the faq's of lip filler

Sydney’s fairy godmother of lips, MISS FRANC answers your most frequently asked questions on lip fillers.

Q: How much do lip fillers cost?

A: Every client presents unique facial structure, symmetry and muscle strength and therefore cost can and will only be determined through face-to-face consultation. MISS FRANC wishes to advise all existing and future clientele that after 7 years of maintaining prices, injectable services are due to increase in 2022 following a 12% product increase. This inflation is outside of the clinic’s control, and we appreciate your understanding as our business responds accordingly.

Q: How long do lip fillers last?

A: There is no single answer to this question. Some injectors will affiliate longevity to the use of either soft, medium or hard filler product, however in my opinion there’s no such thing. At MISS FRANC, the result is determined by a build-up of product overtime. I may choose to use different products throughout a client’s lip transformation, and this is based on what the lip needs at that point in time. Further to this, fillers integrate with scar tissue, lasting a little longer with each treatment. Therefore, there is no way to provide an accurate estimation of how long the product will last.

Q: Do lip fillers affect kissing?

A: No French kissing for 48-hours please! Clients may feel some hardness in the lip as its healing, with softness taking up to 2 – 4 weeks to recover (irrespective of the product used). Clients may also experience a few lumps and bumps here and there, and I ask that they avoid massaging or touching the area. Any pressure on the lips post-treatment may also lead to bruising, further lumpiness, and excessive swelling.

Rest assured, once lips have fully settled, they will feel and work the same way as before. Lip fillers are designed to flawlessly mimic the softness, contours, and sensitivity of the natural lips, so your kissing partner will be none the wiser!

Q: Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?

A: No … particularly if you are bruised. Alcohol is a blood thinner, and it was only enhance the bruising.

Q: Can I fly after getting lip fillers?

A: Not for one-to-two weeks post treatment. The high level of pressure heightens your risk of excessive bleeding, bruising and swelling, and it's important for us to monitor bruising throughout this time.

Q: Do lip fillers change your smile?

A: The only time a smile will alter is if we intend on that result. For example, clients who feel they’re too ‘gummy’ may wish to add bulk, effectively modifying their smile so less teeth are seen. Another case of smile alteration is when filler is poorly placed and migrates to other areas beyond the lip. This is not attractive and leads to the importance of working with a reputable injector who addresses your beauty concerns and enhances your facial features in a holistic approach.

Q: What helps lip fillers heal faster?


  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Apply an ice pack on your lips, but be careful not to put pressure
  • Avoid taking blood-thinning medicines and supplements, such as ibuprofen and aspirin
  • Skip smoking or getting exposed to second-hand smoke
  • Say no to spicy foods
  • Eat healthy and nutritious fruits and vegetables with lots of antioxidants and minerals
  • Stop eating fast food and junk foods. They are loaded with sodium that can make you more dehydrated
  • Do not do rigorous physical activities that involve heavy lifting or sweating


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