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8 Point Lift – The Non-Surgical Facelift with Dermal Fillers

The days of just filling lines and wrinkles should be long gone. Better understanding of the compartments of the face and the way they respond to modern injectable treatments has meant our ability to rejuvenate the face has become much more sophisticated.

The 8 Point Lift is a specialised volumising and lifting facial treatment, also referred to as a non-surgical facelift or liquid facelift. The treatment uses the highest quality dermal fillers to enhance and discreetly lift the face for a total rejuvenating effect.

The 8 Point Lift targets key areas of the mid-face to lift, contour and revitalise the whole mid and lower face. It combats the soft tissue loss associated with the ageing process and offers a more complete solution compared to individual dermal filler treatments. The results last 12-18 months and there is no downtime associated with the procedure –making it a very popular treatment.

What are the effects of the treatment?

  • A subtle lift of facial features, forehead to jaw
  • Replenishing and lifting in the cheeks
  • Lifting the corners and volumising the lips
  • Brightening and opening the eyes by lifting the brow and under the eye area.
  • Correcting jowls
  • Correcting facial symmetry
  • Defining the jaw and lifting the neck.
  • At the Ivy our skill is in knowing where and how to place the injections to deliver maximal results with minimal filler for natural looking results.

Thread Lift

The Thread Lift is a revolutionary treatment to tackle prominent ageing. It’s a facelift without surgery. There are no cuts and no incisions. Specialised threads are placed under the skin using a fine needle to lift tissue and muscle to improve skin texture. The threads used in the treatment are completely bio-degradable-meaning that they will not be removed and are naturally absorbed by the body in six to eight months, however the effects of the treatment can last up to two years.

These threads have a powerful dual effect. The first is to give an immediate lifting effect. The second is that their principal component, polylactic acid, encourages the body’s own production of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid.

Collagen is a protein responsible for the tension and firmness of your skin.

Elastin is responsible for skin firmness and elasticity.

Hyaluronic Acid causes your skin to rehydrate. Stimulating your own skin’s own production of hyaluronic acid, results in improved skin moisture and less-prominent wrinkles.

This means that your skin will appear naturally fuller over time, even after the threads have dissolved.

What are the advantages of a Thread Lift?

The great thing about a thread lift is that it offers quick recovery together with excellent results.  This procedure requires a minimum amount of invasive surgery and leaves no scarring.  Local anaesthetic is all that is required and there is no hospital stay required.  Another good factor about the thread lift is that it is much more affordable than a regular face lift and the results are long lasting.  If you are looking for a quick and effective solution to a range of aging problems then a thread lift is the perfect solution.

Who is a Thread Lift Suited For?

A thread lift is more suited to men and women between the ages of 40 and 60.  The procedure is most effective on skin that has minimal sagging and offers the best results for cheeks, jowls, brows and the neck area.  If you are looking for results that are more effective and long lasting than Botox and other fillers, then a thread lift is the ideal choice.  If you are put off by traditional surgery or don’t want general anaesthetic then a thread lift is great as it is minimally invasive and can be carried out under local anaesthetic.

Are there any side effects?

Once the procedure is complete you will be provided with aftercare instructions to follow.  These will help to relieve any discomfort and help to speed up the process of healing.  For the first 24-48 hours you can use ice compresses to deal with any swelling and help to alleviate discomfort.  Most patients experience some mild swelling and bruises, but these are usually quick to settle.  Recovery times are usually less than one week although strenuous exercise should be avoided for between 2 and 3 weeks.