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Nefertiti Lift

Botox

The Nefertiti Lift works by relaxing muscles beneath the jaw which contribute to a downward pull along the jaw.  Once these muscles are relaxed the net effect is an upward pull from facial muscles, creating a younger-looking jawline, neck and face. For a lasting result, the treatment needs to be repeated every 3 to 4 months.

What it Is

The Nefertiti Neck Lift involves a series of targeted Botox injections into the upper neck. Botox blocks the signals from the nerve to the facial muscles under the skin, stopping them from contracting and creating wrinkles. In the Nefertiti Neck Lift, the Botox injections inhibit the upper platysmal muscle that is responsible for drawing down the jawline.

What They Can Do

  •  May rebalance the underlying muscles and provides ‘lifting’ in the neck and jaw area

  • Can improve the definition of the jawline

​What They Can Not Do

 

  • Not a permanent solution

  • Does not replace lost collagen

  • Needs to be repeated every 3 to 4 months

Procedure

Administered within a 5–15 minute timeframe, Botox is injected into several locations along the lower jaw and down the patient’s neck. The injections in the neck are focused in the platysma muscles, which serve to pull the jaw muscles downward.

Injections to the neck and jawline result in a noticeable tightening, smoothing, and lifting effect of the skin.

Cost

 

The average cost of any botulinum toxin injections as approximately $385 per treatment session. The Nefertiti Lift also fits this average, and costs from $200 to $600 per treatment, depending on individual needs.

Side Effects

  • Temporary bruising or pain at the injection site

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Redness in the treated area

  • Temporary facial weakness or drooping

In more serious and rare cases, the Botox may spread to certain unintended areas, leading to breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness, and slurred speech.

Avoid rubbing or massaging any areas recently treated, as this could potentially cause the toxin to migrate to other parts of your face or neck. If you notice any signs of facial weakness or drooping, contact your surgeon or primary care immediately.

Patients are also asked to avoid makeup and rigorous exercise for the 24-hour period following their treatment.

Results​

While results may be visible immediately following the treatment, it can take several days to fully appreciate the injections’ lifting effects.

 

Like any botulinum toxin treatment, these effects are not permanent. In order to sustain the appearance of a lifted and tighter jaw and neckline, patients are recommended to undergo several treatments a year, depending on their individual needs.

In addition to scheduling Nefertiti treatments every three to four months, it is crucial that patients understand that the success of their treatment—both short term and long term—will be affected by their everyday skincare routine.