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Lip Fillers

VL Aesthetics > Lip Fillers

Plumper, fuller lips that still look natural

About Lip Fillers

Lips get their shape from collagen and elastin. However, due to photoaging, environmental factors, and physiological changes, the amount of collagen and elastin decreases over time, reducing lip volume and fullness.

With dermal fillers, you can improve the appearance of your lips, adding volume, shape, and contour. There are many different types of dermal filler (well-known brands include Juvederm® and TEOSYAL️®). At VL Aesthetics, we only use the leading brands for our treatments, and we are accredited by national regulatory authorities in injectables.

If you’d like to know more, please book a Free Consultation online now. Our expert injector will talk you through what is involved, and will explain how we can help you.

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Dr Abs at VL Aesthetics in Carlisle (Cumbria)

Dr. Abs (MChD) (BChD)

Principle Injector

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 Juvederm® is appropriate, or perhaps a different treatment (such as an advanced medi-facial) will meet your aims and objectives better.


How Dermal Fillers Work

There are many different types of cosmetic injectables, and many different brands that use these injectables. For example, Juvederm® and TEOSYAL️® are trademarked names for treatments that use hyaluronic acid, and are commonly referred to as 'dermal fillers'. At VL Aesthetics, we only use the top brands for our cosmetic injections.

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, wrinkles, baggy eyes, and other symptoms of ageing. By injecting hyaluronic acid directly beneath your skin, we can restore a youthful look.

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We tailor make our treatments to suit your aims, objectives, and personal characteristics. At your Free Consultation we will discuss a payment plan convenient for you.

To give you an idea of price:

Lip Enhancement (Shaping) - From £180.
Lip Enhancement (Plumping) - From £250.

All prices are inclusive of a follow-up appointment.

Cosmetic 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.

Treatments that use hyaluronic acid (e.g. Juvederm®) usually last 6-9 months.

How long the results last for depends on the number of previous treatments, the treatment areas, and your individual characteristics.

Hyaluronic acid (e.g. Juvederm®) can treat many different facial areas. Which type of injectable is used depends on which facial feature you would like to enhance and on your suitability for that injectable. At your Free Consultation we will determine which treatment best suits your aims, objectives, and personal characteristics.

Please examine the image below for the possible treatment areas:

Cosmetic Injectables Treatment Areas at VL Aesthetics

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 cosmetic injectables are 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 chosen 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:

  • Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water.
  • Try not to wear makeup.
  • Use creams with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to reduce irritation and hydrate the skin.
  • Avoid active skincare products which contain: Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, Retinol (Vitamin A), and Vitamin C (in low pH formula). Continue to do so for 3 days post treatment.
  • Do not drink excessive alcohol.
  • Don’t go swimming or to saunas.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise.
  • Avoid direct sunlight. If you absolutely must be outside, be cautious and wear a shaded hat.
  • Try to avoid lying face down.
  • Don’t take Ibuprofen and continue not to for two weeks after the treatment.

Yes. At your Free Consultation we can organise a payment plan that suits you.

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, aestheticians, and beauty therapists
  • Tailor-made treatments and programmes designed to your specific needs
  • Award-winning, clinically proven products and technologies
  • Accredited by national regulatory authorities in clinical aesthetics
  • State of the art facilities in a private setting, with changing rooms, showers, and lots of free parking space
  • 5 star review rating on Facebook and Google with over 200 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.

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