Dao Muscle Botox

DAO (Depressor Anguli Oris) Botox: Say goodbye to that persistent frown

Have you noticed a persistent downward pull at the corners of your mouth? Maybe a “resting sad face” you can’t seem to shake? You’re not alone. This common concern stems from the activity of the Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO) muscle, which, as we age, can contribute to a downturned appearance. But fear not, AIVI Aesthetics now offers a cutting-edge solution: Dao Muscle Botox.

What is the Dao Muscle?

The Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO) muscle is located on each side of your chin, pulling down the corners of your mouth. Over time, due to sun exposure, loss of collagen, and muscle activity, the DAO muscle can become overactive, creating a downturned mouth, sometimes referred to as a “marionette line” or “sad smile.”

How Does Dao Muscle Botox Work?

Dao Botox involves injecting a small amount of a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum into the DAO muscle. This temporarily relaxes the muscles, allowing the corners of your mouth to lift naturally. The result? A more youthful, uplifted appearance with a brighter, happier expression.

Benefits of Dao Muscle Botox:

  • Lifts drooping corners of the mouth
  • Reduces “resting frown” appearance
  • Smoothes perioral lines (smile lines)
  • Enhances facial symmetry
  • Boosts confidence and self-esteem

Dao Muscle Botox vs. Fillers:

Feature Dao Muscle Botox Fillers
Target DAO muscle Specific wrinkles and lines
Effect Lifts corners of mouth, reduces wrinkles Adds volume and fullness
Look Natural, subtle Can be more noticeable
Downtime Minimal Minimal
Duration 3-4 months 6-12 months

What does the Process of DAO(Depressor Anguli Oris) Botox involve?

  1. Consultation: Initially specialists will assess your facial anatomy, and determine if DAO Muscle Botox is the right treatment for you. Discuss your goals, expectations and if any medical history you have.
  2. Preparation: The specialist will advise you to avoid certain medications or supplements that could thin your blood and increase the risk of bruising. You may also need to stop smoking for a few days before and after the procedure.
  3. Injection: The actual injection process is relatively painless. The aesthetician uses a fine needle to inject small amounts of Botox into the DAO muscle on each side of your chin. The number of injection sites will vary depending on your individual needs.
  4. Recovery: You may experience some mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, but this usually subsides within a few days. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Say goodbye to your frown and embrace a brighter smile

If you’re bothered by a downturned mouth, “droopy corners,” or visible marionette lines, Dao Botox might be the perfect solution. Schedule a consultation at AIVI Aesthetics, our team of licensed professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We understand the unique needs of each client and create personalized treatment plans using the latest advancements in cosmetic medicine.

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Specials May 2024