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A Facelift Without Surgery? SAY WHAT!

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Would you like to give your face a total refresh and glow-up without going under the knife? Fancy a facelift with the scalpels and stiches? Then read on....

If you’re mid-thirties or above, you’ve probably noticed that your skin isn’t as firm or defined as it used to be. I recently asked a number of women ranging from 33-44 what it was about their faces that was frustrating them. Almost everyone mentioned 'the jowls' and the fact they feel as if their face is starting to drop down.

It's just a cold hard fact that as we age, our skin starts to droop. We lose volume from our cheeks as our fat pads drop, and we start to get jowls, nasolabial folds and loose skin in places where it was once plump and full of elasticity. CRY! Sadly once it starts to sag, it won’t go back to the way it used to be. WAIL!

But, it doesn't have to be soul destroying. There are several amazing treatments that can help put things back where they belong and the 8-point facelift, aka the liquid facelift is one of them. Praise be!

Before you freak about the word 'facelift', it’s not the kind you’re probably used to hearing about. Where your skin is essentially cut and pulled back up to your ears under the surgeons knife. Oh no no no. Instead, it takes a fraction of the time, is non-invasive (yes, you read that correctly, no knives, no blood, no stiches) and has very little recovery time. Winner!

So, what exactly is the 8-point facelift, and what are the benefits? Let’s take a look…

What is the 8-point facelift?

So, as you might imagine, the 8-point facelift is where 8 points of the face are targeted to give more volume and rejuvenate skin. This is done using hyaluronic acid (HA) - a naturally-occurring substance which is great for creating volume as it is able to hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. You will know this better as 'filler' and you may still fear this, but you don't have to. In the right hands, you won't look like a puffy pillow - we promise!

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as those from the brand Juvederm, are injected (or inserted via a cannula) into 8 different points of the face, around the cheeks, the cheekbone, the tear trough area, along the jawline, on the nasolabial folds and marionette lines to lift the corner of the mouth. This is done on both sides of the face to give a younger, plumper and more defined look.

Does the 8-point facelift hurt?

You might experience a bit of discomfort, but anaesthetic is generally either applied topically or the dermal fillers themselves contain it, so it shouldn’t be too painful. But this may vary from person to person as we all have different pain thresholds.

What’s the recovery period after an 8-point facelift?

One of the great things about the 8-point facelift is that there isn’t much downtime. You can be back to work the next day, which is amazing. But don’t do any strenuous exercise (you’re welcome!), and don’t drink alcohol (sorry!) or go to a sauna for the following 12 hours. And in that time, avoid makeup too.

What are the liquid facelift side effects?

Due to the fact that hyaluronic acid is used in an 8-point facelift, side effects are rare. But you might find that you experience redness, bruising and swelling. Though these generally clear up by the next day.

Too much filler, too soon

You're still worried about looking like a cloud aren't you? A “pillow face”, is when too much filler is injected into the face causing the areas to swell to the point of bursting. These horror stories have been widely reported in the media and the one common thread between cases is that the treatment was carried out by unqualified beauty therapists or, even worse, self-injected at home. You can feel reassured that the medically-qualified practitioners you find on Glowday, will always say less is more and build up very gradually. They don't want you to look ridiculous, you're their walking talking billboard!

So don’t be sad about the sag. The 8-point facelift is a great alternative to the traditional facelift - offering rejuvenated skin without having to go under the knife. Take a look at our liquid facelift treatment guide for lots more essential info.

Check out the medically qualified practitioners in your area offering this treatment on Glowday.

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