A well defined jawline has been a sign of beauty since the time of the Egyptians. The Nefertiti lift is a procedure which creates a well toned, smooth, and lifted jawline was named after Queen Nefertiti, whose bone structure continues to be admired in modern times.
As we age, the effects of gravity, genetics, and the environment, cause our skin to slacken as we lose elasticity. Our bone structure becomes less visible as the taut contours of youth give way. The Nefertiti Lift redefines the elegant lines of the jaw and neck for a youthful, tighter, more contoured appearance, Botulinum Protein (Muscle Relaxing Injections) is injected along the lower jaw line to rebalance the underlying muscles and provide ‘lifting’ in the neck and jaw area.
A square jawline can be due to hypertrophied masseter muscle – the main muscle that is used for chewing. This is a muscle that is located at the angle of the jaw. Grinding builds this muscle and makes it stronger.
Teeth grinding or bruxism is a problem that is aggravated by stress. People that clench their teeth during the day or at night mostly do so without knowing that they are doing it. Those that only grind at night only know that they are doing it if they wake up with jaw soreness or if their dentist notices that they are wearing down their teeth. Bruxism results in headaches, earaches, facial pain, chipped teeth, chewed tissue on the inside of the mouth and a square jawline.
Muscle Relaxing Injections can be used to treat chronic teeth grinding. There is instant relief from jaw pain, tension and headaches, and a dramatic change in the way that the face looks. The square, severe appearance of the lower face softens into a more normal pleasing jaw line. This change occurs over two or three sessions of muscle relaxing cosmetic injections, as the masseter muscle shrinks. Treatment results last for about 4 months.