Noticing that your lower face is looking more squarish and saggy? You may benefit from a Nefertiti lift using Botulinum toxin, or Botox. This 5-minute cosmetic procedure can reverse the signs of aging in your lower face and neck, helping you achieve a more defined jawline. It involves several precisely placed injections in the areas of concern.
The results last for a few months and may help you delay the need for more invasive cosmetic surgery such as a surgical facelift.
Learn more about the Nefertiti Botox Facelift, including the science behind the procedure, what it entails and how much it typically costs.
Who is Nefertiti anyway?
Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty, famed for her beautiful lower face. She became a global icon of feminine beauty and power after her painted sandstone bust was discovered in 1913. Central to her beauty was her sharp chin and well- defined jawline, an envy of both ladies and men.
What’s a Nefertiti Botox Facelift?
A Nefertiti Botox lift is a quick cosmetic procedure performed with botulinum toxin injections in the lower face, jaw and neck. Botulinum toxin works by relaxing the muscles it is injected into. Common brands of botulinum toxins approved by HSA for use in Singapore include BOTOX®, Xeomin® and Dysport®.
The Nefertiti lift targets depressor muscles of the face. These muscles such as the platysma and depressor anguli oris work to pull down our face and jawline. They are also known as gravitational muscles as they become stronger with age and aggravate sagging. By relaxing these muscles, the elevator muscles of our face become relatively stronger, giving us a more lifted appearance.
The 3 depressor muscles typically targeted are the platysma, depressor anguli oris and mentalis muscles. These muscles act to pull down our lower face, with their action shown in the blue arrows.
Our doctors at SL Aesthetic Clinic will inject botulinum toxin into specific areas to most effectively target these depressor muscles. This will help to:
- Create a more defined jawline
- Uplift the corners of your mouth
- Reduce sagging of the lower face
- Reduce chin dimpling
- Soften vertical bands in the neck
The Nefertiti Botox Facelift is a non-surgical method to temporarily restore a youthful look. It lasts for up to 6 months and should be repeated regularly for best results.
The common sites of injection of the Nefertiti Botox Facelift is marked by the stars in the image below:
Is the Nefertiti Botox Lift effective?
Several clinical studies have found that the Nefertiti Botox Facelift is an effective procedure when performed by trained professionals.
A 2018 clinical paper studied several articles on Nefertiti Botox Facelift found that it is an effective treatment. One of the articles chosen found that 88.4% of those who received the treatment observed an improvement in their neck.
Another 2007 study concluded that the Nefertiti Botox Facelift was an effective, non-surgical alternative procedure for those who want to delay more invasive cosmetic surgery.
However, it is important to note that although this procedure is effective, it only lasts for several months.
Who should do the Nefertiti Botox Lift?
The Nefertiti Botox Facelift is an outpatient procedure that involves injection of botulinum toxin into the lower face and neck.
Those who notice signs of aging in the lower face such as sagging, downturned lips and chin dimpling may be good candidates for this treatment. These signs of aging typically start to appear from our 30s and progressively worsens with age.
Some people may not be good candidates for the Nefertiti Botox Facelift, such as those:
- who are breastfeeding or pregnant
- who have certain neurological conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome or are taking medications which are not compatible with botulinum toxin
- with certain psychological conditions
- have unrealistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure
What’s the experience like?
A Nefertiti Botox Facelift at SL Aesthetic Clinic involves:
- A consultation with our aesthetic doctor to discuss treatment goals
- An examination to evaluate suitability, sites of injection and number of units required
- An outpatient session of 5 to 10 minutes where our doctor will use a small needle to inject botulinum toxin into the depressor muscles in your lower face
How long does it take to see results?
It takes 7 – 10 days for the Nefertiti Botox Facelift to take effect.
What’s the recovery like?
This procedure requires very little to virtually no recovery. You may leave our clinic and resume daily activities with no downtime.
Are there side effects or precautions to be aware of?
There are some uncommon side effects of the Nefertiti Botox Facelift. These include:
- Bruising or redness at the injection site
- Weakness in your neck
- Difficulty swallowing
These side effects are rare and temporary. You may experience side effects if too much botulinum toxin is injected or if it is injected at the wrong sites.
How much does the Nefertiti Botox Lift cost?
This procedure typically costs from $400 to $800. The cost depends on the severity of the problem and the number of units of botulinum toxin required.