Injections to Relax Muscles and Uplift Mouth Corners in Long Island

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Want to treat droopy mouth corners? Wrinkling around the mouth and sagging of the lip corners or downturned mouth corners can contribute to an aged appearance. In addition to reducing facial wrinkles with forehead injections, BOTOX® or onabotulinumtoxinA can also restore a balanced or rejuvenated appearance to other facial areas. DAO muscle BOTOX® at Long Island’s VITRA Aesthetics Clinic—also known as BOTOX® for downturned mouth—is an injectable treatment that helps to lift those droopy mouth corners for a rejuvenated look!



Searching for “BOTOX® Near Me?” If you would like to discover more about DAO muscle BOTOX®, contact Long Island′s VITRA Aesthetics Clinic for more advice. Call us at 631-662-7880 or send us a message online to request a consultation.

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What is DAO Muscle BOTOX®?

The “DAO” muscle, or Depressor Anguli Oris muscle, is a facial muscle located at the corners of the mouth. It plays a pivotal role in facial expressions by pulling the corners of the mouth downward—something we do when frowning or making similar expressions.

BOTOX® is a well-known brand name for a purified form of botulinum toxin, which is commonly used in cosmetic procedures. When injected into the DAO muscle, BOTOX® temporarily inhibits contractions, causing relaxation. This results in an uplifting effect on the corners of the mouth, reducing the appearance of a constant downturned or frowning expression. The DAO muscle BOTOX® treatment is often sought after to achieve a more youthful and pleasant smile. In fact, it can allow you to smile with more ease!

Our experienced team will explain more about what to expect from BOTOX® treatments and the cost of BOTOX® when you meet with us.

BOTOX® in Mouth Corners: Where Do You Inject DAO Muscle BOTOX®?

DAO muscle BOTOX® is often injected into base or middle of marionette lines, which are wrinkles that extend from the sides of the mouth to the chin. The treatment is injected into both sides of the mouth in order to maintain symmetry.


Ready for a confidence-boosting aesthetic change? The first step is sharing your personal cosmetic goals with a member of the VITRA Aesthetics team in Long Island, NY, led by accomplished Physician Assistant Joanne Vitale. Our medical professionals are all licensed, and each has a history of specialized training, high-quality results, an eye for exquisite detail, and the warmth of the human touch.

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Which Is Better for a Downturned Mouth: DAO Muscle BOTOX® or Fillers?

Fillers are usually the better treatment for minimizing marionette lines by adding volume, but unlike DAO muscle BOTOX®, they can’t relax the muscles that cause the corners of the mouth to be constantly pulled down. Some patients may benefit from combining fillers with BOTOX® for downturned mouth corners to rejuvenate the lower face.

Dermal fillers work differently from BOTOX®. Many types of facial fillers are injectable gels with a hyaluronic acid base that add temporary volume to enhance facial contours or reduce wrinkles. Sculptra® and Radiesse® are collagen stimulators that encourage collagen regeneration in the skin.



To request your consultation to find out more about what to expect from DAO muscle BOTOX®, contact Long Island′s VITRA Aesthetics Clinic. Call 631-662-7880 or send a message online to get started.

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Which Cosmetic Procedures Complement DAO Muscle BOTOX®?

There are a variety of other BOTOX® injection sites on the lower and upper face that patients might consider in addition to DAO muscle BOTOX®. This includes procerus muscle BOTOX®, corrugator muscle BOTOX®, and risorius muscle BOTOX®. The injectable is commonly used on the upper part of the face for crow’s feet and other wrinkles. A BOTOX® lip lift allows the upper lip to unfurl to enhance its shape. Bunny lines BOTOX® reduces wrinkles that show when you scrunch or crinkle your nose, mentalis muscle BOTOX® softens dimples on the chin, and jawline BOTOX® or masseter BOTOX® slims the jawline area with targeted injections. BOTOX® for chest wrinkles softens lines below the neck. BOTOX® for sweating improves symptoms of hyperhidrosis or excessive perspiration.