Russian Lip techniques are our speciality, however we offer a wide range of dermal filler and skin treatments to suit your needs.
We can recommend what treatments would be most effective for your desired outcome, taking into mind your individual physical characteristics. Our clinicians are all highly experienced and can give their professional advice on what treatments will make you look your best.
A balanced approach can keep facial harmony if you want to significantly change one area.
Fillers can add volume and height to thinner lips, smooth the texture, correct asymmetry and enhance the proportion and contours.
Many clients seek a subtle natural result, but younger clients often want a more distinctive look with a 50-50 ratio and enhanced definition. I can advise on what is possible to best achieve the style or enhancement you want – from a subtle boost to the modern ‘Russian Lips’ techniques, and on what product, methods and volume will be most effective for your desired result.
Several follow-up sessions may be required to build up your lips if you have very thin lips to start with, or are looking for significant change.
Before and After pics of ‘Russian lips’ from the side.
Russian injection methods are more intricate to perform, but can lift and shape the lips more effectively – using less product and without the ‘duck’ look that is common with older techniques, where the lips are simply inflated with filler to increase the size.
A more defined border and distinct cupids bow is a popular request.
There are many different Russian lip injection patterns and variations. We treat every patient as an individual and combine the most effective methods to best achieve your desired look.
Lip Filler Healing - important
Please note that most photos are taken immediently after treatment when some initial swelling is common (Photo #2).
Swelling was more pronounced than usual for the client in the photo.
Account for a reduction of around 20% to estimate final results after initial swelling has settled.
The procedure itself is pretty painless as numbing cream is used and the filler products contain mild aesthetic. You may feel a small pinch as the needle is inserted.
Swelling can sometimes reach its peak on day 2 before gradually subsiding. Some minor bruising is also possible in the first week. Follow our aftercare advice. Most clients return to their normal routine on the day, although you may prefer to take the day off work. If you have any important events, we recommend doing your lips at least a week in advance to make sure any visible side effects have disappeared.
A follow-up correction may be booked if any asymmetry remains after 2 weeks.
Dissolving existing product
If you aren’t happy with any existing fillers, we can dissolve and refill.
Dissolving is possible with an injection of the enzyme Hyaluronidase which quickly breaks down the molecules in the filler product.
It’s best to wait around 2 weeks after dissolving before refilling.
Modern hyaloronic acid fillers typically last around 9-12 months depending on metabolism, lifestyle and product brand.
Here we used around 0.8ml. Natural looking, defined lips were requested which fit well with our clients existing features.
Many clients seek a strong and stylish look with increased height and definition.
Vertical injection techniques are ideal to provide structure and to lift the lip. We can craft sharper borders and a sensual pout – using less filler and without the excess sideways protrusion often seen when trying to achieve similar height with standard injection methods.
Some initial swelling is present, which will settle nicely. Account for a 10-20% reduction in size to achieve the intended result severasl weeks after the procedure.
Our lovely client wanted more shape and height to her thin top lip, which was achieved over 2 sessions. The lips healed nicely and we achieved some nice lift and a cute heart shaped bow, all in harmony with her natural features.
Every procedure is specific to you. We will listen to any concerns or requirements during the consultation, whether you want a subtle boost or more advanced lip contouring or reshaping, and can give our advice on what is possible and what is most appropriate or suitable for your individual circumstances.
Take a look at our booking page for a full list of other filler and beauty treatments. Popular treatments include:
Art of Beautification – full facial makeover package
Anti-wrinkle Injections – Popular procedure to reduce the appearance of crows-feet and wrinkles for a fresher, rejuvenated appearance.
Nasolabial Folds – Reduces the depth of ‘laugh lines” or “smile lines”
3-point Facelift – Lift, contour and enhance your profile.
Morpheus8 – new – skin tightening and smoothing
A short consultation is provided before each treatment and can also be booked as a separate appointment.