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Anti-Wrinkle for the DAO Muscle with Contour Clinics

The DAO muscle is what pulls down the corners of the mouth. When this muscle is overactive, the repeated downturned expression can settle permanently, causing a tired, stressed look, which in turn makes you look older than you are. 

We see patients of all ages for this treatment – it can be used to treat an existing downturned mouth, or it can also be used as a pre-emptive strike, preventing severe formation. 

Treatment of this area is suitable for most patients but – like all cosmetic injectables – is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Anti-wrinkle for a downturned mouth is a popular treatment across ages and genders. Many people who come in for this treatment are in their late thirties onwards, when noticeable, formation of a downturned mouth has begun.  

A downturned mouth commonly occurs in this stage of life, as the facial skin has lost the elasticity needed to bounce back from the stress on the area caused by these repetitive expressions. 

Patients who have not yet developed noticeable changes in this area also come in for anti-wrinkle treatments as a preventative measure to halt the process of visible ageing.

Anti-wrinkle injections work to correct an overpronounced down turning of the mouth by relaxing and inhibiting the Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO) muscles – the ones responsible for pulling down the corners of the mouth. 

Once the anti-wrinkle has been administered into the muscle underneath your skin, it works to relax these DAO facial muscles and prevent them from contracting, which then stops the mouth from forming an undesirable position when the face is resting. 

The outer layer of the skin is also smoothed, resulting in a visible reduction of creasing or wrinkling. 

Anti-wrinkle injections are the most convenient and effective solution for treating existing lines caused by changes in facial structure, as well as preventing further damage from forming. 

It’s a quick treatment too; you’re all done in just 15 minutes, ready to leave the clinic feeling more confident in your own skin. 

How it Works: The Contour Clinics Experience


In the lead-up to your anti-wrinkle appointment, it’s strongly advised that you follow the following few guidelines, to ensure your optimum safety, comfort, and the efficacy of the treatment: 

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before treatment 
  • Remove makeup before your appointment 
  • Don’t take ibuprofen or blood-thinning medications unless directed your GP 


To begin, your treating Cosmetic Doctor or Senior Cosmetic Injector will gently sanitise the area of skin to be treated using a medical-grade wipe. 

Next, they will apply the topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) and allow it to take effect (usually around 10 minutes). 

You will be offered happy gas as an option, if you would like to feel a little more relaxed during the procedure. 

The injection points are carefully and precisely mapped out by your practitioner, and the injections are administered. This lasts mere seconds, and your practitioner is expert in the art of swift injections with minimal discomfort. 


Whatever the area, amount or reason for your anti-wrinkle treatment, it’s crucial that the correct aftercare be followed. 

The best way to care for your skin and prolong the effects of your anti-wrinkle treatment is to adhere to these guidelines. 

Directly After Your Treatment 

Avoid for at least 8 hours following anti-wrinkle injections: 

  • Pressing or massaging the injection area 
  • Lying flat 
  • Bending forwards 
  • Rigorous exercise 
  • Wearing makeup 

To minimise the risk of bruising, it’s perfectly fine to lightly apply a covered ice pack to the skin. Just make sure it’s for no longer than 20 minutes at a time, and in 2-hour intervals. Do not apply ice directly to the skin and do not apply pressure.

The Days Following Your Treatment 

Avoid for at least 48 hours after anti-wrinkle injections:

  • Extreme heat 
  • Swimming 
  • Applying excessive pressure to the injection area 
  • Rubbing the treated area 

Tailored Anti-Wrinkle Treatments with Contour Clinics

At Contour Clinics, we specialise in the enhancement of your appearance while ensuring a completely natural-looking aesthetic. 

This means achieving a natural lift and smoothing effect that still allows all the normal facial functions and does not give away any tell-tale signs of a procedure. Our team of Cosmetic Doctors and Senior Cosmetic Injectors are highly skilled and experienced in targeting areas with precision and accurate quantity of product. 

Visit any of our clinics, or send us an online enquiry with photos attached, and we can begin finding the right cosmetic injectable treatments for achieving your desired outcome. 

A good clinician will give you honest advice about the best placement and product for your facial characteristics and will always work with you to achieve a natural, believable look. 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach here; as our patient, you will be treated as the unique individual you are, with a truly bespoke treatment that’s tailored to your facial features and goal result. 

The Contour Clinics Advantage

All treatments at Contour Clinics are performed only by highly experienced, fully qualified and skilled practitioners, who treat each patient as an individual, tailoring treatment to your unique requirements. 

Your treatment at Contour Clinics comes with: 

  • Complimentary consultation with your treating practitioner 
  • Fully qualified, experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Senior Cosmetic Injectors 
  • Premium TGA-approved product used, guaranteed 
  • Gold standard, industry-leading techniques used 
  • Complimentary follow-up appointment to review your results 

Talk to our friendly patient care team! We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Anti-Wrinkle for Downturned Mouth treatment. 

Book a consultation with us! Consultation at Contour Clinics is comprehensive, complimentary and obligation-free. 

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