A well-defined jawline and neck have been a sign of beauty since the time of the Egyptians.
Named after Queen Nefertiti, whose bone structure continues to be admired today, the Nefertiti Facelift is a non-surgical procedure that redefines and contours the lines of the jaw and neck to give a more youthful appearance, without the need for surgery. Using cosmetic injections of botulinum toxin, we aim to restore more definition to the face and neck.
Natural ageing and the effects of gravity mean that the skin on the face loses elasticity and mid-face volume is lost. This leads to skin sagging in a downwards direction and the formation of jowls along the jawline. This results in the chiselled bone structure of the jaw being disguised by the jowling, and the face looks heavy. This is the same for both men and women.
Further down, the neck can also suffer from sagging skin and the appearance of the so-called turkey neck where excess skin is loose and drapes. Lines and wrinkles also appear horizontally to create so-called necklace lines. The muscles of the neck, known as platysmal bands also start to stand out beneath the skin, even when resting. All in all, the neck loses its smoothness and the effect is very ageing.
Known to be the stepmother of King Tutankhamun and famously immortalised in a bust discovered by archaeologists in 1912, Queen Nefertiti is famed for her high cheekbones, well defined jawline, smooth skin, and long, slender, swan-like neck. These ideals of female beauty persist, even thousands of years later.
Thankfully, we can use cosmetic treatments to improve the ageing of the neck and jawline so we can lift, smooth and tighten the area, including relaxing the platysma muscles so their prominence is reduced. We do this primarily using the power of a prescription medicine called botulinum toxin. If you are deemed suitable for this treatment, our doctor can prescribe it for you and we can use it to inject small quantities of the drug into your lower jaw and neck muscles, the action of which weakens them slightly to stop the downwards pull. Tension in the tissue is released and this has an uplifting effect on the facial muscles, tightening the areas above, reducing sagging, and restoring a much more youthful and Nerfertiti-like contour to the jaw and neck. Results should last up to 6 months, depending on the level of correction, with repeat treatments required to maintain the look. Over time, the skin will also naturally recover some elasticity which will increase the overall rejuvenation.
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Treatment Summary at a glance
Approx. 15 mins
Minor bruising and redness at the injection sites.
Tightening and lifting of the neck, chin and jawline.
1-2 weeks for Botox to activate and achieve full results.
How does it work?
The Nefertiti Lift uses botulinum toxin or Botox and works by using a series of injections along the jawline, and into a muscle in the neck, known as the platysma.
This relaxes the downward pulling muscles and allows the muscles in the upper face to pull the tissue upwards, creating a lifting effect.
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If you have loose jowls, a saggy or ‘turkey’ neck or want a more defined jawline and do not want to have surgery, then the Nefertiti Lift may be a suitable treatment for you.
You will be required to have a face-to-face consultation with our doctor to determine if you are suitable for Botox, or any other botulinum toxin brand, as is a prescription only medicine. A full medical history will also be taken to determine if there are any health or medical reasons which make you unsuitable for treatment. Other treatment options, such as dermal fillers or thread lift will be discussed during your consultation and you may or may not be suitable for Botox treatment with the Nefertiti lift.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you will not be suitable for the Nefertiti Lift treatment.
You may feel a small amount of discomfort from the injections, but the treatment is very quick and minimally invasive and uses very fine needles.
The treatment is very quick and can be performed in less than 15 minutes.
There is no downtime associated with this treatment. You may have some redness in the areas that have been injected but this will not last long.
It takes around two weeks to see the results from this treatment and for the medication to activate in your muscles, but you can expect to see improved jawline and chin definition and lifting of the neck. Results are temporary however and will last four to six months before repeat treatment is required to maintain the results.
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