As we age gravity pulls on our lower face, leading to sagging jowls, decreased elasticity and hanging skin of the chin, neck and lower face. Injecting Botox® in this area can provide a subtle lift, helping you look younger and refreshed.
Botox® is a well-known product and effective at decreasing lines in the upper face. The majority of our patients are very happy with the results of their Botox® treatment. Although Botox® results are temporary, the small lift and decreased wrinkles are worth the process and the expense for many men and women.
Botox® for the Lower Face
Since the product has such a high satisfaction rate, we want our patients to know that Botox® can be used in other parts of the face as well. Botox® injections in the lower face are becoming more and more popular. Botox® injections in the lower face may eliminate the need for surgery, providing a visual appearance of a “mini” facelift. This “mini facelift” provided with Botox® requires no downtime or recovery period, and only requires a 30-minute procedure in the office.
The Nefertiti Neck Lift
The technique of using Botox® in the lower face is called the Nefertiti Neck Lift. As you may recall, Nefertiti was an ancient queen, known for her beauty and even proclaimed the “most beautiful in the world.” The Nefertiti Neck Lift has been shown to soften the aging process of the lower face and provide an appearance of a longer neck with a smoother jawline.
During this procedure Botox® injections are used to tighten and redefine the jawline and provide a lift to the neck area. Small doses of Botox® are injected into the lower jaw and down the side of the neck along the lateral neck muscles. As with all Botox® injections, it may take up to two weeks to see the final results. Like Botox® in other areas, the effects can be expected to last three to four months.
While there is no substitute for the results of a surgical lower face and necklift, the Nefertiti Neck Lift can provide a quick, no downtime improved appearance to these areas. Consult with one of our nurse injectors to see if you are a candidate for this novel approach to facial and neck rejuvenation.