All you ever wish for in a jawline
Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the chief consort of the Egyptian pharaoh from the years 1370 – 1330 BC. This was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. Nefertiti was known by many names, one being ‘Lady of all Women’, and she was made famous by her bust, that is on display in a Berlin Museum. This bust is one of the most copied works of Ancient Egypt, notable for exemplifying †he understanding Ancient Egyptians had regarding realistic facial proportions.
This bust is one of the most copied works of Ancient Egypt, notable for exemplifying †he understanding Ancient Egyptians has regarding realistic facial proportions.
- Treatment carried out by clinicians with dental training who know the jaw best.
- Non invasive elimination of sagging jowls.
- Non surgical tightening of neck tissue.
- Reverse the ‘square faced’ aged look.
- Aim to achieve ideal feminine proportions.
*Individual results may vary
Facelab uses the facial characteristics seen in Nefertiti’s bust as a guide to what we want to achieve in ideal feminine facial rejuvenation. A tapered triangular appearance of the face from the temple region downwards thru the jaws to the chin. With age, muscle growth and development, skeletal changes as well as racial influences the properties of Nefertiti’ face seem to disappear in most woman.
The main muscles in the lower half of the face that influence face shape and jawline are the masseter and platysma muscles. The masseter is the main ‘chewing’ / ‘grinding’ muscle and the platysma is the neck muscle that rises from the collar bone and chest bone intimately entertwining with the masseter. The downward pull of the platysma (neck) in combination with a large masseter give a person the appearance of having jowls and a squarish face. This is typically seen in Asian populations.
The Nefertiti Lift refers to a treatment often described as a ‘non-surgical lower face lift’ by targeting both the masseter and platysma muscles. Using the same type of muscle relaxant people have administered to eliminate their skin wrinkles, careful and precise application to these 2 muscles can reduce the size and ability of these muscles to contract. As a consequence, the face slims down in the cheek and jowl regions and the neck becomes smoother with the loss of horizontal ‘neckless lines’.
At Facelab, our dental background provides us with additional knowledge when it comes to the workings of masticatory (chewing) and facial muscles. We understand ideal face proportions and how all the muscles in the head work in conjunction with each other as well as the skeletal changes that take with aging. To achieve the best possible results with a Nefertiti Lift, we combine the treatment of the masseter and platysma with other muscles to help further improve treatment outcomes. We treat muscles within the jawline to help raise the corners of the lips (that have become downturned) and improve the skin texture of the chin. Fillers are also often used in the jawline and chin region to further improve the overall shape of the face.
The Nefertiti Lift has become very popular in Asian countries (especially South Korea) where jowl reduction and a more triangular shaped face has become desirable.
The Nefertiti Lift can last up to six months and beyond, however the entire treatment does not have to be repeated and the duration of effect increases with repeated treatments.