It Is Called the G-point Lift and With a Filler, It Lifts the Cheeks and Eyelids
The methodology developed by the Oculoplastic Surgeon Francesco Bernardini is based on an anatomical approach and works with a hyaluronic acid-based filler that is injected into a precise aesthetic point, with the function of not to fill a lack of volume, but to lift the tissues, 30 minutes of treatment, no pain and immediate recovery to obtain long-lasting results, comparable to those of a traditional blepharoplasty.
The area around the eyes is the first part of the face to show signs of aging and treatments to rejuvenate the eyes have always been among the most requested by patients. The key point where defects and loss of volume occur is what experts call the “eyelid-cheek junction”, which is the transition area between the lower eyelid and the cheek.
“This is where constitutional defects can be present even at a young age such as dark circles, as well as the first signs of aging with skin laxity. The complex anatomy of this area of the face, with the presence of ligaments firmly attached to the bone, also makes it very difficult to treat without resorting to invasive methods, such as traditional blepharoplasty,” Prof. Francesco Bernardini explains, an oculoplastic surgeon specializing in aesthetics of the gaze, who has developed an innovative technique recently published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
The G-point Lift and the name reveal how it works: lifting the cheek and eyelid by injecting, in a strategic point called G-point, a filler based on hyaluronic acid suitable for providing support and firmness.
“Do not fill, but lift,” Prof. Francesco Bernardini emphasizes. “It is this surgical approach in the use of the filler that makes the difference. We take advantage of the physical characteristics of a high G-prime filler, with lifting capacity, to support the eyelid, obtaining a lifting effect, and we complete the treatment with a filler dedicated to the eyelid and therefore very delicate, to work on the transitions, giving a ‘Photoshop effect’, which smoothes and refines”.
Fundamental to the success of the treatment are, of course, the in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the face, to correctly identify the point where to perform the injection, and the choice of the most appropriate hyaluronic acid-based filler, depending on the objective to obtain and the characteristics of the skin and tissues. In particular, explains Dr. Bernardini, “As a filler with a lifting effect (high G-prime), I alternatively use Ultradeep or RHA4 (Teoxane), while as a filler dedicated to the eyelid (low G-prime), I prefer Redensity II (Teoxane), the only one that is indicated for the treatment of the most delicate part, that is the lower eyelid”.
In recent years, Dr. Bernardini has successfully treated the infra-orbital area of hundreds of patients using the G-point Lift technique with excellent results in terms of patient satisfaction and the absence of unwanted effects.
“The correction technique with traditional fillers injected at the level of the ‘lacrimal valley’ gives limited, short-lasting results and can be a source of complications due to the considerable amount of filler needed to fill the voids,” Dr. Bernardini specifies.
On the contrary, the surgical technique of blepharoplasty gives lasting and significant results, but with high costs and long post-operative recovery times. The G-point Lift is an alternative to both solutions, offering a ‘surgical’ result with a non-invasive technique. The treatment lasts about 30 minutes. The patient does not feel any pain and the risk of bruising is minimal with immediate recovery.
The results remain visible for at least a year. The treatments, therefore, can be much more spaced than those involving the use of traditional fillers. A session of G-point Lift has variable costs depending on the quantity of the necessary product with prices starting from 400 euros.