Welcome to The Hertfordshire Aesthetics Clinic

Lip Enhancement

At The Hertfordshire Aesthetics Clinic in Tring, our mission of ethical and safe practice extends through to one of our most frequently requested treatments - lip enhancement.

Your appointment will begin with a consultation and together we will go through medical and consent forms to ensure you are a suitable fit for treatment. We will also discuss what you would like to achieve in terms of lip appearance, and thorough aftercare will be provided at your appointment.

The clinic prides itself on the results which are achieved for a wide range of clients - you can be assured of a seamless treatment journey from start to finish and a result that you are truly happy with.

Treatment Overview

Duration 45 minutes max.
Anesthesia Topical anesthetic cream applied
Downtime Not required
Results Immediate
Not suitable for Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have active cold sores, blood clotting disorders, allergy to wasp/bee stings, have any neuromuscular disorder, skin infection or take blood thinning medication


0.5ml £199.00
0.75ml £220.00
1ml £240.00


Lip Enhancement - Before Lip Enhancement - After


Lip fillers - a.k.a. lip augmentation or lip enhancement - are a type of aesthetic treatment whereby filler (most commonly made from hyaluronic acid) is injected into different parts of the lips to volumise them, give them definition, make them symmetrical and change their shape.
During a lip filler treatment, hyaluronic acid-based filler (which has a gel-like consistency) is injected into different points of the lips with either a needle or cannula. Hyaluronic acid is a particularly good filler material because it’s hydrophilic (water-loving) in nature. This means it can attract and hold lots of water which helps to plump out the lips. Filler can be injected into different parts of the lip area, including directly into the lips themselves, or around the perimeter of the mouth, called the vermillion borders. The former will give a fuller, plumper look, whereas the latter will make the lips look more defined.
One huge benefit of lip fillers is that they can plump out small, thin lips which are lacking in volume. As we age, our lips - like the rest of our face - start to lose their youthful plumpness, so lip fillers can help restore lost volume. But, this treatment can also be used to make the lips more even, change their shape and give them definition.
As with most treatments where injections are involved, typical side effects of lip fillers include slight swelling, redness, tenderness and bleeding around the points where the needle or cannula was inserted. But, these should only last for a few days. If you’re prone to cold sores, you may also experience an outbreak after lip fillers. Taking antiviral medication before the treatment can help reduce this likelihood, though.
The great thing about a lip filler treatment is that there’s no downtime. Whilst side effects such as redness and swelling might last for a few days, you’ll be able to resume your day as normal after your appointment.
The lip area is quite sensitive so the treatment might be a bit uncomfortable. But, any discomfort experienced should only be minimal. Numbing cream will be applied before the treatment to help reduce pain and lots of fillers contain lidocaine - an anaesthetic that will numb the lips throughout the procedure.
A week prior to your lip enhancement treatment, avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil supplements as these may increase bleeding and bruising. However, if you are taking any prescribed medicines, including aspirin, do not stop taking them. Instead, chat with your lip injector or GP first. You should also not consume any alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment to avoid increased bruising and swelling.
Your practitioner will give you proper aftercare advice following lip fillers, but here are a few things to be aware of after the treatment. After lip fillers, alcohol should be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours. You should also avoid strenuous exercise, heat exposure and touching or massaging the lips (this can interfere with the placement of the filler) for 1-2 days post-lip fillers. It is important that you keep hydrated by drinking lots of water after the treatment.
With hyaluronic acid lip fillers, results will typically last for 6 months before they’ll need a top-up. Different people will metabolise filler at different speeds, though, so it can vary from person to person.