With ageing, our face begin to lose collagen, elastin and subcutaneous fat, and progressive changes are noticed in the form of sagging facial features and loss of volume which over time lead to the formation of lines, wrinkles and folds. The loss of volume also results in areas of flatness and seemingly sunken areas that contribute to an overall tired and aged look.
However, we don’t age in only one part of our face, so the traditional methods of using dermal fillers in only one area will never entirely produce the ideal cosmetic rejuvenation results that women and men really need as they age.
Ideal cosmetic anti-ageing treatments seek to address the face as a whole, employing the balance and symmetry of its individual parts to produce an overall natural and youthful appearance. They can be considered to be a more holistic approach to facial rejuvenation.
The 8-Point Facelift is such a total treatment solution considering the face as a whole and how it ages rather than simply looking at an individual part of it and trying to hunt down lines. It has been determined that the first signs of ageing are typically seen in eight key areas situated beneath the eyes, within the cheeks, around the jaw and within the folds of the nose and lips. Dermal fillers are used to restore volume in these key areas. They contain Hyaluronic Acid which is a naturally occurring component in the skin, attracting and retaining water to provide hydration, structure and volume.
The following are the 8 key areas of the face where aging occurs :
1 & 2. Cheek structure – The youthful volume and definition in cheeks are progressively lost over time.
3. Tear troughs – Over time, loss of volume in the tear trough area leads to formation of a hollow depression, producing a tired appearance.
4. Nasolabial folds – These lines that run from the corner of our nose to our mouth, gradually deepen as we lose the soft issue volume in our face
5. Mouth frown – Over time the corners of our lips begin to turn down and become more pronounced.
6. Pre-jowl area – Downward movement of soft tissue volume on the face due to loss of collagen and elastin leads to slowly appearance of Jowls, hence giving the face a heavy look.
7. Jawline – The jawline is a smooth line extending from our jaw to our chin which over time loses its definition.
8. Cheek volume – As we age, loss of volume in the mid-face area can make our cheeks look hollow.
The only method previously available to address the above concerns used to be a surgical face lift. However, recent advances involving the use of high quality dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, to restore facial volume using advanced precision techniques facilitate a more comprehensive overall rejuvenation. This procedure is the non-surgical 8 Point Facelift, also reffered to as the 8 Point Approach or Liquid Face Lift.
The 8 Point Face Lift offers a more complete anti-ageing solution compared to individual dermal filler treatments. In the 8 Point Face lift the eight distinct areas of facial ageing are identified and treated, thereby enhancing the natural beauty of the facial features where the skin’s underlying youthful soft tissue has been lost. Replacing the lost volume from these 8 locations facilitates the creation of a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
The 8 Point Facelift procedure, including consultation time, takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes. The consultation is very thorough and includes a full examination of the face, including a detailed discussion of the areas of concern and preparation for the treatment.
As with all injectable filler procedures, a little discomfort is inevitable, however a topical anaesthetic will be applied so as to keep this to the absolute minimum.
Following the procedure there is minimal to no recovery or downtime. The methods employed by Mr Rezai also result in very little or no bruising. The majority of patients can return to work and leisure activities the following day. Any minor bruising can be camouflaged with makeup.
For the first 24 hours following the treatment, strenuous exercise, excessive sun and heat exposure should be avoided. So as to minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching around the treated areas, the consumption of alcoholic drinks should similarly be avoided.
How long will the results of your 8 Point Face Lift last?
An immediate improvement will typically be seen, however the full benefits will only become visible after 1 to 2 weeks. The results typically continue their improvement over a period of 2 to 3 months as the filler gradually settles. The result can be expected to last from between 9 to 18 months. However this can vary significantly from one patient to another.
Combination of treatments
To further enhance the rejuvenating effect of the 8 Point Facelift and to maintain and prolong its results, the procedure can safely and effectively be combined with Line & Wrinkle Smoothing and PRP Skin Rejuvenation (Vampire Face Lift).
All your options will be discussed during your consultation.