Aesthetics in Saltash & Plymouth

Excellence, expertise and experience are at the heart of everything we do, and we are always looking for the latest and safest innovations and best non-surgical technology. We pride ourselves on the quality of our client care, after treatment and results, and believe that everyone is different. Our specialists are selectively handpicked by Lisa and are highly trained and professional in their given field.

Lauren Mackintosh – Absolutely Aesthetics 

Absolutely Aesthetics is renowned for its ability to help you enhance your features and make you look and feel your best. Your consultation is tailored to you. Whether you want to add volume to your lips with lip fillers or minimise the appearance of wrinkles with wrinkle reduction injections. Lauren Mackintosh is fully trained, certified and experienced and has the skillset to achieve stunning results tailored to you and your individual needs.

Book your Free Consultation

Lauren will discuss your wrinkle reduction, dermal filler or lip augmentation requirements and develop an individual treatment plan. Prior to commencing with any treatment, Lauren will explain in detail what is involved and answer any queries you may have. To secure your free consultation we require a £10 deposit, which will be deducted from your treatment or reimbursed if you decide not to go ahead with the treatment.

Fully Qualified & Experienced Advanced Aesthetics Practitioner & Registered Medical Health Care Professional

Lauren Mackintosh is fully qualified and experienced as an Advanced Aesthetics Practitioner to administer Dermal fillers and Wrinkle Reduction injections for the reduction of facial lines. Lauren is a registered Medical Health Care Professional with a BSc (honours), where she also has current NHS experience and is fully insured.

She regularly attends professional development courses, study groups and practical sessions and continually updates and broadens her skills in non-surgical aesthetics treatments. Lauren only uses the safest, and most researched products on the market. 

Aesthetics by Lauren Mackintosh
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Before and after Anti-Wrinkle Injection
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Anti-Wrinkle Injections  (Botulinum Toxin)

Botulinum Toxin Type A, which causes muscles to relax which cause wrinkles. This is an advantage, as fewer injections are required in large areas. The muscle relaxation is temporary and gradually wears off after 3-6 months.

Is Botox Safe?

Anti-Wrinkle injections (Botox) is a prescribed medication. If you have not had this done by Lauren at Absolutely Aesthetics before, she will see you for a free consultation prior to your treatment. This is to see if you are safe and discuss areas to treat prior to Lauren administering the anti-wrinkle injections.

Our Advanced Aesthetics Practitioner Lauren at Absolutely Aesthetics is medically qualified with NHS experience and fully trained Advanced Aesthetics Practioner.

Specialist Areas

Lauren also performs Jaw Contouring, Chin Augmentation and Cheek Augmentation, where each area is based on 1 ml of dermal filler- however, Lauren also provides 2 ml and 3 ml. Lauren also includes Tear Troughs as part of her service, where specialist filler is used for this area, along with packages. 

Cheek Augmentation

One of the most noticeable facial changes is the loss of volume in the cheek area as the malar fat pads move down under the force of gravity. Lauren uses filler to add volume to the cheeks, this treatment lasts 6-12 months.

Chin Augmentation

A chin that recedes, or simply doesn’t protrude as much as other features, and can unbalance the face. Enhancing the chin will lower facial appearance, creating a more balanced profile, this treatment lasts 6-12 months.

Non-Surgical 8 Point Facelift

Tear Trough, Nasolabial Lines, Mouth Lift, 3x Cheek & 2x Jaw Areas. This procedure is a non-surgical technique that rejuvenates, reshapes, redefines and lifts the face completely. Immediate results and lasts up to 18 months.

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Lip Augmentation (Filler)

Lip filler can be used for fullness and volume, a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid lip filler is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own H.A. Which is found naturally in your body, but decreases as we age. The natural purpose of H.A. is to feed nutrients to the body that, in this case, help to keep lips hydrated, soft and full. This treatment lasts for 6-12 months.

Can you have Natural Lip Fillers?

Of course! Lauren respects all of your desires and goals, whether this is a natural look or a plump pout! We will listen to what you want to achieve and create your desired look.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This treatment works immediately and is biocompatible with the human body, hyaluronic acid is eventually broken doen naturally to water and carbon dioxide. 

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers are a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which is a soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin. This helps to fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother and more youthful appearance. These wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body. Some people may need more than one injection to achieve the wrinkle-smoothing effect.

New Treatments

Gummy smile

When you smile, do you feel that you show more gum than teeth? Fine line injections can help with this area.

Bunny Lines

“Bunny lines” refer to the fine lines that appear on either side of your nose when you wrinkle it. Like many types of facial wrinkles, bunny lines are caused by repeating certain facial expressions. These lines can be a natural part of growing older. Fine line injections can help with this area.

Lip Flip

The lip flip -The procedure involves Fine line injections into your upper lip to relax the muscles and “flip” your lip upward.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

The lunchtime ‘nose job’ using Dermal Fillers! * No Surgery! * No Downtime! Non–Surgical Rhinoplasty is a medical procedure in which injectable Dermal Fillers are used to alter the shape of a person’s nose and thereby avoid invasive surgery. Typically lasts 12-24 months. A Dermal Filler can fill out bumps and irregularities of shape to create a more normal shape without surgery. These include: * hiding a nasal hump (the most common) * correction of a flat nasal bridge * adding projection to the nasal tip * filling nasal wall depressions * correction of a crooked nose from past injury or surgery.


Profhilo is an injectable treatment made of hyaluronic acid which improves skin quality and skin laxity. Profhilo is produced in a way which means not only does it hydrate and act like scaffolding within the skin, it triggers a response in the tissue known as ‘bioremodeling’ which smooths, tightens and gives your skin an inner glow. Profhilo remodels skin laxity and battles crepiness. Profhilo works on the skin quality rather than muscle movement which causes wrinkles or loss of volume in fat pads and filling lines.

Fat Dissolving Injections

Fat dissolving injections- Treatment that targets fat removal from certain areas. Excess fat in stubborn areas can be an issue for many men and women, despite exercise and a good diet. These fatty areas sometimes just don’t want to budge, but the likes of liposuction may seem too extreme a solution.

B12 Injections

Symptoms of vitamin deficiency, which usually come on gradually, include fatigue, weakness, nausea and constipation. Long-term and severe vitamin deficiency can lead to numbness, tingling in the hands and feet, balance problems, memory problems and depression. B12 can be taken orally as supplements, but there may still be absorption problems. B12 is injected intramuscularly and so bypasses the digestive process, thus getting into the bloodstream for use by the body quickly. The main benefits include: * Higher Energy * Better Sleep * Improved Mood * Faster Metabolism * Better Cognitive Focus * Sharper Mental Clarity * Less Fatigue * Prevents Anaemia * Helps heal Depression & Anxiety * Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails. Vitamin injections are most effective when taken at regular intervals. Intramuscular injections are more readily absorbed by the body, having a profound and rapid effect.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is solution applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. The aim is to improve the appearance of the skin – for example, by reducing age spots and evening out skin tone. There are 3 types of peels, called superficial, medium and deep. Administered by skincare professionals, chemical peels work by exfoliating the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of blemishes, smooth skin texture, improve radiance, and restore skin health. They are most effective at enhancing cell turnover and improving the appearance on the surface of the skin.

Dimpled Chin

Dimpled chin- The goal of fine line injections in a dimpled chin is to relax the mentalis muscle and reduce the appearance of wrinkling in the chin area.

Dermal Filler common Q&A

What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are crystal-clear gels which are the same as a natural skin substance called hyaluronic acid. Replenishing hyaluronic acid rejuvenates and adds volume to the skin, diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and leaving patients with natural looking results.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
The hyaluronic acid found in dermal fillers is not actually an acid. It is a “water-loving” molecule found naturally within the human body that keeps skin plump and hydrated. Dermal filler products containing hyaluronic acid provide very natural and safe results.
What Dermal Fillers Do You Use?
Lauren uses FDA approved dermal fillers to smooth lines and naturally re-contour your face and neck to give you a younger, rejuvenated appearance without surgery. We choose the dermal fillers that are the safest and give the best results for a more youthful appearance. If you have a preference to a dermal filler we can use this as long as it is suitable for the area and FDA approved. We can always discuss this if you are unsure.
What Specific Areas Can Be Treated With Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are ideal for softening smile lines and plumping thin lips, filling lower eyelid hollows and dark circles, raising cheeks, defining the jaw. Dermal fillers have also been used in treatments to create beautiful nose shapes and profiles, smooth chins as well as acne scars.
What Can I Expect After a Dermal Filler Treatment?
Dermal fillers are administered by injection. First you will have a consultation with lauren She will ask you what you would like to change about your appearance, and based on your goals, will determine which dermal filler is the best choice for you. After the initial consultation, you can decide if you want to proceed with a treatment that day, or go home and think things over. In most cases, your procedure can be performed during the same visit as your consultation. This can be discussed when booking your appointment. During the treatment, numbing cream will be applied to the treatment areas. If you are getting fillers in your lips, as the lips can be sensitive. With minimal discomfort, this procedure is done in just minutes and usually requires minimal downtime for recovery afterward. You may have some redness, bruising or swelling right after the treatment, but you can go home or back to work if you’d like. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for the rest of the day.
How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last?
How long a filler lasts is dependent on how much product you receive, which filler you receive, and your metabolism. Some people break down the filler more quickly than others. Dermal fillers tend to last the longest in areas that move the least. For example, treatment in your cheeks will most likely last longer than those in areas such as the lips.
Can Dermal Fillers Be “Undone”?
The dermal fillers used by Lauren are reversible and can be adjusted very easily if you have second thoughts after the procedure. A touch-up or reversal can be performed with hyaluronidase, a medication that dissolves the filler.
After Treatment
After Treatment The affected area may be a bit red, sore and swollen. Any swelling or bruising should settle down in a few days. A aftercare leaflet will be given with your consent form. As well as advice on the day of treatment. This includes not wearing make-up immediately after the procedure and avoiding alcohol, coffee and the sun.
Always check the person doing your dermal fillers is a health professional on a register to show they meet set knowledge, standards in training, skill and insurance.

Anti-wrinkle Treatments common Q&A

Anti-wrinkle (fine line) injections is a popular non-surgical, injectable treatment that eradicates lines and wrinkles. This is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. Are you considering Anti-wrinkle injections treatment for the first time but have questions about what the treatment will be like? Here are some of the most common frequently asked questions we get about Botox:
How Does Anti-Wrinkle Work?
It is a form of Botulinum toxin type A that is injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle. It works by blocking the nerve signals needed for facial muscles to contract. It’s the repetitious contraction of facial muscles that causes expression lines and wrinkles. Once injected, the neuromodulator relaxes the muscles and decreases their movement to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles in the area. You will see your results gradually over 3-7 days following injection.
What Areas of the Face can be Treated With Anti-Wrinkle?
Botox can be used to address lines and wrinkles on a number of different facial areas, including the forehead, eye area (crow’s feet), and lip lines. It may be injected to soften dimpling of the chin. Botox can also be injected into the muscles to help with migraine or sweating.
What Does Anti-Wrinkle Feel Like?
Botox treatments are quick with minimal discomfort. The treatment requires no anesthesia or recovery time. Many people have Anti-wrinkle injections during their lunch hours and are able to return to work right after their appointment.
Is it Painful?
The procedure is not considered painful. Most patients report a brief period of discomfort during the injection, which does not persist once the procedure is complete.
How Soon Will I See Results?
While the experience of each patient may differ, it usually takes 3-5 days to see the effects of Anti-wrinkle injections . For some, it may take up to 2 weeks to realize the final effects.
How Long Do Anti-Wrinkle Treatments Last?
The results of Botox typically last between 3-6 months from the date of injection. Over time the body metabolizes the Botox, leading to the slow return of muscle movement in the treatment area. Patients can choose to maintain there results by undergoing periodic maintenance treatments every 3-6 months.
How Will I Feel After Anti -Wrinkle Treatment?
Patients may experience a temporary feeling of swelling or heaviness in treatment area. Side effects are minimal and are short lived, and typically resolve on their own within a few days. Some patients may experience temporary bruising, swelling, redness, or bleeding may occur at injection sites. Most patients experience no side effects and are able to return to daily activities that day.
Always check the person doing your anti-wrinkle treatment is a health professional on a register to show they meet set knowledge, standards in training, skill and insurance.

Lauren’s Packages

  • Lip filler and Cheek Augmentation (2 ml total)
  • Enhance Masculine and Feminine Features (Chin & Jaw Line)

Bespoke Packages 

Lauren offers bespoke packages, which can be created with 10% discount.

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Aesthetics by Lauren Mackintosh

Lauren was absolutely fantastic, she made me feel so welcome and at ease. Lauren was very professional and told me everything in detail so I made the right decision. I would highly recommend lauren without a doubt she is fabulous!

Isobelle Avery

This was the first time I’ve had my lips done and I couldn’t of picked anyone better to do them! Lauren made me feel so at ease and was so lovely would definitely recommend, my lips look amazing!

Jessica Champion

I would definitely recommend Lauren and 100% will be using her again. She’s clean, professional and made me feel at ease. I wanted a natural look and I’m so happy with my treatment results! 

Jackie Baker

Lauren was brilliant and put me at ease from the start. Thank you so much Lauren, I am really pleased with my fillers!

Kayleigh Whitman