What is russian lip filler? This new trend has introduced a brand new shape to the lips, providing a flatter, wider look to match the one supported naturally by Russian women. The trend began due to the desire for lips that are larger in volume and plumpness, without the worry of filler migration or the ‘duck lips’ and ‘trout pout’ look that many want to avoid when having lip filler. Russian Lips derive from the ‘Russian Doll’, where they form a heart shape in the centre with a flatter, higher appearance.
However this look isn’t for everyone, and although this technique does avoid filler migration, it doesn’t necessarily look more natural than the more common lip filler technique.
Russian lip filler technique
The technique involves injecting tiny droplets of dermal filler into the lip, mainly focused around the centre to achieve the heart-shaped look. Filler is injected vertically into multiple injection points and dragged upward from the base to the top of the lip, rather than horizontally with traditional lip augmentation. Russian Lips are larger in height rather than volume, which requires a longer treatment time due to an increase of product needed to achieve the desired look.
Russian lip filler vs normal
So what is the big difference between standard lip filler techniques and Russian lip filler technique? Typically, standard lip fillers are injected horizontally into the lip, resulting in an evenly spread volume and fullness effect. However, in order to execute the Russian filler technique, your provider will opt for a smaller syringe and inject small amounts of filler vertically, focusing in on the center of the lips. Another key difference is that the Russian lip filler technique aims to heighten the lip, focused in on the center, rather than to add overall plumpness throughout the lips, thus providing that heart-shaped look.
Additionally, your Russian treatment may take longer than a standard lip filler appointment due to the necessary precision required to fill only a specific region of the lips. The procedure may last approximately between thirty minutes to an hour, and may result in additional bruising and swelling, which is completely normal and temporary. Your provider will also be able to relay an accurate timeline for the lifespan of your Russian lips, but generally your Russian lip fillers will last as long as standard lip fillers do, being anywhere from six to twelve months.
Russian lip swelling
After receiving lip filler injections, swelling can be easily managed by applying ice to the lip area. Gently apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel or a cold compress to the lips. Be sure to use soft cloth and do not to use anything that could stick to the lips, as this could worsen the discomfort.
It is recommended that you drink plenty of water and eat lots of healthy fruits and vegetables after your procedure. Avoid very salty or spicy foods, as these can irritate the lips. Staying hydrated and eating well can help the body heal.
At night, you may wish to sleep with your head elevated to reduce blood flow and fluid retention in the area overnight. Avoid sleeping on your face.
Having said that, swelling should go down within 2–3 days after your lip filler treatment, and should subside completely within 2 weeks post-treatment.
How Much Do Russian Lips Cost? Just like any dermal filler application, you pay for the cost of each syringe used in the process. So, the price for the filler is no different for Russian lips, however the technique often requires more filler to be used.