8 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About the 8-Point Facelift

We have all heard of a facelift and the less drastic injectable facial fillers. But up until the 8-point Facelift was developed, there were very few options available that could provide reliable results that could come anywhere near a surgical facelift.

The 8-point facelift is a nonsurgical procedure that uses dermal fillers and Botox-like neuromodulators to rejuvenate and restore your entire facial appearance.

And now that it’s around, you can look forward to having facelift-level improvement with the injectable treatment cost and commitment.

1. It Addresses 6 Areas of the Face

The “8 points” this procedure refers to is actually the number of injections you will receive during the process. These 8 injections actually cover the following 6 areas of your face:

  1. Below the eye
  2. Nose and mouth lines
  3. Cheekbones
  4. Corners of mouth
  5. Jowls
  6. Jawline

The reason there are only 6 targeted areas and 8 injections is because the cheekbones require a little more coverage to help completely fill out and reshape your complexion.
By touching virtually every part of the face, Gravity MedSpa can create a harmonious and balanced appearance that looks naturally more youthful. When you only treat one part of your face, you always run the risk of making an area appear out of place.

While it also might sound like a lot of work, you can rest assured that our expert staff is trained to provide precise, accurate and safe injections that will give you the best results possible.

2. It Is Often Called a Liquid Facelift

Whether you would consider surgery or not, the truth is that every facial procedure that focuses on eliminating signs of aging is going to be compared to a surgical facelift.

In most cases, nonsurgical treatments fall drastically short for many reasons: targeted areas, limitations in wrinkle removal, inability to eliminate sunken areas, etc.

So when the 8-point facelift came out, consisting entirely of liquid injections and providing results that could provide a viable alternative to surgery, it was quickly given the nickname “liquid facelift.”

While the liquid inside consists of somewhat viscous liquids like hyaluronic acid, the contents are technically still liquid. So the nickname is both catchy and accurate.

3. It Is One of the Best Nonsurgical Options

As we mentioned, many nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures frankly can’t compete with either a surgical or 8-point facelift.

Don’t get us wrong, procedures like skin resurfacing, chemical peels and injectables all have their place in the cosmetic world, but if you are looking for total rejuvenation of significant proportions, your only real option is a comprehensive nonsurgical procedure like the 8-point lift.

If you are looking to avoid anesthesia and long recovery times, then the liquid Facelift might just be your safest bet.

4. It Only Takes 30 Minutes

Is it really possible to do all 8 injections in 30 minutes? Well, for the skilled staff at Gravity MedSpa, who have spent hours perfecting the technique and process, 30 minutes is more than enough time for the average patient.

Keep in mind that some patients require a lot more time and treatment, so this number may go up or down depending on your unique conditions.

The short procedure time makes it a perfect option to have during a lunch break or in an otherwise busy afternoon.

We get that no one wants to spend hours at any office, especially when you are short on time. So we will do our best to ensure you are in and out of your procedure as quickly as you would like to be.

5. There Is Virtually No Downtime

First and foremost, this procedure is nonsurgical and minimally invasive. At most, a few needles will be put into your skin for the treatment.

No need for anesthesia, topical numbing, surgical costs, etc. Cutting these means faster results and fewer expenses hitting your aesthetic budget.

With that being said, some patients do experience very minor swelling or redness after the procedure. These conditions are relatively rare but will subside after a week or so.

Even if you do have them, plenty of our patients were able to come back to their social lives and obligations in a few short days.

When you do go back out into the world, you want to make sure to wear powerful sunscreen and take steps to avoid damaging your facial skin.

6. We Only Use Trusted Brands

During your 8-point facelift, Gravity MedSpa only uses a variety of Juvederm fillers and Botox injections to complete your total rejuvenation.

To put it bluntly, we trust these products — they have a long track record of being safe and effective options for our patients, and the last thing we want to do is take a gamble with their results.

There may be some variants to this standard operation if your unique conditions require it (e.g., excessive wrinkling, deep folding, etc.).

7. You Can Have a Natural Look

“A blueberry here, a blueberry there.” That’s the way we describe the 8-point facelift treatment to our patients in our San Juan Capistrano office who are concerned about looking overly done or swollen.

Each blueberry roughly represents the amount of filler we use in each area of the face. We have found that this offers a good level of correction for most patients, and we typically only need to use about four blueberries (or syringes) for a single treatment.

So you can rest easy knowing that our highly experienced staff knows exactly how to create natural appearances during these types of procedures.

The key is providing improvement but not going overboard. We want to restore your face to where it was previously, not always take it further or more defined than ever before.

There is a place for contour improvement, but the priority is to provide satisfactory results that make people think, “wow, he or she looks great” instead of “wow, their face looks a little swollen.”

8. You Can Start the Process Today in Orange County

If you are ready to speak to a medical professional about how an 8-point facelift can improve your appearance, then give our office a call at (949) 387-6118.

If you would prefer to get a callback, then you can fill out our online contact form and someone from our office will respond to you as soon as possible.