What are “Russian Lips”?
Why are Russian Lips are the hottest new trend? Below we are going to explain the difference between this and your standard Lip filler treatment. This specific technique will shape the lips into a subtle heart shape with more volume near the centre, much like a Russian doll. It tends to lift the lip rather than add excessive volume so it is ideal for lip filler newbies or those wanting a natural finish. You will also notice a flatter appearance as height is the goal, rather than plumpness. (Although both can be achieved if that is what you desire!)
How is the technique different?
Unlike traditional lip filler, an injector employing the Russian Lip technique injects the product vertically starting at the base of the lip and drawing the product outward toward the lip border. Rather than starting from the lip border and working inward, the injector works the product from the inside out.
The extra attention and care takes longer.
The Russian lip technique uses smaller volumes of a dermal filler, placed in more parts of the lips. Instead of injecting into the lips a larger volume of a dermal filler and then massaging and spreading it out, the Russian technique injects more areas of the lips with a lesser volume of product. (And, as stated above, it also does so with vertical injections, not horizontal ones.)
This gives us much greater control over the product and its results and gives you a doll-like pout you can proudly flaunt. But, and here’s a slight downside: more injection points are required, a bit more discomfort is experienced, and mild bruising and swelling can occur. This tends to disappear pretty quickly on its own, but it’s a good thing to know in advance—and a small price to pay for perfection.
How long does the Russian lip last?
You can expect the Russian lip to last as long as regular lip filler; anywhere from 6-12 months. Want to find out if this hottest new trend is for you? Come in for a free consultation and Dr Yara will be discuss the treatment and see if it is right for you.