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8-point face lift


What is the 8-point face lift?

The 8 Point Facelift treatment was created by the world-renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon, Dr. Mauricio de Maio. By restoring lost volume to your face in 8 key areas, you can achieve a lift to your face, tightening sagging skin and reducing wrinkles without having to go under the knife!

How does dermal filler (Juvederm) help?

With ageing, the face loses volume which creates sagging, folds, lines and wrinkles, usually not just confined to one particular area of your face, but to several (such as the jowls, bags under the eyes, cheeks, corners of the mouth, etc.). Not only does this leave you looking older, but it can also make you look sad, tired or grumpy all the time.

The 8 Point Lift is an advanced dermal filler technique that targets 8 key facial areas in order to restore volume, enhance and contour your natural features, and lift, smooth and tighten your face — while aiming to minimising the amount of filler required to be injected (making it more cost effective). This also helps to minimise the "puffy face" effect sometimes seen in celebrities who have had too much facial filler!

The 8 Point Lift aims to provide a more complete facial rejuvenation experience than treatments which only focus on one or two areas of your face. By targeting multiple key areas, the 8 Point Lift helps to maximise the face lifting, supportive, and contouring effects that dermal fillers offer.

Cheekbones can appear more defined, dark circles under the eyes reduced, folds that run from the nose to mouth flattened, and downturned corners of mouth restored back to their natural smiley position.
Facial asymmetry can also be corrected using this technique, restoring a balanced and attractive symmetry to your face.

Areas that the 8 Point Lift treatment targets include:

  • Cheek bones — to define, enhance and lift your cheekbones, which also helps pull up, tighten and support the mid and lower face.
  • Dark circles under the eye/tear troughs — the 8 Point Lift can help to fill the hollowing under the eyes. For more significant hollowing, specific tear trough filler treatment may be required.
  • Nasolabial folds &mash; these are the nose to mouth lines that can become deeper and more prominent with age.
  • Marionette lines/mouth corners — the 8 point lift aims to turns a sad mouth upside down! Ageing can cause the corners of the mouth to turn down. Dermal filler and the 8 point lift helps to reverse a "downward frown."
  • Pre-jowl area — these are the saggy jowl folds between the chin and jawline. Targeting these with the 8 point lift helps to re-contour and tighten your jawline.
  • Jawline — enhancement of the jawline angle with the 8 point lift helps to reduce jowls and create a sharper jawline by creating a subtle lift.
  • Mid-face/cheeks — ageing causes hollowing and a subsequent gaunt appearance when volume is lost from the mid-face and cheeks. Dermal filler from the 8 point lift replenishes this lost volume, tightening the skin and providing a lift to the rest of your face.

Not all 8 points need injecting on everyone. During your consultation with Doctor Alex, a bespoke treatment tailored to your unique facial features will be devised, in order to achieve the best possible results.

The 8 Point Lift can be combined with Botox, which helps to reduce muscle contraction and therefore wrinkles.

When will I see the effects?

Rejuvenation results from the non-surgical 8 Point Lift are seen instantly! There may be a slightly "fuller" appearance immediately after injection of the filler due to natural swelling, which resolves after a few days.

How long does the 8 Point Facelift treatment last for?

Filler to lift the entire face region can last 12 to 18 months. The dermal filler Doctor Alex uses (Juvederm) is a non-permanent treatment, and can also be reversed/dissolved if needed.

Is it painful?

No. You may feel a pinprick sensation as the skin around various specially chosen points on your face is injected. Doctor Alex can apply special numbing cream beforehand if you are worried about this. An advanced micro-cannula technique can also be used to help minimise any discomfort.

How long is recovery time?

More or less immediate recovery — it can be performed in your lunch break! As a needle is used to inject dermal filler into several points on your face, there is a chance you may get a small amount of bleeding/bruising, which usually resolves after a few days. Doctor Alex can also use special micro-cannulas to inject the filler, which can also reduce the risk of bruising.

Where are your cosmetic clinics?

Doctor Alex has anti-ageing non-surgical cosmetic clinics in both Manchester City Centre and Sheffield. Visit the Locations page for more details.

How much does the 8 point facelift cost?

Prices start from £695 (special offer, reduced from £995). Every treatment and 8 point lift is tailored towards your unique face, therefore exact pricing will be discussed at the consultation after a full assessment. Please see the price list for full list of treatments.

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