feel comfortable before moving onto the procedure.
When will I see results and how long do the results last?
Botox normally takes 5-7 days for it to work, and you can begin to see the effects. Botox results can last up to 3-4 months. Our philosophy at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is to enhance your natural beauty and help you look your best at any age, with subtle and natural-looking results. Typically, our treatments yield excellent results after just one injection.
How Filler Works for Treating Sad Mouth (Facial DAO)
Fillers are another type of injectable treatment that can be used to reduce the appearance of the DAO muscle.
What to expect during your Dermal Filler treatment?
When injected into the area around the muscle, filler can add volume and contour to the face, reducing the appearance of the muscle’s pull on the corners of the mouth. This can result in a more lifted and youthful appearance, with a fuller and more contoured lower face.
How long does Dermal Filler treatment take?
The procedure for filler injections is similar to that of Botox but can take up to 30 minutes.
When will I see Filler results and how long do they last?
You can see dermal filler results immediately; however, we recommend allowing it to settle to see best final results. Results that can last for several months or up to a year.
Ever wondered if sad mouth DAO facial muscles are the same as Marionette Lines? Read about their difference in our downturned mouth corners blog. We explain how they can be treated, the difference and how you can locate them on yourself.
Choosing the Right Injector for the Best Results
To ensure the best results, it is essential to choose a qualified and experienced injector for your Botox or filler treatment. A skilled injector can assess your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
If you are bothered by the sad mouth appearance of the facial DAO muscle, Botox and filler injections are two effective options for reducing its visibility and achieving a more youthful and lifted appearance. Choosing a qualified and experienced injector is key to ensuring the best results and understanding that these treatments are temporary can help manage your expectations. With the right care and maintenance, you can enjoy a more confident and refreshed appearance with the help of Botox and filler.
Additionally, it is important to note that while these treatments can provide temporary results, they are not a permanent solution. Repeat treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired appearance over time. So, it is important you pick the right practitioner that you can trust long-term as they’re tweaking your facial appearance.
Treating your DAO facial muscles at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic
At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we ensure the highest standard of care and remarkable outcomes for our Dermal Filler and Botox treatments. You can trust us to provide you with top-quality care and deliver stunning results.
Our experienced and medically qualified practitioners specialise in addressing DAO facial muscles with precision and care, earning your trust with every treatment. With over 23 years of heritage, we possess a robust foundation of aesthetic knowledge and experience. As safety is our utmost priority, our team is dedicated to delivering impeccable service and exceptional results. The Cosmetic Skin Clinic experts will guide you through your personalised journey, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
Transform your DAO facial muscles with our expert practitioners. Book your consultation here or give our London / Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire clinic a call on 0333 920 1650.