The mouth is one of the primary visual focal points used to distinguish overall facial aesthetic, and a primary feature in interpreting facial expression. When the corners of the mouth turn down or droop, it can cause the face to look angry, sad, unfriendly and unapproachable. There are two common reasons why the mouth may turn down at the corners:
- Volume Loss & Skin Laxity: as the skin slows in production of collagen and elastin it is not equipped to support the skin, and gravity causes the skin to sag. What was once a plump and youthful cheek may now cause troublesome wrinkles around the mouth called “nasial-labial folds” and “marionette lines”.
- Overactive Anguli Oris Muscle: This is the muscle responsible for creating a frowning expression. When someone has a permanent frowning expression it may be due to this muscle becoming permanently angled downward.
At Dermatology on Bloor we offer a number of solutions to address the down turned mouth. To determine which treatment, or combination of treatments is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our expert dermatologists.