8 Point Facelift
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.
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 strategic placement 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.