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 the understanding Ancient Egyptians had of ideal and 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 observed 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 favourable elements of Nefertiti’s 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 intertwining with the masseter. The downward pull of the platysma (neck) in combination with a large masseter gives a person the appearance of having jowls and a squarish face. This is typically seen in some 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 skin wrinkles, careful and precise application to these 2 muscles can reduce the size of these muscles and their ability to contract. As a consequence, the face slims down in the cheek and jowl regions and the neck becomes smoother with loss of horizontal ‘neckless lines’.
At FACELAB, our clinicians with dental backgrounds provide additional knowledge when it comes to the workings of masticatory (chewing) and facial muscles.They 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 ageing. To achieve the best possible results with a Nefertiti Lift, a combination approach treating the masseter and platysma with other muscles helps to further improve treatment outcomes. Other muscles can be treated within the jawline to help raise the corners of the mouth so the lips (that have become downturned) look better and the skin texture of the chin can also be improved. Fillers are also 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.