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What is the Russian Lip Technique?

By December 9, 2022No Comments

The Russian lip technique is an increasingly popular lip filler technique, but what is it? In this blog we will explain what it is, who it’s for and the results.

Lip fillers are becoming increasingly popular, with lots of people wanting to accentuate or volumize the lips. Lip augmentation can be done using dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm. These fillers will increase the overall size of the lips, but it can also increase the size uniformly.

Whereas, the Russian lip filler technique focuses on accentuating the lip height, rather than overall volume. This technique will help to accentuate the cupid’s bow, so that you can get the perfect pout.

What is the procedure for the Russian Lip Technique?

This technique uses smaller volumes of dermal filler, but it is placed in more parts of the lips. Instead of horizontally injecting larger volumes of filler into the lip, and massaging or spreading it out, the Russian technique injects more areas of the lip vertically. This technique widens, lifts, and opens the lip.

The procedure can take around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of filler to inject and the density of lip tissue.

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What are the risks and side effects?

The recovery time can be slightly longer than usual lip fillers, due to the swelling after the procedure. You may also experience more bruising, but this should reduce within a few days. You should inform your doctor of any pre-existing medical conditions, medication you take, and any allergies you may have. They will also take you through the full list of side effects, and aftercare.

How long do the results last for?

The results will last for the same amount of time as your usual lip fillers. This will depend on the particular filler that is being used, but on average, results last for around 6 to 18 months.

What dermal filler can be used for the Russian Lip Technique?

The same dermal fillers can be used as normal, so hyaluronic acid-based fillers are usually the popular choice. Brands include Restylane, Juvéderm, Eloquence and more. You can view all our dermal fillers here. You might like to try Juvéderm Ultra Smile or Restylane Kysse, which are both hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers, which are specifically for the lips.