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Lip Filler

Enhance your lips’ natural shape and plumpness to achieve the look you’ve always wanted.

Lip enhancement is a dermal filler treatment which can improve the natural shape, volume and symmetry of the lips.

Lips play a key functional role in facial expression, and furthermore, as a symbol of sensuality, can influence and individual’s level of attractiveness. Full, symmetrical lips with upturned corners and a healthy colour are considered ‘aesthetically appealing’. With ageing, the corners tend to turn down, and the volume diminishes.

The focus is on creating your desired look; whether this be creating a more defined smile or a subtle and natural enhancement into the lip body. There are a number of techniques which can be used depending on your desired outcome these include harmonising the lip ratio, defining the border, adding volume, improving asymmetry and enhancing the cupid’s bow.

Here at Castelnau Dentists we offer treatment in the form of 'Dermal Fillers' which are specifically designed for these trouble-some areas. Treatment is provided by Christie Lawton - who is an experienced Facial Aesthetics practitioner. To organise an appointment for a Free Consultation (to discuss any questions or queries you may have in a confidential and relaxed environment), please call us on 020 8563 7177 or email us at 

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What are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?

Proving a full, natural-looking smile with beautiful curves - 'Lip Fillers' are a popular treatment which provide many benefits including:  

  • Lip Fillers add volume and definition to lips, producing a sensual, more pronounced pout
  • Gives a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance
  • Can help turn the corners of the mouth upwards
  • The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment
  • Non-permanent and will naturally break down
  • The treatment can be tailored to your needs providing a natural look


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Please see an example below of before and after treatment:


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What is dermal filler?

Dermal filler is a specially-formulated substance containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is found naturally throughout our bodies and acts as a lubricant and moisturiser, however as we age, we lose HA which reduces volume, shape and elasticity.

Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid. They revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.

How much does this treatment cost?

£180 for 0.5ml filler

£260 for 1ml filler

How many ml of filler will I need?

Part of your consultation will be to discuss your desired outcome of treatment and to gauge your expectations for your results.

0.5ml is best suited to those wishing to achieve a very subtle and natural plumping of the lip tissue. It is also a great option for future top-up treatments for those looking to maintain their lip augmentation results, without drastic enlargement each time. 0.5ml is also a great option for older patients, just wishing to add some natural volume back and hydrate the area.

1ml of filler will provide a fuller, but equally natural result, using one of many advanced techniques.

Please note: It is rare that more than 1ml of filler is placed in the lips in one visit. For larger lip desires, filler must be placed with the utmost care and precision. To avoid distortion of lip shape, top-ups are possible in as little as 2 weeks after treatment. This allows your lips to grow gradually; instead of placing a load of filler at once and risking a very unnatural result.

Will you help me decide what I’d like to do?

Yes. Prior to all treatments, we will undergo a thorough consultation- ideally in person, or over a pre-arranged Zoom video call. We will evaluate your medical history, discuss any concerns you may have and finally acquire your desired outcomes of treatment. Following this, we will agree together a safe treatment plan which meets your exact needs.

How long does treatment take?

The actual procedure will take around 20 minutes, however please allow up to 45 minutes to enable us to carry out a full examination/consultation, take clinical photos and apply anaesthetic cream to the area.

Is lip filler painful?

This varies from person to person, depending on each individual’s pain threshold. To reduce any discomfort, topical anaesthetic will be applied before your procedure, plus there is anaesthetic in the filler product.

When will I see the results?

You will see an immediate result after your lip treatment however, this will not be your final result. Optimum results will be seen after 2 weeks.

How long does lip filler last?

Lip augmentation can last between 6-12 months. The longevity of results may vary depending on each individual’s metabolism of the product and lifestyle factors. Gradually, results will begin to diminish, and at any point you are welcome to return for a ‘top-up’ treatment to restore your desired look.

Will I need some down-time post-treatment?

Bruising and swelling post treatment is possible. This can happen instantly and can occasionally be asymmetrical. Swelling should begin to subside in the first 48 hours and will subside completely in just 2 weeks. Down-time is recommended the day of your treatment where possible.

Your clinician will advise you on your aftercare during your treatment appointment. You will be advised to stop wearing makeup for up to 6 hours. You will also be told to avoid the sun, as well as saunas and steam rooms, for 2 weeks.

Are there any complications associated with lip fillers?

As with any minor medical procedure, of course complications are possible. Bruising and swelling is the most common side effect of dermal filler. Swelling is occasionally asymmetrical due to hyaluronic acid being unpredictable- meaning water may be absorbed more in certain areas. These lumps should subside within 2 weeks.

Delayed onset of nodules is possible but rare. Complications will be discussed during your consultation to ensure you are fully informed. Before leaving, we always try to ensure that you are happy post-treatment, however in the unlikely event of any minor lumps appearing which cause concern, please contact us to discuss the options available to you. If seeking correctional treatment for a previous treatment of past work conducted by another clinic, if you’re happy to do so, it is recommended that in the first instance you contact your original practitioner to discuss your concerns.

Complications, albeit rare, can happen to even the most highly skilled injectors; which is why it is imperative that we know exactly how to act in these instances. Be rest assured, if ever any treatments were not to go to exactly plan, I am fully trained (by Dr Tim Pearce, Skin Viva) in the handling of all complications associated with non-surgical facial aesthetics.

What are the contraindications of dermal fillers?

  • Active infection at the site being injected
  • A known allergy/hypersensitivity to filler products
  • A known allergy/hypersensitivity to lidocaine, the anaesthetic in some dermal fillers
  • Pregnant or breast feeding women
  • Not to be combined with facial peelings, laser or ultrasound-based treatments
  • Patients with autoimmune diseases 
  • Anybody under the age of 18
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