How are the 8-point face lift and Dermal fillers different?
The 8-point face lift is a sophisticated way of using dermal fillers to lift, sculpt and improve tone and hydration to the face.
The 8 points refer to specific injections sites on the face which help to define the overall facial structure.
Many people think of dermal fillers as injections to a specific area to tackle a specific problem, such as the nasolabial (nose-to-mouth) lines, the peri-oral area and lips, or the marionette lines.
The 8-point lift utilises a global approach to these specific problem sites in order to achieve results that are more natural looking, while providing lift and improving tone to the facial tissues.
What are the 8 points?
1&2: Cheek bone/structure: Enhancing the cheek bones often helps to lift the nasolabial folds and reduce sagginess in the marionette area, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Accentuating the cheekbones also results in a more feminine look.
3: Lid-cheek junction: Rejuvenating tired hollows under the eyes leads to a more awake, alert and youthful look.
4: Nasolabial fold: Smoothing out the lines in the nose-to-mouth area results in a more youthful appearance.
5: Mouth corners: Downturned lip corners make a person look sad or angry. Lifting those areas subtly can improve a person’s appearance and counteract the sad/angry look.
6. Prejowl area: The 8 Point Lift can help to reduce sagginess of the jowls caused by loss of volume in the jaw, cheek and chin area.
7. Jawline: A subtle lift to the jawline results in a firmer more defined appearance of the chin and jaw area.
8. Lower cheeks: Hollow cheeks give rise to an aged and gaunt appearance, and negatively impact on the rest of the face. Restoring volume in this area has a dramatic effect in lifting the whole face, adding to the appearance of youthfulness.
How long will the effects last?
Results do vary depending on the individual and the area of the face being treated. We expect the results to last 12-18 months and up to 2 years before the fillers have completely dissipated.
Is it a painful procedure?
The procedure itself is not painful. There is mild discomfort due to insertion of tiny needles into the skin. The fillers contain local anaesthetic which has the effect of numbing the skin as the procedure progresses.
Is there anything to avoid after the procedure?
We advise patients not to engage in heavy exercise, going into a spa, sauna or jacuzzi, or to drink alcohol for the first 24 hours following filler treatments.