If you’ve noticed signs of ageing on the lower part of your face and neck, you may be interested in a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that specifically targets this area. A Nefertiti lift is a great alternative to traditional neck lift surgery for those who want a non-invasive and less expensive option.
This innovative procedure consists of a series of injections within one appointment, each focusing on the most significant problem areas.
Read on to learn more about this popular aesthetics treatment, with further details on the procedure and recovery process.
What is a Nefertiti Neck Lift?
With its name derived from Queen Nefertiti of Ancient Egypt, this cosmetic treatment is translated as ‘a beautiful woman has arrived.’ Nefertiti neck lifts before and after results show that this is an apt title, with its ability to rejuvenate the skin and restore elasticity.
The Nefertiti lift is essentially Botox® for the neck and uses multiple botulinum toxin injections in the lower part of the face, jaw and neck. These small drops of Botox® temporarily block the signals from your nervous system that tell specific muscles to move. Since these muscles will no longer be pulling the features of the lower face and neck downwards, the skin appears lifted and displays a more defined-looking neck and jawline.
The Nefertiti Lift boasts a number of benefits, including:
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Creates a more defined jawline
- Increases symmetry of the lower face and neck area
- Smooths and evens out skin
- Reduce sagging in the neck
Who is it for?
Botox® continues to be one of the most popular aesthetic procedures available in the UK. It is predominantly used as a preventative measure to reduce the signs of ageing and the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As such, this Botox® for the neck treatment is suitable for those who want to smooth out these problem areas and enjoy a more youthful appearance.
The Nefertiti Lift, specifically, is especially effective for those who:
- Have a lack of definition in their jawline
- Have wrinkles or experience sagging in the neck area
- Have baggy or loose skin that is lacking in elasticity
- Have lost a lot of weight in the facial area, creating sagging.
If you’re experiencing any of the above conditions, it’s possible you may be a suitable candidate for this Botox® injection. The best way to find out is to undergo a full consultation with a qualified medical professional. By assessing the face and neck area, your practitioner will be able to determine your suitability for the procedure.
What to expect from the procedure
All Botox® procedures are entirely safe when administered by a health professional. While it is a non-invasive treatment, it is still a medical procedure and injectable treatment, so take the time to do adequate research and undergo a consultation before committing to an aesthetician.
The initial consultation consists of an assessment of the area to be treated and a medical and aesthetics history. Once this has been done, your practitioner will be able to provide you with options for an effective treatment plan, should you be a suitable candidate.
The Botox® for the neck procedure itself is likely to take roughly 15 minutes and involves the aesthetician using a small, sterilised needle to inject botulinum toxin into several designated points in the lower face and neck area.
Nefertiti Lift results
The results obtained vary between people, but the initial effects tend to be visible from the third-day post-treatment, with optimal effects observed around the second week. Of course, the treatment is temporary and results usually wear off in around 3-4 months, as the muscle function begins to recover. In order to maintain the results of the initial treatment, it’s necessary to schedule follow-up appointments around this time.
Recovery and aftercare
As mentioned, the treatment is non-invasive and will only take around 15 minutes in total. Pain is minimal, and it’s unlikely that you’ll experience a significant level of discomfort during the process. However, if it’s something you’re concerned about, you can ask your clinician for a numbing agent such as a topical anesthetic before they begin.
Because of the small amount of Botox® that is injected, you will most likely encounter a few minimal side effects that will subside within a matter of days, including:
- Mild to moderate headaches
- Bruising, swelling and redness on or near the injection site
- Temporary droopiness in the face
However, there is always a slight possibility of complications occurring, and it’s essential to look out for these in the initial days after your appointment. Some of these include:
- Blurred vision
- Infection or pain on the injection site
- Low blood pressure or fainting
- Trouble breathing
If you do experience any of these or other side effects, it’s crucial to get in contact with the clinic and, if symptoms persist, seek immediate medical attention from your closest A&E. Your practitioner will provide you with a comprehensive aftercare guide, so you can use this as a reference for any concerns you may have about the recovery process.
Ultimately, this treatment of Botox® for the neck is a highly effective alternative to surgery, so it could be an excellent option for you if you’re keen to eliminate creases, folds and wrinkles.
At Acquisition Aesthetics, we offer the Nefertiti Neck Lift to our model patients at our injectables training sessions. All of our delegates are medical professionals, and our faculty of supervisors are expert aestheticians who will always be present to oversee each treatment.
For more information on this popular procedure and how to book, give us a call on 0203 514 8757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.