DAO Sad Mouth


15 minutes


no numbing needed


may experience bruising and swelling

If, even in your happiest moments, you’re still being told to ‘cheer up’ asked ‘why so glum?’, you may well have a condition known as ‘sad mouth’.

Sad mouth, also called marionette lines, is the name given to the horizontal lines that appear at the corners of your mouth. These lines tend to turn downwards, giving the impression of being sad, cross or tired – even if you’re not!

These lines can really affect your confidence and self-esteem, but a solution doesn’t have to be painful or invasive – in fact, you can get immediate results pretty much painlessly. If you want to know how we can turn that frown upside down, then read on…

Unfortunately, sad mouth lines are one of those unwanted effects of the ageing process. As you age, collagen production in your body slows down. Collagen is the plumping protein that keeps your skin smooth and firm, so, as that depletes your skin starts to loosen and sag.
Think of collagen as the scaffolding that provides strength and support to your skin.

Without it, wrinkles and lines appear and skin feels more papery. You’ve probably noticed this more in areas like your neck, the back of your hands and on your face – all the places that get seen the most!

As well as losing the firmness that collagen gives, skin also loses elastin, which is the protein responsible for the tautness of your skin. It’s elastin that gives your skin the ability to snap back when pinched or moved. If you gently pinch the skin on the back of your hand, you can see it takes a moment to settle back into position – the longer it takes, the less skin elasticity you have.

And to top it all off, loss of both collagen and elastin is commonly associated with menopause. As if there isn’t enough to think about with ‘the change’!

Fortunately, there are plenty of simple and non-invasive solutions to the facial lines that create sad mouth. At Faces By Bar we offer you a variety of treatments that best suit your individual needs.

Sad mouth can be corrected and treated with anti wrinkle injections, often referred to as “Botox”. These simple and relatively painless injections take moments, offering you a simple, easy and effective solution.

The anti wrinkle toxin is injected into the affected area and blocks the nerve’s signal to the muscles. This relaxes the muscles that pull the mouth corners downwards, leading to a reduction in the visibility of the sad mouth lines that make you look grumpy or unhappy – and a smoother, more youthful appearance.

This treatment can be combined with dermal filler for a full lower face rejuvenation.

All anti wrinkle injections take 14 days to see full results, some people may see slight results earlier than 14 days but your full result will not be visible until day 14. You are able to get a top up if you still have visible wrinkles between day 14 to day 21 if you miss your top up you must wait the full cycle of 2 months before you can repeat it again. Anti wrinkle treatments last roughly 2-4 months.