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Lip Fillers – Before & After, FAQs & Cost 

Considering getting lip fillers? There’s some things you need to know. 

Over the last few decades, lip fillers have become increasingly popular with young women, older women and celebrities alike.

It’s easy to see why!

Lip fillers are a safe, effective and painless way to give your lips a little more volume, create a better shape and correct some of the signs of ageing such as thin lips, droopy corners or smoker’s lines. Many people who have lip fillers say that after the treatment they feel more confident in their appearance and can wear their favourite lipstick colours again without feeling self-conscious! 

Whether you’re looking to restore your lips to their former natural beauty or create the perfect selfie pout, lip fillers are the perfect cost-effective, non-surgical solution.

But are lip fillers for you? What do they cost? And how can you make sure you choose a safe, reputable aesthetic doctor who can give you the results you want? 

Keep reading to find out all you need to know… 

What Are Lip Fillers & What Can They Do? 

Lip fillers are a non-surgical procedure that can enhance your lips – giving you more volume, reducing the signs of ageing or adjusting the shape of your lips. 

Over time, your lips can gradually start to lose their volume. You might notice your lips appear less plump, your cupid’s bow (the “dip” in your top lip) may seem to disappear or the corners of your mouth might start to droop downwards, giving you a tired or grumpy appearance. 

With lip fillers, we can reshape, replump and restore your perfect pout – giving you fuller, firmer and more shapely lips. 

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How Does A Lip Filler Treatment Work? 

During a lip filler treatment, your aesthetic doctor will use a very fine needle or a canula to carefully inject a gel substance into your lips. This gel is made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your body which absorbs water and gives your skin that healthy, plump appearance. 

By strategically placing the gel in certain areas, your aesthetic doctor will be able to create the shape and volume you want – filling in any fine lines and giving you natural-looking, beautifully shaped lips. 

Do Lip Fillers Hurt? 

Believe it or not, lip fillers can be a surprisingly comfortable treatment! 

Lip fillers are a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment. Before the treatment, your aesthetic doctor will apply a topical anaesthetic cream which will reduce your sensation by up to 90%! Some clinics, like Elite Aesthetics, also use a filler that contains an anaesthetic – making your injections pretty much totally pain-free! 

Lip Fillers – Before & After

So what results can you really expect from lip fillers? Before and after pictures are the best way to get a good understanding of the potential results.

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Fillers for the lip before & after

With lip fillers, before and after photos can help you to understand what you can expect from the treatment and help you to choose a reputable clinic – making sure you get a safe, positive end result. 

Do be sure to verify that the images the clinic or aesthetician is showing you really are of their own work – there are some very talented aestheticians out there – and some not so great ones too! 

What Do Lips Fillers Cost? 

If you’re thinking about getting lip fillers, cost is something you’ll probably consider. Many people think that cosmetic treatments, like fillers for the lips, cost a lot – but actually lip fillers are quite affordable! 

So how much do lips fillers cost? With a professional, qualified and experienced aesthetician, you should expect to pay between £350-£400. 

Lip fillers only require a single treatment and the results should last between 6-12 months – making them a safe and cost-effective way to get plumper, more shapely lips. 

Are Lip Fillers Safe? 

You’ve probably seen the stories in the tabloids – from duck lips to full-on medical disasters! But despite this media drama, lip fillers are actually a very safe procedure! 

When performed by a professional and qualified aesthetician most people experience no side effects other than minor, localised swelling, which resolves within a day or two leaving them with beautiful, plump lips. 

Most of the stories you see out there have occurred because the person performing the treatment is untrained, inexperienced or in some cases using substances that are not suitable for injecting! 

But these risks are very easy to avoid just by choosing a reputable clinic or aesthetician that you can trust. 

How To Choose A Reputable Clinic For Your Lip Fillers

Unfortunately, the aesthetic industry is not nearly regulated enough. There’s no law that states you must be trained, qualified or insured to perform lip fillers! 

So what should you look for in a clinic or aesthetician? How can you make sure that you’re choosing a reputable aesthetician who will give you the results you want? 

  • Qualifications – Look for someone who is fully qualified and has been practising for several years. They should be able to tell you where they trained and produce certificates to verify their qualifications. Look for a GMC Certificate and someone who is CQC Registered.
  • Experience – Experienced aestheticians who have been practising and honing their skills for several years will know exactly what needs to happen to give you the lips you want. 
  • Insurance – A reputable clinic or aesthetician will be fully insured and willing to show you evidence of this. Insurance not only protects you if something goes wrong, but an aesthetician that’s willing to practice without it should fire off warning bells!
  • Examples of Their Work – A skilled aesthetician will be more than happy to show you examples of their previous work. Don’t be afraid to ask for before and after photos. 
  • Honest Consultations – A good aesthetician will do a full consultation with you before treatment. They’ll ask you questions about what you’re looking to achieve with fillers for the lips, cost will be discussed and they will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. 

Here at Elite Aesthetics, our fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic doctor can help you to get the plumper, more shapely lips you desire. 

With over 20 years of experience, a sterling reputation and plenty of before and after case studies available to view, you can be sure that you’re in safe hands and that you’ll get an excellent result from your lip fillers with us. 

So if you’re looking for an honest, knowledgeable and professional clinic to help you get the firmer, plumper lips that you want then get in touch. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Have your lip fillers performed by a doctor at a CQC registered clinic as they have to confirm that the source of their fillers is genuine and only use official distributers and pharmacies.
  2. Follow The Aftercare.
  3. SPF. I know that we all TRY to wear sunscreen but is it part of your normal routine?
  4. Eat Well and Drink Water. The more we can stay away from sugar, the better for our fillers.
  5. Use Good Skincare products such as ZO Skin Health.
  6. Attend your free follow up appointment (all good clinics will offer this FREE of charge).
  7. Attend your maintenance appointments.
What Our Clients Say...

4.97/5 from 1229 reviews

Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Greenhithe, Dartford, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

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Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given treatment options that were within my budget.
A few weeks after the P Shot I've really started to see a difference and have gained my confidence back.

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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


Great service as always, skin is glowing very happy


Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is CQC (Care Quality Commission) Registered, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health and NHS England.

Elite Aesthetics has been awarded Thread Lift Certification by MINT Threads.

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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

Margaret QuirkeMargaret Quirke

19:44 11 Apr 23
Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

Salima CharifSalima Charif

09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

Valerie LambValerie Lamb

08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

Izzy ChaplinIzzy Chaplin

20:11 09 Mar 23
Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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