You’ve heard of microneedling, and you’ve heard of Botox and dermal fillers, but you would never think injectables and microneedling could work together; or could they? If you’re wondering how we want to introduce you to a revolutionary treatment that has everyone from Kim Kardashian to the world’s top dermatologists raving. At Radiant Reflections in Hattiesburg, MS, we are proud to offer Aquagold. You may be wondering, what is Aquagold? Read on.
What Is Aquagold?
If you are wondering exactly what is Aquagold? We’re excited to tell you about this revolutionary and unique treatment unlike anything of its kind. Aquagold is a device fitted with 24 karat gold needles, and it performs a rejuvenating treatment that helps deliver cosmetic substances into the skin. It can be used to distribute cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers, neuromodulators, and other anti-aging products.
This device has 20 hollow needles that are capable of injecting ingredients to a depth of 600 microns. What makes these needles different from those in the average microneedling tool is that they are made of 24 karat gold, which helps renew and stimulate skin cells in the uppermost layer of your skin. These needles are smaller than your hair follicles, and not only does the device help deliver cosmetic injectables, but it helps treat many skin concerns.
What Is Aquagold Good For?
Not only does this treatment deliver a microneedling treatment, but it delivers anti-aging medicine into the skin that, when combined with microneedling, it simultaneously helps:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce acne blemishes
- Improve skin texture
- Shrink pores
Taking Microneedling Treatments to the Next Level
Additionally, this treatment allows you to receive multiple cosmetic treatments and just one session. It can be used to apply hyaluronic acid serums, fillers, and Botox into the necessary treatment area using these 24 karat gold needles. An Aquagold treatment will improve your skin health, making it look healthier and more youthful.
The Benefits of 24 Karat Gold
Many skin treatments have begun to incorporate gold as one of their primary ingredients for a good reason. Gold is an effective ingredient that promotes skin health. This device is fitted with 24 karat gold needles that can help you achieve beautiful skin. One of the primary benefits of skincare products that contain gold infusions is that they can help reduce skin inflammation, redness and protect against free radicals.
Gold contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatories agents and can also increase skin elasticity by increasing blood circulation to your face. When used to treat the skin, gold has also been thought to help maintain collagen levels in the body and help those with acne-prone skin.
Customizing Your Treatment
One of the benefits of this treatment is that it is extremely versatile. Aquagold treatments can be used to deliver Botox, anti-aging serums, and hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers past the skin’s surface. While these treatments cannot replace dermal fillers and Botox, nor do they completely replicate the results of such injections, they will help temporarily treat skin imperfections, including volume loss and improve overall skin health.
Botox is a neuromodulator that, once injected below the skin’s surface, addresses dynamic muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles. When used with Aquagold treatments, we can deliver baby Botox, which will insert small amounts of this neurotoxin below the skin surface to give the upper layers of the skin a more natural appearance. It will improve your skin tone, reduce pore size, and help you achieve more relaxed-looking skin that looks completely natural.
We can also use this specialized device to create a customized serum with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and other nutrient-dense ingredients that will help improve the appearance of your skin. When the needles deliver the serum deep below your skin’s surface, you will experience brighter, healthier skin.
It will also improve your skin texture and tone and provide deep hydration. It can also be used to restore youth around the eye area and the mouth, which are difficult areas to treat with other skincare treatments due to the sensitive nature of that skin.
Dermal fillers are typically injected in the same manner as Botox. Still, when used with this particular treatment, the hyaluronic acid-based fillers are gently delivered below the skin’s surface to fill in any hollow areas that have developed due to aging. Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient found in many different skincare products, but this treatment delivers it into the skin to plump, restore, and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.
The Treatment Process
Your Initial Consultation and Preparation Instructions
Once we confirm that you are a candidate for an Aquagoal treatment, we will provide you with the necessary preparatory instructions so that your skin is fully ready for treatment. During your initial consultation, we will ask you to fill out a detailed medical history form that will help us confirm that you are a candidate for injectable treatments with this device. We will then give you a list of things to avoid that may include the following:
- Avoid alcohol for five days before treatment and 12 hours after
- Discontinue the use of exfoliating scrub three days before treatment
- Discontinue topical prescription creams three days before your treatment
- Avoid makeup like foundation, lotion, and sunscreen directly before and after treatment
- Avoid scheduling chemical peels two weeks before or after treatment
- Discontinue the use of aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen five days before treatment
The Day of Treatment
You can expect this treatment to last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Some treatments can take as little as ten minutes, but it depends on the condition of your skin and your ultimate goals. First, one of our experts will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin, and then once your skin is numb, the process will begin.
Our skincare expert will use the 24 karat gold microneedling device to stamp your face, delivering your chosen serums, injectables, or neurotoxins as discussed during your consultation.
Once you undergo this treatment, there are some ways that you will need to care for your skin to maintain the best results. You should avoid extended sun exposure, heat, and other situations that increase body temperatures like hot showers, saunas, and hot tubs.
Additionally, once you undergo this treatment, you will need to wait four weeks before scheduling laser treatments. You also need to wait 12 hours before applying any products to your skin. You may also be asked to do the following:
How Long Does It Take to Notice Results?
Typically, patients notice the most drastic results within the week following their treatment. The skin will look brighter, firmer, and healthier.
How Long Do Results Last?
Once you undergo an Aquagold treatment, you will experience long-lasting results. Patiently patients typically maintain results for three to four months based on the condition of their skin pre-treatment and their lifestyle.
Once results begin to fade, additional treatments will restore skin health and address skin issues. The benefit of Aquagold is that patients can undergo treatment every one to three months as needed based on their goals and their problem areas.
What’s the Difference Between an Aquagold Treatment and Microneedling?
The difference between a standard facial with microneedling and an Aquagold treatment is that while you can improve your skin through facials that combine microneedling techniques with other skin rejuvenating treatments, this device takes microneedling to the next level.
Fitted with 24 karat gold hair-thin needles, this device can use Botox, dermal fillers, and anti-aging serums in a way that other treatments simply cannot. It does not inject these products below the skin’s surface, nor does it leave them sitting on the top. It inserts them into the skin to promote rejuvenation, skin brightness, and improved skin tone and texture.
Experience Aquagold Today
What is Aquagold? It’s your new secret weapon. If you want to take your skincare routine to the next level and get that celebrity-worthy glow, we can help you reach all of your skincare goals with Aquagold treatments. Contact us today at Radiant Reflections in Hattiesburg, MS to get more information about this powerful treatment and find out if it’s the right choice for you.