Filler treatments – Cape Town & Somerset West

Dermal Fillers are made out of hyaluronic acid, a natural occurring substance that is found in our skin. It’s a gel-like substance that is safely injected underneath the skin to enhance facial features and/or to restore loss of volume due to aging. These dermal filler treatments are available at our aesthetic practices in Green Point and Somerset West, Cape Town.


At Natural Aesthetics our doctors make use of Restylane fillers. Dr Wade Merchant and Dr Melinda Dommisse are available for filler treatents in Green Point and Somerset West, Cape Town.

What do we use Fillers for?

  • To restore volume loss due to aging, this is known as a preventative-, restorative- or an anti-aging treatment.
  • These restorative treatments include cheek filler, under eye fillers (knowns as the tear through), naso-labial folds (these are the indentation lines on either side of the mouth that extend from the edge of the nose to the mouth’s outer corners) as well as marionette lines (these lines run vertically between the mouth and chin). 
  • To enhance facial features like the chin, cheeks or jawline.
  • To plump up the skin due to aging, like wrinkles, folds and acne scarring.

Is it painful? 

Most patients experience only mild discomfort. A local anaesthetic cream is applied prior to the procedure and the filler also contains an anaesthetic for a more comfortable experience. For more sensitive areas, like the lips or when doing fillers with a canulla, we completely numb the treated area with local anaesthetic for a completely comfortable experience. 

Do I need a consultation? 

If you are unsure whether you would like to have a filler procedure but simply want more info, it would be best to first book a consultation only. This will give us enough time to consult with you and answer any questions you may have.

If you are sure you would like to proceed with a filler treatment – then you can simply book your appointment as all of our filler treatments are an hour in duration. This is to ensure that we have enough time to consult and plan the treatment as well as enough time to perform the treatment.

Practice Protocol: 

If you are a new patient, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so that you can fill-out the necessarydocumentation.

If you are an existing patient, please arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment so that we can check whether your patient file is up-to-date.

What is the best treatment for wrinkles? 

Many patients confuse dermal fillers with anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injections are by far the most effective treatment for wrinkles. If you are interested in either a Botox of Dysport treatment (i.e. anti-wrinkle injections), please visit the following link: Botox & Dysport Treatments Link.

Before and after


Our patient’s facial sagging and loss of volume in her cheeks has given her a ‘droopy’ appearance. This was rectified in under 20 minutes. Her whole face ‘lifted’ and has instantly given her a refreshed appearance.


Before and after only 1ml of tear trough filler. 0.5ml of a quality Restylane filler was used on either side. It is important that your doctor selects the most suitable filler to treat your area of concern. In this case, a thin filler that has been specifically developed to treat under eye volume loss.


The aim of this treatment was to restore the loss of volume of our patient due to aging, without looking like she had anything “done”. Her after result is natural-looking, rejuvenated and soft. She could have opted for surgery, but that would have a meant a lot of time downtime. The luxury of a Dermal Filler treatment is that there is minimal to almost no downtime, our patient could return to her normal duties the very next day. The treatment itself was done in under an hour. No surgery, minimal to no downtime and immediate results.


Immediate results. Loss of volume in the corners of the mouth (known as marionette lines), instantly improved with a dermal filler treatment. Work done by Dr Melinda Dommisse. This treatment has no downtime, requires no surgery and the results are immediate and will continue to improve. The post treatment redness usually subsides within a couple of minutes post treatment.


As we age, we lose volume in our lips. This can easily be treated with a tailored approach lip filler treatment. Most of our patients just like to have a natural looking enhancement. 1ml of soft fillers was used to restore this patient’s lips.


Impressive, yet natural-looking, lip filler transformation. Before and after using a soft filler that works synergistically the lips.


3ml Dermal filler treatment by Dr Melinda Dommisse. Areas treated: lips, cheeks, marionette lines and chin. Results are immediate, no downtime and no surgery.


In this patient, Dr Melinda Dommisse, treated our patient’s loss of volume by selecting the most appropriate filler. A thicker filler was used, than what we normally use in the lips and/or the tear troughs, for example. It’s important to select the best type of filler for each patient, hence why each treatment is customized.


Before and after a cheek filler treatment done by Dr Wade Merchant.


New lips by Dr Melinda Dommisse. When administering lip fillers, we completely numb the lips with both a local anaesthetic as well as a strong medical grade numbing cream, so that our patients can enjoy a comfortable experience.

Preserving beauty. A soft and subtle result to enhance her already beautiful features. Filler treatment performed by Dr Wade Merchant at our Green Point practice in Cape Town.

What is the cost of Fillers?

  • Dermal Fillers are R3,900 per 1ml.
  • At our practices, we do offer a tiered pricing structure for patients who do 4ml’s or more in one sitting. For this, an in-person consultation is required.
  • For our price list and cost estimates, please visit the following page: Price List

For more information on filler treatments at our either our Green Point or Somerset West practices in Cape Town, please feel free to get in touch.

Our Doctors

Dr Wade Merchant is a medical doctor with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine, he has been administering and injecting Botox and Dysport for over 5 years at his practices in Green Point & Somerset West. Dr Wade is also qualified with a 2-year Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine.

De Melinda Dommisse

Dr Melinda Dommisse is a qualified medical doctor who qualified from Stellenbosch University. She moved to London where she did her aesthetic training and worked as a GP with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. Prior to returning to South Africa she worked at 2 well-known clinics in Harley Street, London

Our Practices





021 433 0967

173 Main Road
(Corner of Main and Clyde Road)
Green Point, Cape Town
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021 433 0967

Corner of the R44 & De Beers Avenue
(Inside of the Paardevlei Complex)
Paardevlei Rising 1 (Building name)
*We are opposite the Cheetah Sanctuary
1st Floor, Unit 102, Paardevlei, Somerset West
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