The Eight Point Face Lift, at BrightNewMe
One of the biggest signs of ageing in our faces is loss of volume, especially around the cheek and jowl areas. This loss of volume can lead to sagging of the skin, accelerating the development of the nasolabial lines (the lines from the nose to the corner of the mouth), and the marionette lines (the lines from the corners of the mouth towards the chin). For many, surgical facelifts were once the preferred treatment to counter this effect, but such has been the advancement of dermal filler products and associated techniques that non-surgical procedures are now seen as viable alternatives.
The eight-point lift (pictured below), also known as the liquid facelift, is a technique using dermal fillers developed by Brazilian plastic surgeon Mauricio de Maio who is the innovator of injection strategy around the world. I was trained in the technique myself at a Masterclass led by Mauricio in 2013. I am lucky enough to be amongst an elite group of practitioners who have been invited back to learn directly from Mauricio every year since then, most recently in London for 2 days in February 2019.
The MD Codes (below) are the more advanced development of the 8-point lift. The technique of using these codes involves careful planning, after listening to a patient’s concerns and analysing the face, both at rest and on expression. This is followed by the injection of dermal fillers (from Allergan’s Juvederm Vycross range of products) at specific sites, as shown in the images below.
In essence the 8-point lift is an over-simplification of the full face MD Codes. This is very much a bespoke treatment, such that both the precise sites (as well as the number of sites treated) will vary with each patient, depending on bone structure and age-related changes. Many patients tell me they want to look less tired, for example, or perhaps less saggy, less angry, less sad, or just a bit lifted. The MD Codes will address your particular concerns. It results in a re-defined, a refreshed look.
Dermal fillers should no longer lead to a tell-tale pillow face look. With the MD codes there is lifting in the right areas, replacing lost volume, rather than over-inflating and filling out lines. Furthermore, in the unlikely event that a patient did not like the result, the fillers can be dissolved with an injection and the effects reverted- something which cannot be said for surgical procedures, nor for some other types of dermal fillers.
The cost of this procedure depends on number of syringes used. To treat all original 8 points of the lift (or more than one area of the face) typically requires 2 different types of 1ml syringes and costs £650.
Treatment undertaken in one session:
1 syringe – 1ml – £350
2 syringes – 2mls – £650
3 syringes – 3mls – £900
4 syringes – 4mls – £1,150
Further volumisation one month later may be required, depending on your goals and outcomes, which is again chargeable at the same rate as above.
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