Plumper, fuller lips that still look natural
Plumper, fuller lips that still look natural
Cosmetic injectables are a popular way to enhance the appearance of facial features (well-known brands include Botox® and Juvederm®). Which type of injectable is used depends on which facial feature you would like to enhance and on your suitability for that injectable.
If you would like plumper, fuller lips that still look natural, then cosmetic injectables might be for you. Please book a Free Consultation with our specialist Doctor who will talk you through what is involved.
Dr. Khalil has over 15 years of experience in the cosmetic industry. He 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 Botox® is appropriate, or perhaps a different treatment (such as an advanced medi-facial) will meet your aims and objectives better.
There are many different types of cosmetic injectables, and many different brands that use these injectables. For example, Botox® is a trademarked name for a treatment that uses botulinum toxin, and Juvederm® is a trademarked name for a treatment that uses hyaluronic acid. At VL Aesthetics, we only use the top brands for our cosmetic injections.
To activate muscles, motor neurons release a neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) into the neuromuscular junction. Botulinum toxin inhibits this release – it breaks down the communication between the motor neurons and the muscle cells. This has the effect of relaxing the muscles, and when applied to specific facial areas, will improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
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, 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:
Treatments that use botulinum toxin (such as Botox®) start at £160 for one area, £210 for two areas, and £255 for three areas.
Juvederm® starts at: 0.5ml syringe £180; 1ml syringe £250.
All prices are inclusive of a follow-up consultation and a top-up if one is required.
Cosmetic injections are very safe if administered correctly by a medical professional – Dr. Khalil has over 15 years of experience in the cosmetic industry 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. Khalil 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 botulinum toxin (e.g. Botox®) usually last 3-6 months, while 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.
Botulinum toxin (e.g. Botox®) and 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:
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 specialist doctor 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. Khalil 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:
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.
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: