Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to shape the neck to improve the appearance of the neck by correcting neck lines and banks. Anti-wrinkle injections injected into various points in the jaw line and neck effectively softens these lines and can help reduce some of the pull on the lower face by creating a slight lift.
How can I reduce my jowls or drooping mouth corners non surgically?
Jowl formation is due to the descent of the cheeks below the jawline. This disrupts the jawline. To correct this, a facelift can be performed to lift the cheeks back to their original position and straighten the jawline. However, for those who are not willing to undergo surgery, there are a number of non-surgical options.
Dermal fillers – can be injected into the areas around the jowls (but not into the jowls) to hide their appearance by blending the jowls into the adjacent areas including cheek augmentation. This disguises the jowls and straightens the jawline, providing a non-surgical jowl reduction. Also, by supporting the mouth corners with dermal fillers, similar to the 8 point medical face lift.
it is possible to turn the mouth corners back to a more neutral or
upgoing direction. Various dermal fillers can be used for the above purposes.
Anti-wrinkle injections – can help to turn the mouth corners up by relaxing the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth downwards
The Nefertiti lift
The Nefertiti lift is essentially a lower face lift using anti-wrinkle injections that defines the jaw line. Our faces change with time from a triangle (high cheek bones and defined jaw line) to a square with a heavy jaw line and double chin. As we age, jowls start to appear and the jaw line does not remain a smooth line anymore; the lower face tends to sag and can look heavy. The skin on our necks can also age and wrinkle due to sun exposure (our neck are usually the least covered part of our bodies).
How does it work?
We can treat the lower face with anti-wrinkle injections to relax the muscles that pull the lower face downwards. This treatment is known as the ‘Nefertiti lift’. It is a popular treatment for patients in their 40s, 50s and 60s and for those who would like a subtle lower face lift without surgery.
Results will vary from patient to patient and do not reflect the outcome of your surgery; nor does Dr Wadhera guarantee specific results.
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Dr Wadhera (M.B.B.S) has practiced medicine for over 40 years in Sydney. He is trained as a General Practitioner and in Cosmetic Medicine, specialising in aesthetic medicine and skin care surgery. Dr Wadhera is renowned for his quality of results and workmanship, as well as developing trusted relationship with clients. Dr Wadhera specialises in advanced techniques, complex cases and correctional work.