8 point lift
As we age we start to lose elasticity in our skin and as gravity takes its toll on the face, the skin gets drawn downwards making us look tired, less youthful and drained. Skin inevitably sags as we get older and this can have a dramatic effect not only on our looks, but on our self-esteem and general happiness.
At Illuminate Skin Clinics, near Maidstone in Kent, Dr Sophie Shotter specialises in a revolutionary, non-surgical, full face rejuvenation treatment which can combat the many signs of ageing that sagging, thin skin can cause. This treatment suits those that are over the age of 35-40 and is called the 8 Point Lift.
The 8 Point Lift is a specialised, volumising and lifting facial treatment which is also referred to as the “liquid facelift” due to the fact that the treatment utilises dermal fillers to enhance and lift the face for an overall rejuvenating and lifting effect. Unlike a surgical facelift, there is little or minimal downtime, no requirement for general anaesthetic and the treatment is far less invasive and dramatic a procedure. The 8 Point Lift targets key areas of the mid-face to lift, contour and revitalise the whole mid and lower-face areas. Very specific dermal fillers are used in this procedure and these combat the soft tissue loss associated with the ageing process, offering a more complete solution compared to individual dermal filler treatment.
There are 4 anatomical recommended sites to treat in each cheek along with 4 points lower in the face, according to the makers of the dermal filler used in the 8 Point Lift, Allergan. Voluma is a thicker version of the same material that is in Juvederm and is designed, specifically to treat volume loss in the cheek (mid-face) area. It can also be used to successfully treat other areas of the face including the chin, temples and along the jawline. Every face is made differently and treatment works best when it is customised for your face and individual needs and goals.
In consultation, Dr Sophie will explain how the treatment works in detail, assess your needs and design a tailor made course of treatment for you. It is important at this stage to discuss your medical history and any medication you are taking so that Dr Sophie has an informed and clear idea of your health and wellbeing. Once Dr Sophie and you are entirely satisfied that the 8 Point Lift is indeed the treatment for you, she will then proceed.
The 8 point lift takes between 20 and 30 minutes and is not painful as the dermal fillers used contain small amounts of Lidocaine, a local anaesthetic. Following your treatment, you will be advised on after-care and management and you’ll also be advised on when to return to the clinic for a review. You may require additional treatment a few weeks afterwards, as Dr Sophie prefers to use the “less is more” approach to give you a natural, youthful result
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.