Russian Doll Lip Technique

What is The Russian Doll Lip Technique?


This Russian Doll Lip Technique is a specific technique that will shape the lips into a subtle heart shape with more volume near the center, much like a Russian doll.  It tends to lift the lip rather than add excessive volume so it’s ideal for lip filler newbies or those seeking a natural finish. You will also notice a ‘flatter’ appearance as height is the goal, rather than plumpness. (Although both can be achieved if that is what you desire!)

The technique demands an artist’s touch so it’s even more important to find a trustworthy injector.

How is the Russian Doll Lip Technique Different?

Unlike traditional lip filler, an injector employing the Russian Lip technique injects the product vertically starting at the base of the lip and drawing the product outward toward the lip border. Rather than starting from the lip border and working inward, the injector works the product from the inside out.


What are “Russian Doll Lips” or “The Russian Technique”?

We are one of the few providers of the Russian technique.  This is a specialized technique we use in our Chicago location to help enhance lips.  The name russian doll lips Essentially it means transferring the filler to smaller syringes for more of an exact change to the lips or any other area.

Why Inject into the Lips with a Smaller Syringe?

The key reason here is control and more shaping options.  By using a smaller syringe more filler can be put in the lip in an exact position.

Why Not Use the Standard Needle Which Comes with the Filler?

The needle is often too big to create a controlled change in filler and it can leak into other areas.

Does The Russian Technique Cause More Bruising or Swelling?

Not necessarily so the russian technique allows for multiple injections with smaller points. Filler in the lips is something we take pride in Chicago.

How Much Does the Russian Lip cost?

Due to the extra time and product involved in the Russian Lip technique, you can expect to pay a little bit more than you would for traditional lip fillers. The extra investment is worth it to get exactly what you want!

How long does the Russian Lip technique take?

The Russian Lip technique takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes, including prep time.

How long do Russian Lips last?

Russian lips typically last about 6 months to 2 years based on choice of filler.  We use only FDA approved fillers and our practice techniques have been developed by award winning surgeon, Dr Anil Shah, in Chicago, Illinois.

Ready to try the Russian Lip look?

Text or call our Chicago office at 312-944-0117 if you have any questions or want to try the latest trend in lips!