With Russian Lips, the cupid’s bow is accentuated to create something close to a heart shape. Volume and lift are added to the centre of the lips while remaining relatively flat to the face. The effect may be doll-like, but it looks very natural when the procedure is performed correctly.
The Russian Lips style has been popular in Russia, and the trend has spread to the rest of the world. In order to achieve the effect, our medical practitioner administers the filler vertically into the lips. This is then spread outwards to widen and lift the lip shape. Much of the filler is also injected into the central area to create the accentuation you see in the Russian dolls/lips. The technique is a little different to a traditional lip filler procedure, which focuses more on injecting horizontally into the body of the lip.
Treatments require extra filler, but the main goal with Russian Lips is to heighten the lips rather than add excessive plumpness. For this reason, it’s often regarded as a good treatment for people new to lips treatments who want to create a striking look without being overly radical.
Of course, extra volume can be added if required and sessions are tailored to an individual’s desired result. However, we always strive for a 100% natural outcome, and we always advise the client if we think they are asking for too much product, and that their result will be unnatural. You should err on the side of caution with lips, and less is often more.