Ever Heard of the Nefertiti Neck and Lower FaceLift?
As I approach the big 5-0 next month, one of the areas that I focus often on is my neck and lower face. How am I holding up as I age? Do I have wrinkles, sagging, heaviness? I am on a mission to do whatever I can (without surgery) to keep things fresh and youthful in my neck area and lower face. Fortunately, in the aesthetics industry, a new term is quickly getting more and more attention. The “Nefertiti Neck and Lower FaceLift” is a quick, easy, and inexpensive fix that can be done on your lunch hour to improve the appearance of, not only the neck area, but the jaw line and jowls, too. As I stare at my reflection, which I am mostly happy with, the jowls have been the focus of much of my time and energy the past few years. Voluma, a hyaluronic acid-based filler, has quickly become my best friend in helping me to lift my cheeks and bring volume back to my aging face. However, for those of you who may not need Voluma yet or maybe you want a more inexpensive technique, I have just the thing for you.
The Nefertiti Neck and Lower FaceLift is performed in a medical office, but it can literally be accomplished in about 10 minutes with Botox injections. If you are one of those people on the planet who still doesn’t know what Botox can do, don’t feel badly. I was actually 46 years old the first time I ever tried Botox, and now that I’m a regular user, I promise you I will be obsessed for life.
Botox is spun down to become a purified protein which temporarily blocks the receptors in our face or neck muscles that make muscles fire or contract. About 4-14 days after injection (everyone’s body is different in how quickly Botox sets in and takes effect), a smoother, softer, fresher appearance is created. The average duration for Botox to last on a person is about 3 months, but it depends on how active you are and how fast your metabolism is, that determines how long Botox actually lasts on your body. I know a lot of patients come to me saying they are afraid they will look like an unnatural version of themselves with Botox. I am a very natural injector and you will never have to worry about looking fake or overdone in our medical practice.
Botox has primarily been used in the upper 1/3 of the face. More advanced techniques, though, can be performed by your healthcare provider that will give you amazing results on other areas of your face and body. The Nefertiti Neck and Lower FaceLift includes Botox injections that are administered in the lower face and neck for the purpose of relaxing the depressor muscles so lift and elevation can occur around the neck, jawline, and lower face.
The following techniques comprise the Nefertiti Neck and Lower FaceLift and can give a more youthful and smooth appearance.
As we age and with time, the submentalis muscle, which comprises our chin area, has a tendency to shrink causing “orange peel skin”. Fortunately, a few units of Botox on each side of the chin will create softening in the skin here taking years off of the face. A lot of negative changes can be prevented or slowed down with Botox injections in the lower face. The masseter muscles often become larger as we age, due to a lifetime of either grinding our teeth or clenching our jaws when we are stressed. For many women, a square jawline results with aging that appears very masculine. By placing a conservative number of units of Botox in each masseter muscle, the shape of the face becomes more streamlined and more feminine. Another area I often target for my patients with the Nefertiti Neck and Lower FaceLift consists of the marionette lines which occur because depressor muscles pull down the corners of the mouth making it look like the patient is unhappy or frowning. A few units of Botox in the depressor anguli oris muscles will lift the mouth corners resulting in a more desirable appearance. And, lastly, injecting a series of Botox injections into the platysmal bands of the neck will smooth this group of muscles and often calm down any horizontal lines that may be present on the neck. My neck has benefitted greatly by injecting Botox in my neck muscles.
The Nefertiti Neck and Lower Facelift is an easy, quick and affordable way to counter the effects of gravity on our faces as we age. Smoothing and stretching out the jawline and the neck muscles with minimal discomfort and no downtime is an appealing way to embrace your youthfulness and natural beauty.
Call for your appointment today and begin feeling like the best version of yourself.