While there are many helpful solutions that can be used to improve skin health and complexion appearance, how to get these solutions into the skin most effectively has always been a limiting factor in skincare. AquaGold offers a revolutionary device and treatment approach that makes this a problem of the past.
What is AquaGold?
AquaGold is an exciting revolutionary treatment device that changes the way we can help patients rejuvenate and refresh their skin. This FDA-approved device has a number of very fine 24-karat gold needles, each of which is less than the diameter of a human hair. A small reservoir connected to these needles can hold any liquid solution—from neuromodulators like Botox® and Dysport®, to hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, and even antioxidants, lightening agents, growth factors, and more. AquaGold leaves you with a glowing, “air-brushed” complexion, so this is the ideal treatment to have done before any big event such as a wedding or graduation.
Benefits of AquaGold
AquaGold treatment includes a customized liquid solution containing products each with unique benefits, such as:
Hyaluronic acid serum or fillers to plump and hydrate the skin.
Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin) to lessen oil product and decrease pore size.
Antioxidants protect the skin against free radicals and oxidative stress.
Lightening agents brighten the skin.
Growth factors and peptides stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Additional benefits of AquaGold are numerous and include the following:
AquaGold treatment is rapid and effective, and no recovery downtime is required.
“Microdosing” is made possible with AquaGold for detailed and exacting improvement in the skin and complexion.
AquaGold treats a wide variety of skin surfaces. The most commonly treated areas are the face, decolletage, and the backs of the hands.
AquaGold’s 24-karat needles are so fine that no bleeding occurs. Mild redness should disappear within 10 minutes.
Your provider will discuss with you in detail which treatment will be best to achieve your goals. Our options include:
“Glow-Up” - Great for younger clients who are looking to refresh and hydrate their skin, as well as reduce their pore size and decrease oil production.
“Red Carpet Ready” - Perfect pre-event treatment for graduations or photoshoots. This option achieves high levels of hydration with a reduction in pore size and can be tailored to include skin brighteners in cases of melasma or hyperpigmentation.
“Ultimate Airbrush” - Optimal treatment for life’s biggest moments such as your wedding day. This option leaves you with “airbrushed” skin for a glowing, flawless complexion. This is also the best treatment for clients with acne scars or wrinkles as it contains the most plumping hyaluronic acid ingredients.
“Creatively Customized” - This option is specifically customized to a client’s skin concerns and treatment goals.
AquaGold treatment outline
Treatment begins with an assessment of a patient’s skin condition and a discussion of their concerns and goals for treatment.
The appropriate solution or agent is then mixed and put into AquaGold’s reservoir. This reservoir connects to the finely-threaded 24-karat gold needles, which are a delivery system for the solution.
The needles of the device are then lightly and repeatedly pressed against the skin, allowing for the most effective administration and uptake of whatever cosmetic solution is being used.
A unique and patented screw-thread design on the needles delivers the solution superficially into the skin. Two or three painless and well-tolerated passes are made over the treatment area in this manner.
The cosmetic solution being used is delivered into the skin throughout the entire treatment area, producing its intended result, and the fine needlepoint application stimulates healthy collagen and elastin production.
Patients can return to their social and professional lives immediately and should expect no bleeding, and only mild redness that dissipates within 10 minutes.
What products can AquaGold be used with?
The versatility of AquaGold allows the device to be used for the injection of different ingredients with different treatment benefits. AquaGold can be used with injectable grade products that are already liquid or that can be made into a liquid, and it is most often used to administer the following:
Neuromodulators: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin.
Dermal fillers: Restylane, Juvederm, and more.
Hyaluronic acid serum
Vitamins: C and E in particular.
Lightening Agents: Such as tranexamic acid
Where can AquaGold be used?
AquaGold may be used on almost any skin surface of the body and is most commonly used on these areas:
Stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles
Although the device does use needles, it can also be used in more sensitive areas, such as around the eyes (but not the eyelids), around the mouth, and on the neck. Each needle is thinner than human hair, making the procedure pain-free and comfortable.
AquaGold is an easily tolerated and pain-free procedure. The device itself draws no blood and produces only mild redness that typically disappears within 10 minutes. Depending on the treatment solution used, you may experience effects such as flaking or peeling of the skin, if that was the intended result of the treatment. We will let you know what to expect depending upon what product we are using for your skin, but most side effects are minimal and are quickly self-resolving.
AquaGold delivers the treatment solution into the skin immediately. When used with dermal fillers, patients will notice the results immediately after treatment. Neuromodulators, products like Botox or Dysport, require some time for the effects to kick in. Most patients will see results immediately after treatment, which usually includes smoother and tighter skin, smaller pores, and a more vibrant complexion.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that safety is now an increased priority. Dr. Mangat has resumed seeing patients in a way that is safe and takes appropriate health precautions, and this includes the option to set up a virtual consultation.
If you’d like to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Mangat or Dr. Copit to begin learning about how we can help you realize your cosmetic goals, please reach out. We’re excited to start you on your journey to your most beautiful self.