The 8 Point Approach was created by world famous Brazilian Plastic Surgeon Mauricio de Maio who is expert, author and international speaker in cosmetic treatments.
It involves the restoring of facial volume by placing dermal filler in 8 strategic areas, giving maximal lift. The results are immediate, with minimal discomfort or downtime.
1 & 2: Cheek bone/structure: Replacing small amounts of volume in these areas, enhances the cheek bones and helps to lift the nasolabial folds
3: Tear trough/midface: Placing dermal filler at this point, reduces the appearance of tired hollows under the eyes.
4: Nasolabial fold adjacent to nose: as we age this area deepens and adding volume here can help give a more youthful appearance.
5: Marionette Lines (Mouth corners): The down turning of the mouth with age gives a ‘mouth frown’ that can make us look sad. Dermal filler support at this point lifts the face, and creates a happier look!
6. Pre-jowl area: Volume loss in the jaw, cheek and chin area can all contribute to jowl formation Replacing volume in this area, improves the jowls creating a smooth more youthful jawline.
7. Jawline: As we age, the lower face starts to fall forward contributing to jowls and sagging. Support with dermal filler at the angle of the jaw can help lift these areas.
8. Lower cheek volume/buccal area: Hollowing of the lower cheek area can contribute to facial folds and can make us look gaunt. Treating this area with filler can help with improve the natural curve and structure and lift of the cheek.
If you are over the age of 35, especially if you have started to notice your face drooping or sagging, it is likely that you will be a good candidate for this technique. If you have more severe laxity, a good result is still possible, but more filler and possibly some different techniques may be required for best results.
The 8 Point Lift uses strategic amounts of dermal filler in several areas to achieve maximal lifting effects Prices depend on how much filler is needed.
For early laxity, expect to use 2-3 syringes, while more significant sagging could mean 4-6 syringes are needed to achieve ideal results. The cost varies depending on the amount and type of filler used. This is discussed with you at the initial planning consultation. We offer a savings scheme to help spread the cost of treatment. You can also choose to build the treatment up over 2 separate visits if several syringes are required.
Results are visible immediately. There may be some swelling which may last a few days and the final result is usually apparent at 2-4 weeks later.
Results can last on average about 12-15 months, however supplemental ‘touch up’ treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look.
Any discomfort is usually minimal and brief. We use numbing cream and an ice-pack during treatment. The dermal fillers that we use contains numbing local anaesthetic, which makes the procedure much easier. In certain places we use cannulas, which are a special type of needle designed to reduce discomfort and bruising.
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