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 (also known as the liquid facelift, due to its effect) is a technique 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 annually since then. Each year the technique has been further developed, most recently culminating in his Expression Masterclass in London in March 2018.

Having used the 8-point lift volumisation procedure extensively over the last 5-6 years, I can wholeheartedly vouch for its efficacy.

The technique involves the injection of dermal fillers (from the Juvederm Vycross range of products) at specific sites, as shown in the image below.  I should add that this image is an over-simplification – many patients have more sites treated. Indeed, 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. This approach subtly reshapes and redefines, for a refreshed look.


The Juvederm Vycross range is made by Allergan, market leaders in the field of dermal fillers. It represents the next stage in the development of dermal fillers, with improved cross linkage of molecules leading to products that last for longer (over a year). These fillers are also smoother and integrate with the tissues really well so that they look and feel more natural. They are also associated with less bruising and less swelling.

The results of a non-surgical face lift really can be quite stunning. Most importantly, the effects look totally natural as the treatment very much addresses the changes which occur with age, lifting in the right areas rather than over-inflating nose to mouth lines (therefore avoiding the tell-tale pillow face look). 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. No wonder the incidence of plastic surgery is declining!

Cost of this procedure depends on number of syringes used. Each 1ml syringe of Juvederm Vycross costs £350. To treat all 8 points of the non-surgical face lift typically requires 2 different syringes (each of 1ml) and therefore costs £700. Whilst this may be sufficient for younger patients with early ageing, older patients are likely to require additional volumisation one month later to enhance the results (thus another £700).

If you would like more information on dermal fillers please see our frequently asked questions. If you would like to discuss facial volumisation in more detail, please complete the form below to arrange your free initial consultation.

Patient experience

Although we have a dedicated page for general client testimonials, below you will see comments from patients specific to the eight point lift. Click on the extract to see the comments in full.

“Everything looks firmer and healthier” – Jill, Hale, October 2018

The 8 Point Facelift is a fantastic treatment, especially in Dr Norman’s hands. It’s subtle and undetectable yet makes everything about my face look firmer, fresher and healthier. I’d always vowed to stay away from fillers and injectables as I dislike that frozen, pillow face look. Now I realise it’s all about who administers the treatments and their level of skill and artistry in creating an entirely natural look. Dr Sarah is brilliant, a medical doctor and supremely cautious which makes me feel very safe and confident. She knows how to adapt the treatment to my face so I look the same but better, more relaxed and, yes, younger. Not even my husband knows I’ve had it done. People just tell me how well I look. I used to be depressed about my ageing face. Now I have a new confidence and feel like I have some control over the way I age. I’m extremely glad I found Dr Norman and her wonderful team.

“My second eight point facelift” – Christine, Sale, June 2018

This is my second visit to the practice for the 8 Point Face Lift and botox and I am very pleased to have come to Bright New Me ! Dr Norman’s approach is very professional, informative and intelligent and her approach is to make you look natural and enhanced rather than fixed and overdone and as a woman approaching her mid 50s that is what I want. I am also reassured that Sarah is a qualified doctor and understands the face and the filler procedure very well.

“Very pleased with my eight point lift” – Research scientist, Sale, Aug 2017

I’m very pleased with my treatment at BrightNewMe and with the recent eight point face lift in particular. My face looks subtly plumped and younger especially around my nose and jaw. No one has guessed what I have had, but many people are telling me I look great!

“Brilliant at what she does” – Pat Jackson, Sale, April 2017

Dr Sarah Norman is amazing. I had 8 point face lift and some botox at 8am today. I didn’t sleep the night before I was having so may worries about the needles, I nearly cancelled. Thank goodness I didn’t, the dreaded pain was just very minor pin pricks and the results just 12hrs later are fantastic. Sarah is so calming, professional and brilliant at what she does I can’t wait for my thread veins to be treated in a few weeks.

“I’m a happier, younger looking me” – Retired, Brooklands, Nov 2015“

Fast approaching 70, I wondered if I could do anything about my increasingly tired and lined looks – or was I too old to even give it a try? The Bright New Me adverts sounded just what I needed – a natural and subtle improvement. I nervously made an appointment, but Sarah’s reassuring and unhurried calm, along with her superb up to date medical knowledge left me quite sure her treatment was for me. Only 2 treatments later,her subtle use of fillers has given me not just a facial lift, but lifted my spirits too! Yes I’m still me, someone’s granny, but a happier, younger looking version, Thank you Sarah.

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