I feel like I have very droopy cheeks at the corners of my mouth. Do any fillers work to provide a sort of cheek lift in this area?
This is a common reason that people use fillers around the mouth. Patients usually ask me to improve the look and contour of this area. The lip corners are an area where several lines and folds unite. From above, the nasolabial fold ends on the corner of the lip. If this is prominent, it can make this area seem heavy and can hide the corner of the lower lip. In addition, the heaviness can translate to a downturned lower lip, making the patient seem sad. I treat this area with a combination of fillers and Botox. I start with filling the nasolabial fold to decrease its depth. I then use filler to fill and elevate the lower lip corner. The last step is to place a small droplet of Botox on the lower lip muscle to relax it. The relaxation of this muscle helps to elevate the lower lip just a little bit. The result is a beautiful lower lip and a happy patient!
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