The Nefertiti Lift
Referred to as a “Nefertiti Lift”, this procedure is named for the ancient Egyptian queen who was famous for her long and graceful neckline.
Throughout history, a well-defined jawline and smooth neck have been associated with beauty and youthfulness., The jawline, however, is one of the areas of the face most affected by the aging process. Most people notice that their jawline has already started to lose its definition by the time they reach their 40s. You may notice that your skin droops below your jawline and chin, resulting in a downturned mouth and flattened cheeks. Loss of volume, skin laxity, and loosened muscles, although part of the natural aging process, are the cause of this.
Happily, there is a solution to improve the contour of the jawline! The Nefertiti Lift is an effective and non-invasive solution that can reverse these effects of aging and restore a youthful contour to the jawline and upper neck. Dr. Susan Tanne, a highly experienced aesthetic physician, offers this non-surgical treatment, which can be performed from the comfort of her Livingston office.
How is a Nefertiti lift performed?
The Nefertiti lift is a non-surgical procedure that does not require general anesthesia, incisions, sutures, or a long recovery period. This procedure is done using some of the safest and best-known injectables – botox (a neuromodulator) and dermal fillers. Dr. Tanne begins by injecting botox into the platysma muscles, which are the muscles on either side of the neck that pull down the corners of the jawline each time they contract.
This will cause the muscles under the jaw to relax, allowing the upward-pulling facial muscles to lift the cheeks once again. This lifting effect reduces the appearance of skin drooping below the jawline and can minimize the appearance of folds and lines on the upper neck, contributing to a more youthful, contoured jawline.
The next step is the injection of dermal filler. This is injected along the jawline to increase volume beneath the skin and correct the sagging, uneven appearance that can occur with age. Dr. Tanne will choose the most appropriate filler based on the patient’s unique needs.
Ideal candidates for the Nefertiti lift are those showing the initial signs of aging around the jawline and upper neck. Patients should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for what can be achieved through this procedure.
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