What is the Fillers & Frowns 10-Point Face Lift?
The Fillers & Frowns 10-point face lift is a treatment that is unique to Fillers & Frowns. It is formulated in such a way that it targets the common areas of volume loss that develop as we age and replenishes lost volume with derma filler, creating dramatic facial transformations to truly wind back the clock. The 10-point face lift will provide underlying structure and support for your face, as well as reducing the appearance of deep folds and sagging skin.
Why is it called the 10-Point Face Lift?
This treatment is called the 10-point face lift as it targets 10 areas in the face that commonly lose volume as we age. During this treatment we are looking to place filler in each of the 10 points on each side of the face in order to restore youthful volume and underlying support.
Who can get the 10-Point Face Lift?
The 10-point face lift is suitable for anybody who has signs of ageing in the mid and lower face. Treatment will depend on client’s undergoing a thorough consultation and examination process with our fully-insured GMC registered doctor. The treatment plan will be tailored to each individual’s facial anatomy, so no two 10-point face lifts are likely to be the same and you will be receiving a fully bespoke package to target your areas of facial ageing.
If you are a younger client who would like aesthetic treatments to enhance your facial features, as opposed to restoring them, then you may be interested in our Fillers & Frowns Glow-Up packages instead.
What is the treatment journey like?
On the day of your consultation you will be welcomed into our clinic and made to feel at rest.
When it is your consultation time you will be seen by a doctor with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of facial anatomy and the role of dermal fillers in anti-ageing. The consultation will include discussions around your medical history, the ruling out of contraindications for treatment, listing past treatments and your reasons for wanting to try our 10-point face lift. If you are deemed suitable then you will be offered the opportunity to have the treatment there and then, or offered the opportunity to book in to a date of your choosing if you would prefer. If you are not deemed suitable, then our expert aesthetics doctor will look to see if there are any other ways we may be able to help with your concerns.
Numbing cream can be applied to the area to aid in reducing the discomfort associated with the injections, with this being given 10-15 minutes to take effect.
Once the numbing cream has taken effect then the treatment will begin. The 10 areas targeted during this treatment will be worked through, moving from the upper face gradually down.
The injections can be uncomfortable at times, but the numbing cream should aid with this. Here at the Fillers & Frowns clinic we also pride ourselves on our management of discomfort during procedures, so we will have other modes of pain relief to hand to make this as positive an experience as possible.
Following the procedure the sites of injection will then be massaged to ensure an even spread of filler.
We advise that you do not touch the area, put any products over the area or cleanse with anything but water for at least 6 hours post-treatment. We also advise against hot environments such as saunsa, steam rooms and hot baths for 24 hours.
You will be given the option to arrange your follow up appointment for 2 weeks afte the initial visit. This treatment should last around 12 months, so a yearly session is usually sufficient for maintenance.
Complications and side effects
The most common side effect of the Fillers & Frowns 10-point face lift is mild bruising and swelling. Arnica cream will be provided following the treatment, as part of your post-treatment pack, in order to increase the speed at which any bruising resolves (typically 5-7 days, up to 2 weeks for deeper haematomoas). The swelling occurs because the filler itself is made from hyaluronic acid and this attracts water, so a degree of swelling is unavoidable for around 1 week after treatment.
As with all procedures there is a small chance of infection, which is reduced even further due to our extensive preparation of skin using chlorhexidine. If infections do develop, despite best efforts to cleanse the skin prior to treatment, Fillers & Frowns is doctor-led and so a prescription will quickly be issued.
As with any filler procedure there is a small risk of a vascular occlusion, whereby an underlying blood vessel is blocked. In this rare event we are prepared with a product called Hyalase, which is used to dissolve the filler and restore the blood supply to the skin. It is for these reasons that our recommendations are to ensure that you are treated by experienced healthcare professionals within the industry when getting aesthetic treatments performed. All of our treatments are performed by a GMC-registered doctor who has extensive training and experience in delivering these treatments in the safest possible manner.
How long does it last?
This treatment should last around 12 months, so a yearly session is usually sufficient for maintenance.
Does it hurt?
Having your Fillers & Frowns 10-point face lift should not be particularly painful. However, here at the Fillers & Frowns clinic we specialise in pain reduction during aesthetic treatments in order to make your treatment as comfortable as possible, so feel rest assured that you are in the best possible hands.