One of the more awkward signs of ageing is known as ‘downturned mouth’. Awkward because the impact of this is to make a person appear sad and unhappy.
The knock of effect of this can be quite considerable on those around, who naturally assume some kind of mood or negativity which is very often not at all the case.
Many people seek the help of a skin treatment doctor to address the overall shape of the mouth in order to put an end to the difficulties caused by other people misreading their facial expression.
Why we get ‘Sad Mouth’
As we age, the loosening of the structures and muscle tone within the skin combined with loss of volume tend to create a looseness in the facial tissues.
With the impact of gravity, the tissues relax and dro, so it can look and feel as if everything is ‘heading South’ – including the smile.
Treatments for Downturned Mouth
This isn’t about plumping up lips, but seeking to lift the general smile line and bring up the corners of the mouth so that the expression becomes more neutral and gentle.
Dermal fillers and Botox can both be used to improve this area and can give excellent results which are visible straightaway.
- Botox® – to suppress muscle movement and provide a ‘lifting’ effect
- Dermal Fillers – to add volume and structure in and around the mouth area in order to lift the shape and profile of the smile
In addition to botox and fillers, treatments designed to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal within the skin can be very helpful. These work with the body’s own processes creating firmer skin texture.
- INFINI radiofrequency treatment
- Thermage radiofrequency treatment
- Dermaroller microneedling treatment
For the best possible result, a combination of approaches may be the best advice. This doesn’t mean expensive or long term treatment plans, rather taking the advantages of a selection of treatments to address the area fully.
Nor is there any need to be concerned about looking fake or overdone. Dr John Tanqueray at Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre based in Hardingstone near Northampton has carried out cosmetic injections since 1999 and is renowned for a natural looking result which is flattering to the client.
At Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre in Northamptonshire, all patients start with an initial consultation in order to assess their needs as well as any pertinent medical background and past treatments, before recommending the most appropriate treatment option. There is no pressure to proceed until both patient and doctor are completely satisfied with the treatment programme.