Artists and painters have always related women with beautiful faces to having slender flexible necks, an example of which is the marvelous sculpture of Queen Nefertiti, by an unknown sculptor from ancient Egypt who highlighted the perfection of the queen’s jawline and slender neck in his work.
Nefertiti Lifting is the only non-surgical rejuvenation technique which improves the lower facial outline using Botox to define and improve: jaw angle, neck, lift mouth commissures and flaccid contour skin, with the visual effect of a minilifting.
It consists of applying some Botox along the jawline and at the points of major muscle contraction covering the neck and lower third of the face, which causes their relocation achieving greater cheek volume.
This treatment is an excellent option for patients not wishing to undergo surgery yet seeking jawline and angle definition to obtain a younger looking face and neck.
Flaccidity is not only a question of age, but also occurs in patients who have lost weight quickly.
As always Botox® works better when facial muscle tone is still good. However, not all patients are candidates for this procedure, for example those with too much jowl fat or have a double chin, since the result would be minimal. Therefore, it is important the clinician chooses the patient carefully to obtain the best results.
The effect of the “Nefertiti Lifting” technique becomes visible 72 hours post-application and generally lasts longer than the other applications (approx. 8 months).