The Russian lip technique uses smaller volumes of a dermal filler, placed in more parts of the lips. Instead of injecting into the lips a larger volume of a dermal filler and then massaging and spreading it out, the Russian technique injects more areas of the lips with a lesser volume of product.
The term Russian Lips is derived from the style of lips you often see on Russian stacking dolls – or matryoshka and babushka, to give them their correct name. With Russian Lips, the cupid's bow is accentuated to create something close to a heart shape.
Unlike traditional lip filler, an injector using 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.