AQUAGOLD® fine touch™
Conveniently Located to Serve Rutherford, Verona, Bergen and Essex Counties
AquaGold is a revolutionary micro-infusion system consisting of gold-plated microneedles that are capable of introducing growth factors, peptides, antioxidants, vitamins, hyaluronic acid, and small amounts of botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) into the skin.
With AquaGold, you can obtain what’s called the “glass skin” effect, whereby pores are dramatically diminished. Because makeup tends to enhance the appearance of enlarged pores, this is the ideal treatment to get done before a big event such as a wedding or just for everyday appearances.
Depending on your concerns and desired results, the solution to be applied with the microchannel device can be completely customized.
With 24K ultrafine gold-plated needles, finer than a strand of human hair, AquaGold reaches the dermis (middle layer of the skin) to a depth of 600 microns. The microneedles enter directly into the skin, allowing the active ingredients present in the vial to be absorbed effectively. The technique is relatively painless.
The device is applied so that it is perpendicular to the skin layer, preventing bleeding from occurring. There is no downtime and patients can immediately return to their normal routine upon leaving the office.
What ingredients can be infused with AQUAGOLD®?
Depending on your individual needs, a customized cocktail of powerful ingredients is infused into the skin during your treatment. This can include:
- Hyaluronic acid filler – to improve skin elasticity and firmness.
- Botulinum toxin – to reduce enlarged facial pores Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin may be added. This is sometimes called microbotox or mesobotox.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) – growth factors derived from your blood to stimulate collagen and elastin production thereby improving skin tone and texture as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
- Vitamin C – to brighten the skin and improve pigmentation
When to expect results?
Within 2-3 days, patients may notice smaller pores and brightening skin with optimal results occurring after 7-10 days. Results should last 3-4 months.
Results from PRP appear more slowly and naturally as PRP amplifies the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.
Because the AquaGold treatment offers buildable results, it works well with other treatments. Used in conjunction with deeper dermal filler injections or after laser treatment, AquaGold can enhance results. It is also an ideal addition to surgical facial rejuvenation, such as facelift surgery, and can help maintain results.
Who are the best candidates?
AquaGold is best used for patients seeking a smoother, more youthful appearance, but does not require dramatic changes. Microchanneling treats the superficial layers of the skin to provide a modest but noticeable improvement in skin texture, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and increased collagen production. While microcanalization is not a replacement for injectable treatments, the small size allows for tighter spaces to be treated, and the small volume of solution applied helps ensure a smooth, natural result. It can be used effectively on the face, neck, and neckline.
How does AquaGold work?
The procedure is practically painless. Unlike many dermal filler injections, the treatment does not require anesthesia. The facial skin is cleansed and the chosen ingredients are placed in the sterile tube of the AquaGold device. It is then pressed into the skin in an overlapping pattern. Medications and products are administered to the skin, not in or under it. The device works with 24 tiny, precisely spaced needles that deliver product to the skin at an ideal depth of 600 microns.
Hollow needles hold the product. The needles sit on a platform and are smaller than human hair. They are inserted into the skin and then withdrawn, leaving the product behind. This creates a smooth, natural-looking result, leaving the face looking smoother, tighter, and rejuvenated. The microneedles stimulate cell renewal in the upper layer of the skin through gentle punctures, while the solution is dispersed in the dermis to improve results.
What to expect after treatment?
Patients might experience slight redness depending on how sensitive their skin is. This will ease up in 10 mins to 1 hour. AquaGold results can be seen immediately, the skin is left hydrated and glowing. Results continue to improve over the passing 2-3 weeks.
The next day after the AquaGold procedure you can feel free to go back to your normal skin regimen – you can even apply makeup (though it is suggested that you should speak with a dermatologist first about the best makeup for your skin in this case). Also, it is advisable to refrain from exercise until 24 hours post-procedure.
What are the AquaGold aftercare recommendations?
Firstly not use oily make-up until the next day, also not wash your face for at least 8 hours after the Aquagold treatment. No swimming, saunas, or steam rooms. Non-comedogenic sunscreens should be applied.
Are There Any Contraindications to AquaGold?
You should avoid AquaGold in cases of:
- Allergy to gold
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Allergies to any products used in the treatment
Why Choose AquaGold?
AquaGold provides natural-looking rejuvenation for minor skin imperfections and the early signs of aging without downtime. It also delivers treatment using consistent depth over a large surface area that a syringe cannot provide. This is the ideal treatment to get done before your big event if you want glowing skin!
What are you waiting for? Schedule an AquaGold treatment today!
How Much Does AquaGold Cost?
The cost for AQUAGOLD® will depend on several factors. The number of sessions will influence the final price, as will the severity of the cosmetic issues being addressed.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Geria Dermatology today to schedule a consultation for your AQUAGOLD® in Bergen County and all of North Jersey. We will take the time to guide you through the entire process, ensuring results that fully satisfy your aesthetic needs. Contact us today!