Liquid Face Lift

As we age, multiple changes within the face can result in a tired look with lower face sagging, flattening of the cheeks, lines and wrinkles and lacklustre skin.

Changes that occur with ageing are a result of changes to the skin secondary to environmental factors (sun damage, smoking, diet), genetic factors and changes to the underlying fat, musculature and bone.

Suitable For

Facial contouring, Softening of lines and folds


Practitioner dependent, please see FAQs below


2 - 7 days


6 -18 months


30 to 45 minutes

Pregnancy Safe?


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As part of the ageing process the skin loses its elasticity and collagen production declines resulting in thinner and sagging skin.

In addition there is a loss and shrinkage of the fat pads of the face, resorption of the bones of the face and loss of elasticity and support of the ligaments. These changes all contribute to the ageing face.

The 8 point lift, or liquid facelift can help to combat these signs and help to slow down the ageing process. The 8 point lift is a non-invasive and subtle rejuvenation procedure which treats the face as a whole. This results in a natural look with facial features working in harmony with one another.

The 8 point lift involves the injection of small amounts of a temporary dermal filler. The filler is strategically placed in areas of the face where significant volume loss has occurred. This then adds support and volume to the skin resulting in a visible lift.

By using specifically identified injection points at precise anatomical landmarks, the 8 point lift can deliver consistent results by supporting the facial ligaments and skin. Further filler can also be injected into areas of the face requiring further volume replacement for a total rejuvenation.

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The 8 point lift was developed by world renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr Mauricio De Maio.

The 8 point lift  technique is based on the model of injecting dermal filler into 8 specific points in the face for ultimate lift of the facial tissues. This is a guide to treatment and many patients may not require injection in all of these areas.

Each treatment is ultimately individualised and placement of the dermal filler is determined according to an individual’s needs. The end result is a total facial rejuvenation without the downtime or risks associated with surgery.

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The addition of muscle relaxant injections to the dermal filler results in a further enhanced look with long lasting results.

Muscle relaxing injections add the effect of softening wrinkles preventing further development of lines and wrinkles. An 8 point lift or liquid facelift can help address multiple concerns.

Including but not limited to:

  • Flattening of the cheeks and loss of cheek contour
  • Bags or hollows under the eyes
  • Nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Marionette lines and oral commissures
  • Jowls and sagging lower face
  • Loss of jawline and jaw contour
  • Temple volume loss and wrinkles around the eyes

The results of the 8 point lift can last from 12-18 months depending on the type and amount of dermal filler used.





What does the treatment involve?

The treatment is non-invasive with minimal down time. A consultation with our doctors/nurses is essential prior to having any treatment. A treatment plan will be arranged to address individual concerns and desired aesthetic outcome.

Small amounts of dermal filler are injected into various areas of the face to give maximal results, in the majority of cases specifically defined injection points will be used. Various techniques may be used depending on individual requirements. A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied prior to treatment to reduce any discomfort and the dermal fillers used at Youth Lab also contain anaesthetic.

The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes. Sometimes combination treatment with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be performed in other areas

The amount of dermal filler used in a liquid facelift does vary. A minimum of 4ml is usually required using a long lasting dermal filler. Treatment may need to be repeated in order to obtain maximal results. Up to 8ml of dermal filler may be needed in certain cases.

How long do results last?

The longevity of the 8 point lift or liquid facelift depends on many individual factors such as after care and metabolism. The dermal fillers used for a liquid facelift are very long lasting with an expected duration of 12-18 months (up to 24 months in some cases).

With repeated treatments and regular top-ups the results are even longer lasting. We suggest regular reviews and in some cases annual maintenance to ensure longevity and optimal results.

It is important to have realistic expectations regarding dermal fillers as more than 2-4ml may be required to address individual concerns, especially for a patient new to dermal fillers. This will be discussed in full during your consultation.

What happens after my treatment?

There is minimal associated downtime with the 8 point lift and patients can generally return to their normal activities following the treatment. As with any dermal filler or cosmetic injectable procedure there may be some swelling, redness and bruising to the injected area which can persist anywhere from 24 hours to one week.

Once this swelling and bruising settles down the final result is evident. Follow-up in 3-4 weeks following initial treatment is recommended to determine if more filler is required and if the desired outcome has been reached. It may take multiple treatments using multiple syringes of dermal filler to achieve the desired result.

Youth Lab specialises in natural results. We use advanced injection techniques and high quality products and aim for patients to walk out of their first treatment with a very natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Full aftercare instructions will be provided following treatment.

What are the risks of treatment?

There are minimal side effects associated with dermal fillers and cheek enhancement. These may include local swelling, redness and bruising as the lips have a very rich blood supply.

Rare complications include allergic reactions, the formation of granulomas, delayed onset nodules, secondary bacterial or viral infections (for example reactivation of the cold sore virus), damage to vascular structures, ischaemia and blindness (very rare).

Dermal filler injections cannot be given to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, are currently unwell, have taken a course of Roaccutane in the last 3 months, have a history of autoimmune diseases or multiple allergies.

What are the costs?

Youth Lab has one of the leading reputations in Perth when it comes to consistently delivering subtle yet striking, natural results. Our practitioners use the product that is best suited for you and will advise the quantity you will need to get the desired result.

  • Cosmetic Registered Nurse: From $800 per 1ml
  • Cosmetic Doctor: From $850 per 1ml
  • Dr Kate Jameson (Medical Director): From $875 per 1ml

Pricing is product dependent.