Russian Technique – Latest New Trends in Lip Filler
By Tiffany M. Darnold, MMS, PA-C, Couture Med Spa Oviedo Bring back youth and get baby soft kissable lips with this exciting new trend! Everyone is talking about Russian lips on their TikTok and all over Instagram lately. Have you been wondering what all the rave is about too? Russian lip filler technique is one […]
By Tiffany M. Darnold, MMS, PA-C, Couture Med Spa Oviedo
Bring back youth and get baby soft kissable lips with this exciting new trend! Everyone is talking about Russian lips on their TikTok and all over Instagram lately. Have you been wondering what all the rave is about too? Russian lip filler technique is one of the latest and greatest trends in lip filler. It produces beautiful heart-shaped lips that are similar to those of a Russian nesting doll by focusing on height and volume centrally with tapered volume towards the sides creating stunning kissable lips. This technique took off quickly and is now known around the world by experienced injectors, clients with previous lip filler, and the treatment naïve. Want to know more about the Russian technique? Don’t let this trend takeoff leaving you in the dust. Read more now to find out how you can get amazing lips!
What is the Russian lip filler technique?
The Russian lip filler technique started over in Russia to resemble Russian nesting dolls. Russian nesting dolls have a very desirable lip shape with a pronounced Cupid’s bow and an overall heart-shaped lip. This technique focuses on increasing the lips height starting in the center of the lip with the Cupid’s bow and tapering using smaller amounts in vertical columns towards the lateral end of the lips. This adds natural volume with enhanced shape without much-added profile projection.
How is the Russian lip filler technique different from the normal technique?
Russian lip filler technique injects retrograde from the bottom up using a smaller needle than the normal technique. These small vertical columns of filler are placed to increase the height of the lips starting in the central portion of the lip at the cupid’s bow and then followed by a series of columns in continuously decreasing height tapered to the lateral end of the lip. This creates the top of the heart, and a similar technique is then done with vertical columns in the lower lip to complete this trendy look. The Russian technique can therefore achieve larger lips with a beautiful heart shape without as much forward projection and more height. The normal lip filler technique uses a larger needle injected horizontally following the natural shape of the lip which creates some added height and more forward projection.
How long do Russian lips last?
The Russian lip technique is most commonly used with Restylane Kysse. It is a longer lasting more natural feeling lip filler created from hyaluronic acid in a gel form. This usually will last about 9 to 12 months.
How much does the Russian lip technique cost?
At Couture Med Spa we charge the same as the normal technique so you don’t have to worry about any extra added cost, but it does take a little longer to inject with this highly specialized technique. The cost to have the Russian lip filler technique done with Restylane Kysse cost $475-$600 per treatment.
Can I get Russian lips if I currently have filler in my lips?
If this is your first time doing lip filler with the Russian technique it is advisable to have your filler dissolved completely with Hyaluronidase first to start with a clean slate for best results. If you currently have filler in your lips done with the Russian technique you do not need to have your filler dissolved and can add more to touch up or enhance the results 2 weeks after your last treatment.
Where can I get it done?
Even though the Russian lip filler technique is currently extremely trendy worldwide, not all injectors are experienced or offer this amazing technique. All our providers at Couture Med Spa are currently trained to do the Russian technique.