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Downturned mouth injections

Lift your mouth corners with downturned mouth injections. We use the muscle-relaxing property of anti-wrinkle injections to relax the depressor anguli oris muscles around your mouth corners. This lifts the corners of your mouth, helping you look less saggy, more approachable, and giving you a more attractive 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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Treatment info

What the treatment can do

Sagging mouth corners and a sad smile ageing you? Putting others on edge because you’re looking down or angry? Sagging mouth corners result from sagging skin and overactivity of your facial muscles.

Downturned mouth injections are a fast and effective solution. Also called DAO injections, they relax the depressor anguli oris muscle. This creates a pleasant lifting effect. It rejuvenates your appearance, and helps you look more approachable. Combined with dermal fillers for downturned mouth, the treatment is a great option to lift your smile.

With a team of experienced medical professionals dedicated to cosmetic medicine, let us guide you on your treatment journey. We will personalise your downturned mouth treatment so that you achieve results aligned with your goals.


Experience the benefits of downturned mouth injections done by experts at Cosmetic Connection:

  • Lifts sagging mouth corners
  • Improves a ‘sad smile’ appearance
  • Gives a more friendly resting expression to the lower face
  • Provides a more genuine, approachable-looking smile

In addition to the above, downturned mouth injections only take a few minutes to perform and have no downtime.


If you’ve got a sad smile, and your mouth corners seem to draw down, then treatment with anti-wrinkle injections is a quick and convenient treatment to effortlessly refresh your appearance.


To ensure your downturned mouth injections go to plan, follow our preparation guidelines:

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


After having downturned mouth injections, proper aftercare is crucial for optimal healing and results:

  • 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


Experience lifted mouth corners and a refreshed appearance just 2 weeks after your treatment. The natural results slowly fade over 3-4 months, and you can optimise and prolong your result with consistent maintenance and by complementing with dermal filler to your marionette lines.

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    Cosmetic Connection is a dedicated downturned mouth injection clinic in Melbourne and Sydney. 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 Sydney and 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 Sydney and Melbourne, choose the cosmetic doctors at Cosmetic Connection.

    Downturned mouth corners are caused by overactivity of the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscle. This muscle attaches to the mouth corners and pulls them down. It often gets stronger with age.

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

    We use downturned mouth injections to lift your mouth corners. The treatment uses the muscle relaxing property of anti-wrinkle injections to relax the DAO (depressor anguli oris) muscles.

    Relaxing the DAO muscle then leads to a lifting effect of your mouth corners.

    The ideal candidate for downturned mouth injections is someone with sagging mouth corners, with an heavier looking smile.

    The DAO (depressor anguli oris) muscle is located at the front of your jawline and attaches to your mouth corners. Its pulls your mouth corners down when speaking and making certain facial expressions.

    With age, the DAO muscles become hyperactive, causing your mouth corners to constantly pull down. This gives you an angry or unhappy expression.

    Downturned mouth injections are an effective treatment option to relax the DAO muscles and lift your mouth corners.

    The DAO (depressor anguli oris) muscle causes a downturned mouth by pulling down on the mouth corners.

    The DAO attaches from the jawbone to the mouth corners. When it contracts, it draws the mouth corners down and out, creating a sad appearance.

    Downturned mouth injections relax the DAO (depressor anguli oris) muscles. The DAO muscles pull your mouth corners down and out. By relaxing the muscles, we can lift your mouth corners.

    Downturned mouth injections are a simple treatment.

    After your consultation, we clean and mark the skin.

    Using tiny needles, we precisely place muscle-relaxant to your depressor anguli oris muscles.

    There are 1-2 injections per side.

    Downturned mouth injections take less than 5 minutes.

    When performed correctly, downturned mouth injections have very little discomfort. We use tiny needles, and have a range of numbing options available if your are concerned about pain.

    Downturned mouth injections start working in 3-4 days. The final result 2 weeks after your treatment.

    Downturned mouth injections last 3-4 months on average. The longevity depends on the amount of muscle-relaxant injected.

    You can increase the longevity by having a stronger treatment, and consistent maintenance sessions.

    Prepare for downturned mouth injections with these steps:

    • Cease all supplements 1 week before your treatment (unless taking for medical reasons)
    • Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment
    • Attend your appointment without makeup

    After undergoing downturned mouth injections you may notice slight redness around the injected area. This will resolve within an hour.

    You’ll notice your mouth corners start to lift in 3-4 days. The final result is seen in 14 days.

    Downturned mouth injections are a safe treatment.

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

    The most common side effect of downturned mouth injections is slight skin redness.

    A rare risk of downturned mouth injections is lower lip weakness. This is very rare when the downturned mouth injections are performed by someone with experience. Should it occur, it will resolve on its own.

    The following groups are not suitable for downturned mouth injections:

    • Aged under 18
    • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Those who have unrealistic expectations about what can be achieved with downturned mouth injections

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