The Russians are known to be one of the most beautiful nationalities in the world.
You may have noticed how the Russian women portray supermodel-like lips, without the dread ‘duck pout’.
Their clinics are at the forefront of cosmetic injectables, and our very own ‘Look by Louise’ nurses and practitioners have successfully mastered the skill here in London with the highly regarded Russian doctor Dr. Marina Aisina MD, enabling us to offer you this lip filler technique directly from Russia.
The look is very contemporary and model-like, as are the Russians, and shies away from your typical ‘ done and overfilled look’ but again without any compromise on volume or lift.
Side profiles stay beautifully balanced.
‘I have studied this technique extensively in order to offer you the latest lip lift effect’
Louise, Clinical Director
What is the Russian Lip Technique?
The technique produces extra volume in the body of the lip with zero chance of migration (product sitting above the lip). It can be used to create intentional plumpness or to give a supermodel natural fullness.
How is it done?
The process involves placing tiny droplets of filler, injected vertically into the lip, compared to lines of filler underneath the border. This technique widens, lifts, and opens the lip body without any compromise of projection.
Is the technique painful?
Absolutely not. There are fewer entry points used and only one in the border (this is where the sensitivity comes from) so pain really is kept to a minimum.
Lip fillers are best carried out with no anaesthesia, the light handedness of our injectors and the injection sites of this technique means there is zero pain or sensation during treatment so it really isn’t required. Anaesthesia has been known to affect swelling of the lip causing asymmetry of results and more downtime post-procedure. Our product range is all combined with lidocaine infusion (numbing inside the product) so numbs as we go.
Who is it suitable for?
The best canvas to work on is one that has not previously been touched, however, if you do have previous product in the lip carried out by us, or a clinic elsewhere then this will have to be removed by dissolve prior to your appointment. We do prefer to carry out the dissolving process ourselves to ensure complete removal.
How will I know which lip filler technique will be best for me?
For anyone who has not previously experienced lip fillers, then the Russian Technique is highly recommended and can be carried out as natural or as structured as required. For those who have had previous filler, the decision lies with whether you want to remove this, as removal is mandatory 6 weeks prior to your Russian Lip appointment.
Why do I need my previous lip filler dissolved?
The Russian Lip Technique requires no filler whatsoever placed around the border of the lip, so for the technique to be carried out to its full potential, a dissolve of your previous lip filler is required.
How long does it take?
As with any technique, the injector needs to be very accurate regarding the placement of filler, and calmness and patience are definitely required to promote tissue separation for a seamless result. Augmentations can last anything from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of filler to inject and the density of lip tissue.
Why does it take much longer than my other lip filler appointments?
Creating the Russian lip requires double the amount of time that the standard linear thread technique takes, depositing tiny droplets of product between the lip tissue takes time, resulting in a smooth uniform finish, with that lip lift effect.
Is there any downtime?
There may be a slightly longer downtime than your usual lip fillers, due to the swelling that follows the procedure and in some cases, bruising can be more substantial. This is nothing to worry about and will settle without any concerns.
How long does it last?
The treatment lasts the same amount of time that your usual lip fillers would, it is not the product that is different it is the technique.
Can I get my Russian Lips topped up or will I need to have them dissolved again and redone?
No, a dissolve will not be required if you’ve already had the Russian Lip Technique, you are able to have a top-up treatment to maintain results.
At which The Look by Louise clinic location can I get this treatment?
This technique is available in both clinic locations:
- Central London
How much is this treatment?
Please see the ‘pricing’ page for our treatment menu and pricing in our Bolton and London locations.
Before and After Russian Lip Technique