Thread Face Lifts (Carlisle)

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A subtle lift without surgery: Thread lifts for natural rejuvenation

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen, leading to sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. While surgical treatments can help, many people want a subtler, less invasive option. This is where thread lifts come in.

Thread lifts offer a safe, effective way to lift and tighten ageing skin through minimally invasive placement of dissolvable threads under the skin. The threads act as support structures that lift sagging tissues back into place and stimulate natural collagen production.

The best part? Thread lifts provide beautiful, rejuvenating results with little downtime. The procedure takes about an hour and most patients can resume normal activities the next day.

If you want to refresh your look without drastic measures, thread lifts are an ideal alternative to surgery. Their minimally invasive nature provides a subtle but transformative rejuvenation. Book a consultation now to learn more about how thread lifts can help you achieve a more youthful, toned appearance.


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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 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.

Aptos is a revolutionary thread lifting method that has won several prestigious awards (including 'Best Tightening Thread' at the Anti-Ageing Medicine (AMEC) awards in Paris).

Unlike conventional PDO (polydioxanone) threads, Aptos are made from polylactic acid, caprolactone, and hyaluronic acid - P(LACL)HA. This unique formula has several important advantages over PDO threads, including:

  • Aptos last much longer - they are the longest lasting threads on the market, dissolving in 1.5-2 years.
  • Although all threads can produce various quantities of 'mature' collagen type 1, Aptos also produce 'young' collagen type 3 (which gives the skin its softness and suppleness) and elastin (which provides elasticity and keeps the skin tight over time).
  • Due to their healing and anti-inflammatory properties, Aptos threads speed up recovery and provide the lowest downtime.

Thread lifts are very safe if administered correctly by a medical professional – Dr. Awfa is an expert Aesthetic Practitioner, with almost a decade of experience behind hims.

However, although thread lifts 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 treatment itself is relatively painless. However, the most common side effects are tenderness and mild bruising around the treated areas.

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

The treatment can take between 20-60 minutes, depending on the number of threads you require.

At your consultation we will advise you about the length of your treatment.

Your skin will look tighter and lifted immediately after the treatment is complete.

Due to the special properties of Aptos, your skin will continue to rejuvenate over the next few weeks to months, giving a younger, glowing appearance.

There is usually very little downtime with Aptos - Most patients are able to resume work the same day after the procedure.

For patients who require several threads, there can be more discomfort and a short recovery time.

At your consultation, we will advise you about the downtime you may expect.

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

Cosmetic Injectables Treatment Areas at VL Aesthetics

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 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.