Dr. Halaas, a double board-certified NYC plastic surgeon and leading cosmetics expert, offers Nefertiti lifts that provide visible, long-lasting results.
How is a Nefertiti lift performed?
Unlike a traditional neck lift or chin lift, the Nefertiti lift is a non-surgical procedure that does not require a general anesthetic, incisions, sutures, or a long recovery period. The procedure is performed by utilizing some of the safest and best-known injectables in cosmetic surgery – BOTOX® and dermal fillers. Dr. Yael Halaas begins the treatment by injecting BOTOX® into the platysma muscles, which are the muscles on either side of the neck that pull down the corners of the jawline each time they contract.
Once the BOTOX® begins working, the muscles under the jaw will relax, allowing the upward-pulling facial muscles to lift up the cheeks once again. This lifting effect reduces the appearance of skin drooping below the jawline and can minimize the appearance of folds and lines on the upper neck, contributing to a more youthful, contoured jawline.
The next step in the treatment is the injection of a dermal filler. There are a number of dermal fillers available on the market today, including Radiesse, Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane. Dr. Halaas will choose the most appropriate filler based on the patient’s unique needs. dermal filler is injected along the jawline to increase volume beneath the skin and correct the sagging, uneven appearance that can occur with age.