Hanging mouth corners

Hanging mouth corners

Are you often asked if you’re grumpy, sad or angry when you’re really happy and in good spirits? Hanging mouth corners may be causing your facial expression to mismatch how you feel. The muscles in the corners of the mouth remain permanently tightened, which can make it seem as if you are sad or irritable. But not to worry: treatment with botox can provide a solution for hanging mouth corners.

Botox in corners of mouth

The principle of botox treatment in corners of the mouth is simple: the injection temporarily blocks the signal between nerves and muscle, causing the muscle to contract less forcefully. In practice, this means that botox makes corners of the mouth hang less, because the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth down are no longer tightened. Treatment with botox in corners of the mouth is a real “lunchtime treatment”: you can literally treat hanging mouth corners during your lunch break. After taking photographs and filling out the health declaration and treatment agreement, two small pricks are made into the muscles of the hanging mouth corners. Within no time you are outside again!

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Mouth corners: fillers or botox?

Sometimes a filler in corners of the mouth is a better option than treatment with botox. This is the case when the hanging mouth corners are caused not by an overly tightened muscle, but by a loss of volume in the face due to aging. The fine lines that emphasize the hanging mouth corners can then develop into deeper lines, which are also called marionette lines. In such cases, fillers can add volume to the corners of the mouth, improving facial expression.

Personalized advice for hanging mouth corners

Sometimes what you want is not what you need. The trick is to make a big difference with small adjustments – a statement that quickly became my motto. As an aesthetician, I can advise you based on your desires: what do you want to achieve, and what steps can we take together? I want you to feel good and beautiful when you look in the mirror, without losing expression. Personal advice for the treatment of your hanging mouth corners is therefore central.




€ 325,-

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Dr. Decates
Medisch Laser Centrum - Amsterdam
Kliniek Veldhoven


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How do you get rid of wrinkles?

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What is collagen?

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What is hyaluronic acid?

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The body breaks down fillers after about a year and then the treatment can be repeated.
There is no limit to how many treatments you can do in succession, but you should always take into account the quality of the filler and the doctor treating you.

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Are there different filler variants?

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