Renew your skin

About Sunekos®

If you’re not a fan of Botox®, or if you want a perfectly natural, youthful look, you really must try Sunekos® – a very different type of injectable treatment. Unlike other injectables you might have heard about or tried, Sunekos® is specifically designed to renew your skin cells, so not only does it dramatically reduce signs of ageing, but the results look completely natural, and your skin is left looking smooth, hydrated, and glowing.

The treatment is extremely versatile, and can help with wrinkles and fine lines, loss of skin tone, acne scarring, sun damage, and baggy eyes. It can be used on your face, neck, hands, arms, inner thighs, and knees. If you’d like to know more, please book a Free Consultation with our expert injector who will talk you through what is involved and show you how you can achieve natural-looking results you’ll be more than happy with.


How Sunekos® Works

Sunekos® is an injectable treatment with an important difference. Like some dermal fillers (e.g. Juvederm® and TEOSYAL️®), Sunekos® contains hyaluronic acid, which acts to fill in wrinkles and fine lines. But what makes Sunekos® really special is the extra addition of amino acids - the building blocks of healthy skin. This unique formula dramatically reduces signs of ageing, while leaving a natural, youthful appearance.

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, Sunekos® helps to restore your youthful look.

Amino acids are the building blocks of healthy skin. Sunekos® contains a special patented formula of amino acids, that includes glycine, L-proline, L-leucine, L-lysine HCI, L-valine and L-alanine. This formula helps to regenerate the Extra Cellular Matrix by stimulating the fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin, repairing and rebuilding skin cells. In essence, Sunekos® renews your skin, leaving it looking smooth, hydrated, and glowing.

Clinical trials have shown that hyaluronic acid products on their own can cause skin regeneration (i.e dermal biogenesis) by stimulating fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin, but the addition of amino acids is like adding extra fuel to a fire - their presence stimulates and directly targets the fibroblasts, thus greatly enhancing the regeneration process. As such, Sunekos® achieves unparalleled results you'll be more than happy with.

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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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.

Areas: Eyes, Forehead, Neck - £199 per treatment, £600 for a course of 4 (£150 per treatment).

Areas: Mouth, Hands - £275 per treatment, £840 for a course of 4 (£210 per treatment).

Sunekos® is extremely versatile and can be used on your face, neck, hands, arms, inner thighs, and knees. It can treat a large number of symptoms, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of skin tone
  • Skin ageing
  • Skin dryness
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Solar elastosis
  • Dark circles under eyes

Clients can benefit from the following:

  • Skin lifting / tightening
  • Reduction in volume loss
  • Reduction of wrinkle severity
  • Improvement in deep skin hydration
  • Improvement in skin surface hydration
  • Improvement in definition

Sunekos® injections are very safe if administered correctly by a medical professional – Dr. Awfa is an expert Aesthetic Practitioner, with almost a decade of experience behind him.

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.

The most common minor side effects are tenderness and mild bruising around the injected areas.

Should you have any concerns after your treatment, Dr. Awfa will be happy to conduct a telephone consultation with you.

The procedure has no downtime and you can continue as normal immediately after your treatment.

In general, it takes 7-10 days for the treatment to take full effect, and the results last 6 months (after which a follow-up appointment is required).

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

Sunekos® can treat many different facial areas. Please examine the image below for more information:

Cosmetic Injectables Treatment Areas at VL Aesthetics

There is no specific age at which you should start Sunekos® 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 Sunekos® injections are right for you, Dr. Awfa will begin by cleansing your face and marking out the treatment areas. A numbing cream is then applied for approximately 15 minutes before the procedure begins.

During the procedure, a fine needle and a cannula are 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, 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.