There is often a person in a family, class, or in office who always looks sad – doesn’t matter how happy he/she is from the inside. Sometimes, upon questioning them, we find that they are not sad; it’s just their facial expressions that appear sad. Now the question arises: will they remain with a naturally sad-looking face for the rest of their life? To find out the answer, we have to ask our plastic surgeon experts. According to them, there are several treatment options to alleviate a sad-looking face and make it more smiley and happy. Read on to learn about the causes of a sad-looking face and their treatments. 

Causes of a Naturally Sad-looking Face

Want to learn about the causes of a naturally sad-looking face, read the following:


With aging, our skin tends to lose elasticity and volume, which can lead to sagging and wrinkles. This can sometimes cause a person to appear sad or tired.


Some people may inherit facial structures that make them appear sad or upset even when they’re not. This could be due to the shape of their eyes, brows, mouth, or even the structure of their cheekbones or jaw.

Lifestyle Habits

Poor diet, lack of sleep, dehydration, and lack of exercise can all contribute to a person appearing sad or tired.

Emotional Stress

Chronic stress or emotional turmoil can also affect your facial expressions and could potentially make a person look sad more often.

Treatments for a Sad Face

It’s time to relax and ponder over the available treatment options for a naturally sad-looking face in Dubai. However, be aware that everyone’s face is unique, and what’s important is that you feel comfortable in your own skin. Don’t fall into the trap of someone else’s opinion. If you want to pursue treatment, it should be for your own happiness and comfort, not to meet others’ expectations. Here are some treatments:

Cosmetic Surgery

Procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can alter the structure of your face to make it appear less sad. These procedures should be considered seriously, as they come with potential risks and costs.


For a sad-looking face, blepharoplasty can be particularly helpful if the issue lies in the eye area. Drooping or sagging eyelids can give the face a tired or sad expression. By lifting the eyelids and removing excess skin or fat, the eyes can appear more open, thereby creating a more alert and cheerful expression.

Non-surgical Treatment

Dermal fillers or Botox can help lift sagging skin or reduce the appearance of wrinkles that may make a face appear sad. For sad-looking faces, dermal fillers can be an effective solution in several ways, such as:

Nasolabial Folds

These are the lines that run from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth, which can contribute to a sad or tired appearance. Fillers can be used to fill these lines, making them less pronounced.

Marionette Lines

These lines run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin and can give the face a downturned, sad look. Dermal fillers can help fill in these lines, creating a more neutral or happy expression.

Under-Eye Hollows and Dark Circles

Loss of volume under the eyes can make the eyes appear sunken and create a tired or sad look. Dermal fillers can be used to add volume under the eyes, reducing the appearance of dark circles and hollows.

Cheek and Lip Augmentation

Dermal fillers can add volume to the cheeks or lips, which can lift the face and make it appear more youthful and cheerful.

Dermal fillers can provide immediate results and require little to no recovery time. However, they are temporary and typically last between 6 months to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s metabolism. Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. In rare cases, more serious complications can occur.

Skincare Routines

Regular cleansing, moisturizing, and the use of anti-aging products can help improve the elasticity and appearance of your skin.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Regular exercise, a balanced diet, sufficient hydration, and adequate sleep can all improve your overall appearance and potentially reduce the ‘sad’ look on your face.

Mental Health Support

If stress or emotional issues are causing your sad expression, seeking support from a mental health professional could be beneficial.


As with all cosmetic procedures, it’s important to discuss your expectations and potential risks with a qualified professional before deciding on this treatment. They can help you choose the right type of filler and injection sites to best achieve your desired look.


As mentioned earlier in the blog, our plastic surgeons at Euromed Clinic are passionate to bring smiles to your faces. If you want to feel relieved, get rid of morose looks, pay a visit to our clinic and discuss your concern with our healthcare providers. They will make sure you meet your expectations with a single treatment. For booking and more information, please fill out and submit the following form or call us at  +971 4 394 5422