The 8 Point Facelift: Everything You Need To know
The 8 Point Facelift is one of the most groundbreaking techniques in non-surgical facelift procedures, but what makes it so effective? In this blog post, we answer all of your questions about its success rate, the process and the results so you can see for yourself just how transformative it really is.
It’s no secret that as you age, your skin loses elasticity and firmness. This is thanks to the reduced production of collagen, the protein responsible for the structure of your skin. With less collagen to support your skin, it can begin to sag, wrinkle and settle in ways that are less flattering.
Dermal fillers work by replacing the lost collagen with a long-lasting alternative. At Elite Aesthetics, we use high-grade dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid – even though the word acid sounds scary, hyaluronic acid is actually naturally occurring in your body and plays a key role in keeping your skin, joints and eyes hydrated!
Fun fact – did you know that a gram of hyaluronic acid can bind up to six litres of water? So, how can this wonder-substance make you look 10 years younger?
What Is The 8 Point Facelift?
In basic terms, the 8 Point Facelift, also called the liquid facelift, is a technique that uses the least amount of dermal filler necessary to rejuvenate and refresh your face. By using dermal fillers strategically in 8 areas, the overall look is more natural – leaving you with a youthful glow without looking ‘overdone’.
The process was developed by Brazilian Plastic Surgeon Mauricio de Maio and has been celebrated as one of the most advanced non-surgical approaches to anti-ageing. Dr de Maio identified 8 areas of the face that, when treated, work in harmony to produce a subtle, natural profile.
What Are The 8 Points In The 8 Point Facelift?
Each position plays an important role in leaving your skin looking refreshed, plumper and more youthful. The 8 point facelift areas include;
Cheekbones & Cheeks
Dermal filler helps to restore definition to your cheekbones, giving structure and support to your mid and lower face. Separate injections are carried out on the cheeks themselves. By adding volume to your cheeks, you get that peachy, youthful look. Cheeks are the most fleshy part of your face, so when your skin begins to sag, it’s this area that can have a significant effect on your appearance.
Under eye/Tear Trough
The delicate skin of the under eye area can become sunken and shadowed from as early as your teens. Dermal fillers will smooth the area, reducing dark circles and lines making you look more alert and awake.
The nasolabial fold is the deep crease that runs from the nose towards the corners of the mouth. As you age, the loss of fat in this area causes the crease to deepen, giving your face an older look. Dermal filler in this area helps to create a softer profile with a more even surface.
As the support at the corners of your mouth begins to deplete, vertical lines can form from the corner of your lips down towards your chin. These lines, known as Marionette lines, can make you look much older and even change your resting expression to appear sad or displeased. Filler here can restore your smile and give the lower zone of your face better balance.
The ageing process can affect the definition of your jawline, as the skin droops, your jawline softens. Dermal fillers help to angle the jaw, so your overall face shape is rejuvenated.
What Can You Expect From Your Treatment?
One of the most incredible aspects of the 8 Point Facelift is that it can be done in under 60 minutes. That’s right, a total facial transformation in your lunch hour!
The 8 Point Facelift is incredibly customisable, allowing you to focus on your most problematic areas. During your initial consultation, you will be able to discuss your desired outcome and we will work to ensure that you love your new look. We will examine your face while resting and moving to make the best assessment for treatment.
The actual treatment begins with the application of a topical anaesthetic to reduce the sensation of the injections. Some patients report feeling a little pressure from the injections, but it’s not a painful process.
Dr Shirin is highly experienced in administering injections following her career as an advanced aesthetic Doctor. We use a variety of techniques to make sure that the injections themselves are comfortable and leave very little bruising or swelling.
There is minimal downtime following the 8 Point Facelift, and the results can be seen immediately. You should avoid alcohol, direct sunlight and sunbeds for at least 24 hours after.
How Long Does The 8 Point Facelift Last?
The effects of the 8 Point Facelift can vary from person to person, but we expect to see the results last between 9 and 18 months.
Dermal fillers help to stimulate natural collagen production, so there are fantastic long-term benefits, too.
So, Is The 8 Point Facelift Right For You?
The 8 Point Facelift takes a whole face approach, rather than treating a single area. By treating the whole face, you are left with a natural look instead of a single focussed area. The 8 Point Facelift is ideal if you have more than one area of concern and would like a significant transformation.
Where Are We?
We’re ready to hear from you if you’d like more information about the 8 Point Facelift, or any of the other treatments we offer. You can get in touch via the website or by calling 01322 381205 to ask any questions or to arrange a consultation at our beautiful cosmetic clinic in Greenhithe, Kent.
We are just 10 minutes away from Dartford and Gravesend stations, just 15 minutes from Maidstone and only 20 minutes from London.