Mouth Corner Lift : Easy ways to lift your smile!

Your expression is as important as the way you look when giving first impressions, and a key feature of your expression is your mouth. A smile goes a long way and speaking of smiles, a way to have a naturally smiling expression is with your mouth pointing upwards. So in this article, we will introduce two quick non-surgical methods for a mouth corner lift.

Mouth Corner Lift Botox

How does it work?

mouth corner lift botox

If you look at the facial muscle structure in the image above, you can see what is called the DAO (Depressor Anuguli Oris) muscle. The DAO muscle is the muscle that pulls the mouth corner down. If you inject botox into this muscle, it becomes paralyzed thereby reducing the downward pull on your mouth corner (If you are curious about how botox works in the muscle, read our cartoon on the topic to help you understand) Hence the mouth corner lift botox.

Who is it suitable for?

The mouth corner lift botox is suitable for people whose mouth corner is naturally pointing down when expressionless, looks sad even with slight expressions, or whose mouth corner does not rise refreshingly even while smiling. For these people, the mouth corner lift botox can help the mouth corner not to point downwards, and enable the mouth to smile with more ease.

When can I see the effects and for how long?

It takes time for the muscle to become smaller because of the botox, so you will be able to start seeing results after a week and the greatest effect after around one month. The results last for at least 6 months. For semi-permanent results, people usually go for 3 botox shots in intervals of 3~4 months.

Read about Botox in Korea here.

Mouth Corner Lift Filler

How does it work?

mouth corner lift filler

The mouth corner lift filler works by injecting Hyaluronic acid filler into the area shown by the green arrows in the above image. This makes your upper lip line to form a W shape, allowing your lip corner to lift in a waving fashion. Also, a minute amount of HA filler is also injected into the lower lip so to close the gap between the mouth created by the upper lip being lifted. You can expect a more dramatic change than the botox.

Who is it suitable for?

The mouth corner lift filler is suitable for people with thinner lips and horizontal or drooping mouth corners. The filler treatment can increase volume of the lips and also help lift the corners of the mouth.

When can I see the effects and for how long?

The effects can be seen immediately after the injection of the HA filler. There can be slight swelling which will normally be reduced in 2 to 3 days. The lasting period of the mouth corner lift filler really depends on what brand of filler was used, but it normally ranges from between 6 months to a year. Since the mouth is an area of the mouth that has a lot of movement, the filler effects last shorter than when injected into areas like the nose or the forehead.

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