What are Lip Fillers?

Lip Fillers are a gel-like substance that is safely injected just underneath the top layer of the lip itself.  Dermal Fillers are made out of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural occurring substance that is found in our skin.

Are Lip Fillers permanent?  

Lip Fillers are temporary, lasting anywhere from 9-months to a year, with most people reaching the 12-month mark.

How much does it cost? 

R3,200 per 1 ml.

How many ml’s would I need?  

90% of our patients choose only  to have 1 ml injected.  Most of the time, this is more than enough.

Can I add another ml or two? 

Yes you can. Because the results are immediate, we will start by only injecting 1 ml. Dr Wade will then show you the results and  you can then decide should you wish to add another ml or two. Alternatively, go home and think about it.  You can always come back in a couple of days should you like to add more.

Why do people get Lip Fillers?

Due to ageing, most people lose volume in their lips, it can be used to restore the volume that was once there.  We have also seen patients that wants to correct asymmetry, patients that wants add volume to match their upper or lower lip, fill-in gaps etc.  Then of course, most of our patients do it to advance their own appearance.  Beautiful lips speak volume, so to speak. 🙂

Here are some of Dr Wade’s Before and Afters:

All of the pictures below are patients of Dr Wade Merchant.


Volume added: 1 ml. Beautiful Results! Her lips look smooth and full-of-volume.


Volume added: 1 ml. An example of an older patient that has lost volume over the years due to aging. Now her lips have been beautifully restored. Thanks to Dr Wade!


This patient only wanted to add half a ml (0.5 ml) to her lower lip. And she looks much better!


Volume added: 2 ml.


Volume added: 1 ml. Smooth lips, enhancing the patients natural- and beautiful cupids bow.


Volume added: 1 ml. This patient wanted to fill-in her gap.


Volume added: 1 ml. This patient wanted to correct her asymmetry and add volume. Her lips are now smooth and full-of-volume!


Volume added: 1 ml. Beautiful lips made even more beautiful and it looks natural. That is the goal!

Where can I get Lip Fillers? 

Dr Wade has two practices, one in Green Point (Cape Town) and one in Somerset West.

Who is Dr Wade? 

Dr Wade is a qualified medical doctor with a special interest in aesthetic medicine.

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Dr Wade Merchant

Appointments for Lip Fillers by Dr Wade:

To book an appointment email us at bookings@naturalcape.com.

Should you wish to speak to someone instead, please call us on  087 135 3017.


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