by Jahzel Misner April 18, 2023

Lip fillers have become increasingly popular over the years as more and more people desire fuller, plumper lips. While this cosmetic treatment can help you achieve the perfect pout, knowing what to expect before you book an appointment is essential. In this post, we'll discuss everything you need to know about lip fillers, from Russian lips, to the types of filler available to the recovery process.

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are a cosmetic treatment involving injecting a substance into the lips to enhance their shape, size, and volume. Several types of fillers are available, including hyaluronic acid-based fillers and collagen-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular, as they are non-permanent, safe, and provide natural-looking results.

Fun Fact:

Did you know that the first lip filler was developed in the 1980s using collagen extracted from cows? While collagen fillers are still available today, hyaluronic acid-based fillers have become the most popular type of lip filler due to their effectiveness, safety, and natural-looking results. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the body and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent filler material for plumping and hydrating the lips.

russian lip filler abbotsford before and after

Russian Lip Technique

Unlike traditional lip fillers, Russian lip fillers are designed to create a more defined Cupid's bow and a more pronounced vermillion border around the lips, which gives them a more natural look. The technique also involves injecting the filler in a specific pattern to create a "Russian doll" effect, with each layer of filler adding volume and shape to the lips.

The type of dermal filler used for Russian lip fillers may vary depending on the individual's needs and preferences, but hyaluronic acid fillers are often used. These fillers are safe and effective, and they can be dissolved if the individual is unhappy with the results.

The Procedure

Before the procedure, your aesthetic specialist will apply a numbing cream to your lips to minimize discomfort. They will then inject the filler into the lips using a small needle. The process usually takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the number of injections needed to achieve the desired results.

After the Procedure

After the procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, and redness around the lips. The side effects typically last a few days, and we recommend avoiding lipstick and lip balm during this time.

Russian lip filler abbotsford before and after



The results of lip fillers typically last between 6-12 months, depending on the type of filler used and the individual's metabolism. Over time, the filler will gradually break down and be absorbed by the body.


Risks and Complications

While lip fillers are generally safe, some risks and complications are associated with the procedure. These can include infection, allergic reactions, and lumps or bumps in the lips. 

Medical Spa Abbotsford

Lip fillers can help enhance the appearance of your lips and give you the perfect pout. However, it's crucial to do your research, choose a skilled and experienced aesthetic specialist, and fully comprehend the potential risks and benefits before scheduling an appointment. By taking the time to prepare and follow proper aftercare, you can achieve beautiful, full lips that leave you feeling confident and glamorous.

At Conquer 180 Medical Spa, our providers are experienced and highly skilled in administering lip filler treatments. They have undergone extensive training and have a deep understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics, ensuring that you receive safe and effective treatment.

But don't take our word for it! Take a look at the following before and after photos of our lip filler clients in Vancouver and Abbotsford. 

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DR.Godley where do I even begin.....such an amazing doctor. My first visit with him was such an amazing experience, got my lip filler and nose threaded. WOW is all I have to say...... I've never felt so pretty in such a long time. Going threw a transition in my life and he has made me feel more like a women then I ever felt . THANK YOU SO MUCH a million times. ALWAYS looking forward to my next appt. GREAT costumer service. Well be a long time client.

I recently visited Dr. Godley and his team for a first-time lip filler treatment, and I was treated with amazing professionalism. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating, and the Godley team ensured I walked away happy and with a beautiful result! I am very happy with my experience, will certainly be back!
Jahzel Misner
Jahzel Misner

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