The world is slowly getting back to normal after 2020 stalled our lives in a myriad of ways due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Between the lockdowns, business shutdowns, stay-at-home orders and other safety considerations which have put our monthly facials and dermatological treatments on hold, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Our team are seeing a resurgence of our in-office beauty rituals and predict an amazing second half of 2021 with certain treatments getting the spotlight.
1. Vampire Facelift
If you are looking for a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, the Vampire Facelift is the latest non-surgical trend in the anti-aging world. This outpatient procedure uses the method of extracting your platelets and creating your very own unique dermal filler in order to provide you with a more youthful appearance. Using the patient’s own regenerative potential in their blood and re-injecting it back into the skin, this procedure caters to people who don’t want anything foreign injected into their face. By using your own blood you can add volume to your skin and stimulate the growth of new tissue by using regenerative cells found in the blood. The end results is a more radiant and youthful look.
This non-surgical cosmetic treatment is known by other names, such as:
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM)
- Selphyl, “Vampire Filler”
- Dracula Facelift
A Vampire Facelift has proven to be an effective treatment to help restore volume in the cheeks, lips and under the eyes, in addition to smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines in your forehead.
2. BOTOX Upper Lip Flip
The BOTOX® Upper Lip Flip from James Christian Cosmetics can be an excellent alternative to fillers for patients who want a more subtle lip enhancement. The BOTOX® Upper Lip Flip involves using Botox to roll the lip outward (i.e. “flipping” it) to create the illusion of a bigger lip without the use of a filler. With just a few quick injections the BOTOX® Upper Lip Flip procedure can help the upper lip relax and roll slightly upward, which allows more of the upper lip to be visible.
To perform a BOTOX® lip flip, our injectable specialists at James Christian Cosmetics make a series of injections just above the upper lip, into the orbicularis oris muscle, which encircles the mouth. This temporarily relaxes the part of the muscle over the upper lip, causing the lip to roll slightly upward, giving a more voluminous and defined appearance. This muscle relaxation can also be beneficial in helping smooth vertical lines around the lips.
For most patients they notice the effects within a few days of treatment, with full results in about one week. The effects of a BOTOX® Upper Lip Flip typically lasts up to three to four months.
3. BOTOX Neck Bands
We all have a pair of vertical neck bands, known as platysma muscle bands, at the front and sides of the neck. In part of a natural aging process, these vertical bands become more noticeable due to the fact that they are very frequently in use and commonly increase in size after years of hyperactivity. Additionally, as we age our skin loses volume and becomes more lax, making the neck bands more prominent and causing the neck to appear older.
When injected into the muscle, BOTOX® stops some of the neural signals from being transmitted, thus relaxing the muscle’s hyperactivity. When injected into the vertical bands of the neck, BOTOX® can relax the the muscles, making them less prominent and resulting in a smoother, tighter, younger looking neck. Generally BOTOX® Kneck Bands will last 4-6 months and as with any Botox treatment, can be repeated when the results begin to wear off.
With BOTOX® Neck Bands from James Christian Cosmetics you can tighten up those neck bands, lift the neck and rejuvenate your appearance with a targeted treatment on the neck bands.
4. AquaGold Treatments
AQUAGOLD® is a micro-infusion, micro-needling, micro channeling deliver system that’s focuses on improving the delivery (and results) of other injectable services like Botox, fillers and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
AQUAGOLD® does not use an electronic device, unlike traditional micro-needling services. Instead, it uses a small handheld vial containing 20 micro-needles measuring only 600 micrometers (0.6 mm) long and 130 micrometers (0.13 mm) wide. Thinner than a human hair! Due to the needles being much smaller than traditional ones, the general opinion is that using AQUAGOLD® results in less pain during the injection and less irritation after the injection. The needles are made from surgical grade stainless steel and gold plated. Pure gold has high bio-compatibility with human skin which means that there is less of a chance for irritation after the injection and less of a chance of allergic reactions caused by impurities and other metals in the needle itself.
While AQUAGOLD® represents an exciting new skin rejuvenation and Microdermabrasion treatment that uses fundamentally the same injectables (like Botox) or PRP, and process to administer it, you can actually achieve a different effect on the skin that takes the benefits of the injectable you’re using and adds it to the benefits of using a micro-needling delivery system. This can mean improving skin tone, acne scarring, brightening and smoothing your skin, minimizing your pores and helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face with greater efficiency than a traditional facial injection alone.
5. Lash Lift & Tint
A Lash Lift & Tint service from James Christian Cosmetics is one of the simplest ways to freshen up your look and make your eyes instantly brighter and more open. It’s a quick, painless, and affordable treatment that will give your lashes that sexy curl and flutter you’ve always wanted!
Think of it like permanently curling your lashes and applying mascara that never wears off. The Lash Lift & Tint treatment involves two separate processes, both designed to give you beautiful, fluttery eyelashes for weeks. The Lash Lift treatment mimics the effect of an eyelash curler, bending your lashes upwards, leaving them looking longer, and making your eyes more open and bright. Meanwhile, a lash tint is similar to a brow tint – or applying several coats of mascara. It makes your eyelashes look darker, thicker, and fuller. It’s particularly striking on those with naturally blonde or red lashes.
Where Are We Located?
We proudly serve communities in Suffolk County and beyond including Islip, Manhattan, Commack, Queens, Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, Babylon Village, Huntington Bay, West Hampton, and East Setauket.
We would love to sit down with you for a consultation for any of our services, at which time we can recommend the best approach for your specific needs.
*BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns.