Droopy mouth corners
Did you ever had someone ask you “why do you look so sad?” or “why do you look angry?” even though you feel great? If yes, you might be suffering from droopy mouth corners. These lines that run downward from the corner of the mouth and along the chin are called marionette lines and can often make you look grumpy and/or unhappy.
What are the causes?
Marionette lines are a very common condition and there are several reasons why they occur.
- Loss of volume in the face
- Droopy buccal fat
- Overactivity of the DAO muscle (pull the corners of the mouth down)
The two main treatments we use to treat the marionette lines are the V-line power lift and Botox
V-line Power lift. It is a 3 steps process that works much like a face lift: It gently lifts the droopy parts of you face such as the marionette lines making you look younger and more radiant.
- Mid facelift with Radiesse or Juvederm Voluma
- Power facelift with Sculptra
- Power lift with Ultherapy
Learn more about the V-line power lift here.
Botox. It may be used to minimize lines around the mouth and relax the DAO muscle. Botox will relax the muscle and reduce the drooping of the corners of your mouth.
If your marionette lines are too pronounced we recommend to use a combination of botox and fillers. Otherwise the results might be too subtle.