Dermal Filler Treatment VS Surgical Facelift – Make an Informed Decision

Posted by Dr Theva in Anti-Aging, Blog, Dermal fillers Melbourne, Injectables.

As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and volume, causing our faces to sag and appear tired. While there are surgical facelift procedures that can address these concerns, not everyone wants to undergo invasive surgery with its potential risks, recovery time, and expense. Fortunately, non-surgical facelift options are available, such as the 8-Point Dermal Filler Facelift.

This innovative technique uses dermal fillers strategically placed in eight key areas of the face to restore volume, lift sagging skin, and enhance the face’s natural contours. In this blog, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the 8 Point Dermal Filler Facelift, from what it is and how it works to its benefits and potential risks. If you’re considering this non-surgical facelift option, keep reading to learn more!

8 Point Dermal Filler Facelift

Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr. Mauricio de Maio first developed the 8-Point Dermal Filler Facelift. Dr. De Maio is a world-renowned expert in facial aesthetics and has been recognized for his innovative approach to non-surgical facial rejuvenation. He developed the 8 Point Dermal Filler Facelift to address the signs of aging more naturally and subtly, without the need for surgery. The technique has since gained popularity around the world and is now widely used by cosmetic practitioners to achieve natural-looking facial rejuvenation.

What is an 8 Point Dermal Filler Facelift?

The 8 Point Dermal Filler Facelift is a non-surgical treatment that uses dermal fillers to lift and contour the face. The treatment targets eight specific facial points, including the cheeks, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, oral commissures, pre-jowl area, jawline, and chin. These eight points are carefully selected to address different areas of concern, such as volume loss, sagging skin, and wrinkles.

The treatment involves injecting a hyaluronic acid-based filler into the targeted areas to restore volume, lift sagging skin, and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the body that helps retain moisture and keep the skin hydrated. It also stimulates collagen production, which further improves the skin’s texture and tone.

The treatment is often called the “liquid facelift” because it delivers similar results to a surgical facelift without incisions or anesthesia. Unlike surgery, the 8-Point Dermal Filler Facelift is a minimally invasive treatment that requires no downtime, making it an attractive option for those who want to rejuvenate their appearance without taking time off from work or other activities.

what is a liquid facial?

How Does the 8 Point Lift Work?

The 8-point lift treatment is based on the idea that specific facial points need to be addressed to create a natural-looking lift. During the treatment, a skilled injector will use a fine needle to inject small amounts of hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler into each of these 8 points.

The dermal filler helps to restore volume to these areas, which in turn creates a lifting effect.

Each of the 8 areas targeted in the 8-point facelift can benefit from the treatment in different ways:

  1. Temples: Adding volume to the temples can help to lift the eyebrows and create a more rested, youthful appearance.
  2. Cheeks: Adding volume to the cheeks (with cheek filler) can help to lift the midface and reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines and provide support to the tear troughs. It can also restore a more youthful contour to the face.
  3. Tear troughs: Adding volume to the tear troughs can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles, hollows, and bags under the eyes. This can create a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.
  4. Nasolabial folds: These are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, which become more prominent as we age. The filler is injected into the folds to reduce their depth and improve the overall appearance of the mid-face.
  5. Oral commissures (corners of the mouth): Marionette lines are the lines that run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin, which can make us look sad or angry. Adding volume here with dermal fillers can help to lift the corners of the mouth and reduce the appearance of downturned or sad-looking lips.
  6. Pre-Jowl Area: Adding volume to the pre-jowl area can help to reduce the appearance of jowls and create a more defined jawline.
  7. Jawline: Adding volume to the jawline can help to create a more defined and sculpted appearance and improve the overall balance and facial structure.
  8. Chin: Adding volume to the chin can help to create a more balanced and proportionate appearance to the face and can also improve the profile view of the face.
How Does the 8 Point Lift Work?

Who Can Benefit from the 8 Point Facelift?

Ideal candidates for the 8-Point Dermal Filler Facelift include those who:

  • Have lost volume in their face due to aging
  • Have deep wrinkles or fine lines
  • Have sagging skin
  • Want to improve the overall shape and contour of their face
  • Want to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance
  • Prefer a natural result without the downtime of a surgical facelift
Ideal candidates for the 8-Point Dermal Filler

What Results Can You Expect?

The results of an 8-Point Dermal Filler Facelift are immediate and can last up to 12-18 months, depending on the type of filler used and individual factors such as metabolism and lifestyle. The treatment can provide a variety of benefits, including:

Improved skin texture and tone: Dermal fillers can improve skin texture and tone, making it look smoother and more radiant.

Reduced wrinkles and fine lines: By adding volume to the skin, dermal fillers can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the mouth, eyes, and forehead.

Increased facial volume: As we age, our skin loses volume, leading to a sunken and gaunt appearance. Dermal fillers can restore volume to the face, creating a more youthful and plump look.

Improved facial contouring: By adding volume to specific areas of the face, such as the cheekbones or jawline, dermal fillers can help improve facial contours and create a more defined and attractive appearance.

Lifted and rejuvenated appearance: By targeting specific areas of the face, dermal fillers can provide a lift, creating a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

The benefits of an 8-Point Dermal Filler Facelift can be subtle or dramatic, depending on the individual’s goals and the extent of the treatment. The treatment is customisable, and the practitioner can adjust the amount of filler used at each point to achieve the desired result.

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Dermal Filler Results

What are the Side Effects and Risks?

Dermal fillers can be a safe and effective way to achieve a youthful appearance without surgery. However, any medical procedure, including a dermal filler facelift, comes with some risks.

The treatment involves the injection of filler into eight key areas of the face to restore volume and lift sagging skin. The safety of this procedure depends on a number of factors, including the qualifications and experience of the injector, the quality of the product used, and the individual’s medical history and anatomy.

It is important to choose a reputable and experienced injector who thoroughly understands facial anatomy and advanced injection techniques.

Like any medical procedure, dermal filler injections have potential risks and side effects, such as infection, allergic reaction, bruising, and asymmetry. These risks can be minimised by following proper injection techniques and carefully monitoring the patient after the procedure.

However, it is important to fully understand the risks and potential complications before undergoing any medical procedure.

What Other Options are There for a Non-Surgical Facelift?

Want a Natural Facelift Without Surgery But Not Sure Which Treatment is Right For You?

Scanning the headlines can be confusing when choosing the right non surgical facelift treatment. Because there is so much information available, you might find yourself asking: 

Where do I even start? What treatments are safe? Which treatments are right for me?

These are all valid questions. The good news is you’ve come to the right place.

The first step is to book a free no-obligation consultation with me at Dr T Aesthetics. I begin the process by assessing your main concerns.

I get to know you and discuss your desired results, ultimate experience, and concerns so we get it right the first time. We discuss timelines, expectations, best treatments, and payment plans.

Most importantly, I will explain why they are the best options and go over the results you can expect to feel comfortable and confident you are making the right decision.

Some of the available non-surgical facelift options here at our anti-ageing clinic in Melbourne are:

  1. Dermal Fillers
  2. Anti-wrinkle Injections
  3. Ultherapy
  4. Bio-Remodeling Injectables
  5. Thread Lift Treatment

To find out which treatment is best for you, begin by booking your FREE comprehensive no-obligation consultation, valued at $250, with me today.