As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen begins to break down. As a result our face can start to look like it is sagging and developing skin lines and folds at a faster pace, which in turn makes us look older and more tired. To counter-act this, many people have turned to a surgical face lift. However, using fillers, we can now create a similar, non-permanent effect using a treatment known as the Eight Point Lift.
What is the Eight Point Lift?
The Eight Point Lift, also known as the liquid face lift, is an alternative to the traditional surgical face lift. The treatment targets areas throughout the face to achieve an overall look of rejuvenation. Using dermal fillers, your doctor will target each point that will all contribute to an overall look of refreshment, essentially lifting the face.
What areas do we target?
The eight points that are targeting with an Eight Point Lift are as follows:
Points 1 & 2: The Cheek Bones
One of the main areas where we notice volume loss is the upper cheek area or the cheek bones. By introducing volume, we can lift these back up reducing the nasolabial folds at the same time.
Point 3: Tear troughs
Volume loss can make our undereye areas appear sunken. Filler can help reduce this, giving you a brighter fresher look.
Point 4: Nasolabial Folds
The Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines are folds that form from the nose to the corners of the mouth. These folds can be minimised by re-introducing the volume our skin has lost.
Point 5: The corners of the mouth
The corners of our mouth can also suffer from sagging as our skin ages, which can give us an angry or sad expression. Filler can provide structure to this area, helping you appear happier.
Point 6: The jowls
As our jawline loses volume, the skin around our lower face can sag causing the formation of jowls. Targeting these directly using filler, we can create a structured, and tighter neck and lower face.
Point 7: Jawline
Speaking of the jawline, the volume loss we experience here can make our face look less structured. It can also mean that our lower face loses its support, accelerating the formation of lines and skin sagging. Filler can work to re-introduce this jawline structure and definition.
Point 8: Lower cheek volume/buccal area
The hollowing of our lower cheeks can make us appear gaunt and contribute to the formation of wrinkles around the lower face. Again, filler can be used to provide structure to this area, re-introducing our face’s natural curve.
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