Botox® or other neuromodulators injected along the jawline can relax the muscles that create a downward pull on the jawline, creating a more pronounced definition of the jaw. This procedure is commonly referred to as the “Nefertiti Lift”, named after the Egyptian queen universally recognized as an icon of beauty due to her elegant neck and defined jawline.
A small needle is used to inject Botox® into the muscles along the lower face, jaw, and neck. This causes the muscles that pull the face downwards to relax. The result is a natural lift and a tighter, sculpted jawline.
Additionally, Botox® can soften thick, vertical platysmal bands in the neck, creating a smoother appearance. Often, these procedures are an effective, minimally-invasive alternative to surgical procedures. The effects of the injections can take up to two weeks for maximum results and most patients repeat the procedure every 3-4 months. There is very little recovery involved, and side effects such as bruising or tenderness along the injection site tend to be very mild.
Botox® for jawline contouring, often used in combination with other rejuvenation techniques such as strategically placed dermal fillers and non-invasive skin tightening, can soften the aging process of the lower face and preserve a natural, youthful appearance.