Depressor supercilii

  • The depressor supercilii (also depressor supercilii muscle, latin: musculus depressor supercilii) is a facial muscle of the eye region.

    Origin

    The depressor supercilii originates from the medial orbital rim, from the fascia covering the lower part of the nasal bone.

    Insertion

    The depressor supercilii inserts into the skin below the eyebrow and in the intercanthal region.

    Action

    The main action provided by the depressor supercilii is the depression of the eyebrows.

    Innervation

    The depressor supercilii is innervated by the temporal branch of the facial nerve (CN VII).