Many people ask what the difference is between Russian lips technique and traditional lip fillers. Different style of Russian Lip fillers are very popular right now and are look that everyone is looking for.
Russian lip fillers is a new trend aimed to give you the perfect pout.
Both techniques produce very different lip shape results. Read on for a breakdown of Russian Lip Filler Technique vs normal lip filler techniques.
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Russian Lip Filler Technique vs Normal
The key difference between Russian Lip Filler Technique vs Normal is that Russian lip filler aims to make the lips higher and wider whereas traditional lip filler aims to plump the lips.
With more traditional lip filler techniques, the dermal fillers are typically injected into the vermillion border of the lips and then sometimes into the lip body with the help of a cannula or a needle.
The needle works from the outside of the lips inwards, to create a more visible lip border, enhancing its shape and adding volume. With traditional lip fillers, the lip profile is extended and is noticeable from a side perspective.
The center of the lips is the focus for Russian lip filler,
Whereas with the Russian lip filler technique, the filler is vertically injected into the base of the lip towards the outer edge, resulting in a lip lift or a lip flip instead of adding more volume. This Russian lip filler technique is also known as lip tenting or the pillar technique. It also perfects the cupid’s bow without accentuating the side profile of the lips and without adding more volume into the border with the lips.
Read on for more details on Russian Lip filler Technique vs normal.
Traditional fillers aim to create a classic heart shaped lip. Classic lips have a full cupid’s bow that tapers out towards the edges and have a full shape centrally in both upper and lower lip. They also give added projection to your profile. The classic lips look give your whole lips a fuller bodied look and gives an all over plumped effect.
This lip shape is perfect if you have a side profile with strong projection from you nose and chin. it can help to even out the projection to create harmony with the rest of your face.
If you want to add volume and plumpness to your lips and make them overall bigger then classic lip filler techniques are for you.
Different style of Russian lip filler all work to give you that Russian doll look and heart shape. The Russian style lips is created through a group of different techniques that aim to achieve height on your lips.
The tip the lip is raised higher on the top lip in the cupids bow area and to give the illusion of a shorter philtrum. Equally the bottom lip drops lower giving a deeper ‘v’ shaped curve toward the chin. It creates a flatter, wider look, heart-shaped look.
The Russian lip filler technique is ideal for those who want not only horizontal but also vertical projection and improvement in the shape of their lips. It aims at enhancement of lip contour and accentuation of the cupid’s bow. The outcome of the procedure is doll-like lips with a natural looking and shapely pout.
If you have petite features and don’t want lips that stand out too much and look obvious, then this can be a good option for you. It works best on unfilled lips so that any previous filler does not get in the way when lifting the lips.
As no projection is added to the lips in the Russian technique, you have no need to worry about the dreaded duck lips!
WHAT IS THE RUSSIAN LIP INJECTING TECHNIQUE
The Russian Lip technique is carried out differently than standard lip filling techniques. Russian lip fillers take longer and require more injects so are therefore more expensive then traditional lip filler.
A traditional lip filler treatment would normally last for 15 to 30 minutes. However Russian lip filler can take up to 30-45 minutes.
With this technique the injections are done vertically into multiple injection points and then drawn upward from the base of the lip to the top.
If you wondering how long does swelling last after lip filler , then you can expect one to two weeks of swelling.
Which filler is best for Russian lips?
Any Hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler will work for Russian lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers are very safe and rarely have severe side effects.
Does Russian lip filler hurt more?
Most people say that Russian lip filler does not hurt more than traditional filler. However as the technique require more injection sites you may have discomfort for longer and the swelling and bruising can be significantly more than tradition lip filler. Results will settle after two weeks.
There are things you can avoid before lip filler and things to do after lip filler in order to prevent swelling and bruising such as no having alcohol or smoking, this can give you the best results. If you do have swelling the read this post on how to reduce lip filler swelling.
Do Russian lips look more natural?
Unlike traditional lip fillers, the Russian technique tends to lift the lip rather than add volume, making them look more natural and an ideal if it’s your first time getting lip fillers. The technique also makes your lips appear flatter but wider rather than the plump-look normal lip filler techniques produce.
If you want a natural result then butterfly lip filler can also be a great option for you.
How long do Russian lips swell for?
Swelling will be worst the first day after your lip treatment and should go down within 2–3 days. Any swelling should subside completely within 2 weeks post-treatment.
You can help reduce lip filler swelling by drinking lots of water, sleeping with your head avoiding, avoiding high intensity exercise, alcohol and smoking.
Do you get Migration with Russian lips?
Your risk of getting filler migration is higher with Russian lips compared with classic lip filler treatments. This is because it involves multiple punctures of the border of the lip and that makes your lip more prone to filler leaking out and migrating.
The most important things is to make sure you are using an experienced and certified practitioner as poor technique can cause lip filler migration.
Russian Lip Filler Price
Russian lip filler usually starts from £180 per treatment.
How much Filler is needed for Russian Lips?
Most people find that 0.5ml-1ml of filler is enough to achieve their desired Russian lip filler look, but the amount of filler will be discussed with your injectable practitioner.
IS LOCAL ANESTHESIA NECESSARY BEFORE THE RUSSIAN LIPS TREATMENT?
Your lips are one of the most sensitive facial areas and are although the needle used for lip injections are small they can be painful.
Therefore it’s important that a topical numbing cream is used to prevent any discomfort.
IS IT SAFE TO COMBINE BOTOX LIP FLIP WITH THE RUSSIAN LIPS TECHNIQUE?
Yes it’s completely safe to combine a Botox lip flip with the Russian lips technique. The Botox injection right above the upper lip relaxes the muscle pulling the top lip upwards and creating a “lip flip”.
CAN RUSSIAN LIP INJECTIONS BE PAIRED WITH OTHER AESTHETIC PROCEDURES?
Russian lip injections can be combined with other aesthetic procedures. Frequently other filler treatments or botox procedures are completed at the same time. The only thing you should avoid are facials.
THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE RUSSIAN LIPS TECHNIQUE
The only common side effect are bruising and swelling. You may want to have a few days off work in order for the swelling to go down and get your lip treatment done at least two weeks before a special event.
Allergic reactions are very rare and not something to worry about. You can sometimes get lip filler bumps and these are also usually nothing to worry about.
If you do have any concerns then contact your clinic.
How Long Does It Take to Have Lip Augmentation with the Russian Lip Technique?
Your appointment will likely last around 45 minutes. At the beginning of the appointment you will have a consultation to talk through the procedure, go through your medical history and ask any questions you have. Then a topical numbing cream will be applied which will need to settle for about 15 minutes. The the numbing cream is removed and the treatment area is sanitized. Finally the injection process will last around 10-15 minutes for Russian lip filler techniques.
Who is suitable for Russian lips?
The Russian Lip technique is used to add height to the lips, lifting them vertically rather then plumping and the body of the lip. Therefore this technique is suited to someone who has a longer philtrum (distance between the nose and top lip) or for those who have a very thin top lip.
Russian Lip Filler Technique vs Normal
Standard lip fillers aim to add volume and size to the whole of the lips whereas Russian lip filler focuses on the cupid’s bow area and the centre of the lip. As less filler is used there is less worry of filler migration.
Russian filler technique can create a natural look with additional volume in the cupid’s bow area to create heart-shaped lips with small amounts of filler.
This mimics the lip look associated with Russian women. Often a smaller syringe is used to insert tiny droplets of filler into the top of the lip. As with any cosmetic treatment choose a refutable and experienced plastic surgeon.
If you are looking for plumper lips then a russian lip filler treatment may be for you.