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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.

Awards

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Bronze

Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Brands We Use

aqualyx
botox
cellenis
Clinisept+
coolsculpting
exuviance
gardasil
Heliocare
intravita
Jane Iredale
juvederm
Kenalog
LED Mask
lumigan
Microneedling Pen
neostrata
Nouveau Lashes
obagi
Intravita PDO Threads
profhilo
profhilo
prolon
pronokal
radiesse
rrs
silhouette soft
skin tech
skinade
specialist pharmacy
teosyal
thermavein
Venus Concept
visia
Viviscal Professional