The 8 Point Lift is a highly specialized no-downtime nonsurgical facelift which will rejuvenate your entire face in one visit, with no downtime, no anesthesia, and no invasive surgery. The 8 Point Lift involves precisely placed injections of dermal fillers which instantly restore volume and lift the tissues of the face to a more youthful position, all without cutting or stitches. This is also known as a liquid facelift.
Dr Shaw describes the aging process as “3D aging”. The first D is deflation. As we age we lose supporting fat, muscle and bone. This loss of support causes the second D- decent. The effects of loss of support and gravity pull tissues downward, shifting the balance of the face from around the eyes to the neck and jawline. This causes the face to take on a square shape, rather than a youthful oval. The final D is deterioration of the overlying skin. Aging skin loses critical collagen and elastin fibers, which result in wrinkles, crepiness and a loss of tone and texture.
In the past, plastic surgeons would address these problems by cutting and pulling tissues in an attempt to restore a youthful appearance. Dr Shaw feels that these techniques are not a natural means of rejuvenation, and can result in an “operated” appearance- distortion of the eyes, cheeks and jawline. Some call this the windswept look.
Dr Shaw gives a natural rejuvenation of the face by addressing each of the 3D’s of aging by restoring volume, supporting and lifting tissue and improving skin tone and texture. A surgical facelift only moves tissue, and has associated general anesthesia, recovery and risks.
The 8 Point Lift works by placing precise amounts of filler such as Juvederm Voluma or Restalyne Lyft into very specific anatomic areas of the face. By placing filler in the correct area, Dr Shaw is able to re-volumize and lift tissue in a natural manner, restoring a youthful oval shape to the face, and drawing attention to the eyes.
Dr Shaw is a master injector and one of Richmond’s only Allergan certified instructors. Allergan is the parent company of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Kybella. Dr Shaw travels the region teaching other physicians the safest and most effective rejuvenation techniques.