Many people often suffer from looking annoyed or depressed at all times, even when it is not the case, and a common cause of this is drooping mouth corners. These drooping mouth corners are also often called ‘wrinkles of sadness’ due to the way they can make the face look. Drooping mouth corners are usually a sign of ageing and can affect both men and women as they get older.

As the face ages, there is naturally a reduction in the volume of the cheeks and skin elasticity is lost, causing saggy skin and lines around the mouth. Another common cause is the muscles around the mouth become weaker with time and result in drooping mouth corners. The underlying bone structure of the face is also changed with age, and the upper jaw can become decreased over time which contributes to the look of drooping mouth corners.

Drooping mouth corners are a completely natural consequence of getting older but can give the face an angry or sad look. This can have an impact on an individual’s self-esteem and confidence, leaving many seeking treatment for drooping mouth corners.

Drooping Mouth Corners Treatments At Hans Place Practice

There are a number of treatments that can be used to ease the appearance of drooping mouth corners. At Hans Place Practice, we can recommend the best treatment options following a full skincare assessment. For most men and women, we would advise one of these cosmetic treatments;

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are able to penetrate deep into the underlying structure of the face and reduce the look of drooping mouth corners by plumping the areas where the bone structure has changed with age. This provides a very natural and untouched look as the fillers are more than skin deep and get to the real route of the problem. A range of different dermal filler types can be used, and all are similar to the hyaluronic acid that is produced naturally by the body.

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INTRAcel uses high technology to target the skins collagen production around the mouth and firm, tighten and smooth the area. Similar to a non-surgical facelift, INTRAcel combines micro-needling, radiofrequency technology and fractional treatments to reduce the appearance of drooping mouth corners.

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With ULTRAcel treatment, handheld devices are used to supply grid radiofrequency and ultrasound to the problem area. These work together to target deep into the facial tissue which allows more lifting and tightening that many other cosmetic treatments.

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