Mouth Corner Lift with Botulinum Toxin Type A and Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Summary: An upturned mouth corner is associated with brightness, optimism, and friendliness, whereas a downturned mouth corner not only conveys negative feelings such as sadness, depression, and tiredness, but also makes a person appear years older than they are. Surgical approaches to the correction of a downturned mouth corner can result in predictable and long-lasting results. However, because of their fear of postsurgical scars and long downtimes, many patients are reluctant to undergo surgery involving the mouth corner. As a consequence, minimally invasive procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years. Among these, botulinum toxin type A and injectable fillers play a significant role. The author uses botulinum toxin type A and hyaluronic acid filler injections as complementary procedures for lifting flat or downturned mouth corners in young patients. This method has produced reliable and consistent outcomes without severe complications such as necrosis or infection in over 100 patients, as reflected in high patient satisfaction. The combination of botulinum toxin type A and hyaluronic acid filler provides excellent results in young patients who desire an uplifted mouth corner and are reluctant to undergo surgery. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, V.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Original Articles Source Type: research

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