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Thread Lifts (Carlisle)

VL Aesthetics > Thread Lifts (Carlisle)

Restore a youthful, glowing appearance

A thread lift is a non-surgical treatment that reverses the signs of ageing by lifting and tightening sagging skin, making it look younger, smoother, and healthier.

During the procedure, dissolvable threads are carefully inserted beneath the surface of the skin. The threads are then tightened and pulled back, giving the skin a lifted, boosted, and rejuvenated appearance.

At VL Aesthetics, our cosmetic doctor uses the latest in threading technology – Aptos Threads with Hyaluronic Acid. Not only are they the longest lasting threads on the market (dissolving in 1.5-2 years), but on top of producing ‘mature’ collagen type 1, they also produce ‘young’ collagen type 3 that creates soft and supple skin.

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Dr Abs at VL Aesthetics in Carlisle (Cumbria)

Dr. Abs (MChD) (BChD)

Medical Director

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


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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.

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. Abs practises and teaches aesthetics internationally and is more than qualified to carry out the treatments.

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. Abs 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 Free 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 Free 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 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 changing rooms and 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.