Private Dermatologist (Carlisle)

VL Aesthetics > Private Dermatologist (Carlisle)

Advanced Skin Care, Tailored for You

Welcome to our distinguished aesthetic clinic in Carlisle, where bespoke skin care meets cutting-edge treatment in a private, luxurious setting.

Your unique skin concerns are our priority; that’s why our dedicated team create a treatment plan specifically for you, integrating cutting-edge techniques with a personal touch to bring out your natural beauty.

We take a holistic approach to skin health, offering comprehensive solutions for medical conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis, and providing cosmetic services that target wrinkles, scars, thread veins, and more. Our commitment is to ensure you receive complete care that not only meets but surpasses your expectations.

Discover the art of refined dermatology – schedule your consultation now to start your journey toward radiant, healthy skin with our leading specialists in aesthetic medicine.

Dr Awfa Paulina – a specialist in mole removal, non-surgical facelifts, and PDO threads at VL Aesthetics in Carlisle (Cumbria)

Dr. Awfa Paulina (MB ChB)

Cosmetic Doctor

Dr. Paulina graduated in 1993 with an MB ChB, and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is an expert Aesthetic Practitioner, with almost a decade of experience behind him. Dr. Paulina’s main interest is non-surgical facial rejuvenation utilising the latest treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, deep fillers, Sculptra®, Silhouette Soft, mesotherapy, PDO thread lifts, and minor surgery. Dr. Paulina is accredited by Allergan®, Mertz®, Sinclair Pharma®, and Esthetique Distribution®, and is still a part-time general practitioner on the NHS with special interest in minor surgery.


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Our team is dedicated to addressing any concerns you might have about your skin health. Below are just a few examples of the conditions we can treat:


  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Melasma
  • Pigmentation
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Warts and verrucas


  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Dry or dull skin
  • Scars
  • Thread veins
  • Unwanted hair on the face or body

For expert care of any skin concerns you have, from face to body, schedule your consultation with us today and take the first step towards optimal skin health.

Yes, all patients are required to undergo a consultation prior to receiving any treatments.

During your consultation, our cosmetic doctor will conduct a thorough review of your medical history and discuss your symptoms. This is followed by a comprehensive physical examination, which includes the utilisation of an advanced skin analysis tool to gain an in-depth understanding of your skin's condition.

Additional tests, like skin swabs, blood work, or a skin biopsy, may be necessary for a comprehensive assessment. While a diagnosis and treatment plan might be established in the initial visit, follow-up appointments are often scheduled to monitor treatment effectiveness and make any necessary adjustments.

Appointments typically last 30 minutes. If you have multiple conditions or if more than one person requires an evaluation, please inform us beforehand so we can allocate sufficient time for your visit.

The initial consultation is £150. Treatment charges vary according to the procedure to be carried out - full details of our charges are available on request.

Booking an appointment at our clinic is simple and doesn't require a referral. However, to ensure your private health insurance covers the fees, it's wise to verify their policy regarding referrals. Should you have a referral from your GP, please bring it to your appointment, as it can provide valuable insights for our doctor.

Treatments on the same day may be possible for urgent medical needs. However, we generally advise taking time to consider your options, especially for most procedures or cosmetic interventions.

Our team is willing to collaborate with your GP or any other specialists involved in your care. If needed, we can communicate with your GP to inquire about prescribing your medication via the NHS. Ultimately, the decision to prescribe, guided by trust policies and budget considerations, rests with your GP.

Many of our patients come to us uncertain about which treatment is most appropriate for their skin condition. Rest assured, as long as you can describe your skin concerns, we can guide you through the various treatment options at your disposal. From there, we'll collaborate with you to devise a personalised treatment plan designed to yield the best possible results for your specific needs.

Every medical procedure carries the potential for side effects. These can range from minor issues, like a slight bruise or redness, to more significant ones that may require you to avoid sun exposure for an extended duration. We will provide you with detailed guidance on the precautions and steps to follow post-treatment to ensure your safety and the effectiveness of the procedure.

Yes, our clinic offers a curated range of premium dermatological skincare products.

Why VL Aesthetics?

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:

  • An expert team of cosmetic doctors, nurses, aestheticians, and beauty therapists
  • Tailor-made treatments and programmes designed to your specific needs
  • Award-winning, clinically proven products and technologies
  • Regulated by CQC and accredited by national regulatory authorities
  • State of the art facilities in a private setting, with lots of free parking space
  • 5 star review rating with over 1500 5-star reviews
  • Known for our professional and friendly approach
  • Easy payment plan option with manageable monthly instalments

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Where We Are

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.