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
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.
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.
Temporary bruising or pain at the injection site
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.