What are lip fillers?

Lip filler treatment is a popular non-surgical treatment to boost both the shape and volume of the lip via the injection of dermal lip filler.

As the effects of ageing take hold, lip volume depletes to leave a thinner, flatter appearance. Wrinkles and fine lines may also appear, contributing to a less smooth look, less defined borders and a flattened 'Cupid's bow', creating an overall tired and aged appearance.

Lip fillers can provide a quick, safe and effective non-surgical solution to reverse these symptoms, and deliver improved lip volume and contour.

At the Cadogan Clinic we only use FDA approved products by JUVÉDERM® or RESTYLANE®. These are based on the naturally occurring active agent hyaluronic acid rather than collagen to plump up the skin.

Lip filler treatments can last as long as a year.

How do lip fillers work?

Lip fillers are injected using a very fine needle into the lip region by your qualified consultant and deliver immediate results.

Typically a lip filler treatment would require one or two vials of injectable filler, depending on the effect that needs to be created. We only use lip fillers based on hyaluronic acid at the Cadogan Clinic, a dissolvable substance that occurs naturally in the body and is completely safe to use.

The product contains an anaesthetic but it may be possible to have a numbing cream applied to the area prior to the treatment if you would prefer.

The procedure itself should take approximately 15 minutes. Results can be seen straight away.

What are the benefits of lip fillers at Cadogan Clinic?

  • Quick 10-15 minute treatment
  • Performed by highly experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon
  • Immediate, natural looking results
  • Reversible results 
  • No need for general anaesthetic
  • No surgical scarring
  • No downtime, and an immediate return to work and daily routine
  • Conveniently located on Sloane Street, Chelsea

What to expect during your lip filler consultation at the Cadogan Clinic?

Due to our underlying medical philosophy and strict medical standards, we only offer dermal lip filler treatments by trained consultant dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Not only is this safer, but is proven to deliver superior aesthetic outcomes.

You will meet with one of our highly trained cosmetic dermatologists or surgeons at the Clinic on Sloane Street, Chelsea, for a no-obligation in-person assessment.

Your consultant will discuss the following with you at this consultation:

  • The best options for you and your facial anatomy, and the results that you would likely achieve 
  • An explanation of the procedure, recovery and likely outcomes and costs
  • Go through your past medical history
  • Answer any questions you may have

If you both agree that a treatment is desirable during the consultation, your treatment can take place there and then during the same visit.

Your consultation is free, but subject to a £50 attendance deposit that can be redeemed against any treatment delivered during your visit.

You are then invited back for a free post-treatment review session 2 – 4 weeks later where a complimentary top-up is provided if you need it.

3 Easy Steps

  • Visit the Clinic on Sloane Street, Chelsea for your free no-obligation consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists or surgeons
  • Have your treatment during the same visit if it is agreed with your consultant 
  • Return 2 - 4 weeks later for a post treatment review and free top-up if required 

Why do people have lip fillers?

Some common reasons include:

  • Enhance contours of the lip 
  • Add volume or ‘plump’ the lip 
  • Soften smoker’s lines and wrinkles
  • Define lip borders 
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the mouth area 

Which parts of the lip can be enhanced with dermal filler?

Lip Filler treatment can target a variety of areas in the lip region, including:

  • Vermillion Border – improve definition
  • Upper and/or Lower Lip - increase volume
  • Cupids Bow –contour the natural lip shape
  • Corner of the mouth – upturn a downturned lip
  • Fine Lines / Smoker’s Lines – fill the lines around the mouth 


Filler treatments at the Cadogan clinic vary in cost depending on the filler product used and the amount used, but treatments typically start from £550

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Lip Fillers Results

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Frequently Asked Questions

As we age our skin's underlying structure gradually begins to break down and we begin to lose skin volume, elasticity and firmness. This occurs all over the face and body to leave us with lines and wrinkles and sagging skin.

In the lip area the ageing process is particularly noticeable. Over time lips become less full and plump, and begin to lose their definition around the borders both on the top of the mouth (Cupid's Bow) and around the corners of the mouth. Vertical lines and folds also begin to appear around the mouth, particularly among smokers.

Lip filler is a quick, safe and effective treatment for rejuvenating the lip region and restoring a youthful appearance to these age-related mouth and lip conditions.

The treatment can take between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Repeat visits can be shorter, and take between 10 – 15 minutes

We only offer consultant – led lip filler treatments, performed by highly trained cosmetic dermatologists or plastic surgeons.

Dermal Filler treatments in the UK are currently unregulated meaning any aesthetic practitioner can perform them. This has led to the proliferation of low quality 'high street' providers, and filler treatments even being made available in non-medical environments such as gyms.

At the Cadogan Clinic we believe such practices are extremely risky and highly correlated with unsafe and poor aesthetic outcomes.

It is best to arrive at the Clinic with your skin as best prepared for your dermal filler treatment as it can be. This would ideally include not drinking alcohol for 2-3 days prior to your appointment to lessen the risk of bleeding and bruising, as well as having had plenty of rest the night before your treatment to ensure you arrive feeling calm and relaxed.

It is also advised that you do not consume ibuprofen and aspirin for 1 week prior to your appointment as these can also thin your blood making bruising more likely.

Dermal filler treatments are generally not painful, although the amount of discomfort you experience may vary depending on the area.

Treatments around the lip are typically the most uncomfortable but the pain can be easily tolerated through the anaesthetic included in the filler and the application, if required, of additional topically applied anaesthetic cream.

Your lip enhancement treatment should be virtually painless.

There is typically no downtime at all.

There may be a slight mild redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, or itching which usually subsides after a few hours following treatment - most patients can return to work or to their regular activities immediately after receiving treatment, although we recommend 24hrs before doing any vigorous exercise.

Dermal fillers work instantly so you should start to see the results immediately, and certainly within the first 48 hours. We typically recommend allowing a week or so before expecting to see the final results, in order to allow for any minor swelling or bruising to subside.

We specialise in the delivery of exceptionally precise treatments, and our consultants can control your outcome based on your stated personal preferences. Some patients prefer an extremely subtle change, whilst others may prefer something slightly more significant.

Either way your results will look natural, as our specialists will use the natural contours of your face to deliver the very best outcomes. You will also retain a full array of facial expressions.

This will all be discussed comprehensively at your consultation.

We only use temporary dermal fillers at the Cadogan Clinic. Our Dermal Filler treatments are therefore not permanent. How long they last depends on things like the type of filler and where it's injected. Lip fillers usually last between 6 and 18 months.

Lip fillers are extremely safe when delivered by a trained medical practitioner. Outcomes can be managed precisely by a technical practitioner, and results are also not permanent and can be rectified ('dissolved') if they are not to your satisfaction.

That said, whilst extremely rare when fillers are delivered in a medical environment by a medical professional, possible risks include:

+ Asymmetry, or uneven result
+ Allergic reaction
+ Bruising, bleeding on injection site, swelling
+ Damage to skin and possible scarring
+ Lumps of filler under the skin
+ Skin necrosis
+ Infection

These risks will be fully discussed at your consultation prior to your consent.

After your lip filler treatment your lips may feel slightly tender and sore for the first few days, and you may be able to feel the newly added filler in your lips.

This should wear off soon after treatment.

We typically recommend you wait at least 12 hours before applying any makeup, lip liner or lipstick.

During your consultation you will discuss your expectations in detail with your trained medical consultant, so there really should not be any surprise when it comes to the results.

That said, if you are unhappy with the results you are free to revisit the Clinic to see if your concerns can be rectified by the addition of further lip filler, or neutralised by administering a solution that dissolves the filler almost instantly, leaving no lasting damage or effect.

Over time the naturally occurring active agent in dermal fillers – hyaluronic acid – will wear off. At this point you will need to visit the Clinic for additional treatment.

Bruising and swelling after lip filler can occur so we recommend following the below guidelines before and after your treatment:

+ Not taking aspirin or ibuprofen in the week prior to treatment and the two days afterward
+ Avoiding alcohol at least 24 hours before and after your treatment
+ Avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment
+ Avoiding extreme temperatures wherever possible (e.g. steam rooms, saunas)

A vial is a measurement of the injectable liquid administered during dermal filler treatment. Typically, treatment for nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines) requires 1-2 vials, marionette lines require 1 vial, lips require 1 – 2 vials and cheeks require 2 vials.

The cost of your treatment will relate to the number of vials you require during treatment.

Juvederm is an extremely popular form of injectable filler, commonly used for lip enhancement; however, it can also be used to treat natural wrinkles and folds in the skin, which are commonly found around our eyes and can appear on our foreheads.

Juvederm is composed mainly from a natural material called hyaluronic acid, which is found in the skin of mammals and is responsible for holding in the skin's moisture. As our bodies begin to age, the skin gradually begins to lose its hyaluronic acid, which in turn, results in thinner and a more wrinkled skin. This is often noticeable around the mouth lips and eyes.

Juvederm Lip enhancement is a treatment designed specifically to restore the moisture in the lips to provide fuller and more youthful lips. To achieve the appearance of a more youthful and fuller lip, the Juvederm filler is carefully injected, using a tiny needle, into the desired area and the area surrounding.

Juvederm is made primarily of natural substances, and over time, it will gradually be absorbed back into the body. Once a desired look has been achieved, it is common for a patient to require repeat procedures in order to maintain this more youthful and fuller face.

Initial treatments usually last for approximately 10 – 12 months; however, this can often vary depending on each patient. Due to the nature of Juvederm, and that the effects can be reversed over a long period of time, it is extremely popular amongst patients who have no experience of cosmetic surgery.

How to find us

The Cadogan Clinic is based at 120 Sloane Street in Chelsea, just off Sloane Square and the Kings Road.

We are accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Sloane Square and Sloane Street, as well as Sloane Square tube station.

We are just a 5 minute walk northwards up Sloane Street once you have arrived at Sloane Square.

Local pay parking is available just around the corner from the Clinic on Cadogan Gate, Cadogan Square and Cadogan Gardens. Our local residential parking zone is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Address: 120 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9BW


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