Russian injection technique

Like a Russian doll, this technique can turn the lips into a subtle heart form with more volume near the middle. It helps raise the Lip rather than create undue thickness, making it suitable for anyone new to lip fillers or looking for a natural finish. You may often see a ‘flatter’ look since height, rather than plumpness, is the target. (However, if that is what you want, you may have both!). Since the procedure necessitates an artist’s touch, it’s far more important to locate a reliable injector.

What exactly are “Russian Lips”?

In contrast to conventional lip filler, an injector using the Russian Lip method injects the hyaluronic acid fillers vertically. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, we use only premium fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. Beginning at the Lip base and working outward along the lip line. Rather than operating inward from the lip line, the injector works the fillers from the inside out.

What is the price of the Russian Lip?

Russian lips cost $100 as conventional lip filler since it is more time-consuming. We improved the original technique using a 27G TSK cannula before implementing the fillers microdroplet with a sharp needle injection.

How long would it take to do this technique?

The Russian Lip technique takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, including prep time.

How long would it take for Russian Lips to fade?

At Albany Cosmetic and laser center, we mainly use the Juvederm Filler Family. Your Hyaluronic Acid lip filler usually lasts 6-12 months, with touch-ups needed every 3-9 months, depending on the client’s metabolism.

What is the adverse effect of Russian Lips techniques?

Clients who opt to do the Russian lip injection should expect a higher risk of bruising and swelling than the traditional technique due to multiple injection sites.

How to perform the procedure?

This video shows Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy) performing the Russian Lip fillers. As the video shows, he starts with a blunt cannula to prepare the tissue to receive the filler vertically, then proceeds with the 30G sharp needle for the HA filler (Juvederm or Restylane) injection upper and lower lip.

Before and after Russian Lip Fillers

These pictures were taken directly before and after the lip filler procedure.

Dr. Kamal Hallaq (Ph.D.) in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta, Canada

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This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.