What is Aquagold?
Aquagold Fine Touch is a microinjector device that uses 24 karat gold-plated surgical steel microneedles to inject small amounts of solution into the superficial layers of the skin. Unlike microneedling treatments that introduce products into your skin by making tiny pokes, Aquagold actually has microchannels that deliver the products directly into the skin.
This simple skin rejuvenation procedure effectively treats everything from fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity to hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, pore size, and dullness. Customized to your skin-care concerns, it evenly delivers a tailored infusion of potent treatments into the skin on your face, neck, décolletage, and even on the back of your hands.
After assessing your skin we will customize a formula using Botox (a.ka. microtox), hyaluronic acid filler, sterile microchannel serums, growth factors, and/or your platelet-rich plasma to target your specific skin concerns.
Aquagold can be used to treat:
What are the pros and cons of Aquagold?
Each microneedle is thinner than a human hair, so the treatment is virtually painless, but we do numb the skin to eliminate any discomfort.
The treatment is gentle enough that you won’t need any downtime afterward, though you can expect some redness at the treatment areas.
The entire treatment is customized to your skin concerns.
It's suitable for all skin types and tones, with less risk of postinflammatory pigmentation and scarring than traditional microneedling, since the needles are so tiny.
There isn’t any downtime after your treatment, which makes this a great “last-minute” skin treatment before a special event.
A series of Aquagold treatments promotes collagen production, which can increase skin’s firmness over time.
The device uses gold-plated needles, which are less likely to cause an allergic reaction or irritate skin than those made from impure metals.
Treatments are relatively affordable, compared to other injectable treatments.
Results typically last for just six months, and you’ll need maintenance treatments if you want to keep them up.
How Aquagold Works
What happens during an Aquagold treatment?
Our nurses and aestheticians will evaluate your skin-care needs and goals and create a personalized mix for your infusion serum, drawing from these ingredients:
A hyaluronic acid like Juvéderm or Restylane to attract water for deep hydration, increased firmness and elasticity, and a reduction in the appearance of light acne scars.
A toxin like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau to shrink pore size, reduce sebum production, and reduce redness from rosacea (the needles don’t penetrate as deeply as a syringe, so you won’t have the same wrinkle-relaxing results as you would from an injection of toxin into the muscle)
Growth factors to enhance collagen production
Pigmentation reduction ingredients
Peptides, to improve your skin’s texture and make it smoother and firmer
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood, to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production
Antioxidants such as vitamins B, C, and E, to prevent free-radical damage and brighten skin tone
Once this mix is loaded in the sterile Aquagold device, your provider will thoroughly clean your face. Numbing cream will then be applied.
This rejuvenating treatment begins with your provider moving the small tube across your skin, gently stamping it in an overlapping pattern. As we press the tube against your skin, 20 tiny, hollow needles penetrate 0.6 mm, delivering the infusion into the dermis while stimulating the epidermis.
A typical treatment session takes about 20 minutes.
What should you expect afterward?
There’s no downtime after an Aquagold treatment, but you may have some redness that dissipates quickly (within 30 minutes to an hour) and look a little pink for a few days. To allow the serum time to work, avoid washing your face for at least five hours, or even until the next morning. The serum won’t clog your pores or cause any overnight breakouts.
How soon will you see results from Aquagold, and how long will they last?
You should see results like a brighter complexion, increased firmness, and a smoother skin texture after about two weeks. The effects can last up to six months, depending on the ingredients that were used and how well you care for your skin afterward. For optimal results and increased collagen production, you’ll need an initial series of three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. After that, it’s recommended to set a schedule of maintenance sessions (typically, every three to six months).
Aquagold versus microneedling: what’s the difference?
Microneedling creates tiny, controlled injuries that trigger a healing response, stimulating an increase in collagen production. It allows topical skin care products to penetrate more deeply, but not all microneedling treatments involve serums or other topicals. In contrast, Aquagold isn’t technically a microneedling procedure: it’s a “microchanneling facial” or “microfusion facial” that delivers potent ingredients into the channels created by its needles. Because its needles are thinner than those in most microneedling devices, it can safely treat sensitive areas, such as under the eyes, without pain. You’re not at risk for scarring, bruising, or bleeding.