The loss of volume in our faces, particularly in the areas of the cheeks and jowls, is one of the most obvious signs that we are becoming older.
This loss of volume can lead to sagging of the skin… which leads to the development of lines. Nasolabial lines, which are lines that run from the nose to the corner of the mouth. And marionette lines, which are lines that run from the corner of the mouth down to the chin.
Getting rid of these things used to require surgery, such as a facelift. But that’s not necessarily the case anymore.
Non-surgical procedures are now viable alternatives to surgical facelifts. This is thanks to exciting advancements in dermal filler products and associated techniques.
One of these non-surgical procedures is the dermal filler. And one of the procedures that fall under dermal fillers is referred to as an 8-point liquid facelift.
Below you’ll find an overview of the 9-point facelift. This will help you decide whether it might be a good option for you or not.
8-Point Liquid Facelift
The eight-point lift was developed by Brazilian plastic surgeon Mauricio de Maio, considered the pioneer of injection strategy worldwide.
This technique uses dermal fillers and also goes by the name “liquid facelift”.
Without the need for cosmetic surgery, the Revised 8-Point FaceLift has been lauded as the perfect solution for the problem of volume loss in the face.
This is accomplished by injecting a dermal filler called Restylane into strategic points of the face. The end result is a beautiful, rejuvenated, and naturally lifted appearance.
The 8-Point Liquid Facelift Process
The process will begin with a consultation during which the healthcare professionals will comprehensively examine the patient’s face. After that, they spend time with the patient, learning about their appearance goals and explaining the procedure in detail. This helps the patient decide for themselves whether or not it will meet their needs.
After the patient has reached a decision and wants to move forward with the liquid facelift, the healthcare professional will create an individualized treatment plan for the patient.
A series of injections will be strategically placed in various areas of the patient’s face. The expert injector will choose the dermal fillers that are the best solutions for the patient before administering the injections.
The treatment usually lasts less than an hour, and patients report very little discomfort throughout the process.
The dermal fillers that are used during the procedure create some immediate improvements. Still, the patient will continue to see enhancements to their appearance as the filler stimulates the production of collagen and other natural compounds that rejuvenate their skin. This leads to further smoothing out of the lines and adds youthful volume.
What Is Recovery Like?
Once the procedure is over, the doctor may ask the patient to wait in the office for a short while. After that, they will be free to go and can go about the rest of their day as normal.
Some redness or swelling is possible following the procedure. But these symptoms should go away quickly.
Depending on the type of filler used and how fast your body metabolizes the product, procedures with fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years.
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