Contact Us  0800 472 562
139 Remuera Road, Auckland

Accredited Doctor – New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine

Accredited Doctor – New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicne

Mouth Frown Treatment

Mouth frown refers to the downward looking mouth that results from facial sagging as we age.

Some people just naturally have a downward smile (like Graham Henry the former All Black coach). This is usually caused by overactive muscles called depressor anguli oris which pull the corners of the mouth down. More typically though it is caused by sagging of the facial skin which creates a fold which runs from the corner of the mouth to the chin called the oral commisure or Marionette line.

Downturned mouth corrected with dermal fillers

Treatment of the mouth frown involves a combination of treatments: Botox to slightly weaken the overactive muscle, dermal fillers to volumise the cheeks to pull the skin up and dermal fillers to volumise into the oral commissure. Individual results may vary.

If this sounds complicated don't worry - an appointment with one of Palm Clinics very experienced appearance medicine physicians will put you on the right track to produce a very natural improvement.

Mouth Frown on Men

Some men have a naturally downturned mouth even when they smile. Graham Henry, the former All Black coach is a classic example.  If required this can be easily corrected with Botox and dermal fillers.

Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.

1 Benedetto A. The Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum toxin type A. Int J Dermatol 1999, 38:6641.655

Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.