- Dermapen® - Liquid Facelift
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra
- RESTYLANE® Lyft
- RESTYLANE® Perlane
- RESTYLANE® Silk
- Vampire Facelift®
Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary).BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
Facts about BOTOX® Cosmetic:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.
- With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.
- Approximately 11.8 million1 BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002. 92% of 303 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® Cosmetic experience.
If you are looking for natural-looking results to diminish the signs of ageing, the Belotero® family is your perfect choice. The Belotero® products are injectable dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural component of your skin. The FDA approved its use in 2011. The innate ability of hyaluronic acid to bind water makes the Belotero® range the perfect choice for restoring and maintaining the smoothness and volume of your skin, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and rehydrating your skin, as well as for lip augmentation. The Belotero® range can be used for subtle, smooth correction of deep nasolabial folds (the lines that run vertically between your nose and mouth which become more pronounced over time). The Belotero® filler is injected into the specific area of the skin to be treated using a very fine needle. Belotero® becomes a part of you and you immediately see the refreshing results.
Belotero® Hydro is specifically designed for deep rehydration, restoring radiance and elasticity of the skin. The product is perfect for treating the face, hands, neck and décolletage.
Belotero® Soft integrates seamlessly into the skin, allowing for immediate and smooth correction of fine to deep lines and offering a voluminising effect to crow’s feet and perioral lines.
Belotero® Balance integrates seamlessly into the skin, allowing for immediate and smooth correction of fine to deep lines and offering a voluminising effect to glabellar lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lip contours, lip volume, and oral commissures. Are your lips thinning with age? Belotero® Balance can restore volume and softness of your lips so they look naturally full and smooth.
Belotero® Intense integrates seamlessly into the skin, allowing for immediate and smooth correction of fine to deep lines and offering a voluminising effect to nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lip contours, lip volume, oral commissures, and Cupid’s bow. The Belotero® products can also be used to enhance the vermillion border around the mouth to prevent lipstick seeping into the skin. The Cupid’s bow can be shaped to give a sculpted, alluring look.
Belotero® Volume reconstitutes and restores facial volumes in different areas, e.g.: cheeks, cheekbones, chin and temples.
DermaPen® - Liquid Facelift
If you're interested in looking younger without having to get costly surgery DermaPen® Liquid Facelift is exactly what you want. Through artful application of a suite of a treatments you can tone your face and rejuvenate your true beauty.
James Christian is one of New York's finest injectable experts that has been trusted by many, including some high profile patients who swear by his talents.
If you want the best, come experience the quality of James Christian Cosmetics.
Dysport (pronounced “dis-port”) is a form of botulinum neurotoxin commonly injected into wrinkle-causing muscles such as the skin above the eyebrows that cause “frown lines” to paralyze them.
Dysport injections are FDA-approved to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines and is available by prescription. Because Dysport has less of a protein load than Botox this presumably means that fewer antibodies are formed to detect and destroy it, thereby making it last longer. The needles used to administer Dysport are so thin that any pain from the injections is minimal.
The area is usually numbed before treatment. Dysport also “spreads more” during injection which is a good thing for larger areas such as the forehead and armpits. There are fewer injections required resulting in less potential discomfort, swelling, or bruising for the patient. Dysport has proven superior at reducing signs of crow’s feet wrinkles. Results are visible within two to three days, and may last up to six months. Results vary.
Please note that Dysport, Xeomin and Botox CANNOT be used interchangeably.
Injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
Ask for the only FDA-approved HA filler that lasts up to 1 year with 1 treatment, with long lasting JUVEDERM XC, you can treat those parentheses lines on the sides of your nose and mouth for up to 1 year with 1 treatment.
Worried about a one-sized fit all wrinkle treatment? With JUVEDERM CX injectable gel, your doctor customizes your treatment for you, and gives you the instant, natural looking results you want – all in 1 treatment.
Ask for results that are smooth and natural-some HA fillers have a granular consistency. Only JUVEDERM has unique HYLACROSS technology, which gives JUVEDERM XC its special smooth-gel consistency. Youʼll get a smooth, natural look and feel that holds up.
Indication: RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is FDA-approved for subdermal implantation for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
Juvederm Ultra is a hyaluronic acid filler with lidocaine, for an anesthetic effect with injection, used to treat lines and folds that are mild to moderately deep.
Because Juvederm Ultra has a smaller particle size it produces a softer fill which generally makes it an excellent choice for treating nasolabial folds, the corners of the mouth, and for plumping the lips. Juvederm products are generally not the best choice for treating the area around the eyes because it spreads out into the tissue a little more than some other facial filler products.
Juvederm Ultra tends to absorb more water when injected, and so these injections can swell more than some other products in general. Typically the results last 6-9 months.
Consists of a series of micro injections put mid-way down into the skin. Not deep enough to draw blood, but enough get nourishment to the skin. A series of droplets are put into and on top of the skin to start the rejuvenation process. MesoGlow can be used to cover the entire skin surface and in areas where injections are not possible such as the upper and lower eyelids.
MesoGlow compliments dermal fillers in these areas. The effects rejuvenate the face, eyelids and neck without the unnatural appearance. This is a wonderful treatment for fine lines around eyes and lips.
Treatments are usually spaced two weeks apart for up to six months for optimal results – which is to eradicate wrinkles altogether. The results last anywhere from six months to two years or even longer.
Radiesse is a non-permanent filler that comes with two components, a gel matrix component and calcium bead component. It works differently than other hyaluronic acid fillers, in that the bead component made of calcium stimulates the patient’s body to produce collagen.
The skin absorbs the product and what remains is your natural collagen that gives facial volume. Radiesse can be injected into the cheeks, the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, the temple area, and also used for re-contouring the jaw line.
As the molecule is too firm to give a natural feel to the lip, it is not recommended for use in the lip area. Results are immediate, but volume enhancement lasts for up to one year or more and the collagen production strengthens the skin.
A “natural” Beauty Lift Instantly! As we age – so does our face. Loss of shape and definition create changing impressions of beauty as lines and wrinkles and skin folds take over. Made in Sweden – the “land of natural beauties” – Restylane treatments can restore fullness, contour and smoothness that have been lost with time. This safe, natural substance is a cosmetic, dermal filler that is made from the bodyʼs own material – “hyaluronic acid” and provides instantaneous, long-lasting natural enhancement. Restylane creates a “natural” beauty life without surgery.
What happens as we age? Our skin is the largest organ of our body and is comprised of three layers – outer, middle and subcutaneous (deep inner) layer. Along with collagen, hyaluronic acid plays a very important role in keeping skin healthy. Hyaluronic acid helps to “bind water” which is necessary to keep skin full and prevent dryness and wrinkling. As we age and lose collagen and hyaluronic acid, our skin loses the ability to hold moisture so skin folds and lines and wrinkles form readily. This, along with smoking, alcohol consumption, sun-bathing and poor nutritional habits, to name a few, contributes to “loss of beauty” during the aging process. The Dermis (middle layer) of skin functions as the skinʼs support structure and contains the collagen, elastin and other biological substances decreases and the elastin fibers become looser and gather informations, visible as formation of wrinkles, fine lines and folds. Restylane provides volume and restores fullness – a natural solution to a natural problem!
Restylane® Lyft is just one member of the full Restylane® family of products. Each treatment is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid. Restylane® Lyft is specifically formulated to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. It provides lift to cheeks and increases volume in the cheek contours, corrects age-related mid-face contour deficiencies, and treats moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines) in patients over the age of 21, resulting in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance. On average, two injections are needed for full correction.
What makes Restylane® Lyft different?
Because Restylane® Lyft, as well as Perlane and Voluma, are hyaluronic acid fillers they can be reversed, if desired. Sculptura is poly-L lactic acid and cannot. Restylane® Lyft can be used off label in the pre-jowl sulcus and along the jaw line to enhance the prominence of the jaw and rejuvenate a sagging neck.
Restylane® Lyft Results
According to the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS), in clinical trials, patients treated with Restylane® Lyft reported improvement with the appearance of the mid-face area. Two months after treatment 95.2% of patients were still satisfied with the results. Twelve months after treatment 73.0% of patients were still satisfied with the results. Results typically last 10-18 months. Repeat injections lead to cumulative and prolonged benefits.
Perlane is an FDA-approved dermal filler for injection into the skin for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. It plumps the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds.
Perlane, used for deeper wrinkles, has larger particles that are injected deeper into the skin than Restylane. Perlane is not approved for use in lip enhancement. Perlane is comprised of biotechnologically engineered, non-immunogenic, stabilized hyaluronic acid gel particles.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin. Perlane is injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle and generally lasts for about 6 months.
The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed for people over the age of 21 who want to enhance their lips and fill fine lines around the mouth without having to undergo an invasive procedure.
Restylane Silk is the first and only FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment specifically designed to plump the lips and fill fine lines around the mouth. Silk is made from a unique gel formulation of hyaluronic acid (the same naturally occurring sugar that helps create full and supple skin), which allows for a smooth and subtle result.
Restylane Silk is injected into the lips and into the lines around the mouth using an ultrafine needle. Because of the gel’s small, smooth particles, as well as the ultrafine needle designed for precision, results should appear more subtle than with other forms of lip augmentation like implants. You should expect natural looking results, with refined volume and definition two weeks after treatment and your results last roughly six months. Restylane
Silk should not be used by those who have a history of bad allergic reactions.
Vampire Facelift® – Platelet Rich Plasma
Is a name for a non-surgical cosmetic procedure involving the reinjection of a gel-like substance—platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM)—derived from a patient’s own blood back into multiple areas of the skin of their face in an effort to treat wrinkles and “rejuvenate” the face.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. When activated, either by thrombin or calcium chloride, PRP takes on the form of a viscous gel (PRFM) containing high levels of several platelet-derived growth factors (cytokines) that may then be injected into the face in much the same manner as other dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane.
Rejuvenate naturally with cells from your own body!
In our practice, we have some people who come in and want a natural filler with no risk
of allergic reaction. Recently people have come in asking for the “vampire facelift” or the “Dracula facelift” where the personʼs own blood is used to rejuvenate their appearance in a way like popular fillers such as Restylane or Perlane. This procedure is not a surgical facelift nor does it create the same effect as a facelift. The procedure helps restore or enhance areas which require volume. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used for the following:
* Improve glabellar lines (the number 11 sign between the brows) * Improve forehead lines
* Improve the appearance of periorbital lines (crows feet)
* Improve Nasolabial folds
* Improve smile lines
* Treat acne scars
* Improve the vertical lip lines (lipstick lines)
* Improve the marionette lines (the ones from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
We have been using the process of platelet rich plasma to enhance and restore the skin of the face and neck. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains growth factors which stimulate your body to repair and restore tissues using your bodyʼs own natural processes. With this technique, we are able to rejuvenate your skin by isolating elements from your blood which can then be injected below wrinkles, folds and even acne scars.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) systems contain the growth factors your body uses to initiate and control wound healing. We use platelet rich plasma (PRP) to improve wrinkles, folds and scars (including acne scars) on your face in combination with or without surgery or lasers.
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid, or HA, filler approved by the FDA which restores volume to cheeks.
One of the early signs of aging is volume loss in that part of the face from a combination of fat and bone absorption, which results in sagging skin and hollowing that increases slowly over time.
Voluma is ideal for patients concerned with sinking and sagging cheeks. Voluma gel contains lidocaine to numb pain and is meant to be injected at a deep level, on top of the cheek bones. Another plus is that Voluma can last for two years, something that makes it particularly appealing to patients who dislike returning for frequent refills.
Xeomin is another neurotoxin in the same category as Botox and Dysport. Xeomin is approved by the FDA for the treatment of severe frown lines or “11’s” between the eyebrows.
Like other drugs in this category, Xeomin works by paralyzing muscles and smoothing wrinkles. It blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles. As a result, the targeted muscle cannot contract.
There are no additives in Xeomin which may lessen a patient’s likelihood of developing antibodies to it. It takes about one week for the full effects of Xeomin injections to be realized, and once this occurs the results last from three to six months. Unlike its predecessors, Xeomin does not need to be refrigerated.
Please note that Dysport, Xeomin and Botox CANNOT be used interchangeably.
*Please contact our office for details regarding the safety, side-effects and precautions involved with each of the services we offer.
The Benefits Of Facial Fillers
Experience The Best In Anti-Aging Technology
It seems that these days everyone is talking about anti-wrinkle treatments. There’s also a ton of conflicting information out there that’s designed to sway you against one type of treatment and go with another.
Rest assured that’s not what we’re going to do here. At James Christian Cosmetics we want you to feel confident about your decision to use our anti-aging services.
There are many benefits to using Injectables and Facial Fillers over traditional cosmetic surgery a few of the best benefits are:
- Low Cost – For a fraction of the cost of traditional surgery you can get the results you want.
- Immediate Results – Generally your results are seen immediately or over a couple days. Rather than months like with traditional surgery.
- Temporary – Unlike surgery, the changes you get with injections and facial fillers are temporarily. So there is virtually no risk of being “stuck with” your results if you’re not happy with them.
- No Recovery Time – The procedures are not at all invasive – it’s just a simple injection in several location and you’re done. Aside from some minor tenderness at the injection sites for a day or so there is no recovery time needed.
- Flexible Options – There is a lot more flexibility in terms of how the injections and fillers are applied and your total cost. On a lower budget? Just get 1 area treated now and get the rest later.
Some Additional Things To Note:
Temporary dermal fillers such as Juvederm have a very low chance of forming lumps or bumps. They usually last for 12 months which is a pretty good result for the cost.
Some newer semi permanent fillers last up to a year, though there are some limitations in application. Experience has shown that these fillers are best injected in successive sessions, with small amounts added each time. Also, they appear to work better in thicker tissues such as the chin and laugh lines.
There is no doubt the dermal fillers have a place in the anti wrinkle market and that they provide a safe option for most people. Give us a call today if you have any questions.