The Russian lips technique is the new big thing in dermal filler lip treatments and is trending massively on Instagram and with top celebrities.
This treatment offers you the opportunity to have maximum lip lift for a superstar look which exudes glamour, leaving you with the perfect pout, worthy of any selfie!
At KL Cosmetic Clinics in Doncaster, we offer this innovative technique to those who are looking for a dramatic and intense lift to the lips and the Cupid’s bow without adding too much volume to the profile of the lips and who don’t necessarily need the border of the lips to be re-shaped or augmented.
Russian lips vs normal lip fillers
When we look at the techniques involved in a more common lip augmentation using dermal fillers, the product will usually be injected into the vermillion border and then potentially into the body of the lips using a cannula or needle, working from the outside of the lips, inwards. This will create a more prominent lip border to enhance their shape and add volume so that the profile of the lips are enhanced and can be seen from a side angle.
With the Russian lip technique, the injections are administered vertically into the base of the lip, drawing out to the outer edge. The lips will be shaped to lift or flip the lip, rather than add excessive volume. This we also call lip tenting or the pillar technique and can enhance the cupid’s bow without adding a pronounced side profile or more volume into the lip border.
Am I suitable for Russian lip fillers?
If you are looking to enhance your lips and are interested in a lip lift, rather than shaping the outer border of the lips and adding volume to your facial profile, you may prefer to have the Russian lip filler technique here at KL Cosmetic Clinics.
Before your dermal filler treatment, we will always invite you to a pre-treatment consultation, so that we can determine exactly what you’re seeking by means of results, take your medical history and advise you on which of our range of dermal filler products would be suitable for your individual requirements.
Lip tenting doesn’t have to be done on both the upper and lower lips. In some cases, we will use a combination of traditional methods and the lip flip to create the best look possible for that perfect pout.
How much does the Russian lip cost vs normal lip fillers?
Due to the extra time and product that is sometimes involved with lip tenting, you may pay a little more than you would for a normal lip filler procedure. However, this extra investment could mean that you get the exact result you want and the results may last longer than a traditional lip filler treatment.
Can I have Russian lip fillers if I have already had lip fillers?
You can absolutely have a Russian lip technique treatment if you’ve had lip fillers in the past.
Your lips will be assessed, and you may need a hyalase lip filler dissolving treatment beforehand. By doing this, your old filler can be safely and efficiently removed and then your fresh Russian shape can be injected. Speak to your practitioner at your consultation about lip filler dissolving if you are considering it.
How long does a Russian lip filler procedure take?
The procedure itself takes around 30 to 45 minutes, but you may need to allow some extra time for any numbing cream that might be used, to take effect.
How long do Russian lips last?
At KL Cosmetic Clinics in Doncaster, we only use FDA-approved and CE-certified lip fillers and as the lip tenting, pillar technique means using a little more product, your Russian lips could typically last 12 to 18 months. However, you might wish to have a touch up procedure every 6 to 9 months to maintain the results.
Is there any downtime with the Russian lip technique?
As there are several injection points with the Russian lip technique, you may find that you have slightly more initial swelling and some bruising after this procedure. This treatment may cause more discomfort than a normal lip filler treatment due to the multiple injection points your injector needs to use.
You can help to minimise this by avoiding alcohol the night before your treatment, using arnica tablets a week prior and a week after your treatment, using an ice pack before and after your treatment and avoiding hot baths, saunas and steam rooms for around 48 hours after your treatment.
The swelling, tenderness or bruises are perfectly normal with this technique however and will subside, leaving you with a stunning result that will be the envy of your friends and a kissable desire to the man in your life!
Will Russian lips affect kissing?
After any swelling or tenderness has subsided, Russian lips should not affect how you kiss and can even make your lips feel softer and more kissable. A plump and sexy pout is so attractive and most guys will love the look of your new lips! They won’t be able to tell you have had anything done when they kiss you!
Russian lips in Doncaster at KL Cosmetic Clinics
If Russian lips are on your mind, or you want to create a dramatic look without excessive volume in your next lip filler treatment, contact our friendly team to arrange your no-obligation consultation. We look forward to meeting you at KL Cosmetic Clinics.