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Downturned mouth injections Melbourne

Downturned mouth injections are a treatment at Cosmetic Connection Melbourne that use muscle-relaxing injections to lift your mouth corners giving you a refreshed appearance.

They work by relaxing the depressor anguli oris muscles of the lower face, improving the appearance of sagging, and giving you a softer smile.


Treatment takes 5 mins. No downtime.

Minimal discomfort. Numbing available.

Result within 1-2 weeks.

To maintain look, revisit every 3-4 months.


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How it works

Sagging mouth corners? Feel like you’re always looking sad or angry? Downturned mouth injections (also known as DAO injections, or sad smile injections) are an effective treatment to lift to the corners of your mouth. Available at Cosmetic Connection Melbourne, downturned mouth injections will help you to look more lifted and refreshed.

Downturned mouth injections work by relaxing the depressor anguli oris muscle. This stops the muscle from pulling down the mouth corners, creating a lifting effect.

At Cosmetic Connection Melbourne, downturned mouth injections are one of our more common treatments. Most people combine this with other treatments including dermal filler and collagen stimulating injections for a more pronounced lifted look.


Downturned mouth injections in Melbourne can provide the following benefits:

  • Lifts sagging mouth corners
  • Gives your lower face a refreshed appearance
  • Provides a softer smile

Having downturned mouth injections in Melbourne is a quick treatment, and has no downtime.

Preparation & aftercare

How to prepare for downturned mouth injections in Melbourne:

  • Remove all makeup immediately before your appointment
  • Avoid consuming excessive alcohol within 24 hours of your downturned mouth injections
  • Refrain from intense exercise immediately before your treatment

Downturned mouth injection Melbourne aftercare:

  • Avoid makeup, excessive alcohol and intense exercise until the following day
  • Refrain from applying pressure to the treated areas for 4 hours
  • Gently apply a wrapped ice pack to the injection sites to minimise swelling and bruising
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    *Our consultation fees are $200 (New patient) and $100 (Repeat patient) and can be redeemed against any future treatment cost.
    The starting price is the minimum cost for this specific treatment.

    *Applies to all anti-wrinkle treatments done by a medical doctor, and is waived when anti-wrinkle is combined with any dermal filler/collagen stimulating injection treatment.

    Most treatments require 8-16 units.

    *If you are treated with the recommended dosage and have any issues post treatment, we will remedy this at no charge.

    All treatments performed by Cosmetic Connection come with the option of one complimentary follow-up appointment to review your result.

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    Cosmetic Connection is a dedicated downturned mouth injection clinic in Melbourne. Our clinic excels in providing a first-class service, and our cosmetic doctors are some of the most experienced in the country.

    We offer a purely bespoke approach to downturned mouth injections in Melbourne, and will work with you to understand your concerns and develop a bespoke treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.

    If you want tailored downturned mouth treatment in Melbourne, choose the cosmetic doctors at Cosmetic Connection.

    Downturned and sagging mouth corners occur from overactivity of the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscle, as well as age-related sagging skin.

    Downturned and heavy mouth corners can leave you looking tired, angry and unhappy, and are a frequent sign of ageing.

    Downturned mouth injections use muscle-relaxing product to relax the DAO (depressor anguli oris) muscle. The DAO muscle normally pulls the mouth corners down and out. By relaxing the muscle, the corners of the mouth can be lifted.

    Downturned mouth injections are performed using tiny needles to place muscle-relaxing product in the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscle.

    The treatment takes just a few minutes, and has no downtime.

    When performed properly, downturned mouth injections have almost no discomfort. Tiny needles are used, and we have a range of strong numbing options available for those concerned about discomfort from having downturned mouth injections in Melbourne.

    The result from your downturned mouth injections in Melbourne will start to take effect after 3-5 days, with the peak effect seen in 2 weeks.

    Downturned mouth injections usually last an average of 3-4 months. The longevity of the effect will depend on the size and strength of the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscle, and the amount of product injected.

    There are a few steps to take before your downturned mouth injections in Melbourne to optimise your result, and lower the risk of side effects. They include:

    • Cease all anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbal supplements, fish oil, krill oil, glucosamine and vitamin E 1 week before your treatment (unless you have been advised to take these by a medical practitioner)
    • Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment
    • Attend your appointment without makeup

    After having downturned mouth injections in Melbourne, you may notice slight redness at the skin of the injected area. This will resolve quickly.

    The effect will start to kick in 3-5 days after the treatment, with the final result seen in 2 weeks.

    When performed correctly, injections for a downturned mouth are categorised as a safe treatment.

    Visiting an experienced, doctor-led clinic is the best way to ensure that your downturned mouth injections are performed as safely as possible.

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