(Courtesy of Allergan)
With the recent hype and updates on facial rejuvenation using Juvederm fillers by Dr Mauricio De Maio, I thought it would be interesting to share about the 8-Point Lift for facial rejuvenation and lifting.
The 8-Point Lift is a technique that was pioneered and subsequently further refined by world famous plastic surgeon Dr Mauricio De Maio.
As we age, there are a few processes that occur in our face:
- Loss of volume
- Resorption of bone
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Descent of fat pads
Using fillers only, the 8-Point Lift targets specific areas in the face to Rejuvenate, Lift and Revolumize the face so as to re-create a more youthful appearance and turn back the ageing hands of time.
Through years of research, Dr De Maio managed to pin point certain areas (See pic above with the 8 Points) in the face that when treated, can provide optimal results and impact.
Why is it a liquid facelift?
This is because it is a NON-SURGICAL method to give the face a lift through the use of fillers.
What products are used in this 8-Point Lift?
The Juvederm range of fillers are used for this procedure.
What areas can be treated using this technique?
This is a holistic approach for a FULL FACE rejuvenation.
Areas that are targeted include:
- Cheek structure / cheek bones
- Eye bag / Tear trough
- Smile lines / Nasolabial folds
- Depressed corners of the mouth/ Marionette lines
- Cheek volume
When will I see the results?
The results are instant!
How long does it last for?
Results can last up to 18 mths!
Is it painful?
Numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure and the process is relatively comfortable.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are mainly limited to the sites of injection and include redness, swelling +/- bruising.
Personally, I have had good results with the 8-Point Lift and what I like about it is that it is specific, results are reproducible and it is systematic but yet flexible depending on the needs of each individual.
The other aspect that I like about it is that the results itself are very natural and gives an individual a renewed freshness and youthfulness about themselves. (It does not give an over-exaggerated look for those that are concerned 🙂
And so there you have it, the much talked about 8-Point Liquid Facelift!~
Stay tuned for more updates 🙂