How do you fancy a facial that uses gold and can give you the same result as bit of Botox but without an injection? YES PLEASE. Why not see who's offering treatments near you, before you read more about Aquagold!
Aquagold ® fine touch - AKA the Botox facial - is a new treatment option that Doctor Natasha Verma has recently introduced in her clinic. Here she tells us why she's such a fan!
At Skin NV, we have found that more often than not if a patient attends the clinic with one concern, there are usually several causes that contribute to that concern and, as a result, a combination therapeutic treatment plan is devised.
Aquagold ® fine touch is an FDA-approved and CE-marked micro-infusion & microchannelling device that allows me to do just that, all in one sitting! I am able to tailor each treatment session to create a multi-approach skin rejuvenation treatment plan, all while improving skin health for longer lasting, natural results.
How does Aquagold work?
The device consists of the chamber and the needles. When the needles are used to bring about micro-injury to the skin, stimulatory factors within our amazing bodies are triggered to repair the wounds. As a result there is increased blood flow, and increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to encourage the deposition of good quality skin cells, i.e. healthy, glowing and clear skin.
In addition to this mechanism, the needles also deposit the active ingredients that are contained within the chamber, delivering them into the deeper layers of the skin (the dermis) where they can be used to bring about further skin improvements. The mechanism of these ingredients is dependent on the bespoke concoction that is present in the chamber.
Microneedling creates channels and the active products are then applied after this process, allowing for the products to travel down into the channels deeper into the tissues.
The micro-infusion component of the Aquagold fine touch device works in a way that delivers the active ingredients directly into the deeper tissues of the dermis so you have an efficient and effective delivery system of those all-important active ingredients.
Going For Gold
The Aquagold has 20 needles of 24 Carat gold-plated micro-injections. These are thinner than human hair and penetrate at a predictable depth, bringing about less discomfort to patients, less trauma to the tissues and therefore less risk of unwanted side effects like scarring and hyperpigmentation.
Other microneedling devices have on average 10-12 needles so as a result, Aquagold can bring about more stimulation of skin improvements within the treated area and as a result, will be more efficacious.
Why do I love Aquagold so much?
It's ONLY provided by medical professionals and licenced injectors
It's a bespoke, combination therapy that allows the treatment of multiple concerns in one sitting.
It's Hygienic as the device is single-use so there is no concern with cross-contamination.
I find it suitable for all skin types and for any area of skin including the scalp
The treatment is safe and effective on thin, fragile skin including around the eyes for fine lines and dark circles.
It's less traumatic to the tissues when compared to microneedling or dermarolling such that any clinical signs of treatment settle within 1-2 hours.
NOT an injection! You can reap the benefits of anti-wrinkle treatments by using agents such as botulinum toxin (e.g Botox) and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers without injections.
This has been a very popular preventative approach for many of my existing clients and has also been eye-catching for those that have been considering treatment but are looking for a more conservative approach.
To be clear though, this treatment does not replace injectable anti-wrinkle treatments in those that have extensive volume loss or deep or heavy lines, but works very nicely at the start of every skin journey. It’s a very nice, conservative way to kick-start the skin so it knows that you are taking control!
What can be treated with Aquagold® fine touch devices?
Acne & Scarring (not active acne)
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Enlarged Pores & Oily Skin (A popular concern as a result of the Summer months approaching!)