SAGGING JOWLS AND NECK
As we age, the skin becomes less resilient and more vulnerable to gravity and slowly begins to sag. Gravity pulls on our lower face, leading to sagging jowls and hanging skin on the neck and lower face. Sun exposure, lifestyle and genetics also play a role.
Ageing changes in the lower face and neck can begin to occur from as early as the mid 30’s. Subtle changes appear with the development of early jowling (heavy or floppy lower cheeks at the side of the chin), or the appearance of early banding at the front of the neck (platysmal bands). By 40’s, these changes are very common and can progress to the point where the lower face/upper neck can appear heavy and the neck can become increasingly bandy and saggy. If left untreated this can progress to a “turkey neck”.
The neck and jawline are often neglected in favour of facial work. However, if the neck or jawline are saggy and loose. This can ‘give away’ the fact that treatment has been done elsewhere.
A Nefertiti Lift is one of the most popular treatments offered at MKSkin clinic. It is a simple and effective way to lift droopy jowls, soften the vertical (platysmal) neck bands to create a more youthful refreshed appearance, improving the jawline, smoothing out the neck and lessening the prominence of neck lines.
NEFERTITI NECK LIFT
‘Nefertiti’ means ‘a beautiful woman has arrived’ and, true to its name, this mini-lift counteracts lost elasticity and the effects of gravity to redefine the age-vulnerable neck and jawline.
The Nefertiti Lift is used to target various issues of the lower part of the face:
- reduces sagging jowls
- reduces vertical neck bands
- reduces horizontal neck lines
- creates a more pronounced definition of the jawline
A Nefertiti Lift is a non-invasive procedure, wherein series of botulinum toxin injections are carefully and precisely injected into the muscles in your neck (Platysmal bands) and along the lower jawline.
Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by a bacterium, which blocks the electrical impulses that make the facial muscles contract. Used as a cosmetic ingredient, it can be injected into your muscles to temporarily block signals from your nervous system that tell certain muscles to move. When your neck muscles are no longer pulling your features down, the muscles on the upper face can properly lift the skin, resulting in a more defined jawline.
Nefertiti neck lift can also be used as a preventative treatment for patients with early signs of drooping jowls. However, if you have more loose skin in your lower face then a combination treatment of Nefertiti neck lift and dermal fillers along the jawline and cheeks will be needed for better results.