Sad or Down Turned mouth
As our skin grows older, it will change due to biochemical changes in the body. When we look in the mirror, we become more likely to see small signs of age such as discoloration or crow’s feet, flatter cheeks or jowls. Many of the lines that develop in the skin are common among men and women. There is also a less-often noticed problem that can make one appear angry, sad, and tired: a down turned mouth.
When you think about what happens to our skin when the amount of collagen and elastin decreases, it makes sense that the corners of the mouth would follow skin on the cheeks, chin, forehead and eyelids. As gravity pulls, the down turned mouth
may be difficult to hide. While most people may assume the only form of correction
for a down turned mouth is a surgical face lift, Toronto
residents can turn to Dermatology on Bloor for non-surgical, minimally invasive solutions.
To treat a down turned mouth, we must first identify what is behind the problem. During a consultation with one of our experienced physicians, an examination of the skin will help us determine if droopy corners have occurred because of a general loss of volume in the face or if it has more to do with the natural pull of muscles around the mouth.
Facial volume can be lost at a rate of a teaspoon a year. Over time, this adds up to lines and wrinkles and the loss of definition. Volume is restored through soft tissue fillers. Our physicians have a great deal of training and experience in various filler solutions. They can accurately determine which product will have the best effect in the tissues around the mouth. The results of treatment with soft tissue fillers lasts several months, making this a cost-effective solution for a friendlier mouth.
In some cases, the corners of the mouth are actually pulled down by an overactive anguli oris muscle. In order to reduce the pull on the mouth, your physician may inject this muscle with a neuromodulator. With just a few injections into the muscle with a tiny needle, the commands from the brain that contract the muscle are blocked for several months.
Our team believes that personalized care comes from choices. In addition to fillers and neuromodulators, skin tightening with an in-office Thermage procedure may also lead to a rejuvenated appearance. Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to beautifully and naturally tighten loose, sagging skin.
Change the direction of the corners of your mouth and you just may change your life. Contact Dermatology on Bloor at 647-426-2847.
We put academic qualifications, many years of combined experience, and training in a variety of special interest areas to work for your healthy, radiant skin. Our providers – Drs. Schachter, Hanna, Curtis, Abdulla, Pollack, and Taradash – welcome new patients for treatment at the Dermatology on Bloor practice on Park Road in Toronto. Our team is here to serve your needs
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Dermatology on Bloor has been recognized by Consumer's Choice as a top cosmetic dermatology clinic in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014