Restore your natural, youthful look
Restore your natural, youthful look
We all know about Botox® – the good and the bad. When done in moderation and administered by experts, Botox® makes you look years younger, smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines while keeping that natural look you’re after. When done in excess or through non-medics, your face can appear unnatural and ‘frozen’.
At VL Aesthetics, our expert injector practises and teaches aesthetics internationally. He is known for his skilful technique, delivering natural looking results you’ll be more than happy with – whether it’s bunny lines (the straight, slightly diagonal lines alongside the top of your nose), or some other facial feature, Dr. Abs can help restore your youthful self. If you’d like to know more, please book a Free Consultation:
Initially graduating in dentistry, Dr. Abs has practised and studied aesthetics under some of the world’s most renowned cosmetic doctors. He brings his wealth of experience not only to VL Aesthetics but to other doctors, dentists, and nurses across the world through lecturing Cosmetic Medicine internationally. Dr. Abs is known for his skilful technique and honest approach. At your Free Consultation, he will advise you about what treatment is right for you, and will make sure that you are suitable. For example, perhaps Botox® is appropriate, or perhaps a different treatment (such as an advanced medi-facial) will meet your aims and objectives better.
There are many different types of cosmetic injectables, and many different brands that use these injectables. For example, Botox® is a trademarked name for a treatment that uses botulinum toxin, and TEOSYAL️® is a trademarked name for a treatment that uses hyaluronic acid. At VL Aesthetics, we only use the top brands for our cosmetic injections.
To activate muscles, motor neurons release a neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) into the neuromuscular junction. Botulinum toxin inhibits this release – it breaks down the communication between the motor neurons and the muscle cells. This has the effect of relaxing the muscles, and when applied to specific facial areas, will improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body. It is a sugar-based compound that acts as a powerful humectant - it can carry up to 1000 times its weight in water, giving skin a young and supple appearance. As you get older, your body makes less hyaluronic acid, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. By filling in your fine lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid, we can restore a youthful look.
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We tailor make our treatments to suit your aims, objectives, and personal characteristics. Because of this very personal approach, pricing varies from person to person and can only be provided at your Free Consultation.
We are however, very competitively priced in Cumbria, and our treatments come with a convenient payment plan option that allows you to pay in manageable monthly instalments.
Botox® injections are very safe if administered correctly by a medical professional – Dr. Abs practises and teaches aesthetics internationally and is highly qualified to carry out the injections.
However, although the treatments are very safe, they may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions or for pregnant / breastfeeding women.
We carry out a full medical assessment before starting your treatment, so if you are not a suitable candidate, we will find out before your treatment begins.
The injections themselves are relatively painless. However, the most common side effects are tenderness and mild bruising around the injected areas.
Should you have any concerns after your treatment, Dr. Abs will be happy to conduct a telephone consultation with you.
The most common minor side effects are tenderness and mild bruising around the injected areas.
Very rarely some patients may experience headaches, drooping eyelids, or muscle weakness. These reactions usually disappear after 72 hours.
In general, it takes 7-10 days for the treatment to take full effect, and the results last 3-6 months.
How long the results last for depends on the number of previous treatments, the treatment areas, and your individual characteristics.
Botox® can treat many different facial areas - Please examine the image below for more information:
There is no specific age at which you should start the treatments – All people age differently and feel differently about how they look. In general, we find that people start the treatments for the following reasons:
20s – To prevent wrinkles and fine lines from occurring.
30s – To prolong the youthful look as wrinkles and fine lines start to appear.
40s – To tackle wrinkles and fine lines before they are deeply imprinted.
50+ – To improve the appearance of deeper wrinkles and fine lines.
Before your treatment begins, our expert injector will discuss your aims and objectives, explain the various therapeutic options, and will determine if you are a suitable candidate.
If Botox® is right for you, then Dr. Abs will begin by cleansing your face and marking out the treatment areas.
A fine needle is used to deliver the solution directly into the target areas, avoiding facial veins to prevent bruising.
Depending on which areas are being treated, the session can last between 30-60 minutes. The treatment is done on a walk-in walk-out basis with no time required for recovery.
In the first 24 hours post-procedure, please try to adhere to the following guidelines:
For over 10 years we’ve been helping people in Cumbria to change the way they look and feel. Here’s why 1000s of people have chosen VL Aesthetics:
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Located just outside of the town centre on Kingmoor Road, we are very easy to get to and have lots of free parking space – We’re on the left past Austin Friars School heading towards Rockliffe, or if you’re coming of the bypass on Kingmoor Road (East) roundabout follow the sign for Etterby under the low bridge and we’re ¼ of a mile on the right.