An acute and juvenile neck contour is considered a foremost component in facial rejuvenation. Aging of the neck is mostly attributable to the result of skin laxity, accumulation of fat, platysma ptosis, laxity, and redundancy. In some cases Botox may be injected to produce a lifted appearance of the neck, often termed the Nefertiti lift.
Nefertiti has been the inspiration for women wanting a swan-like, youthful neck. The muscle targerted for a neck lift is the platysma which is a fan shaped muscle extending from the chest up the neck to the jaw.
Several units of Botox are injected into the platysma on the left and right side. This results in an unopposed action and a lifted appearance of the neck. The procedure takes 10-15 minutes and is relatively painless.
Young or Older Patients are suitable of both genders, though it is most often requested by females. A thorough assessment is undertaken to ascertain the aetiology and suitability for treatment.
Botox is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified natural protein chemically derived from bacteria that can be injected to cause muscular relaxation of the platysma and a consequential lift and reduction of necklace lines. It has been used for many decades and its popularity for cosmetic interventions makes Botox the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the world. Botox blocks the signals to specific muscles at the point of injection. Q: How do I go about getting a Nefertiti lift with Botox? You are encouraged to book in a thorough consultation with Dr Bharat Patel. He will undergo a full analysis, followed by a detailed treatment plan. Various options may be available and they will be discussed with you at your consultation. The treatment takes 10-15 minutes and is well-tolerated. Q: Will I see results immediately?
Botox takes from 3-14 days to take effect.
The cost of a Nefertiti lift with Botox is from £299 though a treatment plan will be with an exact quote.