What is a 6-point eyelift?

 

The 6-point eyelift is performed at the Urban Aesthetix Clinic using HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers. It is a non-invasive alternative to undergoing surgery to treat dark circles under the eyes, heavy eyelids and wrinkles around the eyes. The 6-point eyelift results in a more refreshed and revitalised appearance.

 

HA fillers are a popular option at the Urban Aesthetix Clinic as a non-surgical eyelift. The hyaluronic acid used, which naturally occurs in our skin, comes from a non-animal source. 6-point eyelift injectable fillers are therefore biocompatible and biodegradable; they are clinically approved and have been safely used for years worldwide. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected deep onto bone and in the subcutaneous layer of skin.

 

With the 6-point eyelift, the whole eye area is considered carefully in order to lift and open the eyes and achieve natural facial rejuvenation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why consider a 6-point eyelift?

In the 6-point injectable eyelift, HA fillers are used to correct the signs of ageing in the eye area:

 

  • Fine lines and wrinkles: to reduce the appearance of these
  • Tear troughs: to eliminate lower eyelid dark circles and dark eye hollows
  • Drooping brow: to correct brow ptosis
  • Sagging upper eyelid: to correct sagging upper eyelid skin
  • Eyebags: to reduce under eye bags and puffy eyes without the need for lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Cheek lift: to improve the interaction between the lower lid and upper cheek.

What does 6-point eyelift treatment involve?

Treatment is simple and safe if carried out by Dr Unnati who is an experienced and fully qualified clinician, following a detailed consultation to examine the areas to treat and decide on the best HA filler for you.

 

Before carrying out the treatment, Dr Unnati may administer a topical local anaesthetic cream or anaesthetic injection (nerve block) for a comfortable and pain free treatment. Some HA fillers have a built-in anaesthetic.

 

A small amount of HA filler is injected with a very fine needle in 6 separate injection points to create a lifting effect and give your eyes a rested appearance for an overall natural and youthful look.

 

The treatment can take 30 – 45 minutes and you can resume most normal daily activities immediately afterwards.

How soon should you notice a difference?

Results are noticeable immediately, but there may be slight associated swelling immediately post-treatment.

How long does a 6 point eyelift last?

A 6-point eyelift will last between 12 – 24 months depending on which HA filler is used. Dr Unnati will advise you at your consultation.

Are there any side effects to HA fillers?

The short-lived side effects associated with the injection process include bleeding, swelling, tenderness and redness which settle within a few hours, and bruising which settles within a few days.

 

There is a minimal risk of infection as the needle breaks the natural barrier to infection when creating a small wound in the skin. Please therefore avoid touching the area or using any unsterile make-up for 6 hours after treatment, although mineral make-up or sterile medical make up can be used immediately. You may experience some itching and discolouration at the site of treatment which should settle within a few days.

 

Rarer complications include the formation of a small cyst, granuloma or nodule in the treated area which is generally due to an immunological reaction, and will either eventually settle spontaneously after a prolonged period or may require treatment.

 

If you’re an overseas patient, advance booking is highly recommended in case a course of treatments is required.

Points to consider

Any clinical procedure carries a risk of complications, which is why it is always highly advisable to have cosmetic treatments safely performed by a doctor. Dr Unnati is a GP and specialist Non-Surgical Aesthetic Physician, trained in dermatology and medical cosmetics.

 

The Urban Aesthetix Clinic follows strict guidelines in making patients fully aware of any possible cautions and complications, and in offering post treatment advice. Dr Unnati will undertake a full consultation before any new treatment can be given.

When should HA fillers not be used/be used with caution?

  • While pregnant or breast feeding
  • If you are highly sensitive/ allergic to ingredients in the compound
  • After recent use with Roaccutane in the last 12 months
  • After treatment with permanent fillers or implants
  • If you have a tendency to keloid or hypertrophic scarring
  • With certain medical conditions: auto-immune disorders/ skin cancer/ angina/diabetes/ epilepsy/ hepatitis/Immunocompromised conditions/bleeding disorders
  • In combination with certain medications: anticoagulants/aspirin/anti-inflammatories/ steroids
  • If the areas to be treated are inflamed or infected